Empress of Ireland

Empress of Ireland, Canadian Pacific oceangoing passenger ship that sank in the St Lawrence River near Rimouski, Québec, 29 May 1914. She was rammed in dense fog by the Norwegian collier Storstad and sank in only 14

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The collier ship Storstad suffered extensive damage to its bow after colling with the Empress of Ireland on 28 May 1914. An inquiry found its crew responsible for the disaster.
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The Empress of Ireland, a transatlantic liner owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, was claimed by one the worst nautical disaters in Canadian history when it collided with the Storstad in the St Lawrence River, killing 1012 of 1477 on board.

Empress of Ireland

Empress of Ireland, Canadian Pacific oceangoing passenger ship that sank in the St Lawrence River near Rimouski, Québec, 29 May 1914. She was rammed in dense fog by the Norwegian collier Storstad and sank in only 14 minutes; 1014 passengers and crew died, while 465 managed to abandon ship. Bodies recovered from the Empress were gathered in the village of Ste-Luce and buried near Métis-sur-Mer, where a monument stands to their memory. Captain Anderson of the Storstad was later held responsible for the DISASTER.