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Recovered Lusitania parts to be examined

A conservator at York Archaeological Trust is heading to Ireland to examined parts recovered from the HMS Lusitania which sank off the Irish coast in 1915.

He said: “The Lusitania’s telegraph will, I hope, provide evidence of the very last command given to the engine room by its captain immediately after being hit by a torpedo. It could therefore shed more light on the events surrounding the so-called ‘second explosion’ which some people claim to have seen.”

Mr Panter will work with Irish maritime archaeologists Laurence Dunne and Julianna O’Donoghue to carry out the conservation at a facility in Co. Kerry.

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