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The Sinking Of the President Lincoln, May 31, 1918, by German U-Boat 90

A ship sinking stern first, life rafts moving away from the ship
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; Edmund Sears Sayer; 1937; Unframed Dimensions 24H X 40W
Accession #: 90-088-F
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A passenger liner before the war, the Hamburg Line President Lincoln was seized in New York harbor in 1917 and converted into a troop transport ship by the U.S. Shipping Board.  On the return trip of its 5th delivery of men to France, the ship was hit by three torpedoes from German U-Boat 90.  Of the 715 people aboard, only 26 were lost, and one officer, Lieutenant Edouard Izac, was taken prisoner.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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