July 11 1919 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on July 11th, 1919.
carried a full cargo and 900 passengers with 300 First Class, 100 Second Class,
75 Third Class and 400 Steerage.
At Hong Kong Captain Davison relinquished command of the EMPRESS OF ASIA to Captain A. J. Hailey. Captain Davison was promoted to Marine Superintendent for Canadian Pacific at Hong Kong. Captain Hailey had previously commanded the MONTEAGLE.
While leaving Vancouver harbour the
EMPRESS OF ASIA struck a rock. The
ship continued to Victoria where the ship was met by the salvage steamer
ALASKAN. A diver inspected the hull
and determined that although a few plates were dented, it was possible for the
ship to continue.
information is available for this crossing.
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