Seller: ambassadoroflight (11,756) 100%, Location: Miami Beach, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 153125798307 -The SS Empress Of Ireland-A rare look of the Empress Of Britain's sister ship, the Empress Of Ireland underway on the Saint Lawrence Seaway in 1910. A grand ship, the ill-fated Empress of Ireland was built in Glasgow by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering. She was launched in 1906 and made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec on June 29 of that year. She served on the Liverpool-Canada service her entire career.Built for the Canadian Pacific Line, the Empress, early in the morning of May 29, 1914, eastbound from Quebec, encountered dense fog on the St. Lawrence River and after an approaching ship was sighted, she put her engines astern (full reverse). Despite last-minute evasive action by both vessels, the 440-foot 6,028-ton Norwegian collier Storstad struck the Empress broadside, between her funnels, and she immediately began to list. The damage to the Empress was so great that her watertight doors could not be closed. In addition, she had no power so she couldn't be beached and only four lifeboats could be launched. Barely 15 minutes after the collision, the Empress of Ireland was on the bottom of the river with over 1,000 deaths. In addition to 172 crew members, 840 passengers died, the largest number of passenger fatalities of any non-war related maritime accident. This new Black & White Print of the original archive is on Heavy Premium Glossy Photo Paper, Large 11" x 8.5" format, (exact dimensions may vary) in flawless condition. Please visit our store and look in the Classic Ocean Liners Category to see a vast and remarkable assortment of World Class Ship Posters and Prints. ************* Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Most of our Posters & Prints are available in 5 different sizes although exact dimensions may vary on certain views due to occasional non-standard aspect ratios: 7” x 5”: $4.99 ******* 8.5" x 11": $8.00--$11.00 ******* 13" x 19": $17.50 ******* 18" x 24": $21.50 ******* 24" x 36": $24.50--$29.50. Please contact us via eBay e-mail to set up any of our prints in any of the above size formats for you in BUY IT NOW. ************* ABOUT OUR PRINTS: All our views are printed to order by one of the most advanced Photo Art Printers in the industry that uses ultra chrome archival ink rated to maintain its original color characteristics for 125 years and beyond. The detail and definition of the shipped product is usually excellent and much sharper than the low resolution image used here except in the rare exception that it be the clearest known view worldwide in which case it would be sold on the merits of its rarity alone and clearly stated as such. Our printing process results in an exceptionally vivid, colorful and detailed view suitable for museum or gallery display. All our 8” x 11” prints are shipped flat with a rigid cardboard stabilizer for durable impact and bend protection while our posters are shipped rolled in a rigid cylindrical tube that’s placed inside a 2nd shipping tube for double impact protection. To date neither has ever failed our eBay shipping delivery system. We combine shipping on multiple purchases so you only pay one reduced shipping charge regardless of how many items you purchase. Our standard accepted form of payment is Paypal or Credit Card however you may contact us if you wish to arrange an alternative payment method. ************* Please click here to visit White Star Line Archives & Images.