Departed Rotterdam 27 November 1957 with rotation of Cdn Inf Bde Gp personnel and dependents, bound for Halifax, NS. on her final voyage. The ship's bell was presented to the transportation corps museum in Camp Borden, Ont. in recognition of the many times, wartime as well as peace, when she carried Canadian troops across the Atlantic.
A nice depiction, DH - our trip was quite calm, fortunately.
I came close to scrapping this one as it was not working. Last week I picked it up and added the tug's stack and ventilator and then the ice to the water and it came together fairly quickly after that. As an aside, I made two winter Atlantic crossings when I was 11 and again at age 13 and both were stormy and rough. I remember arriving in New York in the Independence in late December and it was cold, dank, grey and miserable on the river and at the pier. This scene is based on that memory, but different ship and time. A second aside: I never saw the Scythia or any of its sisterships, but I find them interesting with all their curves and angles.