RMS Lusitania

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Lusitania
Lusitania arrivin in port
History
Unitit Kinrick
Name: Lusitania
Ainer: Cunard Line
Operator: Cunard Line
Port o registry: Liverpuil
Route: Liverpuil tae New York Ceety Via Cherbourg, Fraunce an Cork, Ireland
Bigger: John Brown & Co, Clydebank, Scotland
Yard nummer: 367
Laid doun: 17 August 1904
Launched: 7 Juin 1906[1]
Christened: Mary, Lady Inverclyde[2]
Acquired: 26 August 1907
Maiden voyage: 7 September 1907
In service: 1907–1915
Fate: Torpedoed biy German U-boat U-20 on Friday 7 Mey 1915. Wrack lees approximately 11 mi (18 km) aff the Old Head of Kinsale Lichthoose in 300 ft (91 m) o watter at 51°25′N 8°33′W / 51.417°N 8.550°W / 51.417; -8.550Coordinates: 51°25′N 8°33′W / 51.417°N 8.550°W / 51.417; -8.550
Status: Partially collapsed wreck
General chairacteristics
Teep: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 31,550 GRT
Displacement: 44,060 long tons (44,767.0 t)
Lenth: 787 ft (239.9 m)[lower-alpha 1]
Beam: 87 ft (26.5 m)
Hicht: 60 ft (18.3 m) tae boat deck, 165 ft (50.3 m) tae aerials
Draucht: 33.6 ft (10.2 m)
Decks: 9 passenger decks
Installed pouer: 25 Scotch bylers. Fower direct-actin Parsons steam turbines producin 76,000 hp (57 MW).
Propulsion: Fower threeple bled propellers. (Quadruple blade propellers installed in 1909).
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
28 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph) (tap speed, single day's run in Mairch 1914)
Capacity: 552 first cless, 460 seicont cless, 1,186 third cless. 2,198 tot. 7,000 tons coal.
Crew: 850
Notes: First ship o Cunard's fower funneled grand trio, alang wi RMS Mauretania an RMS Aquitania

RMS Lusitania wis a Breetish ocean liner that a German submarine sank in Warld War I, causin a major diplomatic rouk.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The ship's oweraw lenth is eften misquotit at either 785 or 790 feet. [1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Soorces

  • Layton, J. Kent. "Lusitania Home". Atlantic Liners. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2015. 
  • Lundy, Darryl (17 Mairch 2015). "The Peerage". Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved 18 Mairch 2015.