RMS Lusitania, 1914

RMS Lusitania, 1914

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Caption: RMS Lusitania arriving in New York, USA, from Europe on the 6th March 1914. She is carrying players from the 1913-1914 World baseball tour. The Lusitania was a British ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. It sailed between Liverpool, UK, and New York from September 1907. On the 7th May 1915 the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the south-east coast of Ireland. It sank within 18 minutes, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people on board.

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