Lusitania was a passenger ship that the Germans saw as a threat and rumored it to carry ammunition and war supplies. The German sub fired 1 torpedo and the ship sank in under 20 minutes, of 1959 aboard only 764 were saved.
Was the Lusitania our war crime: 1,198 passengers died when the liner sank in 1915 - but was a German torpedo really to blame?
May A torpedo fired by the German submarine SMS streaks toward the Lusitania. No photographs exist of the sinking, only this series of portraits by Ken Marschall give us a look at the events of that tragic day
RMS Lusitania The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on Friday, 7 May 1915 during the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. WWI (V)
May The funeral procession for the victims of the Lusitania at Queenstown, Ireland. My grandfather left Ireland a few months after this - I would like to have asked him if this worried him on his voyage to America at 18 years of age.