03.07.2016

RMS Empress of Ireland, Canada



Brilliant postcard coming from "Doomkitty91" for the Postcrossing May 50 Round Robin.
It shows the RMS Empress of Ireland, an ocean liner built in Scotland, launched in 1906. Together with its sister ship "Empress of Britain" it was commissioned by Canadian Pacific Steamships for the North Atlantic route connecting Quebec and Liverpool.
On May 29, 1914 the Empress of Ireland with 1477 passengers aboard collided with the SS Storstad, a Norwegian collier in the St. Lawrence River. 1.012 passengers died.

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