Cargo

The following is the cargo manifest (or cargo list) as published in the New York Times on Saturday, 8 May 1915.  A sortable version is available in the Downloads section of this site.

Now also available is the Lusitania‘s supplementary cargo manifest from crossing 202, courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Archive/Lusitania Online.

Item
Destination
Amount
Monetary worth (in 1915 US dollars)
Sheet brass, lbs. Liverpool 260,000 49,565
Copper, lbs. Liverpool 111,762 20,955
Copper wire, lbs. Liverpool 58,465 11,000
Cheese, lbs. Liverpool 217,137 33,334
Beef, lbs. Liverpool 342,165 30,995
Butter, lbs. Liverpool 43,614 8,730
Lard, lbs. Liverpool 40,003 4,000
Bacon, lbs. Liverpool 185,040 18,502
Casings, packages Liverpool 10 150
Cd. meat, cases Liverpool 485 1,373
Cd. vegetables, cases Liverpool 248 744
Cutlery, packages Liverpool 63 10,492
Shoes, packages Liverpool 10 726
Tongues, packages Liverpool 10 224
Oysters, bbls. Liverpool 205 1,025
Lubricating oil, bbls. Liverpool 25 1,129
Hardware, packages Liverpool 31 742
Leather, packages Liverpool 30 16,870
Furs, packages Liverpool 349 119,220
Notions, packages Liverpool 2 974
Confectionery, packages Liverpool 665 2,823
Silverware, packages Liverpool 8 700
Precious stones, packages Liverpool 32 13,350
Jewelry, packages Liverpool 2 251
Belting, packages Liverpool 2 1,243
Auto vehicles & parts, packages Liverpool 5 616
Electrical material, packages Liverpool 8 2,464
Machinery, packages Liverpool 2 1,386
Steel and mfrs., packages Liverpool 8 354
Copper mfrs., packages Liverpool 138 21,000
Aluminum mfrs., packages Liverpool 144 6,000
Brass mfrs., packages Liverpool 95 6,306
Iron mfrs., packages Liverpool 33 3,381
Old rubber, packages Liverpool 7 341
Military goods, packages Liverpool 189 66,221
Dry goods, packages Liverpool 238 19,036
I.R. goods, package Liverpool 1 131
Wire goods, packages Liverpool 16 771
Reclaimed rubber, packages Liverpool 10 347
Staves, packages Liverpool 2,351 200
Brushes, packages Liverpool 4 342
Ammunition, cases Liverpool 1,271 47,624
Salt, packages Liverpool 100 125
Bronze powder, cases Liverpool 30 1,000
Dental goods, packages Bristol 7 2,319
Steel and mfrs., packages Bristol 4 331
Engines and material, packages Dublin 2 140
Notions, package Glasgow 1 479
Liquid glue, packages Kobe 2 124
Books, packages London 9 845
Drugs, packages London 8 458
Wool yarn, package London 1 105
Shoes, case London 1 274
Bronze powder, cases London 16 887
Motor cycles and parts, packages London 8 1,650
Paintings, package London 1 2,312
Cars, package London 1 750
Printed matter, packages London 14 147
Leather, cases London 89 31,517
Cartridges and ammunition, cases London 4,200 152,400
Films, case London 1 100
Machine patterns, packages London 3 1,500
Machinery, packages London 6 1,149
Electrical machinery, package London 1 1,616
Electrical material, packages London 4 3,200
Auto vehicles & parts, packages London 4 340
Optical goods, package London 1 1,313
Dental goods, packages London 10 3,962
Sewing machines and parts, packages Manchester 20 360
Total value (in 1915 US dollars) 735,579

The role of the cargo (or lack thereof) in the sinking of the Lusitania is elaborated on in the Controversies sections of Contraband and the Second Explosion.

9 Responses

  1. T. Fazzini
    T. Fazzini 19 December 2011 at 00:22 · Reply
  2. T. Fazzini
    T. Fazzini 19 December 2011 at 00:51 · Reply

    Link to 1919 account of July 27, 1915 letter from Austro Hungarian embassy in regard to Ritter Von Rettegh claim of guncotton on Lusitania .pp.2885-2887

    http://books.google.com/books?id=OAY9AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA2886&dq=Gun+Cotton+on+RMS+Lusitania&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vIjuTrjhEOri0QG_0NjNCQ&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=Gun%20Cotton%20on%20RMS%20Lusitania&f=false

      1. T.Fazzini
        T.Fazzini 17 December 2014 at 23:30 · Reply
  3. gael carroll
    gael carroll 30 January 2013 at 16:07 · Reply

    good imfo i was asked to do a report on the lusitania and this had most of the facts i only need wiki for one fact :) :) :) :) :)

  4. T.Fazzini
    T.Fazzini 23 April 2014 at 20:50 · Reply

    Lusitiana contraband cargo at http://www.lusitania.net/deadlycargo.htm

  5. Richard Woods
    Richard Woods 4 July 2014 at 12:48 · Reply

    How can one tell the desitination of the Lusitania’s cargo for her final voyage when only a few addresses in the UK are given in the manifest? In particular I’m interested in cargo for the Experimental Testing site at Shoeburyness. This site in Shoeburyness is given for brass & copper tubes and castings, but nothing for cheese or butter.

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