RMS Empress of Ireland

Quebec,North America

RMS Empress of Ireland was built at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering in Scotland and launched January 1906. She sank in the Saint Lawrence river after a collision with the Norwegian steamer Storstad 28.May 1914  under on a voyage from Quebec to Liverpool. After the collision she sank within 14 minutes and of the 1477 people on board 1012 perished. The wreck of Empress rest today on a depth of 40 meter outside Rimouski. The wreck site is permanently marked with a surface buoy to remember the tragedy.


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RMS Empress of Ireland

570,0 x 65,7 x 40,0 f
     
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14191 grt Clyde ( UK ) 1906 Liverpool ( UK )

GPS: 48°37'30" N  68°24' 29,9988" W

Picture: Empress of Ireland
Courtesy of CBC News