RMS Lusitania


About this object

This waterline model of Lusitania was made by James McKee, who was employed as a carpenter on board the ship from 1908-1914. He made it using a piece of damaged teak handrail which he removed from the ship during her annual overhaul in Liverpool.

It was rigged and completed for Merseyside Maritime Museum in 1980 by his son, John.

Object specifics

  • Title
    RMS Lusitania
  • Accession no.
  • Type
    Sailor-made model
  • Artist/Maker
    James McKee
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1908 - 14
  • Materials
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    915 mm
  • Related people
    Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd (Shipowner); John Brown and Co Ltd (Shipbuilder); James McKee (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections

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