The Lusitania Saga & Myth

The Lusitania Saga & Myth
Author : David Ramsay
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2015-08-28
ISBN 10 : 9781473821767
ISBN 13 : 1473821762
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SS Lusitania entered service with Cunard in 1907. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she could complete the Liverpool-New York crossing in five days and had a top speed of 25 knots. She restored the British supremacy of the key North Atlantic route which the Germans had seized. All this ended on 7 May 1915 when she was torpedoed by a German U-boat and sank 18 minutes later with the loss of 1,198 passengers and crew (interestingly 39% of those aboard survived whereas only 32% of those on the Titanic survived despite the latter taking 2 hours, 40 minutes to sink.) The Author concentrates not just on the disaster but its aftermath including the political recriminations and the inquiry. As a result of the loss of 128 American citizens the Germans signed an agreement not to attack US shipping. Their breach of this was a major contributory reason, along with the Zimmermann Telegram, why the USA entered the War. This is a fascinating study of a major shipping disaster with profound consequences

The Lusitania Saga & Myth
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: David Ramsay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-28 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

The SS Lusitania entered service with Cunard in 1907. The first transatlantic express liner powered by marine turbines, she could complete the Liverpool-New Yor
The Lusitania Saga & Myth
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: David Ramsay
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-28 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

An account of one of the greatest maritime disasters in history—the Lusitania’s proud service, its sinking by a German U-Boat, and the tragic aftermath. Whe
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