Wednesday, April 6, 2016

the steam ship 'Vestris'

SS Vestris was a passenger steamship from 1912 owned by Lamport and Holt Line and used in their New York to River Plate service. On 12 November 1928 she began listing about 200 miles off Hampton Roads, Virginia, was abandoned, and sank, killing more than 100 people. Her wreck is thought to rest some 1.2 miles (2 km) beneath the surface of the North Atlantic.

The sinking and subsequent inquiries may have shaped the second International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in 1929.

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