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THERE IS NOT A BRITON ANYWHERE WHO OUGHT NOT TO FEEL PROUD THAT THIS LAUNCH HAS PLACED GREAT BRITAIN FIRMLY AT THE FOREFRONT OF MARINE ARCHITECTURE." Sir Charles McLaren, Chairman of John Brown & Co. at the launching of the Lusitania.
The Lusitania Story was updated and re-published in 2015, to commemorate the Centenary of the sinking. Click HERE for details. As many people know, we sadly said a final "Goodbye" to Gregg Bemis last year. Gregg wrote the forewords to both versions of The Lusitania Story and was a staunch supporter of our work, both the books and this ongoing website. Gregg used to say: "If you want to read the usual soap opera stories about the Lusitania, there are plenty of books out there. If you want to know the truth about what actually happened, read The Lusitania Story." High praise indeed and to his dying day, ours was the only book on the subject Gregg would ever endorse. Gregg was a visionary and his vision had two aims. The first was to absolutely get to the truth of the Lusitania disaster. The second was always to create a permanent Lusitania Museum, as a memorial to the ship and her people and to preserve and honour their unique place in history. Accordingly, in 2019, he bequeathed his ownership of the wreck and artefacts he had collected for his planned Museum, to The Lusitania Museum and Signal Tower Project located on the Old Head of Kinsale, Southern Ireland. The project has taken up Gregg's torch to carry forward and we are extremely proud to offer our own support to the project, in honour of our late friend and supporter of twenty years standing; Gregg Bemis. This worthy and ambitious project still needs help though. A lot has already been done and Gregg's vision is taking shape, out on the Headland overlooking the site of the 1915 tragedy. Please, follow this link to the project's website. www.oldheadofkinsale.com for all the details of this truly remarkable project and how you too, can help.
NOW AVAILABLE ! For the first time ever; the 27-page SUPPLEMENTARY cargo manifest for the Lusitania’s last voyage !# HERE WHERE DID THE TORPEDO HIT THE LUSITANIA? Visit THE HUNTERS page for important new information on this, plus a popular myth concerning one of U20's crewmen, which has now been conclusively laid to rest. WRECK OF USS INDIANAPOLIS FOUND History of the USS Indianapolis and Captain McVay RNLI Lifeboat Station at Courtmacsherry's Lusitania page NEWS! We are pleased to announce our association with another Historic Ship Society: The Medway Queen Preservation Society. Based at Gillingham Pier in Medway, Kent, the MQPS is a registered charity dedicated to saving this former Thames Estuary pleasure steamer. She became known as "The Heroine of Dunkirk" after she rescued 7,000 troops during Operation Dynamo, the Dunkirk Evacuation of May/June 1940. The full details of her remarkable story can be found in the pages of Richard Halton's books and on the MQPS website Lusitania Online serves as a vast informational source as well as an image library for those who are interested in the RMS Lusitania for research, educational purposes and from a historical aspect of World War I. Lusitania Online is an online, non-profit resource dedicated to exhibiting information, memorabilia and documentation of historical value for public viewing and research benefit. By promoting and displaying such artefacts, they are prevented from staying solely in private collections where their history will be forgotten and be lost to the world. All information on this web site comes from the painstaking research we have done for our books. We are extremely grateful to the following institutions: In the UK; Sydney Jones Library at Liverpool University (Cunard Archives), Hill, Dickinson & Co. Archive Dept. (Cunard's Lawyers), Kent County Library Services, National Maritime Museum, Imperial War Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, UK National Archives, Royal Artillery Historical Trust, Royal Artillery Museum. In the US; New York Public Library, The Museum of the City of New York, New York Times Archives, Library of Congress, NARA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Archive. In Germany; BundesMilitarArchiv, Cuxhaven U-Boat Archive, MarineNachrichtenBlatt. In Denmark; Strandings Museum, Thorsminde. In the Republic of Ireland; Kinsale Museum. Dara Gannon, RNLI Courtmacsherry. On a more personal level, we are also deeply indebted to the following persons for their input and support: Gregg Bemis, owner of the Lusitania wreck. Geoff Whitfield and Peter Engberg-Klarstrom, of both the British and Scandinavian Titanic Societies respectively. Helmut Doeringhof. Stan Walter. Dr John Bullen. Colonel J M Phillips, BA MsocSC. Chief Engineer David Garstin, RN (Retd). Peter Boyd-Smith. George Cogswell.Kevin Roach. The late Sally Wells and her family. Richard Heier. Ralf Bartzke. Bernd Langensiepen. Tom from uboataces.com. Stephen Rodgers of GE Power Systems, Clydebank, (formerly John Brown's, Lusitania's builders). Leigh Bishop. John Gray. There is nothing contained on this web site that has not been verified by sight of documentary evidence.
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Welcome to Lusitania Online The home port of RMS Lusitania on the web since 2000
NOW AVAILABLE ! For the first time ever; the 27-page SUPPLEMENTARY cargo manifest for the Lusitania’s last voyage !# WHERE DID THE TORPEDO HIT THE LUSITANIA? Visit THE HUNTERS page for important new information on this, plus a popular myth concerning one of U20's crewmen, which has now been conclusively laid to rest. RNLI Lifeboat Station at Courtmacsherry's Lusitania page Lusitania Online serves as a vast informational source as well as an image library for those who are interested in the RMS Lusitania for research, educational purposes and from a historical aspect of World War I. Lusitania Online is an online, non-profit resource dedicated to exhibiting information, memorabilia and documentation of historical value for public viewing and research benefit. By promoting and displaying such artefacts, they are prevented from staying solely in private collections where their history will be forgotten and be lost to the world. All information on this web site comes from the painstaking research we have done for our books. We are extremely grateful to the following institutions: In the UK; Sydney Jones Library at Liverpool University (Cunard Archives), Hill, Dickinson & Co. Archive Dept. (Cunard's Lawyers), Kent County Library Services, National Maritime Museum, Imperial War Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum, UK National Archives, Royal Artillery Historical Trust, Royal Artillery Museum. In the US; New York Public Library, The Museum of the City of New York, New York Times Archives, Library of Congress, NARA, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Archive. In Germany; BundesMilitarArchiv, Cuxhaven U-Boat Archive, MarineNachrichtenBlatt. In Denmark; Strandings Museum, Thorsminde. In the Republic of Ireland; Kinsale Museum. Dara Gannon, RNLI Courtmacsherry. On a more personal level, we are also deeply indebted to the following persons for their input and support: Gregg Bemis, owner of the Lusitania wreck. Geoff Whitfield and Peter Engberg-Klarstrom, of both the British and Scandinavian Titanic Societies respectively. Helmut Doeringhof. Stan Walter. Dr John Bullen. Colonel J M Phillips, BA MsocSC. Chief Engineer David Garstin, RN (Retd). Peter Boyd-Smith. George Cogswell.Kevin Roach. The late Sally Wells and her family. Richard Heier. Ralf Bartzke. Bernd Langensiepen. Tom from uboataces.com. Stephen Rodgers of GE Power Systems, Clydebank, (formerly John Brown's, Lusitania's builders). Leigh Bishop. John Gray. There is nothing contained on this web site that has not been verified by sight of documentary evidence. THERE IS NOT A BRITON ANYWHERE WHO OUGHT NOT TO FEEL PROUD THAT THIS LAUNCH HAS PLACED GREAT BRITAIN FIRMLY AT THE FOREFRONT OF MARINE ARCHITECTURE." Sir Charles McLaren, Chairman of John Brown & Co. at the launching of the Lusitania.
The Lusitania Story was updated and re-published in 2015, to commemorate the Centenary of the sinking. Click HERE for details. As many people know, we sadly said a final "Goodbye" to Gregg Bemis last year. Gregg wrote the forewords to both versions of The Lusitania Story and was a staunch supporter of our work, both the books and this ongoing website. Gregg used to say: "If you want to read the usual soap opera stories about the Lusitania, there are plenty of books out there. If you want to know the truth about what actually happened, read The Lusitania Story." High praise indeed and to his dying day, ours was the only book on the subject Gregg would ever endorse. Gregg was a visionary and his vision had two aims. The first was to absolutely get to the truth of the Lusitania disaster. The second was always to create a permanent Lusitania Museum, as a memorial to the ship and her people and to preserve and honour their unique place in history. Accordingly, in 2019, he bequeathed his ownership of the wreck and artefacts he had collected for his planned Museum, to The Lusitania Museum and Signal Tower Project located on the Old Head of Kinsale, Southern Ireland. The project has taken up Gregg's torch to carry forward and we are extremely proud to offer our own support to the project, in honour of our late friend and supporter of twenty years standing; Gregg Bemis. This worthy and ambitious project still needs help though. A lot has already been done and Gregg's vision is taking shape, out on the Headland overlooking the site of the 1915 tragedy. Please, follow this link to the project's website. www.oldheadofkinsale.com for all the details of this truly remarkable project and how you too, can help.