Anchor Men - Mauretania This is another illustration of the size and weight of the anchor chains of the "Mauretania". RMS MAURETANIA was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside. Reference: TWAS Ref: 2931/T/14 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing.
The luxury ocean liner Lusitania left on her last voyage from New York May 1, 1915. Six days later on May 7, 1915 she sinks in 18 minutes after being torpedoed by a German Submarine. The Germans issued a warning to all vessels, because of WWI, but the Lusitania paid no heed.