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RMS Lusitania

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Launching of the Lusitania. 1906.
2015. Lusitania Memorial at Cobh, Ireland.
2015. Lusitania Memorial at Cobh, Ireland.
Propeller salvaged from the wreck of Lusitania in 1982. One of four fitted in 1909 to replace the less-efficient three-bladed propellers. Now an IWM memorial, located at Liverpool Pier Head.[1]

Around 1870 the Pacific Steam Navigation Co had a steamship with the name Lusitania

1907 RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown and Co of Clydebank, Scotland, that entered passenger service with the Cunard Line on 26 August 1907. She continued to sail on the line's heavily-travelled passenger service between Liverpool and New York City, which included a port of call at Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland, on westbound crossings and Fishguard, Wales on eastbound crossings.

The ship was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915 and sank in eighteen minutes. The vessel went down eleven miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard, leaving 761 survivors.

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  1. [1] Imperial War Museum: Lusitania propeller