The Empress of Ireland

Paul_Lee
13th October 2010, 09:21
I saw a fascinating documentary on the Empress yesterday. A scuba team found one of the engine room telegraphs final orders stuck in "full ahead" rather than "close watertight doors" which seemed to contradict the Captain's evidence at inquiry. Less convincing is the explanation of why the Storstad saw the red light of the Empress rather than the Green, but they had naval architects to forge the theory. Has anyone seen this or knows of the evidence and like to comment?

shipnerd1337
14th May 2011, 05:39
ship sank in 14 minutes, imagin the panic

fred henderson
15th May 2011, 17:52
I have written a SN Directory article about the tragic loss of this ship: -

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides/Passenger_Ship_Disasters_-_Part_3#Empress_of_Ireland