The Empress of Canada Ashore on Vancouver Island

Nauticapedia
11th September 2012, 23:26
On the morning of October 13th, 1929 as she was approaching William Head to undergo inspection at the Quarantine Station the CPR ship Empress of Canada ran aground at Albert Head. The Empress of Canada remained fast for a considerable part of her length and developed a starboard list. The tugs Salvage King, Burrard Chief and Hopkins worked together for two days to move her off the rocks. There was, for two days, much concern that a southeasterly gale might come up, in which case she would doubtless have been lost. See the article at

http://www.nauticapedia.ca/Articles/Empress_Canada.php

Rogerd48
12th September 2012, 13:28
Which Empress was it that caught fire in Liverpool docks in the 1950's?
Went to see it with my Dad.
Was it lost?

A.D.FROST
12th September 2012, 14:01
Which Empress was it that caught fire in Liverpool docks in the 1950's?
Went to see it with my Dad.
Was it lost?

r/n 1947 EMPRESS of CANADA(ex.DUCHESS of RICHMOND'29)25.1.1955(Thumb)