Sofa cushion from RMS Lusitania

MMM.2003.218

About this object

Sofa cushion from Lusitania’s first class music room.
Able Seaman Henry Grew, aged 17, was involved in search and rescue operations. The crews of cruisers of the 11th Cruiser Squadron based at Queenstown were sent out on the Admiralty tugs Flying Fish, Stormcock and Warrior.
Henry found the cushion floating in the water and took it as a souvenir, tearing it with his boat hook in the process.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Sofa cushion from RMS Lusitania
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2003.218
  • Type
    cushion
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Textile
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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