logo

Video encyclopedia

29/05/1914 RMS Empress of Ireland sinks with 1 012 people on board

2:26

TRAILER Journey to Oblivion - The Empress of Ireland Story

3:52

Empress of Ireland - Shaw TV Victoria

5:38

Empress of Ireland Expedition

RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime maritime disaster in Canadian history.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Description and construction 

    • Final crossing 

    • Collision and sinking 

    • Passengers and crew 

    • Investigation 

    • Wreck site 

    • Memorials 

    • Commemorations