Memorial service 100 years after 1,193 people killed when liner 'Lusitania' torpedoed during WWI

The Lusitania was a civilian ship travelling from the USA to the UK in May 1915

Ten thousand people have gathered to remember those who died on the Lusitania one hundred years ago today. The passenger ship was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland during World War One with the loss of 1,193 lives.

The Cunard ship was on her way from New York to the UK when she was hit in May 1915.

Today relatives laid flowers over the wreck. They were onboard - Southampton's Queen Victoria ship, which has been making a special trip to commemorate the anniversary.

Our Transport Corespondent Mike Pearse was with them.

Among the relatives paying tribute, were members of families from the south of England. The interviewees in our report are:

Alan Gibson, from Wiltshire whose great uncle died on Lusitania; Angus Struthers, from Cunard; Gill Power-Forward from Poole; Val Steel; and George Harrison from Southampton.

The passenger ship was torpedoed near Kinsale on 7th May 1915