SS Duchess of York Archival Collection


Duchess of York (1929) Canadian Pacific Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 20,021. Dimensions: 581' x 75' (601' o.l). Twin- screw, 18 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Launched: September 28, 1928. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-St. John, March 22, 1929. Regular service: Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal. Fate: Sunk by high flying Focke Wolfe bombers in the Atlantic, off the Spanish coast, July 11, 1943, with the loss of 11 lives. Sister ships: Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Bedford and Duchess of Richmond.



1931-03-28 Passenger Manifest for the SS Duchess of York

1931-03-28 SS Duchess of York Passenger List

  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific Line
  • Date of Departure: 28 March 1931
  • Route: Cruise from New York to Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Commander: Captain R. N. Stuart


United States Landing Card - Elizabeth HAUSEN

1931-08-22 United States Landing Card, Canadian Pacific CPOS

United States Landing Card issued to Elizabeth Hausen traveling on Canadian Pacific Steamship RMS Duchess of York, examined and found admissible by U.S. Immigration Inspector on 22 August 1931.


Canadian Immigration Identification Card - Third Class Passenger - 1939

1939-09-22 Canadian Immigration Identification Card - Third Class Passenger

An example of a Third Class passengers' Immigration Identification Card for Canadian Immigrant Rose McMahon on board the Duchess of York of the Canadian Pacific Line. Stamped by Immigration Office 22 September 1939. Card provided information such as Name of Passenger, Steamship Name, Manifest No where individual appeared on and inspection stamp.