Lusitania carried mainly passangers, from New York to Liverpool, but there were also some ammunition. This made it a target to the German submarines. Captain Kapitän-leutnant Schwieger, was in charge of the U-boat, and the first torpedo was fired at 14:09. Many passangers and crew died, but 128 of them were American, a neutral country at the time. At this, the United States was outraged and two years later it would explain why America entered the war.