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Offline Dr. Edmund Carus

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« on: Mar 13, 2009, 06:27 PM »
I am searching out for any details appertaining to the last voyage of the Lusitania and any records of this. The attached video appears from evidence I've seen to have been made on May 1st 1915 and shows the Lusitania leaving NYC on her last fateful voyage. You can see the brown/gold band on her hull.


Im a separate illustrated article by J. Kent Layton - who has seen a longer version of this video, Captain "Bowler Bill" Turner can be seen on the starboard bridge wing of the ship as she pulls out.

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Source:  You Tube
Title: SS Lusitania on her final departure from New York City, during World War I. HD Stock Footage
Posted by: Critical Past
Note There is a lot of footage of passengers arriving by taxi before you see the ship at 2:35
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Re: Actual movie - last voyage of the Lusitania
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 2009, 06:32 PM »
To read the fascinating and superbly researched item by Layton, go to:

"Building the Lusitania – A Modeler's Guide"

http://titanic-model.com/articles/lusi_tutoria/LUSITANIA_Tutorial_Revised.pdf



Cheers!
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Re: Lusitania Anniversary Cobh Ireland May 4th/7th
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 09:26 AM »
Some more photos of the Memorial

And the bar next door....

For what its worth, Cobh provided us with a most superb welcome and departure, Im sure Malcolm will agree the welcome in Cork was perhaps the stark realisation that this was the start of the end.
 it was alovely quiet friendly place, and l for one would love to go back for a few days
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Re: Lusitania Anniversary Cobh Ireland May 4th/7th
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 03:05 PM »
From Liners List - with thanks.
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Friday, May 7, 2010 marks the 95th anniversary of the sinking of the
Lusitania.  The event took place on Friday, May 7, 1915, at 2:10 p.m.
according  to the clocks on the liner, or 3:10 p.m. Berlin time (as
recorded in  the U-20's war diary), or 9:10 a.m. New York time. The
ship's  clocks had been adjusted on the morning of May 7 to match London
time.  The clocks on the Lusitania were not set to Irish time, 25
minutes behind London time, as no call at Queenstown was scheduled or
anticipated. As Daylight Savings Time was not in effect in 1915, another
hour needs to be factored in to modern clocks.

The exact  anniversary of the sinking will thus take place on May 7,
2010 at 8:10  a.m. New York Time, 1:10 p.m. GMT, and 2:10 p.m. Berlin
Time.

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J. Kent Layton
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Lusitania: An Illustrated Biography (2010)
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 17, 2011, 03:24 PM »
One of Cunard's greatest liners to have sailed the high seas. Nothing is mentioned of old Lucy these days she seems all forgotton.
I watched a film called Lusitania Murder on the Atlantic. Its a bit incorrect in places but its still a great film. I taped it in 2007 when the film was broadcast on BBC One.



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Re: RMS Lusitania
« Reply #5 on: Feb 17, 2011, 04:54 PM »
Captain william turner is buried in rake cemetery on the wirral , about 20 mins from my home.

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Re: RMS Lusitania
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 07:42 PM »
Captain william turner is buried in rake cemetery on the wirral , about 20 mins from my home.

Thank you for this info, Peter.

Today is the 97th anniversary of her sinking.
One of the survivors, rescued by the Bluebell, spent the rest of his life raising funds in New York and Liverpool;
this was specifically for the people left bereft by the dreadful catastrophe.
He was a relative, his name was Charles W. Bowring.
http://www.rmslusitania.info/people/saloon/charles-bowring/
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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 08:20 AM »
Lusitania in the news :

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27218532

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UK government officials had misgivings about a historical British account of the sinking of RMS Lusitania, files released by the National Archives show.

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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 05:44 PM »
Thanks for posting Isabelle.
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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 07:16 PM »
Today is the 99th Anniversary of the sinking of RMS Lusitania

Further reports regarding the possible rationale for the sinking f a passenger ship. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/lusitania-salvage-warning-munitions-1982

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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 07:39 PM »
Today is the 99th Anniversary of the sinking of RMS Lusitania

Further reports regarding the possible rationale for the sinking f a passenger ship. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/01/lusitania-salvage-warning-munitions-1982

Thank you very much for reminding us of the 99th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Lusitania.  And thank you very much for the link to the very interesting article regarding the thought of munitions on board. 

Her sinking is sometimes overlooked, but it should not be.  She was a beautiful ship, went down with a huge loss of life, and she had found herself caught in that perilous situation through no fault of her own.   :'(
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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2014, 11:43 PM »
The Irish Times today, with several pictures :

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/us-owner-of-lusitania-calls-for-more-flexibility-from-state-1.1785855

and the controversy surrounding the possible recovery of items on board.

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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2014, 05:53 PM »
Thank you, Isabelle, for posting the link to this article, which is very interesting. 
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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Interesting Lusitania memorial plaque seen in Peel Isle of Man last week. (sorry if a bit off topic)

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Re: Lusitania
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2014, 03:22 AM »

One of Cunard's greatest liners to have sailed the high seas. Nothing is mentioned of old Lucy these days she seems all forgotton.
I watched a film called Lusitania Murder on the Atlantic. Its a bit incorrect in places but its still a great film. I taped it in 2007 when the film was broadcast on BBC One.

To be honest, aside from the Titanic, I'd say the Lusitania is one of the most famous liners. It's referenced in our high school history books which talks about how they started to move America toward the allies. She certainly was ground-breaking in terms of technology. Sadly, most people only know that it sank and have seen a picture or two.


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