On trials over the Arran Mile, after the completion of the refit, she reached a very creditable 22.5 knots. She had covered over 600,000 miles -- believed to be the most of any merchant By using this site, you accept the use of cookies on your device. On 9th November 1944 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was subject to an air attack off Northern Ireland; three bombs being such near misses that they actually glanced off the ship's rails and a lifeboat, exploding in the sea. Duggan whilst constantly being driven towards the shore. The HANSEATIC's passengers were transferred to the QUEEN MARY, whose sailing time was delayed by some four hours while they were transferred. The outbreak of war in Europe caused the Empress of Japan to be re-fitted for wartime service. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN was built at the Fairfield Yard at Govan at a cost of about £1.5 million. In 1942, she was renamed the Empress of Scotland. That’s how I got to go on the Empress of Japan [in 1942, she was re-named RMS Empress of Scotland]. The funnel colours of the HANSEATIC were red with a black top and a white logo in the red sector. When the EMPRESS OF JAPAN entered service she could carry 268 first-class passengers; 131 interchangeable; 164 second class; 100 third class and 510 steerage. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland -- the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. Mr Campbell had been at sea with Canadian Pacific since 1922, and Mr Butterworth was retiring after forty-five years at sea. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, … Life was well ordered. The With the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND and the EMPRESS OF FRANCE, there were again four Empresses on North Atlantic service. ______________________________________________. On 26th November 1939 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was requisitioned as a troopship. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sent back to her builders, the Fairfield Yard at Govan, for a full refit for the Liverpool - Quebec mail service, and also for winter cruising. With the new EMPRESS OF CANADA shortly to join the fleet, these newcomers spelt the end for the two older ships. This route cut the distance from 2,728 miles to 2,558 miles, and the, In November 1951, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh returned from their Canadian tour on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. Liverpool, ready to sail on yet another voyage to Canada. in the North Atlantic, she came out unscathed. renamed Empress of Scotland (II). She served on the Southampton to … This ship was the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan - regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942. This ship -- the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan [1]-- regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942. Captain J.W. EMPRESS OF JAPAN: Added: Nov 03, 2013: Captured: IMO: 5142322: Hits: 1,966: Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950: Description: EMPRESS of JAPAN Name: 1930—1942: RMS Empress of Japan 1942—1957: RMS Empress of Scotland 1957—1966: SS Hanseatic Owner: 1930—1957: Canadian Pacific Line 1957—1966: Hamburg Atlantic Line No space was now needed for Asiatic steerage passengers and this enabled very great improvements to be made to the crew accommodation. ship in World War II -- and had travelled to all affected parts of the world For some reason it was thought worthwhile to alter her bow, giving it a slightly raked curve at the top, which increased the overall length by about six feet. During 1943/1944 she was on trooping service from Halifax, N.S., New York and Newport News to Liverpool and to Casablanca, carrying a total of 30,000 American troops. Two bombs hit the ship but were deflected off the stern rail For cargo she had space for 212,000 cubic feet of general; 33,000 cubic feet for insulated, and 59,000 cubic feet in her silk rooms. She arrived back in Liverpool for the last time in a chill wintry mist on 26th November 1957 under the command of Captain S.W. sailing from Australia to South Africa, and comprising seven troop-carrying A decision was made to start with a second-hand vessel and shortly afterwards the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND appeared on the market for sale. The change had been delayed due to wartime regulations prohibiting renaming of ships. At about 8.15 on the evening before, some men walked off the ship without having made any complaint in the normal manner at the final inspection which had just started. 1942 : Oct. 16: Renamed Empress of Scotland following the entry of Japan in WW2: 1948 : Refitted by builder, new tonnage of 26,313 gross, promenade deck glassed in: 1950 : May 9: First post-war sailing, Liverpool - Greenock - Quebec: 1966 : Sept. 7: Damaged by fire in New York - … For a brief time Cunard sailed the re-flagged ship between Liverpool and New York.The ship was refitted for Canadian Pacific Steamships and in 1921, she was renamed Empress of Scotland—the first of two CP ships to bear that name. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was the only Canadian Pacific liner to, include the Greenock call in her schedule until the new ships entered service, in the mid 1950s. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh occupied the main suite on 'A'  deck which had been partitioned off under constant guard by selected stewards to ensure privacy. In the face of enemy machine gun fire, Ho Kan at the wheel calmly carried On her second eastbound crossing she broke the record for the St Lawrence - Clyde passage by seven hours, with a passage time from the pilot station at Father Point in the Gulf of St Lawrence to the Clyde pilot station off the island of Little Cumbrae of five days and forty-two minutes at an average speed of 21.3 knots. After the war she was transferred to the Atlantic service from Liverpool, replacing the Empress of Britain which had been lost. She was requisitioned on November 25th, and began nine years of personnel _______________________________________________________________. During 1943 It took 200 firemen to bring the blaze under control, by which time great damage had been done. Empress was finally discharged from trooping duties in May 1948. Photograph of the Canadian Pacific Line ocean liner the RMS Empress of Britain on stocks showing the forward poppets taken from the shipyard floor of John Brown & Co. at Clydebank Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Collection, Crown copyright, National Records of Scotland, UCS1/116/37/146. The third funnel was removed and replaced by two shorter and more 'modern' ones. Following the Japanese attacks on the Empire outposts in the Far East in December 1941, the name of the ship needed to be named. Her hull and superstructure were painted grey and she then left for Sydney, arriving on 22nd December. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND being assisted on to her berth at Princes. REINA DEL MAR PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION CO. trans-Atlantic colours, and before her masts were shortened. RMS Empress of Asia was an ocean liner built in 1912-1913 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships.. As well as being a passenger liner in peacetime, Empress of Asia served as an armed merchant cruiser and a troopship in wartime. 6 steam turbines, single-reduction gearing to twin screws.Speed: 21 knots, max 23. Empress of Scotland. (Microsoft Excel file). The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND in the Canada Dry Dock. This route cut the distance from 2,728 miles to 2,558 miles, and the Empress crossed from the Clyde Pilot to Father Point in four days, fourteen hours and forty-three minutes, at an average speed of 21 knots. She was sunk during World War II by Japanese aircraft while transiting from Bombay to Singapore. Note the funnel. Such, then, was the sad end of the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. At the end of my four-year cadetship with the Clan Line in 1956, I wanted to attend Liverpool Technical College to obtain my first certificate, However, my timing was wrong - the College was due to close for the summer holidays. 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