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

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TRAILER Journey to Oblivion - The Empress of Ireland Story

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Empress of Ireland - Shaw TV Victoria

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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.
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Description and construction 

    • Final crossing 

    • Collision and sinking 

    • Passengers and crew 

    • Investigation 

    • Wreck site 

    • Memorials 

    • Commemorations