Skip to comments.Riddle of Lusitania sinking may finally be solved
Posted on 07/23/2008 1:00:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
American entrepreneur Gregg Bemis finally gets courts go-ahead to explore the wreck off Ireland
It is the best known shipwreck lying on the Irish seabed, but it is only today that the owner of the Lusitania will finally begin the first extensive visual documentation of the luxury liner that sank 93 years ago.
Gregg Bemis, who bought the remains of the vessel for £1,000 from former partners in a diving business in 1968, has been granted an imaging licence by the Department of the Environment. This allows him to photograph and film the entire structure, and should allow him to produce the first high-resolution pictures of the historic vessel.
The RMS Lusitania sank off the coast of Cork in May 1915 when a German U-boat torpedoed it. An undetermined second explosion is believed to have speeded its sinking, with 1,198 passengers and crew losing their lives.
Bemis is hoping that the week-long filming project, which begins today, will prove his theory that the Lusitania was carrying explosives, and that these were the cause of the mysterious second blast.
I want to find out where the second explosion took place and why, he said. I believe there were explosives on board. I can tell the whole world that, but theyre not going to believe me until we get down there and get proof.
JWM Productions will film the project for a television series to be shown on the Discovery Channel next year.
The 80-year-old entrepreneur only won the right to explore the wreckage,
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This is the only time in history a torpedo caused a secondary explosion < /Rosie>
It was probably the center fuel tank.....
Unfortunetly the germans probably had good reason to sink it. Just saying!
Aw, fer cryin’ out loud!!!!! Do I need an “Imaging Licence” to take a picture of the Blarney Stone, too?????
Of course, if you question whether we should have gotten into the First World War, you must be pro-Hitler.
If it's his, why does he have to get permission to take pictures of it?
It’s not clear from this article what the Department of the Environment’s concern is. Barnacles?
HITLER Was ww2! The germans in WW1 were just honoring treaties with Austria Hungary and Got into the war when Arch Duke Ferdinand was assasinated but the Serbians.
now that’s funny
Aw, fer cryin out loud!!!!! Do I need an Imaging Licence to take a picture of the Blarney Stone, too?????
Good Night Nurse, Yes.
In England you need a license to keep seeds out of a cucumber.
“I saw a second torpedo shot from the grassy atoll.”
Don't blame me, I voted for Hughes!
Also, the U.S. did not enter the war in 1915, in case anyone forgot. It took the sinking of a DOZEN U.S. ships by the Germans, after repeated promises not to sink neutrals. Any ONE of those should have been grounds for war, and the sickening thing is that Woodrow Wilson waited so long to do what needed to be done in the first place.
The same people who complain about 3,000 civilians being killed at the WTC, which, God knows, must have had SOME offices doing "defense work," hence were "legitimate targets" as the jihadists claim, want to excuse German atrocities at sea. So the question of what the Lusitania was transporting is irrelevant. Even if it was ALL high explosive shells, the U-boats were NOT to be torpedoing passenger liners and they had promised not to do so in any event.
I thought it was already pretty well established that the Lusitania was carrying munitions.
Way too much bureaucratic control.
Thank God I live in America.
I don’t have to put up with my government telling me how much water my toilet can use, or telling me what kind of light bulbs I can put in my own sockets, or who I can hire, or...
Waited? Wilson campaign in the 1916 election campaigned on not entering the War. Then betrayed the American people as soon as he got elected by entering.
“If it’s his, why does he have to get permission to take pictures of it?”
I would ask the same question, but I suspect the answer is the government wouldn’t get any money if they just let people have free access to their own property.
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