Could salvaged telegraph machine shed light on the sinking of the Lusitania?
A telegraph machine that could hold vital clues about the sinking of the Lusitania has been salvaged from the bottom of the sea.
The transatlantic liner – the biggest passenger vessel in the world at the time she was launched – was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of County Cork in May 1915. She sank in just 18 minutes with the loss of 1,201 lives, including 94 children. The ship was en-route from New York to Liverpool.
Many of the 696 crew were from Liverpool and, of the 405 who died, around 145 were from this city.
The sinking of the ‘Lucy’ as it was affectionately known in... read more
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