Wreck Inquiry - Lusitania Findings

Lord Mersey’s findings, following considerable evidence given at the wreck inquiry, attributed the loss of the Lusitania to the U-boat’s actions against her.  Mersey believed that more than one torpedo had been fired, but he did not have access to Captain Schwieger’s testimony or his log notes.

Winston Churchill later observed that the sinking, with young children and babies drowning in the sea, likely caused America to join the war.

Captain Schweiger died in combat not long after the Lusitania sank.

See, also:

Lusitania - Record-setting Ship

Lusitania - Luxury at Sea

Lusitania - At Sea, Before the Torpedo Strike 

Lusitania - U-20 Patrols the North Atlantic

Lusitania - In a Position of Peril

Lusitania - Torpedoed by U-20

Lusitania - Explosion

Lusitania - Disaster at Sea

Lusitania - Sinking and Aftermath

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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