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The world’s greatest ship sunk by a torpedo

At 2.28pm on 7 May 1915, the last trace of the Lusitania slipped beneath the cold waters 11 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale. Struck by a German torpedo, it had taken just 18 minutes for the 31,000 ton liner to sink. Those 18 minutes claimed the lives of 1,198 people, brought the full horror of the Great War to the Irish nation and helped change the course of European history… here to continue reading the full article by Dr Richard McElligott in the Irish Independent Saturday 25 April 2015.


Full list of local Kinsale Lusitania commemorative events available here

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