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Old 17th April 2006, 10:42
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Empress of Canada

True, but surely Wee Bobby means the third Empress of Canada, which made her maiden voyage forty-five years ago and was retired only ten years later. Ironically, as the Mardi Gras, and in company with the former Empress of Britain as Carnivale, she became the foundation of the most successful cruise fleet in history. Then she underwent a series of incarnations such as Star of Texas and Apollon, and was only recently and summarily scrapped. Full details can be found by Googling the ship's name. Excuse my font; I don't know one from another.Dave.undefinedTesting, hello is this thing on?
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http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/de...ml#dofrichmond

DUCHESS OF RICHMOND / EMPRESS OF CANADA (2) 1928
20,022 gross tons, length 601ft x beam 71.2ft, two funnels, two masts, twin screw, speed 18 knots, accommodation for 580-cabin, 480-tourist and 510-3rd class passengers. Built by John Brown & Co, Glasgow, she was launched on 18th Jun.1928 for Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd. Her maiden voyage started 15th Mar.1929 when she left Liverpool for St. John, NB and she continued Canada sailings until starting her last pre-war crossing from Montreal to Liverpool on 15th Dec.1939. She was then used as a troopship until May 1946 when she arrived at Glasgow for refurbishment. Refitted to carry 400-1st and 300-tourist class passengers and speed increased to 20 knots, she was renamed EMPRESS OF CANADA in 1947. On 16th Jul.1947 she left Liverpool on her first post war voyage to Quebec and Montreal and made a total of 186 round voyages on the North Atlantic. She caught fire at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool on 25th Jan.1953, heeled over and sank in dock. Refloated in March 1954, she left Liverpool in tow on 1st Sept. and was scrapped at Spezia, Italy.
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Old 23rd April 2006, 19:14
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A nice little book all about CPR is this.
'Canadian Pacfic' story of the famous Shipping Line by George Musk
ISBN 0-03-920291-7
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Old 23rd April 2006, 22:27
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empress of canada <3 > maiden voyage april 24th 1961 liverpool to montreal i was on her in 62 got d b s on that bosun martin quinn what a man



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Old 24th April 2006, 10:10
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does anyone remember the name of the catering super that used to come on board at the landing stage i think he was scottish kev.
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Old 30th April 2006, 00:17
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A nice little book all about CPR is this.
'Canadian Pacfic' story of the famous Shipping Line by George Musk
ISBN 0-03-920291-7
thanks dave I will get my local library to get it in for me
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Old 3rd May 2006, 00:51
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The only catering superintendent my CP friends and I can remember from Liverpool was Charlie Fulcher.

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Old 3rd May 2006, 08:00
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ithink his name was greenway or greenwood something like that ring any bells??? kev
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Old 3rd May 2006, 08:02
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sailed with martin hoot gibson lampy 1964
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Old 5th May 2006, 01:48
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Oh yes, Greenwood. He was personnel manager, at least of the pursers' department. No longer with us, I'm told.

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Old 5th May 2006, 20:35
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thanks for that dave his mother was my grannys best freind i did not know him at all just saw him come aboard at the landing stage regards kev.
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Old 28th May 2006, 15:57
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CP Nostalgia

Hi there all old CP shipmates - nice to see some recognisable names there after all these years. I just recently found the site so still trying to figure out how to navigate around it!
Attached photos might ring some bells!
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Old 28th May 2006, 17:05
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Interesting colours on photos
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Old 29th May 2006, 09:24
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Smile Canadian Pacific

Weebobbie,
Empress of Britain.
Laid down Jan 1959
Launched May1960
Maiden Voyage April 1961
27,300grt
Pax 192 first 856 tourist
Final liner voyage Sep 1963
Chartered out for cruises
Sold Greek Jan/Feb 1964
Laid up L'pool Aug 1964
R/N "QUEEN ANNA MARIA" for Greek Line.
First Voyage March 1965 (short cruise)
First Line voyage arr,New York April 1965
Cruising from Nov 1965
Final LINE VOYAGE Nov 1972. Then only Cruising/Positioning.
Laid up at Piraeus/Perama Jan 1975
Sold to Carnival Line R/N"CARNIVALE" Dec 1975...and the rest as they say is History!!
J/V company formed with Epirotki R/N "FIESTA MARINA" First Cruise Oct1993.
Not succesful was laid up again in Perama having been R/N "OLYMPIC" Sep 1994
Cruising the Med for Royal Olympic from c. Jan 1995
Sold and R/N "TOPAZ" with major refit. First cruise Apr 1998 for Thomson Cruises
Final Cruise April 2003
Chartered to Japanese Group..'Peace Boat' organization.Arrived Tokyo June 2003
May 2006....STILL IN SERVICE!! 46 Years Young!!
There a number of pix of her on the site as 'TOPAZ' or 'THE TOPAZ'
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Old 30th May 2006, 22:27
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Actually those first few lines of information apply to the Empress of Canada. The Empress of Britain was launched in 1955 and made her maiden voyage in April 1956.

Dave.
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Empie Regent

My Dad served on the Empire Regent at one time was
under Canadian Pacific managementas Beaverlodge
Empire Regent
1943 MOWT managed by T.& J.Brocklebank Ltd.
1945 MOWT managed by Furness Withy & Co.
1946 BLACK PRINCE, Rio Cape Line (Furness Withy)
1949 ZEALANDIC, chartered to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line.
1952 BEAVERLODGE, Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd
1960 BENHIANT, Ben Line Steamers Ltd.
1970 VENUS, Witty Cia.Nav.SA, Cyprus.
1971 Scrapped Taiwan.

had a little bit of a hard time researching this ship
as it went through so many name changes

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Old 29th June 2006, 05:53
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Ahoy,

For all of you CP "lovers", found in the famous old shoebox some of the CP vessels, all taken in the Rotterdam area mid/end '70's

CP Discoverer 1971
CP Trader 1971
CP Voyageur 1970
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Old 3rd July 2006, 10:02
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Thumbs up Beaveroak

Worked on Beaveroak while being built at Vicker Armstrongs Navel Yard Walker in the late 60s along with the p boats for Blue flu line a smart vessel .
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Old 27th July 2006, 12:26
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Duchess of Atholl

this is quite an interesting story about the sinking of
Canadian Pacific SS Duchess of Atholl
this is a bit of an update re my Dad's ship being torpedoed 10/10/1942
click onto link below
check this account of Sinking SS Duchess of Atholl

http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/duchsinking.html
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Old 27th October 2006, 14:42
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For all you old CP folks. Two photos of the Beaveroak. Copied from a book I have.

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Blair lagerstedt
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I stood by the building of the 'Beaveroak' in 1995 as Company Representative. I was the Mate and the Master, Captain Basil Ford only joined at the last moment, prior to the Trials (He had no experience of the Great Lakes and their Navigational and Operational requirements).
I left CP December 1965 to eimigrate to Canada.
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Old 29th October 2006, 13:04
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I was in St John N.B. sometime in 1944 when the so called "lucky" BEAVERHILL had a problem sailing fully laden. She grounded on the Hillyards Reef and stayed there. I watched it happening. Is there anyone around who was there at the time, or knows anything about? Hugh Ferguson.
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Old 29th October 2006, 15:35
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Ahoy,

For all of you CP "lovers", found in the famous old shoebox some of the CP vessels, all taken in the Rotterdam area mid/end '70's

CP Discoverer 1971
CP Trader 1971
CP Voyageur 1970
Thanks Ruud, I was on the CP Voyageur in 1972 - good to see her again.

Mike
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Old 9th November 2006, 01:01
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I was shanghied of the :E OF FRANCE"to "BEAVERBURN"in Monteal early one
morning... Empire Boat and really "heavy" on deck, German Deck crew,Dutch
Steward Dept.,and Flemish Firemen: signed on and of every port in Europe and
never returned to UK. Old Man made me do all chartwork on Flying Bridge,no
cover from sleet , pine trees in the St Lawrence instead of buoys, ready for ice.
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Old 16th March 2007, 18:49
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Hi Geoff, Not quite your time, a year in front actually. I did what amounts to a season on the Beaverfir from 25th march 1964, ( still using ice-breakers on the St. Lawrence!) till19th. december, 1964. ( 5 trips) home just in time for xmas. Only 3000 tons gross! she rolled like a barrel! I well remember surfing across the laundry room deck while hand scrubbing my dungys. lol. She was sold 3 times, 1972 to Liberia, 1975 to Venezuela, 1980 to cayman Islands, was wrecked on 20th. september 1982 at a place called Barra De Santigo. Cheers Colin Knight, (Deck).

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Old 9th September 2008, 17:24
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Hi Geoff
I was on the Beaverelm for one trip in Oct/Nov 1966 as 4th eng after joining her from the Imperial Star (a terrible ship,B&W poppet valve 9 cylinder twin screw) which was then tied up in front of her. Excellent ship. Des? was Chief Keith Dancy was 2nd. I cannot remember anyone else. I then joined the R.B. Angus and stayed with her until she sank. I joined the Beaverfir in May or June 1967 for a trip and then went to the H,R,McMillan.
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Old 29th June 2010, 17:44
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Canadian Pacific

Hello all ,I joined Beaverelm in Dec 62 as Chippy,more or less straight out of my apprenticeship.I did four trips in her then joined the Fir for eight trips,my last trip was back on the Elm sailng in June 67 .plus i did stints working by in the Vic.I enjoyed my time at C.P.especially on the Great Lakes ,not so good in the winter as you know,talk about rock n roll.
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