Salvation Army Theme
Issued: 29 May 2014
Stamp: 100 years anniversary of the Empress of Ireland shipwreck.
RMS Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that sank near the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River following a collision in thick fog with the Norwegian collier Storstad in the early hours of 29 May 1914. It was the worst peacetime marine disaster in Canadian history – 1012 of 1477 died. The passengers included 167 members of the Salvation Army. These travelers, all but eight of whom died, were members of the Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army who were traveling to London for an international conference.