W7966 : Casement Square, The Lusitania Peace Memorial

taken 2 years ago, near to An Cobh, Ballynacrusha Cross Roads, Rushbrooke, Ballyleary and Ringaskiddy, Cork, Ireland

Casement Square, The Lusitania Peace Memorial
Casement Square, The Lusitania Peace Memorial
On 7 May 1915 the Cunard liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 10 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, 25 miles west of Queenstown (now named Cobh). Once damaged, the Lusitania quickly listed to one side making it difficult to launch lifeboats. The ship sank in less than half an hour. 1198 of the 1959 people on board died. The survivors were brought to Queenstown and Kinsale by rescue vessels and cared for in local hotels, hospitals, lodging houses and private homes.

The Lusitania Peace Memorial was designed by Irish-American sculptor Jerome Connor LinkExternal link . It commemorates the great loss of life of life on the Lusitania and also the bravery of the rescue workers
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 797 664 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.0168N 8:17.7102W
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Irish: geotagged! W 797 664
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Memorial  Monument  Sculpture  Statue  First World War  World War I  The Great War  RMS Lusitania 

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