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SS Empress of Ireland (1906-1914)

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Media TitleSS Empress of Ireland (1906-1914)
Media NotesDescription:
Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 14,191. Dimensions: 548' x 65' (570' o.l.). Twin-screw, 19 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels.

History:
Passengers: 310 first, 350 second, 800 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool Quebec, June 23, 1906. Sunk in collision with the Storstad during a thick fog that prevailed on the St. Lawrence River, May 29, 1914. She went down within 15 minutes, with the loss of 1,024 lives. Rated as one of the worst disasters on the Atlantic. Sister ship: Empress of Britain.
Owner/Source© Ancestry
DateAdded 30 Oct 2012
Linked toGilbert Maggs (Emigration)

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