Monday, October 17, 2016

Canadian Pacific's Empress of India

Bill McKee & Georgeen Klassen, Trail of Iron, Glen-Alberta Institute 1983
The Empress of India was built at Barrow-in-Furness England and made her maiden voyage in the spring of 1891. She served in the Hong Kong- Shanghai- Nagasaki- Kobe- Yokohama- Vancouver route for the CPR until she was sold in 1914- being converted to a hospital ship for Indian troops. She was retired in 1918 and scrapped the following year.

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