On 7th may 1915, the Lusitania was sunk by a German Submarine, U-20, off the south coast of Ireland. The liner was on its scheduled sailing from New York to Liverpool. It was travelling at only 15 knots at the time, as cunard had ordered the captain not to use all of the 4 boilers rooms because of fuel shortages. The Lusitaniasank very quickly in just 18 minutes, at the time; the U.S.A was a neutral country in the war. There are lots of historical question about the reasons for the sinking of Lusitania, so in this essay I am going find the evidence about the sinking of the Lusitania. A passenger arrived in Liverpoolon Saturday may 8th. On the Friday afternoon, at about 2pm, there were off the south ? west coast of Ireland. They said the come from a little below us and about the middle of the vessel on the port side. Starboard side was only higher out of the water and the deck was slanting at the considerable it became impossible to lower any more boats from the starboard side owing to the list of the ship it was usually sixty feet from the boat deck to the water and she was frightened of the jump and she said it was one explosion. This is an eyewitness but written 18 years after the event and she won?t be sure if it was hit in the right side and in the starboard side or port side. Another passenger said that the ship was hit in the starboard side and two greater explosions and lots of people fell 60 or 70 feet into the water. He won?t be sure about the which side because it could be standing in the starboard side and thought port side or he was standing in the port side and thought starboard side but it was written 2 days later. The captain said that they definitely hit starboard side and the captain fired one explosion but he saw two explosions. The captain will know what side he was standing and he knows all the sides so that the explosion surely hit in the starboard side but the German captain could be tying to cover up and saying there is only explosion. On 1 may 1915 the Lusitanialeft New York for Liverpool.