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Lusitania Telegraph salvaged,

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Lusitania Telegraph salvaged,
Posted by Big Jake on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:06 AM

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 03, 2017 11:11 AM

Thanks for the link, Jake.

It would be nice if that was accepted as the monument to the ship, and the rest will be left alone.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:50 PM

Isn't the Lusitania own by a private person?

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:58 PM

Contested. It was bought in international waters, but then the offshore border moved. he paid $1 for it.

So the owner is stuck owning something that he needs government permission to access.

Jakes link and others explain it well.

The owner is now motivated to primarily explore the theory that the ship was secretly carrying munitions and that the sinking was somehow justified. I don't think that is his position, but the process to pursue that is pretty destructive to the ship. I think most investigations have concluded by now that it was most likely a boiler explosion that killed her. In addition to the German torpedo.

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:04 PM

Naw, there will always be those that believe she was taken down by a cargo of munitions. 

Hasn't the ship basically collapsed on itself?  I doubt they could prove either theories  based on her time on the ocean floor and her condition.

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