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RMS Lusitania (shipwreck)


  • Vicinity: 11 mi (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse in 300 ft (91 m) of water
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Vehicle
  • Vehicle Type: Boat

Lusitania sank after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat, May 7 1915. - AsNotedIn

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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1904/06/16 John Brown and Co Ltd Naval Architect RMS Lusitania's keel laid down
1906/06/07 The Cunard Steamship Co, Ltd Owner RMS Lusitania launched Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1907/09/07 Cunard's Lusitania departs on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England arriving on 13 September 1907 in New York, NY, United States.
1907/10/16 Harry B Tremaine Life Harry B Tremaine arrives in New York from Europe aboard the Cunard liner Lusitania.
1915/05/07 Charles Frohman Died George Vernon and Cap Alick Scott are on deck with Charles Frohman when a German torpedo slams into the starboard side right behind the bridge of the LUSITANIA.
1915/05/07 Mabel Ward Pearson Died Mabel Ward Pearson, wife of engineer, Fred S Pearson, dies during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. Her body will be retrieved the following week, identified as body No 216. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1915/05/07 An unusually heavy detonation takes place with a very strong explosive cloud.... The ship stops immediately and heels over to starboard very quickly, immersing simultaneously at the bow.... - U-20 Captain Walther Schwieger on torpedoing the LUSITANIA Invention of the Submarine
1915/05/07 Alfred G Vanderbilt Lost at sea Torpedoed by German U-boat U-20, Cunard's superliner, RMS Lusitania sinks in 18 minutes, taking 1195 lives. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1915/05/07 William Broderick Cloete Died William Broderick Cloete dies in the Sinking of the RMS LUSITANIA, but his body was never identified. His wife Violet survived and married a second time in 1921 at age 39 to Bertram Sackville Thesiger (1875-1966). Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1915/05/07 Fred Stark Pearson Died Dr Fred Stark Pearson, and his wife Mabel, die during the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. His body will be found the following week, identified as body No 16. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1915/05/07 Elbert Hubbard Died Ernest Cowper, calls to Mr and Mrs Hubbard "What are you going to do?" Elbert shakes his head, while Bertha Hubbard smiles and says, "There does not seem to be anything to do." The Hubbards enter a room on the top deck and close the door behind them. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1915/05/07 Theodate Pope Riddle Survivor Passengers leap from the stricken Lusitania into the tumultuous sea. Casualties include art collector Hugh Lane, who may have been carrying sealed lead tubes containing paintings by Rembrandt and Monet. Sinking of the RMS Lusitania
1916/00/00 Insurance Company of North America Insurance Underwriter Insurance Company of North America pay's $21740 partial insurance coverage Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

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Particulars for RMS Lusitania (shipwreck):
Area of Significance Architecture
Vehicle Type Boat
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Boat Type Ocean Liner
Criteria Person
Boat Type Ship
Disposition Shipwreck
Sight Category Vehicle
Historic Event World War I



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Verfabula Erik Larson Sinking Location
The Secret Adversary (book) Novel
Agatha Christie "The Secret Adversary" begins on the Lusitana, 7 May 1915.

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