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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
52404
Current location

North of the Museum
near the Pier Head
Dockside
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 34055 89828
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-bladed ship's propeller mounted upwards, with a perspex interpretative board nearby.
Inscription
Current board's description: Lusitania Propeller, 1909/ This propeller was one of four from the Liverpool based passenger liner/ RMS Lusitania (1907). She sailed between Liverpool and New York until she/ was torpedoed by the German submarine U-20 on 7 May 1915 with the loss/ of 1203 lives./ .... Earlier board's description: PROPELLOR FROM LUSITANIA/THIS IS ONE OF THE FOUR PROPELLORS FROM THE FAMOUS/1907 CUNARD PASSENGER LINER LUSITANIA/THE 790 FEET LONG (241 METRES) LUSITANIA WAS TORPEDOED AND SUNK/BY A GERMAN SUBMARINE OFF SOUTHERN IRELAND IN MAY 1915 WHILE/RETURNING TO LIVERPOOL FROM NEW YORK. THIS INCIDENT CAUSED THE/LOSS OF 1201 LIVES AND PROBABLY INFLUENCED THE AMERICAN DECISION/TO ENTER THE FIRT WORLD WAR. \LUSITANIA WAS ALMOST TWICE AS LONG AS/THE DRY DOCKS TO YOUR LEFT! .THESE 23 TON FOUR BLADED PROPELLORS ROTATED AT THREE TIMES A/SECOND AND DROVE THE SHIP ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AT OVER 26 KNOTS (ABOUT 30 MPH). THE FOUR BLADED PROPELLORS WERE FITTED IN 1909 AS/REPLACEMENTS FOR THE ORIGINAL THREE BLADED PROPELLORS, AND THEY/GAVE ALMOST AN EXTRA KNOT OF SPEED. IT HAS A CAST IRON STEEL CONE AND THE/BLADES SHOW CLEAR SIGNS OF WEAR FROM YEARS OF SERVICE AND YEARS ON/THE OCEAN BED. IT WAS SALVAGED FROM THE WRECK IN 1982, AND RESCUED/BY THE MUSEUM IN 1989.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Perspex
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Merseyside Maritime Museum

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