Empress of Australia

Andy
24th March 2004, 16:15
Empress of Australia

gadgee
22nd September 2005, 22:02
This was I believe a troopship in the early 1950's because my parents and I sailed on an Empress of Australia from UK to Egypt just before the Suez Crisis. I was about 5 years old!

Tom(Tucker)Kirby
1st January 2011, 21:35
The Empress of Australia you were on just before the Suez crisis could have been the old De Grasse she was in service from 1953, she had just one large funnel.Tom

gadgee
5th January 2011, 20:19
Thanks Tom very interesting

http://www.thegreatoceanliners.com/degrasse1.html

cavey
8th January 2011, 16:38
The Empress of Australia you were on just before the Suez crisis could have been the old De Grasse she was in service from 1953, she had just one large funnel.Tom
Hi Tom I think the ship in question was the troop ship "Empress of Australia" wich was in service untill 1952. She had three stacks. The De Grasse (renamed Empress of Australia) was bought to replace the Empress of Canada which went on fire in 1953. Bought to replace her for the Liverpool Montreal trade.