Sinking of the Ancona
Start Your Visit WithHistorical Timelines
General Interest Maps
The Italian liner Ancona was torpedoed and destroyed by an Austrian U-boat off the coast of Sardinia in early November 1915.
The ship had made regular runs between Naples and New York City, serving the needs of thousands of immigrants headed to America. Some dispute remains about whether the Ancona received and heeded an order to halt. The ship was struck twice by torpedoes that set off an internal explosion. The Ancona went down so rapidly that it was impossible to deploy lifeboats properly.
New York newspapers issued heavy coverage of this event, which included lists of survivors and reports of passengers who claimed that as they struggled in the water, they were fired upon by the submariners.
Unfortunately, the horror and outrage over the loss of passenger lives would soon dissipate as such events became more commonplace.
... the chief of the high command of the armed forces 1938-1941 (germany) | flag of the defense minister 1933-1935 (germany) | flag of the war minister 23rd june-5th october 1935 (germany) | flag of the war minister and commander-in-chief of the ...
Their literature, relying on the best portions of the April Coalition Platform stressed: * Adopting rent control; * Halting the spread of ticky-tacky apartment buildings that were destroying older houses in the campus area and elsewhere; * Ending ...
... disposition of the tape and the transcript, the immediate planned use of the interview, and the wide range of potential future uses. The interviewer should explain that the interviewee will be asked to sign a legal release and that the ...