RMS Empress of Ireland sinks with 1 012 people on board

RMS Empress of Ireland sinks with 1 012 people on board

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RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier SS Storstad. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died, making it the worst peacetime maritime disaster in Canadian history.

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