What happened to Lusitania's bridge?


Auden G Minor

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I have never seen the bridge on the wreck and I have no idea what happened to it, can anybody tell me what happened to it?
 

Ethan Nelson

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Seeing as how the Lusitania sank in such shallow water it is very likely that the bridge along with most of the superstructure was crushed on impact with the bottom. That's why the Lusitania's wreck barely resembles an ocean liner.

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Dan Coghlan

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The British Depth Charging of the wreck would also account for the destruction. What you are looking at in the paintings and photos is essentially a ship that has sank in shallow water, and then also had bombs dropped on it.

Real shame they did that to be honest, it's a historic wreck due to the fact that it is one of the main reasons the US entered WWI as well as being one of the Gamechangers that caused JP Morgan to get the WSL to create the Olympic Class.
 
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The British Depth Charging of the wreck would also account for the destruction. What you are looking at in the paintings and photos is essentially a ship that has sank in shallow water, and then also had bombs dropped on it.

Real shame they did that to be honest, it's a historic wreck due to the fact that it is one of the main reasons the US entered WWI as well as being one of the Gamechangers that caused JP Morgan to get the WSL to create the Olympic Class.
Yes. And the hundreds of fishing nets dragged over her through out the years probably didn't help much either. From what I've read they can be quite destructive as well, especially once she started to deteriorate.
 
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