Following is a timeline of some of the world’s major peacetime shipping disasters since the Titanic sank 100 years ago:
April 15, 1912 – CANADA – The White Star passenger liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage off Newfoundland after hitting an iceberg. Of the 2,228 passengers and crew aboard the ship, dubbed "unsinkable" before departure, 1,523 died.
May 29, 1914 – CANADA – At least 1,012 people were killed when The Empress of Ireland passenger liner collided with a Norwegian freighter on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. It was carrying 1,057 passengers and 420 crew.