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  • Ian Rennie on 2022-Jan-13 23:31:51 Ian Rennie said

    25 Oct 14 2211Z 28 MHz SSB 59
    26 Oct 14 1846Z 21 MHz SSB 59

    Special Events station for RMS Empress of Ireland Centennial (May 29, 1914). Norwegian collier SS Storstad collides with RMS Empress of Ireland. More than 1,000 persons lost. Largest Canadian maritime disaster in Canadian history. Ship lost in St. Lawrence River.

    Ship was guild in Govan on the River Clyde in Scotland - sister ship was Empress of Britain. Empress of Ireland had more than enough lifeboats (two years after sinking of RMS Titanic). She sank in 14 minutes (very fast). No time to shut watertight bulkheads.
    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Ireland .

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