The British ocean liner RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off the south coast of Ireland on 7 May 1915. Of the 1,959 passengers and crew on board, 1,198 lost their lives. Much to Britain’s disappointment, although 128 of the victims were American the US President Woodrow Wilson decided against declaring war on Germany.
Description: Painting depicting the sinking of RMS Lusitania by a German U-boat on 7 May 1915
Date: c. 1915
Source: Wikimedia Commons