The RMS Lusitania<br />Josie Ellison and Cody Walker<br />
History<br />The Lusitania was said to be a passenger ship running blockades with supplies for Britain <br />Later it was ...
Purpose<br />Mainly a passenger  ship<br />But was known to be carrying ammunition for Allied soldiers. <br />(actual Bull...
Passengers <br />1,959 passengers and crew aboard, 1,198 perished.<br />On board were many important people including Char...
Controversy of Cargo<br />The British cunard men denied the armament of the Lusitania.<br />Yet search of the vessel revea...
German Justification<br />It was warned that any ship traveling the British Isles was liable to be sunk, most passengers i...
Dimensions<br />Overall length- 787ft<br />Length between perpendiculars-760ft<br />Width-87ft  6 inches<br />Draught-33ft...
Sinking Facts<br />Travelling 8 knots below full speed in well known German sub patrolled area.<br />Most believed it was ...
Sinking Facts (cont.)<br />Sank within 18 minutes of the first Torpedo hit.<br />Second explosion was a cargo explosion, n...
American Involvement!<br />Around 200 Americans were on the Lusitania<br />114 of the Americans onboard died including a H...
1918 vintage animation of the 1915 event by Winsor McCay<br />
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

The rms lusitania

1,832 views

Published on

APEH

Published in: News & Politics, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,832
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
122
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
36
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

The rms lusitania

  1. 1. The RMS Lusitania<br />Josie Ellison and Cody Walker<br />
  2. 2. History<br />The Lusitania was said to be a passenger ship running blockades with supplies for Britain <br />Later it was found to be carrying Military supplies<br />It was the major reason for Americas entrance into the war.<br />
  3. 3. Purpose<br />Mainly a passenger ship<br />But was known to be carrying ammunition for Allied soldiers. <br />(actual Bullets retrieved from the Lusitania)<br />
  4. 4. Passengers <br />1,959 passengers and crew aboard, 1,198 perished.<br />On board were many important people including Charles Frohman (distinguished theater manager) and Alfred G. Vanderbilt.<br />
  5. 5. Controversy of Cargo<br />The British cunard men denied the armament of the Lusitania.<br />Yet search of the vessel revealed “Ammunition that for decades British and American officials said didn't exist.”(Sides)<br />
  6. 6. German Justification<br />It was warned that any ship traveling the British Isles was liable to be sunk, most passengers ignored this message.<br />It was known to be carrying munitions.<br />
  7. 7. Dimensions<br />Overall length- 787ft<br />Length between perpendiculars-760ft<br />Width-87ft 6 inches<br />Draught-33ft 6 inches<br />Tonnage-31,550.47 tons<br />Displacement- 44,060<br />
  8. 8. Sinking Facts<br />Travelling 8 knots below full speed in well known German sub patrolled area.<br />Most believed it was sunk by 2 torpedo hits not a cargo explosion. (due to propaganda)<br />
  9. 9. Sinking Facts (cont.)<br />Sank within 18 minutes of the first Torpedo hit.<br />Second explosion was a cargo explosion, not a torpedo. <br />Sank forward<br />Deaths were from rapid sinking. (unlike the Titanic, there was an adequate number of life-boats)<br />12 miles from the Irish coast<br />303 feet below the surface<br />
  10. 10. American Involvement!<br />Around 200 Americans were on the Lusitania<br />114 of the Americans onboard died including a Harvard professor and a New York politician <br />Along with the Zimmerman telegram, it brought America into the war. <br />
  11. 11. 1918 vintage animation of the 1915 event by Winsor McCay<br />

×