The Unseen Lusitania: The Ship in Rare Illustrations [Sauder]


The ill-fated Lusitania revealed as never before, complete never-seen artifacts from the 1982 wreck salvage and a complete salvage inventory

Lost to a German torpedo on May 7, 1915, Cunard’s RMS Lusitania captured the world’s imagination when she entered service in 1907. Not only was she was the largest, fastest ship in the world, she was revolutionary in design. Also a record breaker, Lusitania is now sadly remembered for her tragic loss, when she was hit by a U-boat torpedo on May 7, 1915, sinking in 18 minutes with the loss of 1,198 souls. Through never-before-seen material, expert Eric Sauder brings RMS Lusitania to life once again. With vivid, unseen photographs and postcards from his extensive private collection, this absorbing read will transport the reader back 100 years to a time when opulent Ships of State were the only way to cross the Atlantic.