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  ::The Lusitania::
The sinking of the Lusitania was thought to have made a major impact on America and World War One, but America did not join the war for another two years.
As the Lusitania had sailed from New York, she had on board American civilians and in 1915 America was neutral in World War One.
In the hold of the Lusitania were 4,200 cases of small arms ammunition - an insignificant quantity when compared to the millions of bullets being used in each battle on the Western Front.
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  RMS Lusitania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner of the British, under ownership of the Cunard Steamship Lines.
The Lusitania is reported to have carried, under the guise of bales of fur and cheese boxes, 3 inch (76mm) shells and millions of rounds of rifle ammunition.
The Lusitania's master, Captain William Turner, was equally impatient with scholars and millionaires, but listened to the protestations of one passenger, who had approached him expressing his concerns for their safety and lamenting the lack of a passenger drill.
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 RMS Lusitania   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Lusitania was launched by Lady Inverclyde on the 7th June 1906 at 12.30 p.m.
Like the Titanic, the Lusitania followed the tradition of having a smoking room for the gentlemen to use after dinner to be parted from their respective partners to discuss the meaning of life.
When the Lusitania was sinking many of the chains were not released and thus preventing the boats from being launched successfully.
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 RMS Lusitania   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner of the Cunard Steamship Lines that was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on May 7, 1915 in an incident that played a role in the USA's entry into World War I.
In June 1908 Lusitania's outer propellers were replaced with improved versions and in November, Captain William Turner was appointed to command her.
Lusitania sailed from Pier 54 in New York on May 1, 1915, with 1,257 passengers on board, including a typical sprinkling of the famous and wealthy, and 702 crew.
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 Royal Mail Ship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was used by a large number of companies, but is often associated in particular with the Cunard line, which held a number of high-profile mail contract business, and which traditionally prefixed the titles of all its ships with the initials "RMS".
Having the title RMS was seen as a mark of quality and a competitive advantage, because the mail had to be on time.
Helena in the South Atlantic, and RMS Queen Mary 2.
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 RMS Lusitania: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cunard line is the british cruise line that operates the rms queen elizabeth 2 (qe2) and rms queen mary 2rms queen mary 2 (qm2) cruise ships...
The Lusitania was principally a luxury passenger liner built to convey people and property between England[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] and the United States[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject].
He claimed to have found a gaping hole in her side and professed that the Lusitania’s contraband[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] cargo had exploded, EHandler: no quick summary.
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 WebTitanic | Other Liners | The RMS Lusitania
The construction of the RMS Lusitania was begun in September 1904.
On September 7th, 1907, the Lusitania sailed from Liverpool to New York on her maiden voyage; and it is no exaggeration to say that never before had such widespread interest been taken in the first sailing of any liner.
From the first, the Lusitania became a great favorite with Atlantic travelers, and no wonder, for in addition to her speed, she was so luxuriously appointed that her passenger accommodation was the acme of comfort, and well merited the description of a ‘floating palace’.
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Lusitania was built by John Brown & Co. of Clydebank and was launched in 1906.
Lusitania made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York on 7 September 1907.
Lusitania's sinking, and the sinking of White Star's Arabic a few months later, vividly demonstrated that prior concepts of the rules of war no longer prevailed, and that unarmed merchant ships were no longer safe from attack.
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 RMS Lusitania - LostLiners.com
Lusitania, however, was sailing as a civilian vessel.
One of the first "floating palaces", Lusitania had barely entered her prime when she was struck down.
Today her wreck, battered and broken, lies as a sad monument to the perils of war and as a testament to the grandeur that was once the Golden Age of Ocean Travel...
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 Loss of the Lusitania
RMS Lusitania was sunk by the U-20 on May 7th 1915 when the Lusitania was off the Old Head of Kinsale, which was in sight to port.
RMS Lusitania was sunk by Schweiger as a large passenger ship, just as the sailing ship, the "Candidate" and the "Centurion" were sunk.
RMS Lusitania was not escorted, therefore her escorts could not be withdrawn.
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 PBS Online - Lost Liners - Lusitania
The Lusitania carried a healthy complement of American passengers when she departed New York for Liverpool on May 1, 1915, despite a published warning from the German authorities that appeared in U.S. newspapers the morning of her departure.
As the Lusitania neared the end of her crossing, a German U-boat sank three British ships in the waters south of Ireland through which she was about to sail, and he received repeated warnings that U-boats were active on his intended course.
The Lusitania lies on her starboard side, obscuring the area where the torpedo hit, but our careful inspection of the port side of the hull revealed no evidence of the gaping hole reported by scuba diver John Light, who made numerous dives to the wreck in the early 1960s.
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Some think the munitions the Lusitania carried had gone up, others argue her boilers exploded, and still others blame inflammable coal dust, but Preston thinks the blast was simply caused by a steam line ruptured by the first and only torpedo strike.
Yet the scale of the Lusitania disaster, in terms of squandered treasure and lost life, was scarcely smaller—1,198 of the 1,962 on board died, as opposed to the Titanic's 1,523 out of 2,228—and its international repercussions were much graver.
Of the Lusitania books, Preston's is the longer and, not only in its human particulars but in a certain nervy sweep to its conclusions, livelier; it is apt to be the more widely read, though I can picture maritime buffs happily settling, with their pipes and braided caps, to Ramsay's seamanlike knots.
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 WalkerBooks.com - Books
On May 7, 1915, toward the end of a routine crossing from New York to Liverpool, England, RMS Lusitania—pride of the Cunard Line and one of the greatest ocean liners afloat—became the target of a terrifying new weapon and a casualty of a terrible new kind of war.
The story of the Lusitania is a window on the maritime world of the early twentieth century—the heyday of the luxury liner, the first days of the modern submarine, and the climax of the decades-long German–British rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic.
Above all, it is the story of the passengers and crew on that fateful voyage—a story of terror and cowardice, of self-sacrifice and heroism, of death and miraculous survival.
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Like the Titanic to come, the Lusitania looked to many different historical ages and styles to decorate the different compartments and staterooms etc. Her first class lounge and Music room on the boat deck was completed in Georgian style with a yellow and green colour scheme top complement the mahogany panelling.
Like the Titanic, the Lusitania followed the tradition of having a smoking room for the gentlemen to use after dinner to be parted from their respective partners to discuss the meaning of life.
When the Lusitania was sinking many of the chains were not released and thus preventing the boats from being launched successfully.
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Finally, later than predicted, the Lusitania was ready to depart on her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic, and by the same time, the Mauretania neared completion.
But soon, Mauretania would take it from her, and although the Lusitania did win it back from her, it eventually found itself back in the hands of the Mauretania, that by now seemed to be the superior ship.
The Lusitania, carrying 1,959 people of who a great amount were Americans, was moved out of the quay and set forth upon her journey like so many times before.
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 BBC - Schools Online World War One - H.Q. - Articles - Home Front
Lusitania tilted to its right side and within eighteen minutes was sunk.
The details surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania caused a great deal of controversy and were interpreted differently by both sides.
Whether or not Germany was justified to sink the Lusitania without warning, opinion swung in favour of Britain.
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Lusitania’s seven passenger decks were designed to carry 563 1st, 464 2nd and 1,138 3rd class passengers.
Lusitania took the Blue Riband from the Hamburg Amerika Line’s Deutschland on her second westbound voyage from Liverpool - New York by crossing between Queenstown and Sandy Hook (east coast of America) in 4 days, 19 hours and 52 minutes, increasing the average speed from 23.15 to 23.99 knots.
Lusitania was returned to John Brown’s in 1909 to be fitted with new four blade propellers and broke her last westbound speed record between Liverpool and New York in August of that year by averaging 25.65 knots.
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 Lusitania – FREE Lusitania Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Lusitania liner under British registration, sunk off the Irish coast by a German submarine on May 7, 1915.
The 30,000-ton liner RMS Lusitania, flagship of the Cunard fleet, was six...
The Independent Sunday (London, England); 5/26/2002; Gaisford, Sue; 876 words; At her launch in 1907 RMS Lusitania was hailed as the largest, fastest...
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On the 7th September 1907 under the command of Captain James B. Watt, the RMS Lusitania sailed on her maiden voyage to New York.
The Post points out that the Lusitania case indicated the the steamer was hot by a torpedo, the explosion of which caused another explosion of war material in the cargo, wrecking the vessel and causing it to sink in less than half an hour.
The Lusitania had been scheduled to depart at 10.00 AM but departure was delayed because the RMS Cameronia had been suddenly requisitioned by the British government.
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 First World War.com - Feature Articles - RMS Lusitania: The Fateful Voyage
1915, the Lusitania was at New York, being loaded with meat, medical supplies, copper, cheese, oil and machinery, but she was also secretly being loaded with munitions for Britain for the war.
It sank in 90 meters of water, and since the Lusitania was 239 meters long, the bow (front of the ship) hit the bottom of the ocean while the stern was still up in the air.
It claimed that the Lusitania was armed and that it was carrying munitions for the destruction of German soldiers.
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 Diving the Lusitania.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Diving on the Lusitania, difficult enough on a wreck that rests in 93m, was banned outright following rumours of a hoard of Old Masters aboard.
The Lusitania is one of the classic dive sites of the Northern Hemisphere, and some day Bemis would like it to be open for all divers to explore.
The bottom gas of heliair 11/47 was chosen as it gave an END (equivalent narcotic depth) of 35m and a ppO2 of 0.94 bar at the absolute top of the Lusitania, and 45 m and ppO2 of 1.13 bar on the seabed in the debris field (93m), where most of the dives took place.
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 RMS Lusitania
The RMS Lusitania was a British Ocean Liner which was owned and operated by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company.
The Lusitania is a sister ship of the Titanic, both of which were built in Belfast by Haarland and Wolfe.
RMS Lusitania sank in 18 minutes just 8 miles of the Coast of Kinsale with the death of 1,198 people.
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 RMS Lusitania at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Lusitania was a British cargo and passenger ship that was torpedoed and sank due to German submarine activity in May of 1915.
Six days after setting out, on May 7, 1915, the Lusitania was too slow in noticing both the periscope and the torpedo of a German submarine.
The Lusitania shows evidence that she may have been torpedoed a second or even a third time - but the second, most destructive, explosion may not have been caused by a German torpedo, but rather may have come from inside the ship.
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 The Great Edwardian Cunarders
R.M.S. This world famous trio of Cunarders have gone down in history as some of the most legendary ocean liners ever built, with their Edwardian four funnels they cut a most imposing and stately profile.
The Lusitania and Mauretania when introduced in 1907 were the first express transatlantic liners fitted with steam turbines and were the ultimate in Edwardian elegance afloat.
It was intended that the Aquitania would be retired when the new RMS Queen Elizabeth entered service in 1940 but again war intervened and the Aquitania was paired with the Queen Mary and later dutifully served her country as a troopship once more.
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 RMS Lusitania
The resulting sisterships RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania would be a firm reassertion of British supremacy at sea.
Launched at the River Clyde in June 16, 1906, RMS Lusitania was a grand ship and the first of the two sisterships to be launched.
The construction of Lusitania was financed by generous loans from the British government.
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 United States considers War, 1915:
Warnings from the German embassy in Washington D.C. had been published in New York newspapers, stating that war existed between Britain and Germany and that the Lusitania, would be a legitimate target when it reached the war zone in waters adjacent to the British Isles.
The Lusitania was a luxury liner that had been built in part with government money and obliged to serve the country in time of war.
The sinking of the Lusitania was a turning point in American opinion about the war.
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 RMS Lusitania - Northwest Art Mall
RMS Lusitania was a British luxury ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company and built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland.
"Lusitania" and her sister, RMS Mauretania, were built during the time of a passenger liner race between shipping lines based in Germany and Great Britain, and were the fastest liners of their day.
Lusitania met a disastrous end as a casualty of the First World War when she was torpedoed by the German submarine, U-20, on May 7, 1915.
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