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Lusitania Project 17

Painting of Lusitania Wreck by Stuart Williamson

Welcome To The Lusitania Project ’17 Website

The Lusitania is arguably the second most famous shipwreck in history. It’s sinking by U-Boat torpedo contributed to the USA entering the first world war against Germany.

This website tells the story of how the concept of diving the Lusitania became a reality for a diver from Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, who was diagnosed with a suspected possible life threatening illness in Sept 2016.

Fortunately the diver, Gerry Brown, got the all clear and went on to become part of an International Team of eight divers from Finland, England & Ireland to carry out numerous projects, beginning in Aug 2017.

The Lusitania ‘Project 17’ diving team has grown in numbers each year giving scope to collecting valuable data for scientific use on both the wreck and the surrounding environment at 95m depth.

The wreck of the Lusitania is Ireland’s largest monument and a mass grave that bears tragic witness to the country’s largest maritime disaster. All dives will only be with the owners’ permission and under a licence issued by The Department of Culture & Heritage

We will publish dive reports and photographic content from dives as well as any interesting findings on this site.

Please feel free to follow the links either from the main menu or selected links below to read articles and view galleries.

 

Blog Articles

Media Items

Newspaper Articles Click on images to enlarge 'Descending into the Deep'Newry Reporter Article October 2017 'Lusitania Artefact Set To Return Home?'Newry Reporter Article Feb 2018 'Lusitania Artefact Begins Return To Cork' Newry Reporter Article May 2018 Videos Dives...

“Lockdown Lusitania 2020” Dive Report

Sunday 31st Aug  2020 saw the last dive of this year’s expedition to Lusitania by Project 17. We had been on site for a total of 15 days and carried out a total of 7 dives, with bottom times between 30 and 65 mins, resulting in run times of between 3 and almost 6...

Media Items

Newspaper Articles Click on images to enlarge 'Descending into the Deep'Newry Reporter Article October 2017 'Lusitania Artefact Set To Return Home?'Newry Reporter Article Feb 2018 'Lusitania Artefact Begins Return To Cork' Newry Reporter Article May 2018 Videos Dives...

Other Selected Pages

The Re-location Of The Lusitania Lifeboat Davit

The story of how it all began for this project

Diving Teams

Our dive teams who have participated over the years to undertake projects on the wreck

Projects

Projects undertaken and planned for the future

Media Files

Newsprint articles, video links etc

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