Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Propeller From The RMS Lusitania
During World War I, the ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-Boat U-20 on May 7, 1915. The Lusitania sank in 18 minutes at 2:28 P.M., 11 miles off of the Old Head of Kinsale, killing 1,198 of 1,959 people aboard, including almost a hundred children.
The bodies of many of the victims were buried at the Lusitania port in Cobh or the Church of St. Multose in Kinsale, Ireland. However, the bodies of many other victims were never recovered and remain entombed inside the wreck of the ship.
The sinking turned the sentiments of the neutral nations against Germany and helped provoke the United States into entering the war two years later.
The removal of three of the four propellers was completed in 1982.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World I • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas TX 75207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turtle Creek Pump Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwestern Medical College (approx. one mile away); Pediatric Orthopedic Care in Dallas (approx. one mile away); Parkland Hospital (approx. one mile away); Dallas Baby Camp (approx. one mile away); Pike Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Crossroads (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Regarding Propeller From The RMS Lusitania. The 15-ton bronze propeller on display is one of four propellers of the RMS Lusitania. One propeller remains with the wreckage of the ship on the ocean floor. Of the three propellers removed in 1982, one was melted down, and this one was placed on display at the Dallas Hilton Anatole in June of 2012. The fourth propeller is housed at the Merseyside Maritime Museum in Liverpool, England where an annual May 7 ceremony commemorates the sinking and loss of life.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 160 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 5. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 6. submitted on May 3, 2018, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.