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RMS Lusitania 1.8:1 Scale

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width=56United Kingdom
OwnerCunard Line
OperatorCunard Line
Port of registryLiverpool
RouteLiverpool to New York City via Cherbourg, France and Cork, Ireland
BuilderJohn Brown & Co, Clydebank, Scotland
Yard number367
Laid down17 August 1904
Launched7 June 1906[​1]
ChristenedMary, Lady Inverclyde
Acquired26 August 1907
Maiden voyage7 September 1907
In service1907–1915
FateTorpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on Friday 7 May 1915. Wreck lies approximately 11 mi (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse in 305 ft (93 m) of water
StatusFully collapsed wreck
General characteristics
TypeOcean liner
Tonnage31,550 GRT
Displacement44,060 long tons (44,767.0 t)
Length787 ft (239.9 m)[​a]
Beam87 ft (26.5 m)
Height65 ft (19.8 m) to boat deck, 165 ft (50.3 m) to aerials, 104 ft (31.7 m) from keel to top of boat deck, 144 ft (43.9 m) from keel to top of funnels
Draught33.6 ft (10.2 m)
Depth34 ft (10.4 m)
Decks9 passenger decks
Installed power25 Fire-tube boilers; four direct-acting Parsons steam turbines producing 76,000 hp (57 MW)
PropulsionFour triple blade propellers. (Quadruple blade propellers installed in 1909.)
Capacity552 first class, 460 second class, 1,186 third class; 2,198 total.
NotesFirst British four-funnelled ocean liner

Source: Wikipedia

Hello! This is my build of the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, launched in 1906, built in collaboration with Project Titanica:
Built on the Team Seanetwork server:

The ship is built in 1.8:1 scale and is of her maiden voyage appearance.

The RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner built by the John Brown shipyards for the Cunard Line. Lusitania and her sister ship, the Mauretania, were built as a counter to the company's rivals, the North German Lloyd Line and the British White Star Line. Lusitania's keel was laid on the 17th of August 1904 and launched two years later on the 7th of June, 1906. Lusitania was subsequently fitted out with interiors and sailed on her sea trials on the 27th of July, 1907. However, a big problem would arise in the form of extreme vibrations, mainly situated in her stern. This rendered the second class areas virtually uninhabitable on high speeds, so Lusitania was called back to John Brown and stiffened. Many beams, pillars and arches were incorporated into her interiors, but this did not fully solve the problem. Lusitania would never fully be rid of these vibrations, but they were greatly minimized over her career.

Lusitania arrived in Liverpool in the afternoon of September 7th, 1907 and began her maiden voyage later that evening. She first sailed to Queenstown to pick up more passengers, and then to New York. She arrived on the 13th of September. She did not capture the Blue Riband on her first voyage, having been delayed by fog, but she took the east-bound one on her return voyage. Lusitania did end up capturing the west-bound riband on her second round-trip voyage.

As the first world war broke out, Lusitania was requistioned as an armed merchant cruiser, altough she did not get the chance to serve in the war like her sister or any of her rival ships, like Britannic or Olympic. Lusítania remained and was one of very few ships still on the Atlantic run during the war.

Lusitania was on her 202nd voyage on the 7th of May, 1915 when at around 2:10 pm she was struck by a torpedo fired by the German submarine U-20. The liner immediately began to list and shortly afterwards a second explosion was heard around the area the torpedo hit. The crew immediately scrambled to load and launch the lifeboats, which turned out to be anything but successful. Of the 48 lifeboats on board, only six were launched successfully. Many people were killed on board the ship as well as in the water as some boats came loose and crushed people standing in the way. Just 18 minutes after the torpedo hit, Lusitania was gone. Only 764 people out of the 1962 on board survived. 1198 died.

Today, Lusitania lies at a depth of roughly 93 meters, and is in terrible condition. The wreck lays on its side and is barely recognisable. The superstructure has completely collapsed and her stern has been blown to bits by depth charges and salvaging of parts. The wreck's state is due to said reasons but also the extreme tides and weather coupled with corrosion of the hull.
CreditJett "Project Titanica" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvgPGVzZZ1hxy6U3RJJlHVA
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05/17/2022 6:25 pm
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Chancellor Davis
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For some reason, I cannot download the file. Mediafire is not working for me, so I was wondering if maybe you could use another way of distributing the map. Both the 1915 and 1907 maps. If so, I would very much appreciate that.
05/17/2022 10:44 am
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looks like someone remembered the Lusitania
05/16/2022 3:12 pm
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Finally a Cunarder with the right funnel color!
05/16/2022 2:41 pm
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