Canada: The RMS Empress of Ireland Sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
On this day in 1914, 1024 people died when the ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sunk in the
Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. It had collided in the early hours of the morning with the Norwegian collier ‘Storstad.’
Launched in 1906, the Empress of Ireland often crossed between
Quebec in Canada and Liverpool in England. It had not long departed on another crossing when the accident occurred. There was a heavy fog which resulted in both ships not being able to see the other.
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The Titanic Sinks
On this day in 1912, the luxury liner and so-called unsinkable
Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg.
RMS Titanic ABOVE:
Launch of the Titanic ABOVE & BELOW:
Grand Dining Room of the Titanic ABOVE:
Cross Section of the Titanic ABOVE:
Illustration of the Scene of Disaster ABOVE:
The Titanic Sinking ABOVE & BELOW:
The article below deals with some myths surrounding the Titanic:
The link below is to an article with some rare photos of the Titanic:
A letter from one of the victims, penned before he boarded the Titanic has been found. The letter by Robert Douglas Norman can be read at the link below:
Historic records can be viewed online for free until the 31st May 2012. For more information visit:
Captain of the Titanic – Captain E. J. Smith ABOVE:
Titanic Lifeboat ABOVE:
The Carpathia Rescued Survivors ABOVE: Titanic Lifeboat Alongside the Carpathia and
Titanic Survivors – Ida & Jean Hippach ABOVE:
ABOVE: J Bruce Ismay, Chairman of the White Star who Survived
For more on those who died on the Titanic and those who survived visit:
Here’s an article on pets on the Titanic:
The video below is a simulation of how the Titanic is believed to have sunk:
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A museum exhibit on the Titanic has opened. See the link below for more info:
Marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the feature film
‘Titanic’ is being released in 3D.
There is also a
memorial cruise being organised.
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The book, ‘The Titanic for Dummies,’ by Stephen Spignesi was released in January 2012. For more on the book visit:
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