S.S. Canopic amok case
S.S. Canopic
The S.S. Canopic, place of the attack.
Date June 13, 1914
9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location(s) S.S. Canopic
Target(s) Passengers
Killed 0
Injured 25
Weapon(s) Knife

On June 13, 1914 an Italian wounded 25 people, five of them seriously, aboard the passenger ship S.S. Canopic travelling from Boston to Naples. That morning, between 9:20 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., while the ship was approaching the harbour of Ponta Delgada, Azores, the man, a third-class passenger, began stabbing people with a long knife, until he was struck down and arrested.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

According to a later report, referring to an article published in Il Gionrale d'Italia after the ship's arrival in Naples a few days later, 22 people died in the incident, though the validity of this information is uncertain, since no other source seems to be available that would confirm it.[14]


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