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Empress of Scotland

Empress of Scotland from C.P. Letterview dated June 1955.

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I may have mentioned it here before, she has the tallest foremast of any ship to have entered the Mersey
 

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I remember reading about her in an old National Geographic, and when she was launched, she was considered the most beautifully finished liner afloat.

Is she the one that burned and sank at the docks in England, or at the wreckers in Scotland?
 

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Yes, she was originally CP's EMPRESS OF JAPAN of 1930, and was the fastest liner on the Vancouver-Yokohama transPacific route. In WWII she was a troop transport and renamed EMPRESSS OF SCOTLAND. Post-War she served the Liverpool-Montreal route, and was sold to Hamburg-Atlantic Line in 1958, renamed HANSEATIC. Refitted, modernized, emerged with 2 funnels. Very popular cruise ship and liner, she was badly damaged by fire in New York in 1966, and scrapped at Hamburg.
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There was an earlier Empress of Scotland (ex-Kaiserin Auguste Victoria of Hamburg-America Line, handed over to GB after WW1 and sold to Canadian Pacific Railway Co in 1921) which burned out and sank at the breakers Hughes, Bolckow & Co, Blyth in 1930. She was raised and broke apart while being moved. Interesting that both ships which carried the same name at some point were finally destroyed by fire.
 

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Empress of Canada after the fire in Gladston dock, Liverpool. 25th Jan, 1953
 

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Thanks. I knew it was one of the 1920's or 1930's empresses that burned, but I just didn't know which one.
 

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