On this day: the Lusitania’s maiden voyage in 1907


The launch in 1906

On the 7th of September, 1907 the RMS Lusitania began her maiden voyage, travelling from Liverpool, England to New York City, USA. At the time she was the world’s largest ocean liner.

The voyage began at 9:00pm, and travelled via Queenstown (now Cobh, Ireland) to take on more passengers. Around 200 000 people turned out to watch her depart.

The Lusitania at end of record voyage 1907

Arriving in New York

The Lusitania arrived in New York on the 13th of September.


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