Lusitania (Steamship)

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The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk on May 7, 1915 by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland; 1,198 passengers and crew died. The Cunard Line launched Lusitania in 1906. When RMS Lusitania left New York for Britain on May 1, 1915, German submarine warfare was intensifying in the Atlantic. On the afternoon of May 7, a German U-boat torpedoed Lusitania inside the declared war zone. A second, unexplained, internal explosion, probably that of munitions she was carrying, sent her to the seabed in 18 minutes; however the ship was technically unarmed and was carrying thousands of civilian passengers, and so the British government accused the Germans of breaching the Cruiser Rules. The sinking caused a storm of protest in the United States because 128 American citizens were among the dead. The sinking helped shift public opinion in the United States against Germany and was one of the factors in the United States' declaration of war nearly two years later.
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referencedIn Hoehling, A. A. (Adolph A.). SS Lusitania correspondence & manuscript collection (1915-1957) 1950-1957. The Mariners' Museum Library
referencedIn Cunard Line Brochure Cover National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection (Bailey-Ryan Collection), 1915-1979 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Frank Earl Mason Papers, 1915-1975 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn [Lusitania (steamship) pamphlet collection] [microform]. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Robert Lansing Papers, 1831-1935, (bulk 1914-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations. 1716 - 1994. Orders, Joint Motions, and Certified Statements
referencedIn Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. Robert Lansing papers, 1831-1935 (bulk 1914-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Molund, Erik Wilhelm. Erik Wilhelm Molund Oral History Interview 1983. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Ferree, Barr, 1862-1924. Barr Ferree collection, 1880s-1920s. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Phiea Petersen Stahl Johnson Oral History Interview, 1983 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933. Letters of Anthony Hope Hawkins to editors [manuscript], 1896, 1897, 1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fannie E. Salt, Individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of Henry J. Salt, Deceased v. The Cunard Steamship Company, Ltd. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. New England Region
referencedIn Cargo Receipt for Cartridges National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916. The anniversary of the destruction of the Lusitania : holograph, [1916 May 7?]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Passenger Certificate National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations. 1716 - 1994. Exhibits Relating to Docketed Case 40
referencedIn Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983,. Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection, 1915-1979. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Report of Loss of Lusitania National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Frost, Wesley, 1884-1968. Papers, 1884-1944. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn Riddle, Theodate Pope, 1867-1946. Letter from Miss Theodate Pope, of Hartford, Conn. to her mother describing her experiences on the Lusitania, 1915 June 28. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Advertisement for the Cunard Line United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Emilie M. Bennett and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary, Bennett, Emilie M. and Phoebe Baker Grand Tour diary, 1910 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. Papers of Thomas Nelson Page [manuscript], 1865-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crescent Park (Riverside, R.I.). Menu collection, 1880-2009 (inclusive). Rhode Island Historical Society
referencedIn Cargo Manifest National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Hydrographic Chart of the South Coast of Ireland to Land's End National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Deposition of William T. Turner, Captain of the Lusitania National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
referencedIn Hansen, Anne Schmidt. Anne Schmidt Hansen Oral History Interview 1983. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Lynchburg Foundry Company. Papers of the Lynchburg Foundry Company [manuscript] 1891-1919. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Esther Wiirre Rinne Oral History Interview, 1981 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn Goetz, Karl, 1875-1950. Lusitania medal [realia]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Einer Nielsen Oral History Interview, 1982 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn U.S. Exhibits Relating to Docketed Cases 4091-4143, ca. 1922 - ca. 1924 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Great Britain. Parliament. World War I miscellany, 1915-1919. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Johnson, Phiea Petersen Stahl. Phiea Petersen Stahl Johnson Oral History Interview 1983. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966, 1924-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Letters, 1921 June 4-1931 Sept. 17, to Perry Walton, Boston. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Taylor, Harold W. Harold Taylor papers. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Anne Schmidt Hansen Oral History Interview, 1983 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn War Diary of His Majesty's Submarine U-20 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929. Melville E. Stone papers, 1815-1954, bulk 1890-1929. Newberry Library
referencedIn McAlpine, Erastus C., 1849-1921. [Diaries], 1915-1922 1915-1922 / Erastus C. McAlpine. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn Hobson, Richmond Pearson, 1870-1937. Richmond Pearson Hobson papers, 1889-1966 (bulk 1890-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Turner, Scott 1880-1972. Scott Turner Collection, 1838-1972. Michigan Technological University, J.R. Van Pelt & Opie Library; Michigan Tech
referencedIn Wilcox, Harry Edgerton, 1861-1934. Letters to Ella Crowley, 1882-1914. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn English Translation of His Majesty's Submarine U-20 War Diary United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ralph Strom Oral History, 1896-1982 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn Rinne, Esther Wiirre. Esther Wiirre Rinne Oral History Interview 1981. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Strom, Ralph. Ralph Strom Oral History 1982. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Malone, Dudley Field, 1882-1950. Narrative, [1950]. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Lusitania letter, between 1907 and 1915. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Fraser, Gilbert, 1848-1924. Papers of Gilbert Fraser, 1911-1919. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn Richmond Pearson Hobson Papers, 1889-1966, (bulk 1890-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. Ward Morehouse papers, 1877-1966 bulk (1924-1966). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Erik Wilhelm Molund Oral History Interview, 1983 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn Chihuahua mining diary, 1911-1915. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Mason, Frank E., 1893-1979. Frank E. Mason papers, 1915-1975. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Falk, Karl L.,. Karl L. Falk collection, 1923-1937. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945,. Naval and marine manuscripts, 1731-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Passenger ship brochures of the Cunard Line, Ltd. 1905-1909. Public Libraries of Saginaw
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Andrew Johnson (Anders Johansson) Oral History Interview, 1982 Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection Archives and Special Collections Department
referencedIn Karl L. Falk collection, 1923-1937 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn [Lusitania (steamship) : pamphlet collection]. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Eckles, Isabel L., 1877-1971. Isabel L. Eckles collection, 1898-1966. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Gordon Family Papers, 1810-1968 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Willert, Arthur, Sir, 1882-1973. Arthur Willert papers, 1907-1973 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations. 1716 - 1994. Published Opinions and Decisions Relating to Submitted Claims and Administration
referencedIn Johnson, Andrew (Anders Johansson). Andrew Johnson (Anders Johansson) Oral History Interview 1982. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Harris, Dwight C. Scrapbook, ca. 1915. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Nielsen, Einer. Einer Nielsen Oral History Interview 1982. Oregon State University Libraries
referencedIn Harold Taylor papers, 1914-1990 GB 206 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Isabel L. Eckles Collection, 1898-1966 Museum of New Mexico. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
referencedIn Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915. Papers of Elbert Hubbard, 1896-1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Arthur Willert papers, 1907-1973 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Henning-Charette family. Henning-Charette family papers- Van Stockum collection, 1893-1950. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Richard Preston Prichard fonds : P157. McGill University Library
creatorOf International Apple Shippers Association. International Apple Shippers Association collection, 1912-1922. Library of Congress
referencedIn In the Matter of the Petition of the Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, as Owner of the Steamship LUSITANIA for Limitation of its Liability National Archives at New York City (U.S.)
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associatedWith Bailey, Thomas Andrew, 1902-1983, person
associatedWith Baker, Phoebe person
investigatedBy Ballard, Robert D., 1942- person
associatedWith Bennett, Emilie M. person
associatedWith Cunard Steamship Company, ltd. corporateBody
associatedWith Eckles, Isabel L., 1877-1971. person
associatedWith Falk, Karl L., person
associatedWith Falk, Karl L., collector. person
associatedWith Ferree, Barr, 1862-1924. person
associatedWith Fraser, Gilbert, 1848-1924. person
associatedWith Frost, Wesley, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Goetz, Karl, 1875-1950. person
associatedWith Gordon family. family
associatedWith Hansen, Anne Schmidt person
associatedWith Hansen, Anne Schmidt. person
associatedWith Harris, Dwight C. person
associatedWith Henning-Charette family. person
associatedWith Hobson, Richmond Pearson, 1870-1937. person
associatedWith Hoehling, A. A. (Adolph A.) person
associatedWith Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933. person
associatedWith Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith International Apple Shippers Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Andrew (Anders Johansson) person
associatedWith Johnson, Phiea Petersen Stahl person
associatedWith Johnson, Phiea Petersen Stahl. person
associatedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Lynchburg Foundry Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Malone, Dudley Field, 1882-1950. person
associatedWith Mason, Frank E., 1893-1979. person
associatedWith McAlpine, Erastus C., 1849-1921. person
associatedWith Molund, Erik Wilhelm person
associatedWith Molund, Erik Wilhelm. person
associatedWith Morehouse, Ward, 1898-1966. person
associatedWith Nielsen, Einer person
associatedWith Nielsen, Einer. person
associatedWith Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Riddle, Theodate Pope, 1867-1946. person
associatedWith Rinne, Esther person
associatedWith Rinne, Esther Wiirre. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, person
associatedWith Royce, Josiah, 1855-1916. person
associatedWith Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929. person
associatedWith Strom, Ralph person
associatedWith Strom, Ralph. person
associatedWith Taylor, Harold W. person
associatedWith Taylor, Harold W. person
associatedWith Turner, Scott 1880-1972. person
associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Wilcox, Harry Edgerton, 1861-1934. person
associatedWith Willert, Arthur, Sir, 1882-1973. person
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