"Remember the Lusitania! Avenge the Lusitania!" Cruising at exactly 18 knots on the Atlantic, the R.M.S Lusitania [Royal Mail Steamer] was suddenly faced with the reality and cruelty of the First World War. While enroute to Liverpool, the unthinkable happened. The fastest ship afloat, would become the second fastest sinking vessel afloat behind the forgotten Empress of Ireland. From fictional characters' points of view of what happened up until they left New York City on May 1, 1915, up until the moment her stern vanished on May 7, 1915.