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SS Emir - 9 August 1911 - 86 Souls Lost - #maritimehistory


The French steamship Emir was struck and sunk by the British steamship Silverton in dense fog in the Strait of Gibraltar off the coast of Tarifa, Spain. Seventy-one passengers and twenty-four crew members were lost while fifteen passengers and twelve crew members were rescued.

Eighty-six people were drowned when the French ship Emir foundered after colliding with the British ship Silverton The ship was passing through the Strait of Gibraltar, five miles east of Tarifa, after sailing from Gibraltar to Tangier.

There were only 15 survivors from the Emir. The Silverton had been on its way from Newport to Taranto

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