|GRT||30,396 tons (one of the largest ships hit)|
|Builder||J. Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow|
|Operator||Cunard Steam-Ship Co., Ltd., Liverpool|
|History||Probably the most famous sinking of WWI. Its sinking and loss of life were a public relations disaster for Germany. |
U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Lusitania
|1||7 May 1915||U 20 (Walther Schwieger)||Sunk||15 miles S of the Old Head of Kinsale||51° 24'N, 8° 31'W||New York - Liverpool||1198|
|1959 passengers were on board during this voyage. She sank in only 18 minutes thus the very heavy loss of life.|
Position of attack on Lusitania
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