Historical Events for October 25

SS Princess Sophia sank on this date near Juneau, Alaska. Here it is pictured in 1912. By Unknown author – Library and Archives Canada image c002470, Public Domain, https commons.wikimedia.org

FROM WIKIPEDIA COMMONS

SS Princess Sophia was a steel-built passenger liner in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Along with SS Princess AdelaideSS Princess Alice, and SS Princess MaryPrincess Sophia was one of four similar ships built for CPR during 1910-1911.

On 25 October 1918, Princess Sophia sank with the loss of all aboard after grounding on Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal near JuneauTerritory of Alaska. All 364 persons on the ship died, making the wreck of Princess Sophia the worst maritime accident in the history of British Columbia and Alaska.

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COURTESY www.almanac.com

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