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On This Day in History


KINSDALE, IRELAND — The Imperial German Embassy warned travelers on May 1, 1915, that “vessels flying the flag of Great Britain … are liable to destruction …” They weren’t kidding. British passenger liner Lusitania, on a return trip from New York to Liverpool, was torpedoed on May 7, 1915.
The largest ship in the world at the time, the Lusitania was launched on June 7, 1906. The maiden voyage was on September 7, 1907, Liverpool to New York. She had a capacity for 2,165 passengers and the crew numbered 802. Her fastest voyage was made in 1909, when she averaged 25.85 kn from Daunts Rock to Sandy Hook. for more click here

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