Wings of Memory: the Lusitania Memorial in Cobh

The Lusitania Memorial in Cobh is a significant monument commemorating the sinking of the RMS Lusitania during World War I. The RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland on May 7, 1915. Of the 1959 passengers on board, 1195 perished, including 123 Americans. This event had a significant impact on world events and played a role in the eventual entry of the United States into World War I. 

Statue in Cobh remembering the Lusitania which was sunk in the war

The community of Cobh (then Queenstown) played a crucial role in the rescue and care of survivors. Local boats and ships rushed to the scene to rescue survivors from the water. The 764 survivors were brought to Cobh and received medical attention and support from the local community. 

The efforts of the Cobh community were instrumental in assisting the survivors of the Lusitania tragedy during their time of need. The town's response to the disaster highlighted the compassion and resilience of the local population in the face of such a devastating event.

Location: Casement Square, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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