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SS Eastland

Post by weasel666 on Tue 15 Nov 2016, 00:24



The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago and used for tours. On July 24, 1915, the ship rolled over while tied to a dock in the Chicago River.[1] A total of 844 passengers and crew were killed in what was the largest loss of life from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.[1][2] Following the disaster, the Eastland was salvaged and sold to the United States Navy. After restorations and modifications, the Eastland was designated as a gunboat and renamed the USS Wilmette. She was used primarily as a training vessel on the Great Lakes, and was scrapped following World War II. wrote:

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