German Documents Relating to the "Lusitania"

  title={German Documents Relating to the "Lusitania"},
  author={T. A. Bailey},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={320 - 337}
  • T. A. Bailey
  • Published 1936
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
THOMAS A. BAILEY P lHOTOSTATIC copies of the following documents were secured through the generosity of Admiral Arno Spindler, of the German Marine Archiv, who vouches for their authenticity and states that they are the only official manuscript materials extant relating to the part played by the "U 20" in sinking the "Lusitania." The first of these documents is a signed excerpt from the war diary of Fregattenkapitiin Bauer, commander of the high seas U-boat fleet, who was stationed at… Expand
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Lusitania: An Examination of Captaincy and Seamanship in the Face of Disaster
Date of Award 8-31-2014 Document Type Open Access Thesis Degree Name Master of Arts (MA) Department History First Advisor Paul Bookbinder Second Advisor Vincent Cannato Third Advisor Spencer Di ScalaExpand


Ahead and to starboard four funnels and two masts of a steamer with course perpendicular to us come into sight (coming from SSW it steered toward Galley Head)
    Clean bow shot at a distance of 700 meters (G-torpedo, 3 meters depth adjustment); angle 900, estimated speed 29 knots. Torpedo hits starboard side right behind the bridge
      Der Dampfer dreht St.B., nimmt Kurs auf Queenstown und ermoglicht so eine Anniiherung zum Schuss. Bis 3 h pm. hohe Fahrt gelaufen
      • der Hoffnung, dass er Kurs nach St.B. kings der irischen Kiiste, iindern wird. 2,35 pm
      Es erfolgt eine aussergewohnlich grosse Detonation mit einer sehr starken Sprengwolke
        Middle European time (one hour faster than the Greenwich time, under which "Lusitania" was operating