Lusitania's whereabouts on April 14/15, 1912


Brad Rousse

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A random thought occurred to me (as they tend to when being lugged through the bowels of the New York City subway)... would anyone happen to know where Lusitania was the night Titanic sank? I know she was obviously nowhere near Titanic, but I'm curious as to if she were in the middle of a run or in port the night of the sinking, and if she went anywhere near the wreckage in the months afterwards.

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Jim Kalafus

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> I'm curious as to if she were in the middle of a run or in port the night of the sinking,

She arrived in Liverpool on March 26, 1912 and did not depart again until April 27th. When she sailed again, there were lifeboats for all, but not davits. Photo from her May 8, 1912 sailing.
 

Harland Duzen

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If this is the case, then does anyone know how Guglielmo Marconi (who escaped sailing on the RMS Titanic by ''reportedly'' sailing on the RMS Lusitania 3 days earlier on April 7) got to New York if not aboard the Lusitania?

Evidence taken from book ''My Father Marconi'' by his daughter Degna Marconi.
 

Mark Baber

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Marconi arrived at New York on Lusitania on 15 March. Source: The New York Times, 16 March 1912.
 

Harland Duzen

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I wonder out of interest why Cunard kept showing in the New York Time she was still in operation In early April unless these were old dates that were later cancelled.

(Newspaper pictures taken from Internet and used only as examples).

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