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Ownership of Lusitania Is Claimed in Lawsuit

August 20, 1994|Associated Press

NORFOLK, Va. — A lawsuit filed in federal court claims ownership of the sunken passenger ship Lusitania, which was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine in 1915.

Muriel C. Light contends that in 1967, her late husband, John Light, a former Navy diver, bought the rights to the wreck from a British insurance company for about $2,400. Her Aug. 12 claim in U.S. District Court challenges a claim made in February by millionaire businessman F. Gregg Bemis Jr. of Santa Fe, N.M.

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