TODAY marks the 104th anniversary of the Lusitania.
The ship was struck by a missile during its voyage from New York to Liverpool on May 7, 1915.
The missile was launched by a German submarine, 12 miles off the coast of the Old Head of Kinsale.
There were 1,962 people on board the ship, with only 764 surviving the impact. The ship sank within 18 minutes.
The British RMS Lusitania was briefly the world’s largest passenger ship.
The sinking on May 7, 1915, presaged the United States declaration of war on Germany.
On May 10, 1915, the mass funeral of over 145 victims of the Lusitania tragedy took place in the Old Church Cemetery, which is located just outside Cobh.