About Basil William Maturin
- RMS Lusitania victim
Father Basil Maturin (1847 – 1915), 68, was a British citizen and Irish national. He was a Roman Catholic chaplain at Oxford University and well-known author of religious books. Father Maturin, on his 1915 voyage of the Lusitania, had just finished a Lenten series at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in New York. Father Maturin administered absolutions to several people on the sinking Lusitania. Father Maturin was lost in the disaster.