RMS Empress of Ireland Timeline

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  • 1906
    The transatlantic passenger liner Empress of Ireland makes her maiden voyage.
  • 1906 - 1914
    The Empress of Ireland transports over 100,000 immigrants from Britain to Canada and nearly 70,000 from Canada to Britain.
  • 29 May 1914
    The Empress of Ireland is struck by the Norwegian collier Storstad on the St. Lawrence River and sinks in under 14 minutes, taking 1,012 lives.