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Around 1870 the Pacific Steam Navigation Co had a steamship with the name Lusitania
1907 RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown and Co of Clydebank, Scotland that entered passenger service with the Cunard Line on 26 August 1907. She continued to sail on the line's heavily-travelled passenger service between Liverpool and New York City, which included a port of call at Queenstown, Ireland on westbound crossings and Fishguard, Wales on eastbound crossings.
The ship was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915 and sank in eighteen minutes. The vessel went down eleven miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard, leaving 764 survivors.