Friday, August 27, 2010

Empress of Ireland

The Empress of Ireland was a Royal Mail Ship built in 1905. She had Two funnels and two masts, and was quite a bit smaller than the Titanic. Nevertheless, when she was struck by the SS. Storstad, she became the worst disaster in Canadian maritime history, losing eight more passengers than the earlier RMS Titanic. Her captain, Henry Kendall, survived the sinking. Total losses were 1,024.

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