Empress of Ireland

Empress of Ireland, Canadian Pacific oceangoing passenger ship that sank in the St Lawrence River near Rimouski, Québec, 29 May 1914. She was rammed in dense fog by the Norwegian collier Storstad and sank in only 14 minutes; 1014 passengers and crew died, while 465 managed to abandon ship. Bodies recovered from the Empress were gathered in the village of Ste-Luce and buried near Métis-sur-Mer, where a monument stands to their memory. Captain Anderson of the Storstad was later held responsible for the DISASTER.