RMS Empress of Canada Archival Collection

Empress of Canada (1922) Canadian Pacific Line

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 21,517. Dimensions: 627' x 77' (653' o.l.). Twin- screw, 20 knots. Eight steam turbines. Two masts and three funnels. Note: In trans-Atlantic service for only a short time, as she was transferred to the trans-Pacific trade. Fate: Torpedoed and sunk, March 13, 1943.

Empress of Canada (1928) Canadian Pacific Line

Sailed as Empress of Canada 1947-1953

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 20,325. Dimensions: 581' x 75'. Twin-screw, 18 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Modifications: Speed increased to 20 knots. Refitted after war service, 1946. First voyage as Empress of Canada was in July 1947. Accommodation for 400 first class and 300 tourist. Fate: Destroyed by fire at her Liverpool dock, January 25, 1953. The capsized burned out hulk was later refloated and in September 1954 was towed to Italy to be broken up for scrap. Previously Named: Ex- Duchess of Richmond (1928-1947). Sister ship: Empress of France.

Empress of Canada (1960) Canadian Pacific Line

Built by Vickers-Armstrongs, Ltd., Walker-on-Tyne, Newcastle, England. Tonnage: 27,500. Dimensions: 650' x 86'. Twin-screw, 21 knots. Steam turbines. Single mast and one funnel. Laid down, January 27, 1959. Launched: May 10, 1960. Passengers: 200 first and 860 tourist. Maiden voyage in spring of 1961. Running mates: Empress of Britain and Empress of England.

 

Front Cover, Canadian Pacific (CPOS) SS Empress of Canada First Class - Tourist Passenger List - 31 July 1951.

 

1951-07-31 Empress of Canada Passenger Lists

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Empress of Canada of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing Tuesday, 31 July 1951 from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal, Commanded by Captain C. E. Duggan, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Canadian Pacific (CPOS) SS Empress of Canada First Class Passenger List - 21 August 1951.

 

1951-08-21 Empress of Canada Passenger Lists

First Class Passenger List from the SS Empress of Canada of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing Tuesday, 21 August 1951 from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal, Commanded by Captain J. P. Dobson, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R.

 

Back Cover, Canadian Pacific (CPOS) SS Empress of Canada First Class - Tourist Passenger List - 21 August 1951.

Back Cover, Canadian Pacific (CPOS) SS Empress of Canada First Class - Tourist Passenger List - 21 August 1951. GGA Image ID # 115529f8c6

 

The Empress of Canada -- The Finest Ship on the Pacific.

The Empress of Canada -- The Finest Ship on the Pacific. 22,000 Tons, Geared Turbines. Oil Fuel. Speed: 21 Knots. SS Montcalm Passenger List, 13 July 1923. GGA Image ID # 1ec21f0381