RMS Empress of Ireland


RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner built at Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering in Scotland, and was launched in January 1906. She sailed for Canadian Pacific Steamships and 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. She disappeared in the deep in less than fifteen minutes and its believed that 1012 people lost their lives in the accident. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 to 40 meter outside the city of Rimouski. The wreck position is permanently marked with a surface buoy.

Former names:
RMS Empress of Ireland

570,0 x 65,7 x 40,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
14191 grt Govan ( UK ) 1906 Liverpool ( UK )

GPS: 48°37'30" N  68°24' 29,9988" W

Picture: Empress of Ireland
Courtesy of CBC News