One of the most dramatic seafaring tragedies ever ...Thirteen-year-old Finbar Kennedy runs away from home in Queenstown (Cobh) to follow his sea-captain father onto the Lusitania.
On the return journey from New York, Finbar works as a deck-hand, and running messages gives him a lot of information.
He begins to understand that something strange is happening.
But what can he do? And whom can he trust? Fact is stranger than fiction: In May 1915 the huge liner, the Lusitania, sank off the Cork coast near the Old Head of Kinsale.
This happened during the First World War. But, unlike the Titanic tragedy, this was no accident.
The ship was torpedoed by a German submarine. Rumour had it that there were spies, arms and gold on board the Lusitania.
These rumours were true.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/02/2013
- Category: Historical
- ISBN: 9781847172303