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Cunard Line

Image of ss Lusitania (Cunard Line)

Length: 787 ft.
Breadth: 87 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 33.6 ft.
Tonnage: 31,550 (gross)
Engines: Four direct-acting Parsons steam turbines producing 76,000 hp
Speed: 25 knots
Builder: John Brown & Co. Ltd, Clydebank, Scotland, (Yard No. 367)
Launched: June 7, 1906
Maiden Voyage: September 7, 1907
Disposition: May 7, 1915 - Torpedoed and sunk.

Port of Registry: Liverpool, England
Flag of Registry: British
Funnel color: Red; black top; three narrow black bands
Company flag: Red; at center a golden lion holding a globe
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M F A
Details: Steel; quadruple screw; twin mast; Capacity: 552 first class, 460 second class, 1,186 third class. 2,198 total. 7000 tons coal.


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Construction and various comparisons made between Lusitania and Titanic during the two inquiries.


16 June 1904

Keel laid.

June 7, 1906

Launched by John Brown & Co. Ltd, Clydebank, Scotland, (Yard No. 367) for the Cunard Steamship Company.

September 7, 1907

Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York

May 7, 1915

Torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 approximately 11 mi off the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. The vessel sank in under 20 minutes costing the lives of over


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