Lusitania Centenary Conference, Clydebank Town Hall, 13th May 2015

January 2015


In 1907 the Lusitania was built at John Brown’s Clydebank shipyard. She was one of a new class of large transatlantic liners built for Cunard. In 1915 she was torpedoed off the south coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,195 people. There was a huge international outcry which ultimately led to the participation of the United States participation in the First World War.

To commemorate Clydeside’s part in this story a conference will be held that explores aspects of Lusitania‘s design, construction and sinking. Speakers include many eminent authorities on Clyde shipbuilding and design such as Professor John Hume and Professor Tony Slaven.

The conference will be held in Clydebank Town Hall on 13 May 2015, close to where Lusitania was built. This is particularly appropriate as the building was designed by James Miller, who also designed Lusitania‘s palatial interiors.

Entry is free but booking is essential. To book a place please contact Alan Blackwood at


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