Tragedy of the Empress of Ireland
by David Zeni
The fascinating story of 'Liverpool's
Lost Empress', the Steamship Empress of
Ireland which, within two years of the sinking of the Titanic, was also lost at sea and in
terms of passenger fatalities was an even greater tragedy. The event sent shock waves
around the world.
Just one year later, the loss of the Lusitania completed a sad
triangle of maritime disasters, yet whilst these names are well remembered, the fate of
the Empress of Ireland remains shrouded in the cloak of history, as impenetrable as the
fog that brought about her total loss along with 1,012 souls, on 29 May 1914.
With a chilling connection to the 'Crippen Murders'
and containing never before published material including comprehensive
crew and passenger lists it is a compelling book.
dubbed 'The Forgotten Empress'... the second in a shocking trio of
tragedies at sea... sandwiched in between the disasters of the Titanic and
the Lusitania... and it was a sudden death... that sent Liverpool into
- Liverpool Echo
grips the reader in such a way as to make it hard to put aside... it is
- Sea Lines
brings a fresh, moment by moment urgency to this real life drama"
- Winnipeg Free Press
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