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Lest We Forget – The Sinking of the Lusitania

Photo credit: Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

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The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, famous for her luxurious accommodation and speed capability, primarily ferried people and goods across the Atlantic between the USA and Great Britain. On 1st May 1915 the Lusitania left port in New York for Liverpool, to make her 202nd trip across the Atlantic. The ship was torpedoed on 7th May 1915 and sank in 18 minutes. The vessel went down 11 miles off the Irish coast, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard and leaving 761 survivors.

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 226 x W 310 cm

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Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

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