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. Everyone seemed to be too sad to make merry.". She had covered over 600,000 miles -- believed to be the most of any merchant The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND alongside Princes Landing Stage. Empress of Scotland. With the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND and the EMPRESS OF FRANCE, there were again four, Captain Keay was interviewed by a reporter from the, For three members of the crew, the occasion was a doubly poignant one. The old EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was given a new, slightly raked, bow. However, being on the 12 to 4, I had 'brunch' brought to my cabin at 10.am, skipped lunch and had dinner at 6.30pm. Both men were later 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. Before each bridge watch I mustered my deck watch at the emergency boat (No.1 or No.2). RMS Empress of Scotland (1942–1958); SS Hanseatic (1958–1966) Pacific, 1930–1942; war service, 1942–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1958 1966 1931 RMS Empress of Britain: 1930 1931 . Just before the New Year the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sold to the Hamburg-Atlantic Line and left Liverpool on 31st December 1957 for Belfast. The troopship "Empress of Scotland" was scheduled to sail at 8 a.m. on 10th December for the Far East with Army and R.A.F. Cruising in the winter months became a regular part of the schedule and in December 1950 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND made her first cruise from New York to the West Indies, resuming Canadian Pacific's pre-war crusing programme. She was the only, The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND bettered these passage times later in the summer of 1950 by using the Belle Isle Strait (between the northern tip pf Newfoundland and the south of Labrador), rather than sailing south-about Newfoundland via Cape Race. REINA DEL PACIFICO PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION. regulations prohibiting renaming of ships. Here she was renamed HANSEATIC and reconstructed and 'modernised' during a six-month overhaul which cost 43 million Deutschmarks. After leaving Greenock we settled into our watchkeeping routine. Captain Keay was interviewed by a reporter from the Liverpool Echo and commented: "Occasions such as these are always sad. Following the end of World War II, the Empress of Scotland was needed to meet the newly developing demands for trans-Atlantic passenger service. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN (by now renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND) as a troopship in the Second World War. In all the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND had steamed 713,000 miles on war service and had carried 292,000 troops as well as other passengers. On completion of my two relief voyages, the regular fifth officer returned from leave. That’s how I got to go on the Empress of Japan [in 1942, she was re-named RMS Empress of Scotland]. The three men were William Campbell, First Radio Officer;  John Butterworth, Second Radio Officer;  and William Lambard, the ship's dispenser. Cargo work was hectic on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND due to the quick turnround. when with 1200 women and children evacuees on board she survived another bombing RMS Empress of Scotland Ephemera Collection. ship in World War II -- and had travelled to all affected parts of the world This was not a problem for me as for part of my cadetship I had been bridge cadet for arrivals and departures. Captain C.E. Mr Campbell had been at sea with Canadian Pacific since 1922, and Mr Butterworth was retiring after forty-five years at sea. With the growth of the post-war German merchant fleet it was strongly felt during the mid 1950s that the time was ripe for Germany to re-enter the traditional trans-Atlantic passenger service with a Hamburg-owned liner. It was delivered in 1930 but became a troop transport during WW2 (with a name change to Empress of Scotland in 1942). 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. The Empress had left Quebec at 4.13pm on 9th November and arrived off Portugal Cove in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, at 7.30am on 12th November. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND arrived alongside Princes Landing Stage at Liverpool at 6.am on 17th November 1951, where the Royal couple disembarked. She was sunk during World War II by Japanese aircraft while transiting from Bombay to Singapore. The ship was refitted for 458 first-class passengers and 205 in tourist class. On 7th September 1966, whilst lying at New York, fire broke out in the HANSEATIC's generator room, caused by oil leaking from a fractured pipe line. Following a dry-docking and survey, she was accepted by her new owners and was handed over to them at Belfast on 17th January 1958. Main. Duggan whilst constantly being driven towards the shore. her war service : Captain Thomas, and the chief baker Tom Patten. The destroyers HMS ZAMBESI and HMS CREOLE met the Empress off the Ulster coast to escort her into the Mersey, but they too were forced to break station because of bad weather in the confined shipping lanes of the Irish Sea. The ship had Following the Japanese attacks on the Empire outposts in the Far East in December 1941, the name of the ship needed to be named. See more ideas about scotland, canadian pacific, cruise ship. Liverpool, having her masts shortened in April, 1952. The EMPRESS OF ASIA was sunk in 1942 off Singapore by Japanese aircraft. passenger service on the North Atlantic in May 1950. All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Empress of Scotland available at the GG Archives. of an allied ship carrying the name of an enemy state. In between times there was always plenty of tea, coffee and sandwiches available on the bridge. The, The royal couple had a rough one-and-a-half mile passage out to the, For about forty miles out from Conception Bay, the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was escorted by HMCS ONTARIO and the destroyer MICMAC, and it was planned that they would 'man ship' to give the traditional naval farewell, but in the prevailing heavy seas this was abandoned as being too dangerous. Partial List Unspecified Port (generally this ship sailed from Southampton, England, Cherbourg, France and Liverpool, England) to Quebec, Canada 4 May 1929 Canadian Pacific Line There is no Captain's statement. service as a troop-ship, by being painted in wartime grey, and having guns 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 - … On 3rd October 1966 the HANSEATIC left New York for the 17-day tow by two tugs to Hamburg where the damage was found to be too severe to be worth repairing. We stopped at Quebec to disembark some passengers and then proceeded to Montreal where the remainder left. She had been in Shanghai when war was declared and after a crossing to Honolulu and Vancouver, she sailed for Esquimalt where a certain amount of work was carried out to fit her for trooping. Returning to Melbourne, she sailed again with troops to Suez in the company of the QUEEN MARY, AQUITANIA, MAURETANIA, EMPRESS OF BRITAIN and the EMPRESS OF CANADA. Along with the EMPRESS OF CANADA of 1922, the new EMPRESS OF JAPAN had sufficient speed to include a call en route at Honolulu, lengthening the passage by a considerable amount and bringing the new ship into direct competition with the American and Japanese liners on the Pacific. Remembering what a third mate had told me about his experience of being seconded to Canadian Pacific Steamships as an uncertificated fifth officer, I decided to follow suit. Thomas had given evasive-action orders to the quartermaster who swung the wheel whilst lying on his stomach to avoid machine gun bullets which were raking the bridge! During 1943 Life was well ordered. At the Tail of the Bank, Greenock                             Passing Quebec, outward bound, In mid-Atlantic                                                           Liverpool's only three-funnelled liner. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Quebec Bridge, The centre span of the Quebec Bridge being hoisted into position. Note the funnel. In 1957, the Hamburg Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re-named her SS Hanseatic Each model comes fully assembled with a solid hull - hand carved from kiln-dried mahogany. A 17-ton swimming pool was hoisted on board for the benefit of cruise passengers. Normally, there would have been a balancing pair of sister ships, but the world depression was affecting policy, and with the advent of its new trans-Atlantic flagship, the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN of 1931, Canadian Pacific Steamships had enough on its plate. trips, bringing troops across from New York and other North American ports Shortly afterwards she sailed for Suez with a contingent of Australian troops. instead sailed back to Victoria BC, via Honolulu. Pacific's Empresses of Britain, Japan, and Canada; and Royal Mail Lines' Andes. 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. Given this state of affairs, Canadian Pacific abandoned its Far East - Vancouver service and accordingly the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was refitted for the North Atlantic. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Jacques. A decision was made to start with a second-hand vessel and shortly afterwards the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND appeared on the market for sale. much luckier. Cartier Bridge on departure from Montreal. of Japan was in Shanghai when war was declared in September 1939. luxury liners :- Cunard's Queen Mary, Aquitania, and Mauretania; Canadian Following the entry of Japan into the Second World War, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, ten months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. and the lifeboats into the sea, causing only some non-critical damage to machinery. No space was now needed for Asiatic steerage passengers and this enabled very great improvements to be made to the crew accommodation. On 8th June she was delivered to Canadian Pacific, a truly magnificent ship, beautifully proportioned, graceful, and yet with a look of tremendous power. 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 Title: Passenger list, first class : Empress of Scotland: Creator: Canadian Pacific Railway Company: Date Created: 1929: Description: Passenger list from the Empress of Scotland's 20 Aug. 1929 sailing to Southampton from Quebec. At this time changes of ships' names were prohibited, but Winston Churchill said that in the case of the EMPRESS OF JAPAN "It is a nonsense", and so on 16th October 1942 she became the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, the second of that name in the Canadian Pacific fleet, the first having been the ex- KAISERIN AUGUSTE VICTORIA in 1921. The main engines developed 30,000 shp on five boilers (leaving one in reserve) for a normal service speed of 21 knots. She ran her trials in the Firth of Clyde and achieved a maximum speed of 23 knots over the Skelmorlie Measured Mile. In 1931 she reduced this time to 7 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. The propelling machinery remained the same but was given a complete overhaul and new propellers were fitted. 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. The location was close to where Empress In all the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND had steamed 713,000 miles on war service and had carried 292,000 troops as well as other passengers. For my part, I had learned a lot with regard to shipboard organisation, the routine of ocean navigation on fast ships, the use of Loran, ice and weather reports, plotting of such information on special charts, and practical ship stability. 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 RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. In 1947 these two ships were elevated to 'Empresses' with white hulls and green ribands and renamed respectively EMPRESS OF FRANCE and EMPRESS OF CANADA. 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 served out the war as a troopship and resumed to civilian life in 1948, ferrying passengers until she was sold off in 1956. of all voyages from December 1939 to November 1946, please click the following In April 1956 the new EMPRESS OF BRITAIN entered service, followed a year later by the EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. 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. Empress SS EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND as a troopship Underway. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. Photographers and officials on two fishing trawlers which accompanied the MANECO were soaked to the skin! As well as parting from the. Columns represent: Family Name, Given Name, Family left in Country of Origin. UCS was liquidated in 1971. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. link :- Wartime Voyages At this time changes of ships' names were prohibited, but Winston Churchill said that in the case of the EMPRESS OF JAPAN, When released the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was the only, The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND left Liverpool on 9th May 1950 on her first post-war commercial voyage to Quebec, with a call at Greenock. In October 1930 she averaged 21.02 knots from Yokohama to Race Rocks, Vancouver, completing the passage in 8 days, 6 hours and 27 minutes, beating the EMPRESS OF CANADA's previous record by four and a half hours. In 1990, the ship's new owner refurbished the former ocean liner into a cruise ship, increasing tonnage. On 26th November 1939 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was requisitioned as a troopship. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland – the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. The EMPRESS OF CANADA had been torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic when homeward bound from Durban, and the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, completed in 1931, was set on fire by air attack in October 1940, and subsequently torpedoed whilst under tow. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland -- the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. In 1941 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN completed trooping voyages from Glasgow to the Cape and Singapore, returning to the UK via Panama: 35,000 miles in 141 days. SS Empress of Scotland Passenger Lists. The passenger accommodation was rebuilt to carry 85 first-class and 1,165 tourist-class passengers. After eight years as a troopship, this was a job which took from June 1948 until May 1950. The first-class cocktail bar in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The swimming pool in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main lounge in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main entrance in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class restaurant in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class writing room and library in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class smokeroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class restaurant on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class lounge on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class card room on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A tourist-class three-berth stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A first-class stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A group of the stewards employed in the first-class dining saloon. The rebuilding took about six months and on 21st July 1958 the HANSEATIC left Cuxhaven for New York via Le Havre, Southampton and Cobh. In 1959 the ship made twelve round trans-Atlantic voyages and went cruising in the winter months. I am glad that I am going at the same time as the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. She was the only Empress to make the Scottish call until the advent of the new ships in the mid 1950s. During nine After a foiled attempt to sink the empress she is torpedoed and sinks :sorry for the bad graphics and quality it’s my first stop motion video The EMPRESS OF RUSSIA had been burnt out at Barrow-in-Furness in 1945 whilst refitting. REINA DEL MAR PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION CO. All deck coverings had to be renewed and the promenade deck was glassed-in for its whole length, this being more appropriate for typical North Atlantic conditions. renamed Empress of Scotland (II). On trials over the Arran Mile, after the completion of the refit, she reached a very creditable 22.5 knots. Then we were on our way, calling at Greenock where we disembarked the Liverpool Pilot, embarked more passengers, lowered all lifeboats into the water and took some of them for a run around the anchored ship. trans-Atlantic colours, and before her masts were shortened. _______________________________________________________, Built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Govan, in 1930, Yard No: 634     Official Number:  161430     Signal Letters:  G M L V, Gross Tonnage: 26,313   Nett:  14,486    Length: 644 feet   Breadth:  83.8 feet, Owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. drafts and men returning from leave. The largest and fastest ship on the Pacific, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was for eight years extremely popular and before the end of 1939 she had completed 58 round voyages. On 14th June 1930 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN left Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec, returning to Southampton. The destroyers HMS ZAMBESI and HMS CREOLE met the, In April 1956 the new EMPRESS OF BRITAIN entered service, followed a year later by the EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. SS Empress of Scotland. The royal couple had a rough one-and-a-half mile passage out to the Empress on board the 140-ton ferry MANECO which took forty-five minutes. October 1940, the Empress was part of a so-called 'multi-million Dollar convoy', The outbreak of war in Europe caused the Empress of Japan to be re-fitted for wartime service. The channel to Montreal had by this time been deepened and the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND became the largest vessel ever to dock in Montreal. The ship was sold for scrap on 2nd December 1966 to Elkhart & Company for 15 million Deutschmarks. It was hardly necessary, however, for the word had been passed round tactfully amongst the other passengers during the two-day passage from Quebec and around to Conception Bay that the Princess and the Duke would like to relax and enjoy themselves as ordinary passengers. surveyor was present for the crew boat drill. 1942—1958: Empress of Scotland Following the end of World War II, the Empress of Scotland was needed to meet the newly developing demands for trans-Atlantic passenger service. In October 1942, ten months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Empress of Japan was renamed Empress of Scotland (II). Duck. Due to suspicions In the face of enemy machine gun fire, Ho Kan at the wheel calmly carried In ten months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Empress of Japan was Outward cargo consisted of high value goods such as mails, crockery, textiles, woollen goods, motor cars and machinery. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND being assisted on to her berth at Princes. RMS Empress of Japan was an ocean liner built in 1929-1930 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships (CP). The HANSEATIC was towed to Todd's shipyard at Brooklyn for survey, and as a result Hamburg-Atlantic decided to have her towed back to the Howaldtswerke yard at Hamburg for possible repair. In October 1942, Amazon.com: RMS Empress of Scotland Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model 33" Scale 1:250: Toys & Games She had called at Canadian and U.S. ports on twelve occasions; sailed eight times to India; and post-war twice to Japan. in 1941-42, shortly before the city was captured. She has been a grand ship to sail on.". 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. was personally involved in authorising this exception, recognising the nonsense 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. uptakes, fitted to reduce the smoke nuisance. Both men were later decorated for their bravery. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND bettered these passage times later in the summer of 1950 by using the Belle Isle Strait (between the northern tip pf Newfoundland and the south of Labrador), rather than sailing south-about Newfoundland via Cape Race. Edinburgh on board the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, Captain Duggan introduces Princess Elizabeth to members of the crew. 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. 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