Lusitania Watch Donated to Merseyside Maritime Museum

. April 30, 2010

A pocket watch belonging to Captain William Turner, the captain of the Lusitania has been donated to Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Captain Turner survived the sinking of the Liverpool liner, on 7 May 1915 off Kinsale, Ireland, after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat, killing 1,200 people.

The watch will go on display in the museum’s Titanic, Lusitania and Forgotten Empress gallery.

Rachel Mulhearn, Merseyside Maritime Museum director, said: “Captain Turner’s watch joins other Lusitania exhibits to help tell the story of the disaster that still has the power to shock.

Questions persist over whether Lusitania was set up as a target
“He was one of the many people deeply scarred by the tragedy and its aftermath.

“The Lusitania, launched in 1907, was Liverpool’s favourite liner and many people from the city were among her crews.”

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