Empress Of Ireland

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The RMS Empress of Ireland was a passenger ship of the Canadian Pacific Railway built in Glasgow in 1906. From June 1906 it operated in regular scheduled service in the North Atlantic between Québec in Canada and Liverpool in England.

On 29 May 1914 she sank after a ship collision in the St. Lawrence River. 1012 people lost their lives. The sinking of the Empress of Ireland is thus the civil ship catastrophe with the third largest loss of human life before the outbreak of the First World War (after the Titanic and the General Slocum), as well as the most serious maritime accident in the history of Canada to date.

Despite the severity of the disaster, the Empress of Ireland fell into oblivion relatively quickly due to the outbreak of the First World War. In 2009 the wreck was added to the list of National Historic Sites of Canada.

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The advertised model ships are complete and accurate replicas of the “Empress Of Ireland”

This model is 100 % hand made and crafted with great precision.
Exotic woods, such as teak, mahogany, rosewood or mango are being used, which result in precious, decorative and exclusive models as an end product. The hull is being sanded down carefully after completion, and if required, painted with clear coating material.

Ornaments and embellishments (for example canons, bull’s-eyes, anchor, dials or wheels et cetera) are made out of brass, chrome and other high-quality metals.

The sails are either out of cloth or silk, the mast is made out of wood and the hemp rope is made out of solid lisle. Some of these ropes have special knots, which allow the ropes to be retightened at any time.

Our models are strictly tested for quality, so that we can offer you a clean product. The satisfaction of our customers is our highest priority. All models are completely assembled upon shipping.

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Large (80-100 CM), Middle (60-80 CM), XL (100< CM)

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