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Thanks Dave and Dave
have checked with both sites awaiting reply
appreciate your assisstance
kindest regards Jim
 

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Empress of Canada

wee bobby said:
Was on the "Empress of Canada" early '60's what became of her???
See link below

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsD.html#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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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?
jimmyc said:
See link below

http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsD.html#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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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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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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canadian pacific ships

DMA said:
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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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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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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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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