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The Great Liner Sunk by a German Submarine: And the Type of Craft Which Caused Her Loss

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The “Lusinia” is shown in sectional pla , with (seen in the water) a latest-type Germanau rie. Only ach a venl could have rised so far out – as the South of Ireld. These submarines are of upwards of looo tons displacsnent, and eighteen knts surface speed-reduced to twelve ohots when m ed-ad are armed ith fr torpedo-tohe and two guns. To facilitate comparison, the submarine is drawn to the sanse scale as the ” Luiaia.” Launched June 7, oge6, the “Lusitnia ” met he fate just a moath to a day before completing her ninth year afloat From stem to stern the ship’s length was 788 feet, and her breadth amidships, 88 feet. Prom bulwarks to keel the bhul meased in depth, 6o feet. The four funnels rose to a height of sa2 feet above the sea, and were 24 feet in diameter. The eavigating bridge was 77 feet above the water ioe; the mals

stood a2o feet high. The ship drew 33 feet water, and her gross tonnage amounted to 3,50oo. There were nine decks in all, and accommodation was provided for 550 first-class passengers, 500oo second, and 13oo third, with a normal crew of 8oo officers and men, making a total of 3150 the ” Lusitania ” was registered to carry. At the time of the disaster s9o6 were on board. There were 24 boilers with 8 furnaces to each, the boilers being grouped in four stokeholds, each group with uptake to a funnel. The propelling machinery comprised sim Parsons turbines with capacity of 25 knots speed ; four turbines, of from 60,000 to 8o,ooo h.p., heing for going ahead, two for going astern. To build the “Luitania ” cost a million and a quarter sterling.-[Drawie CopyriMted is t Uedd Stasn nd Coads.J

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