Lusitania's propellors and anchors


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In 1982 I believe Lusitania's portside anchor was recovered, as were all 4 propellors. (correct me if Im wrong). Last i read the anchor chain was sitting in a scrap yard- anyone here know the current wereabouts of these large artifacts? Is it true one of the props was melted down into golf clubs, or is that just an urban myth?

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Adam Leet

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From what I remember, only three props were recovered. One was likely buried or otherwise inaccessible, and it is true one was melted down into (very expensive) golf clubs. Another is sitting in a Welsh scrap yard, and if memory serves, another may be at a museum. As for the anchors, I haven't heard one word. I'm sure someone with more in-depth info could tell you more.


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Kevin Spaans

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Hi there,

Do you have any idea if the prop in the Welsh scrap yard is in any danger of becoming just that, scap, or is there a push to preserve it? I just can't imagine losing such an important piece of history to the scrappers torch.

Thanks
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ian Hough

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I have no interest in the Lusitania but before I get called a B******y Philistine - I am interested in the Titanic and while I was in Liverpool I took this photo for you of the propeller.
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If you want to know what is written on the notice you will have to let me know - I would have included it but the writing is small and I can not read it in artificial light so it will have to be tomorrow

all the best
Houghie
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Omar Khokhar

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Nice to see that photo Ian, I hope you enjoyed your visit to Liverpool. I happen to have been born in Liverpool and live in Liverpool (Lusitania`s home), so I do get the chance to visit that propeller now and again and just to be able to touch it it means a lot to me i.e it is the only part of the Lusitania I will ever get to touch!
 

ian Hough

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Omar

I always love my trips to Liverpool - I live just one hour down the M6 so quite often visit - but this year has been exceptional - I have been in the Records office (Library) around 40 odd times so far tracking down Titanic passengers and after my trip to S/Hampton later this month - I will be back!

My better half to be was born in Fazackerley, but her father relocated to Notts when she was 8yrs

All the best
Houghie
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ian Hough

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Omar

I assume you have not seen my thread in the Titanic passenger section on Sara Stapp where your question will be answered
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My search for Sara began in Liverpool - moved to Birkenhead - and finished in New Brighton (Nice tour of the Wirral)

All the best
Houghie
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Ian,

I certainly would not call you [or anyone else on this board] that. It is the term I reserve for those who would destroy history and culture for a quick buck.

to the contrary my friends here show a healthy respect for history and culture.

kind regards

Martin
 

ian Hough

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Martin

Fear not my friend it was said 'tongue in cheek' It was late at night when I posted it, I was tired and I forgot to put a
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All the best
Houghie
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Alvin Dusaran

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I found out that Lusitania triple blade propeller was remove and installed with quadruple blade propeller, is it similar to aquitania propeller? ( I insert an attachment of my sketch below). I found photos of salvaged propeller of lusitania but it's viewed from side, i can't imagine how it appears in elevation.

can anyone sent me plan detailed elevation of Lusitania

my e-mail is [email protected]

AlvinD

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I will add my request here. How did the propeller come to be at the Liverpool Museam. Who salvaged it and when was it given/sold to the Museam. I ask because I thought the salvagers had made all the propellers into golf-clubs [sacrilage].
 
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Ellen: In 1982 Oceaneering salvaged three of Lusitania's propellors...by way of blasting. The one you mention, one in a gentleman's backyard, in Baltimore I believe, (SEE- Yahoo search) and sadly so only one was melted down for commerative golfclubs. The fourth prop is intact as well...safely guarded by the Irish sea.

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