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Death of a Princess: The Destruction of HMS Princess Irene 27 May 1915

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In May 1913 the Canadian Pacific Railway had placed an order with Denny‚Äôs of Dumbarton for two new ships for their route on the Pacific coast between Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. The ships were elegant and well appointed three-funnelled vessels 350 feet long with a 54 foot beam and displacing 5,500 tons. Oil-fuelled boilers drove two propellers…