From the Baltic Sea port of Lübeck the German steamship Libau sets sail. The Libau is bound for Ireland, carrying arms to be used by the rebels in the revolt planned by the Irish Republican Brotherhood. British control of the sea means that this will be a difficult journey. To throw the British off the scent, the Libau has been disguised as the Aud, a ship from neutral Norway. Assuming that it can slip through the enemy blockade, the ship is to unload its cargo in Ireland on the 20th, a few days before the rising is due to begin.
The Libau (Laurence Dunne Archaeology)