William Thomas Turner

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Captain Turner aboard the Aquitania 1914

Commander William Thomas Turner, OBE, RNR (October 23, 1856 - June 23, 1933) was the Captain of the RMS Lusitania when it was sunk by a German torpedo in May 1915.[1][2]

A son, Merchant Navy Able Seaman Percy Wilfred Turner, age 55, was lost on 16/09/1941 on M.V. Jedmoor {London};[3] the Jedmoor [4] was sunk by German submarine U-98 (1940)


  1. ^ "Captain Turner Dead. Commanded Lusitania When Liner Was Torpedoed". Montreal Gazette. June 24, 1933. Retrieved 2010-02-27. "Captain William Turner was one of the few officers saved when the Lusitania of the Cunard Line was torpedoed by a German sub marine and sank off the ..." 
  2. ^ "Capt. Turner Dies. Lusitania Master. Went Down With Liner and Was Rescued After Being in Water Two Hours. He Began as Deck Boy. The Ivernia, Also Commanded by Him, Was Torpedoed In the Mediterranean In 1917". New York Times. June 24, 1933. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
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