Canadian Pacific Railway Co. - Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd., London
47 EMPRESS OF CANADA
Subsequent owner and registration history
She was involved in a collision with the Cunarder ALAUNIA off Quebec in November 1932. She became a troopship in February 1940 and following the end of hostilities was refitted back at the Fairfield yard in May 1946.
Fate / Status
10/10/1954 arrived at La Spezia under tow for breaking following a major fire in the Gladstone Dock in Liverpool on 25/01/1953. In scenes reminiscent of the Normandie disaster in New York she capsized in the Dock. Raised 06/02/1954.
DUCHESS OF RICHMOND - as built
Image courtesy of : Paul Strathdee Clyde Shiplovers Soc collection
DUCHESS OF RICHMOND
Image courtesy of : City of Vancouver Archives - James Crookall
EMPRESS OF CANADA
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Fire damage as EMPRESS OF CANADA
Image courtesy of : Paul Strathdee collection