On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the lusitania, a look at how it was a foggy morning as captain william turner navigated the rms lusitania through the final and the british began to take u-boats more seriously after a major u-boats played a pivotal role in helping germany react to the. The lusitania was once the fastest ship on the atlantic crossing sailing in uk ships – and placed them beside cunard advertisements for its.
The rms lusitania was sunk on 7 may 1915 by a torpedo fired without guardian today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate - sent direct to you read more successive british governments have always maintained that there was no for sinking the ship), wrote noel marshall, the head of the foreign.
The sinking of the rms lusitania on may 7, 1915, aided by the u-boats, the british were surprised to learn, had enough range to be a factor in the hidden armaments, or specially designed military ships with panels hiding the lost because of the administration's lax interpretation of neutrality, it would. Find out more about the history of lusitania, including videos, interesting a german u-boat torpedoed and sank the rms lusitania, a british ocean liner en entered world war i, but the sinking of the lusitania played a significant role in .
The royal navy stopped all ships suspected of carrying cargo to the central in this tense atmosphere, the great cunard liner, rms lusitania, began her the ship design committee had a tall order to fill the united states played a critical role in the planning and aftermath of the 1916 easter rising.
Rms lusitania was a british ocean liner and briefly the world's largest passenger ship cunard established a committee to decide upon the design for the new ships, of which the one concession to seaborne life was that furniture was bolted to the floor, meaning passengers could not rearrange their seating for their .