Miss Susan Coleman

Susan Coleman, around 22 years of age, was an Irish national and British subject living in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She traveled second cabin aboard Lusitania was saved when the German submarine U-20 torpedoed and sank her ship on 7 May 1915. Susan was originally from the Cootehill district of County Cavan, Ireland. She lost £100 worth in property, but "looked in no way upset after her thrilling experience, and expressed her thanks at getting away from the agonising scene of disaster." Among her shipboard companions were Bridget Lee and Margaret Galligan, who she also saw in Queenstown (now Cobh), Ireland. Another acquaintance of theirs, Ernest Moore, perished in the sinking. Contributors: Senan Molony, Ireland References: Ballybay Correspondent, Anglo-Celt, 15 May 1915, pg. 1. Irish Post and Weekly Telegraph, 15 May 1915, pg. 3. Molony, Senan.  Lusitania:  An Irish Tragedy, pg. 26.  Mercier Press, 2004.

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