Marking the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania 

Today, May 7th marks 104 years since the Lusitania was stuck by a missile during its voyage from New York to Liverpool.
Marking the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania 
The Cunard liner Lusitania, carrying 1,918 passangers and crew, was hit by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat at 2.00 p.m. on the afternoon of May, 7th., 1915.

TODAY marks the 104th anniversary of the Lusitania.

Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.
Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.

The ship was struck by a missile during its voyage from New York to Liverpool on May 7, 1915.

Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.
Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.

The missile was launched by a German submarine, 12 miles off the coast of the Old Head of Kinsale.

Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) railway station.
Some of the survivors are pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) railway station.

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.

A survivor is pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.
A survivor is pictured at Cobh (Queenstown) shortly after the event.

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.

This picture shows the burial ceremony in Cobh on Monday, May 10th., 1915.
This picture shows the burial ceremony in Cobh on Monday, May 10th., 1915.

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