RMS Lusitania 100 Anniversary Memorial Event LUS100 Operations
**Please Note** This event has concluded. All QSL’s have been sent which were received at this time. If you sent a QSL and did not receive one, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page. Thank you to everyone who joined in remembering the tragic events of the RMS Lusitania.
On May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania was sailing in open waters 11 miles off the coast of Southern Ireland when a German U-Boat torpedoed her during World War One.
A second explosion that shortly followed the initial torpedo impact caused crippling damage, which led to sinking of the Lusitania. To this day, there are still many theories and thoughts on what the second explosion ranging from a boiler explosion to an explosion of ammunition that it was carrying as supplies for the war.
The Lusitania sunk in just 18 minutes and took 1198 of the 1959 souls on board with her; 123 of which were American lives. Only 6 of the 48 lifeboats were successfully launched.
A special event QSL card can be obtained by sending an SASE direct to:
ATTN: Lusitania SES
PO Box 324
Muskego, WI 53150