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Lusitania - U-20 Patrols the North Atlantic

As Lusitania reached the southern part of the Irish Cannel, the British admiralty issued a warning that submarine activity in the area had successfully destroyed several ships.  

Captain Turner, in charge of the Lusitania, was ordered to change course and make for Queenstown instead of Liverpool.  

But ... changing course put the great ship closer to the lurking submarine.

See, also:

Lusitania - Record-setting Ship

Lusitania - Luxury at Sea

Lusitania - At Sea, Before the Torpedo Strike 

Lusitania - In a Position of Peril

Lusitania - Torpedoed by U-20

Lusitania - Explosion

Lusitania - Disaster at Sea

Lusitania - Sinking and Aftermath

Lord Mersey and the Lusitania Wreck Inquiry 

Lusitania - Wreck Inquiry Findings


Media Credits

This video clip is from the BBC’s recreation of the ship, and the story of her 1915 sinking, entitled Lusitania:  Murder on the AtlanticCopyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.

 

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