Apollon, originally the Empress of Canada, at Liverpool. Although built as the flagship of Canadian Pacific Line she became better known as the first ship of Carnival Cruise Lines and under their flag she was known as Mardi Gras.
The Empress of Britain is shown at Southampton between Atlantic Crossings on 11 June, 1938. The Imperial Airways flying boat Capella (G-ADUY) is shown in the foreground preparing to send her passengers ashore by launch. High winds had prevented the plane from landing her passengers at the Imperial
The Empress of Canada is seen at Halifax Nova Scotia in the late 1930s. This photo was used by the Balitmore Sun to report the vessle's loss to an Italian Submarine in March, 1943. The ship was sunk with a loss of nealy 400 lives.
The Empress of Japan arrives in the Port of Liverpool for the first time in 1930, following the completion of her construction at the Fairfield Ship Yards in Scotland. On her Maiden Voyage to Yokohama, the liner would establish a record breaking run, by crossing in 8 days, 6 hours, and 27 minutes.
Canadian Pacifics Empress of Canada was built by the Fairfield shipyard at Govan on the Clyde in 1920. The 21,517 ton liner began service on 5 May, 1922. She was based at the port at Vancouver, British Columbia, and she provided service to the Far East, sailing to ports in Japan, Hong Kong, and C
Bought on Trademe recently.
Empress of Britain (II)
Built: 1931 John Brown and Co, Clydebank
Owners: Canadian Pacific
1939: Requisitioned by Admiralty
1940: October 26: Bombed and set on fire by aircraft
October 28: Torpedoed and sunk by U32--the largest British ship lost in WWII
9,824 Tonnes gross
2 x Steam turbines connected to electric motors with a single screw.
Speed 16 knots
The companies previous name for this vessel from 1952 to 1956 was Maplecove.
It was purchased by Italian interests in 1963 and then dissapear