The Lusitania was the fastest ship on the Atlantic and took the Blue Riband Award
for crossing to New York in 4 days, 19 hours and 52 minutes. She left New York on the
1st of May 1915 with 1959 passengers and crew on board. On the 7th of May a single torpedo fired from the German U-boat U-20 slammed into the starboard side of the Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland, The ship listed and sank in just 18 minutes. While 761 of those on board were rescued 1198 were not so fortunate.
To mark the 100th anniversary, the Mayo Club, MREN, will be activating the special event
callsign EI0MFA as part of their club’s activity evening on the 6th of May and on various
occasions throughout the month of May.
The Lusitania Radio Club will be operating the special event callsign EI100MFA on the 6th and 7th of May from a site near the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse, Co Cork. Ireland