Monday, October 3, 2011

Research

Fall has arrived (much to my dismay, I love summer weather) and with it school has arrived too. Both Breanna and I are home schooled and we both love it.

Right now I was told to choose one topic that interests me from 1900-1909 and it was about the ship The Lusitania. Oh the simple joys of being a home schooler. I love research, google and wikipedia. Did you know that...



The Lusitania was a passenger ship when it was sunk by a German U-Boat? 1,198 people aboard died.

The last surviving passenger of the Lusitania died just this year in January, she was 3 months old when the ship sank.

The ship had 48 life boats, enough to save everyone on board yet only 6 were lowered successfully.

The Lusitania was built so it could easily convert to a auxilary cruiser in war times, this was an agreement with the British government who loaned 2.6 Million Pounds to the construction of the Lusitania and her sister ship Mauretania.

Both the Lusitania and the Mauretania held the Blue Riband speed record for a transatlantic crossing (though at different times in their career)

Her Captain, Captain Turner stayed on the bridge until he was washed overboard into the sea. He managed to take the log book and charts along with him.

That's all for now! You should look up something that interests you! Post a comment telling me what you found!

<3

Madeline


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