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.
On a typical grey, foggy and snowy industrial winter's day in Glasgow in the early part of 1930 the new Canadian Pacific liner EMPRESS OF JAPAN receives her foremast at the Fairfield yard fitting out basin.
She had been launched in December 1929.
She was later to become EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND then HANS
The Empress of Japan was built in 1930 for the trans-Pacific services out of Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific Line. She was renamed Empress of Scotland in October 1942 following the entry of Japan into WW2. She was sold to Hamburg Atlantik Linie in 1957 and renamed Hanseatic. Badly damaged by fire