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Postcard - RMS Lusitania, 8 Mar 1910 Document Reg. No: HT 29456

Embossed colour postcard featuring RMS Lusitania on the water, dated 8 March 1910.

The RMS Lusitania was a British Ocean Liner that was operated by the Cunard Line between Liverpool and New York. As part of an agreement with the British government, the Lusitania was designed to be converted into an Auxillery Cruiser in times of war. Although converted for use by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of World War I, she was found to be too expensive to run and was used as a passenger and cargo transport.

The Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland on 7 May 1915, with a tragic loss of life. Of the 1,959 people on board, 1,198 died.
Embossed colour postcard featuring RMS Lusitania on the water, with steam emitting from her funnels. Her funnels are red with black mouth; she has a red stripe at the waterline.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 87 mm (Height), 139 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, tourism, world war i 1914-1918, shipwrecks, shipboard travel
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On front: 'R.M.S. "LUSITANIA" (CUNARD LINE.) / LENGTH 790 FT. BREADTH 88 FT. DEPTH (MOULDED) 60 FT. TONNAGE 33,000. HORSE POWER 70,000. SPEED 25 KNOTS'.

On back: 'BAS-RELIEF POST-CARD / FOR INLAND POSTAGE ONLY / IF THIS SPACE BE USED FOR ANY COM. / MUNICATION 10. STAMP MUST BE AFFIXED'. Opposite: 'THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE / WRITTEN HERE'. Above, in box, '1/2d / STAMP'. Down left side: 'ALLIANCE SERIES 115, Newgate Street, London, E.C.'. Down right side: '?ABER PAT. Nos. 21422-95, 11225-96 & 4523-08.

Hand-written below: 'George (?) / from father (?) / Glawgow (?) / 8/3/10'.
Date inscribed: London, England, Great Britain, 8 Mar 1910

Date postcard written
Ship Depicted: Cunard White Star Line
Place Made: London, England, Great Britain

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