Empress of Ireland Wood Ship Model

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The Empress of Ireland Ship Model measures 32.5"(long) 13.25"(high) 4.5"(wide)  . and is shipped fully assembled, ready to be displayed. This is one of the finest ship models available anywhere!! Great Gift Item! The Empress of Ireland model ship sits perfectly on the included base, which is made of a high-quality, conditioned wood, and has a brass name plate. The Empress of Ireland Cruise ship model is built from scratch by experienced master craftsman and is not from any sort of kit. To create the subtle details and definitions of the deck and hull, the plank on frame method of construction is used, which requires hundreds of hours of pain-staking, detailed work.

The highest quality, rare woods (including Ebony, Rosewood, Blackwood, Mahogany, Jack wood, and Sycamore) used to construct our models are subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that the model will withstand severe climate and never warp or split. Details and ornamentation such as anchors are sculpted of brass and stainless steel. The meticulously painted cruise ship accurately represents the true colors of the real Empress of Ireland Cruise Liner. There are many incredible details including pipes, ladders, vents, and life boats covering the deck of this Ship Model

Extensive research is required to build each Empress of Ireland ship model to scale, using various pictures, original plans, drawings, and digital imaging. Each Empress od Ireland model ship is examined during various stages of manufacturing and shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.

Historic Past

RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with a Norwegian collier in the early hours of 29 May 1914. Of the 1,477 persons on board the ship, the accident claimed the lives of 1,012 (840 passengers, 172 crew). The number of deaths is the largest of any Canadian maritime accident in peacetime.

The Empress was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland and was launched in 1906. The liner, along with her sister ship Empress of Britain, was commissioned by Canadian Pacific Steamships (CP) for the North Atlantic route between Quebec and Liverpool in England. The ship had just begun her 96th sailing when she sank.

The wreck lies in 40 metres (130 ft) of water, making it accessible to divers. Many artefacts from the wreckage have been retrieved. Some are on display in the Empress of Ireland Pavilion at the Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père in Rimouski, Quebec. The Canadian government has passed legislation to protect the site.

Numerous books have been written about the sinking of the Empress and several films have been made.[10][11] In January 2012, the Norwegian Radio NRK P2 broadcast a radio documentary
The Empress of Ireland was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. at Govan near Glasgow in Scotland. The 14,191-ton vessel was a fixed price contract of £375,000 and was to be delivered to C.P.R. 18 months from the date the contract was signed. The keel was laid for hull number 443 at Fairfield's berth number 4 next to her sister ship, the Empress of Britain which was also under construction on 10 April 1905. The new Empress had a length of 570 ft (170 m), and her beam was 66 ft (20 m). The ship had twin funnels, two masts, two propellers and an average speed of 18 kn (21 mph; 33 km/h). She was designed with a passenger capacity of 1,580, with accommodations for 310 First Class passengers located amidships, 470 Second Class passengers aft, towards the stern, and 758 Third Class passengers located forward, towards the bow.

The Empress was launched on 26 January 1906, and on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Montreal, she proved herself as both reliable and fast. In 1909 the Empress struck a sunken vessel or an unknown submerged rock at the northern end of the St. Lawrence.

At some point during her career, the Empress of Ireland underwent minor renovations to relieve her superstructure of its enclosed forward promenade decks.

The vessel—along with her sister ship Empress of Britain—was commissioned by Canadian Pacific for the northern trans-Atlantic route between Quebec and England. The transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and its fleet of ocean liners were part of the company's self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Transportation System".

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