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Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland.

Cobh the last port visited by the RMS Titanic.[1]

After the RMS Lusitania sank in May 1915, its passengers were taken to Cobh.

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The port had several Irish language names. It was first called "Cove" in 1750. It was renamed "Queenstown" in 1849 to honor a visit by Queen Victoria. The name was later renamed again, this time to "Cobh".[2]

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  1. "Remarkable Facts about Cobh". Irish Central. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  2. Cobh. Britannica. Retrieved March 31, 2019.