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CANADA

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"Britain's contraband control in operation - cutting off Germany's war supplies. A contraband examination steamer standing by a stopped liner".

The Danish liner CANADA of 1935 photographed only weeks before her wreckage after a torpedo hit on 3rd November 1939 off Holmp

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The 'contraband examination' vessel is almost certainly the paddle steamer "Empress" (1879; 173 grt) of Cosens & Co.
http://www.kingswearcastle.co.uk/empress.jpg
In peacetime she ran excursion sailings from Weymouth. She was requisitioned as an examination vessel in September 1939. Returned after WW2 she continued in service till 1955. Her original 2 cyl oscillating engines by J Penn have amazingly survived and are in working order and occasionally in steam at the Internal Fire Museum of Power near Cardigan in West Wales.
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