On 26th November 1939 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was requisitioned as a troopship. Piper and passengers aboard the RMS Empress of Scotland as the ship approaches a UK port. REINA DEL PACIFICO PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION. RMS Empress of Scotland Ephemera Collection. It was hardly necessary, however, for the word had been passed round tactfully amongst the other passengers during the two-day passage from Quebec and around to Conception Bay that the Princess and the Duke would like to relax and enjoy themselves as ordinary passengers. - Australasia, the Far East, South Africa, and North America. Amazon.com: RMS Empress of Scotland Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model 33" Scale 1:250: Toys & Games The largest and fastest ship on the Pacific, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was for eight years extremely popular and before the end of 1939 she had completed 58 round voyages. Then we were on our way, calling at Greenock where we disembarked the Liverpool Pilot, embarked more passengers, lowered all lifeboats into the water and took some of them for a run around the anchored ship. The troopship "Empress of Scotland" was scheduled to sail at 8 a.m. on 10th December for the Far East with Army and R.A.F. My days and nights were busy. Six Yarrow oil-fired water tube boilers supplied steam at 425 lb/psi and 725 degrees superheat. Empress In October 1942, instead sailed back to Victoria BC, via Honolulu. Duggan, and Chief Officer Mr W.S. Duck. In 1990, the ship's new owner refurbished the former ocean liner into a cruise ship, increasing tonnage. In October 1942, ten months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Empress of Japan was renamed Empress of Scotland (II). A decision was made to start with a second-hand vessel and shortly afterwards the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND appeared on the market for sale. On November 9, The funnel colours of the HANSEATIC were red with a black top and a white logo in the red sector. Piper and passengers aboard the RMS Empress of Scotland as the ship approaches a UK port. On trials over the Arran Mile, after the completion of the refit, she reached a very creditable 22.5 knots. For some reason it was thought worthwhile to alter her bow, giving it a slightly raked curve at the top, which increased the overall length by about six feet. The change had been delayed due to wartime regulations prohibiting renaming of ships. However, being on the 12 to 4, I had 'brunch' brought to my cabin at 10.am, skipped lunch and had dinner at 6.30pm. In 1942, under heavy air attack, the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND took 1,700 women and children away from Singapore to Colombo. In 1942, she was renamed the Empress of Scotland. She has been a grand ship to sail on.". Just before the New Year the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sold to the Hamburg-Atlantic Line and left Liverpool on 31st December 1957 for Belfast. As well as parting from the. 1942—1958: Empress of Scotland Following the end of World War II, the Empress of Scotland was needed to meet the newly developing demands for trans-Atlantic passenger service. Columns represent: Family Name, Given Name, Family left in Country of Origin. The old EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was given a new, slightly raked, bow. In 1947 these two ships were elevated to 'Empresses' with white hulls and green ribands and renamed respectively EMPRESS OF FRANCE and EMPRESS OF CANADA. in preparation for the invasion of Europe. luxury liners :- Cunard's Queen Mary, Aquitania, and Mauretania; Canadian Remembering what a third mate had told me about his experience of being seconded to Canadian Pacific Steamships as an uncertificated fifth officer, I decided to follow suit. And we were there a day after that and we got blasted by the Japanese too. 1958—1966: Hanseatic When the EMPRESS OF JAPAN entered service she could carry 268 first-class passengers; 131 interchangeable; 164 second class; 100 third class and 510 steerage. By 1965 competition from the airlines meant that the New York voyages were reduced to eight and the HANSEATIC spent most of her time cruising. Canadian Pacific's RMS Empress of Scotland spent her first thirteen years as RMS Empress of Japan until Japan's entry into the Second World War provoked a name change in 1942. Partial List Unspecified Port (generally this ship sailed from Southampton, England, Cherbourg, France and Liverpool, England) to Quebec, Canada 4 May 1929 Canadian Pacific Line There is no Captain's statement. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland -- the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. For cargo she had space for 212,000 cubic feet of general; 33,000 cubic feet for insulated, and 59,000 cubic feet in her silk rooms. Liverpool, having her masts shortened in April, 1952. Empress of Scotland ist zwischenzeitlicher Name für die Schiffe. She was renamed Empress of Scotland in October 1942 following the entry of Japan into WW2 (albeit after a gap of eleven months!). The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sold first, and the EMPRESS OF FRANCE went to the breakers in 1960. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sent back to her builders, the Fairfield Yard at Govan, for a full refit for the Liverpool - Quebec mail service, and also for winter cruising. was personally involved in authorising this exception, recognising the nonsense ______________________________________________. in the North Atlantic, she came out unscathed. The destroyers HMS ZAMBESI and HMS CREOLE met the, In April 1956 the new EMPRESS OF BRITAIN entered service, followed a year later by the EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. Everyone seemed to be too sad to make merry.". In 1957, the Hamburg Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re … The HANSEATIC's passengers were transferred to the QUEEN MARY, whose sailing time was delayed by some four hours while they were transferred. Both men were later decorated for their bravery. The, The royal couple had a rough one-and-a-half mile passage out to the, For about forty miles out from Conception Bay, the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was escorted by HMCS ONTARIO and the destroyer MICMAC, and it was planned that they would 'man ship' to give the traditional naval farewell, but in the prevailing heavy seas this was abandoned as being too dangerous. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, … Of the four 'Duchesses' completed in 1928/29, only two remained after the war; the DUCHESS OF BEDFORD and the DUCHESS OF RICHMOND. UCS was liquidated in 1971. Note the funnel. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND alongside Princes Landing Stage. Mr Lambard was the first dispenser ever to be appointed by Canadian Pacific, and after completing thirty-seven years he commented: "There is no life like one at sea. Cartier Bridge on departure from Montreal. RMS Empress of Scotland (1942–1958); SS Hanseatic (1958–1966) Pacific, 1930–1942; war service, 1942–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1958 1966 1931 RMS Empress of Britain: 1930 1931 . renamed Empress of Scotland (II). passenger service on the North Atlantic in May 1950. This website uses cookies to improve functionality. In between times there was always plenty of tea, coffee and sandwiches available on the bridge. raid. __________________________________________, Along with the EMPRESS OF CANADA of 1922, the new EMPRESS OF JAPAN had sufficient speed to include a call, Following the entry of Japan into the Second World War, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN was renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, ten months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The three men were William Campbell, First Radio Officer;  John Butterworth, Second Radio Officer;  and William Lambard, the ship's dispenser. With the new EMPRESS OF CANADA shortly to join the fleet, these newcomers spelt the end for the two older ships. trans-Atlantic colours, and before her masts were shortened. For about forty miles out from Conception Bay, the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was escorted by HMCS ONTARIO and the destroyer MICMAC, and it was planned that they would 'man ship' to give the traditional naval farewell, but in the prevailing heavy seas this was abandoned as being too dangerous. She served on the Southampton to … The ship's twin screws were driven by Parsons' single-reduction geared turbines. and the lifeboats into the sea, causing only some non-critical damage to machinery. On completion of my two relief voyages, the regular fifth officer returned from leave. The Empress of Scotland was originally the Empress of Japan built for Canadian Pacific's Vancouver-Yokohama service. During the air raid, Captain J W Thomas and Ho Kan, the Chinese quartermaster, There was a farewell party on board on the last night of the voyage and a member of the crew said: "It was the quietest party I have ever seen on a ship. In 1957, the Hamburg Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re … All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Empress of Scotland available at the GG Archives. On 9th November 1944 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was subject to an air attack off Northern Ireland; three bombs being such near misses that they actually glanced off the ship's rails and a lifeboat, exploding in the sea. This route cut the distance from 2,728 miles to 2,558 miles, and the Empress crossed from the Clyde Pilot to Father Point in four days, fourteen hours and forty-three minutes, at an average speed of 21 knots. With the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND and the EMPRESS OF FRANCE, there were again four Empresses on North Atlantic service. Abstract of Log for the 'Royal Voyage' on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. For a brief time Cunard sailed the re-flagged ship between Liverpool and New York.The ship was refitted for Canadian Pacific Steamships and in 1921, she was renamed Empress of Scotland—the first of two CP ships to bear that name. On 8th November the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND left Liverpool on her final voyage for Canadian Pacific. On arriving and sailing, my station was on the bridge with the Captain, Staff Captain and Second Officer, who was my senior on the 12 to 4 watch at sea. heroically manned the wheelhouse, steering the ship to take evasive action. The third funnel was removed and replaced by two shorter and more 'modern' ones. Along with the EMPRESS OF CANADA of 1922, the new EMPRESS OF JAPAN had sufficient speed to include a call en route at Honolulu, lengthening the passage by a considerable amount and bringing the new ship into direct competition with the American and Japanese liners on the Pacific. Following the cessation of hostilities the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND continued trooping, repatriating troops and their families until she was released at Liverpool on 3rd May 1948. of an allied ship carrying the name of an enemy state. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND in the Canada Dry Dock. Members of the crew have been sailing on this route for many years, and everyone is feeling the parting very much today." The promenade deck was plated in … 1942 : Oct. 16: Renamed Empress of Scotland following the entry of Japan in WW2: 1948 : Refitted by builder, new tonnage of 26,313 gross, promenade deck glassed in: 1950 : May 9: First post-war sailing, Liverpool - Greenock - Quebec: 1966 : Sept. 7: Damaged by fire in New York - … _______________________________________________________________. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was the only Canadian Pacific liner to, include the Greenock call in her schedule until the new ships entered service, in the mid 1950s. On my two voyages on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND the weather was fine, a little ice, but quite a lot of cargo ship traffic. In Following the end of World War II, the Empress of Scotland was needed to meet the newly developing demands for trans-Atlantic passenger service. SS Empress of Scotland Passenger Lists. sailing from Australia to South Africa, and comprising seven troop-carrying ship in World War II -- and had travelled to all affected parts of the world At the Tail of the Bank, Greenock                             Passing Quebec, outward bound, In mid-Atlantic                                                           Liverpool's only three-funnelled liner. We discharged cargo, had more boat drills, and then loaded grain, sawn timber, apples, bulk tallow, mail and gold and silver bullion for Liverpool. In the face of enemy machine gun fire, Ho Kan at the wheel calmly carried On 12th July she left Southampton for Hong Kong via Suez, and from Hong Kong commenced her trans-Pacific service to Vancouver via Shanghai, Kobe and Yokohama, joing her three running-mates, the EMPRESS OF CANADA, the EMPRESS OF ASIA and the EMPRESS OF RUSSIA. During 1943 A 17-ton swimming pool was hoisted on board for the benefit of cruise passengers. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Jacques. The MANECO was alongside the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND at 1.10pm, and after the royal couple had boarded and their entire baggage had been transferred, the Empress sailed at 1.46pm. Pacific's Empresses of Britain, Japan, and Canada; and Royal Mail Lines' Andes. By using this site, you accept the use of cookies on your device. She had called at Canadian and U.S. ports on twelve occasions; sailed eight times to India; and post-war twice to Japan. When no fourth officer had been carried on my Clan Line voyages, I was frequently on watch with the chief officer on his 4 to 8 watch. RMS Empress of Scotland, originally SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, was an ocean liner built between 1905-1906 and 1905-1906 by the Vulcan AG yard in Szczecin for Hamburg America Line. The first-class cocktail bar in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The swimming pool in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main lounge in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main entrance in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class restaurant in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class writing room and library in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class smokeroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class restaurant on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class lounge on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class card room on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A tourist-class three-berth stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A first-class stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A group of the stewards employed in the first-class dining saloon. 1942—1958: Empress of Scotland. Such, then, was the sad end of the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. The ship had The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND approaching her anchorage, at the Tail of the Bank, off Greenock, in the Firth of Clyde. The ship was refitted for 458 first-class passengers and 205 in tourist class. her war service : Captain Thomas, and the chief baker Tom Patten. In November 1951, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh returned from their Canadian tour on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. Left to Right: Mr Jan Bezant, First Officer; Staff Commander N.W. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh occupied the main suite on 'A'  deck which had been partitioned off under constant guard by selected stewards to ensure privacy. I joined the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND at Liverpool in June 1956, put on my boiler suit, and as junior cargo officer on six-hour port watches, did exactly the same as when I was a cadet. Her hull and superstructure were painted grey and she then left for Sydney, arriving on 22nd December. She served out the war as a troopship and resumed to civilian life in 1948, ferrying passengers until she was sold off in 1956. The experience paid dividends, for some years later I wanted a summer fill-in job prior to attending nautical school, and was fortunate enough to be appointed as relief fourth officer on both of the new sister ships EMPRESS OF BRITAIN and EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. EMPRESS OF JAPAN: Added: Nov 03, 2013: Captured: IMO: 5142322: Hits: 1,966: Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built before 1950: Description: EMPRESS of JAPAN Name: 1930—1942: RMS Empress of Japan 1942—1957: RMS Empress of Scotland 1957—1966: SS Hanseatic Owner: 1930—1957: Canadian Pacific Line 1957—1966: Hamburg Atlantic Line Following a dry-docking and survey, she was accepted by her new owners and was handed over to them at Belfast on 17th January 1958. Cargo work was hectic on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND due to the quick turnround. Sometimes the quartermasters got the lion's share of the sandwiches ! Empress of Scotland. Keay, and after disembarking her 213 passengers at Princes Landing Stage, she was laid up in the Gladstone Dock. surveyor was present for the crew boat drill. With the growth of the post-war German merchant fleet it was strongly felt during the mid 1950s that the time was ripe for Germany to re-enter the traditional trans-Atlantic passenger service with a Hamburg-owned liner. It was a tradition for a Scottish piper to play a lament, A busy scene at the Tail of the Bank off Greenock, with the, EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND making her call en route from. when with 1200 women and children evacuees on board she survived another bombing Captain Keay was interviewed by a reporter from the Liverpool Echo and commented: "Occasions such as these are always sad. For three members of the crew, the occasion was a doubly poignant one. Not only had the generators been ruined, but the engine room had suffered considerably from the intense heat and the water, while smoke and water had caused damage to much of the passenger accommodation. This ship was the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan – regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942. trips, bringing troops across from New York and other North American ports It is believed that Winston Churchill On 19th January 1958 the old ship left Belfast under the German flag and with the temporary name of SCOTLAND. Following the Japanese attacks on the Empire outposts in the Far East in December 1941, the name of the ship needed to be named. She ran her trials in the Firth of Clyde and achieved a maximum speed of 23 knots over the Skelmorlie Measured Mile. The EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA remained a troopship until sold to breakers in 1952 and was never returned to Canadian Pacific. RMS Empress of Japan was an ocean liner built in 1929-1930 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships (CP). Cruising in the winter months became a regular part of the schedule and in December 1950 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND made her first cruise from New York to the West Indies, resuming Canadian Pacific's pre-war crusing programme. No space was now needed for Asiatic steerage passengers and this enabled very great improvements to be made to the crew accommodation. In 1942, the first of over 1.5 million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland – the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. At the end of my four-year cadetship with the Clan Line in 1956, I wanted to attend Liverpool Technical College to obtain my first certificate, However, my timing was wrong - the College was due to close for the summer holidays. and 1944, Empress of Scotland operated a shuttle of twelve transatlantic round I am glad that I am going at the same time as the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. Captain J.W. RMS Empress of Asia was an ocean liner built in 1912-1913 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships.. As well as being a passenger liner in peacetime, Empress of Asia served as an armed merchant cruiser and a troopship in wartime. In all the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND had steamed 713,000 miles on war service and had carried 292,000 troops as well as other passengers. The following list was extracted from various sources. The change had been delayed due to wartime Liverpool, ready to sail on yet another voyage to Canada. The ship was sold for scrap on 2nd December 1966 to Elkhart & Company for 15 million Deutschmarks. We next moved from Gladstone Dock to Liverpool Landing  Stage with the company pilot and five tugs. This ensured that junior officers knew every nook and cranny on board. service as a troop-ship, by being painted in wartime grey, and having guns sailed right around the world three times, and two men served on her throughout All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Empress of Scotland Available at the GG Archives. ____________________________________________________________, An artist's impression of the EMPRESS OF JAPAN on. The ship regularly sailed between Hamburg and New York City until the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914. In April 1952 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND's masts were shortened by 44 feet to allow her proceed up the St Lawrence to Montreal, necessitating passing under both the Quebec Bridge (about five miles upstream from Quebec City), and the Jacques Cartier Bridge at Montreal. Two days later she arrived at the Howaldtswerke Company's yard at Hamburg. Empress was finally discharged from trooping duties in May 1948. And a little while after that, the Japanese sank the Empress of Asia in Singapore. Title: Passenger list, first class : Empress of Scotland: Creator: Canadian Pacific Railway Company: Date Created: 1929: Description: Passenger list from the Empress of Scotland's 20 Aug. 1929 sailing to Southampton from Quebec. The propelling machinery remained the same but was given a complete overhaul and new propellers were fitted. All deck coverings had to be renewed and the promenade deck was glassed-in for its whole length, this being more appropriate for typical North Atlantic conditions. After leaving Greenock we settled into our watchkeeping routine. Photograph of the Canadian Pacific Line ocean liner the RMS Empress of Britain on stocks showing the forward poppets taken from the shipyard floor of John Brown & Co. at Clydebank Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Collection, Crown copyright, National Records of Scotland, UCS1/116/37/146. In 1959 the ship made twelve round trans-Atlantic voyages and went cruising in the winter months. RMS Empress of Scotland, originally SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria, was an ocean liner built in 1905–1906 by Vulcan AG shipyard in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) for the Hamburg America Line. 6 steam turbines, single-reduction gearing to twin screws.Speed: 21 knots, max 23. of Japan was in Shanghai when war was declared in September 1939. 1940 off Western Ireland, Empress On her return passage she averaged 21 knots on 26,100shp. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. On 14th June 1930 the EMPRESS OF JAPAN left Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Quebec, returning to Southampton. The HANSEATIC was towed to Todd's shipyard at Brooklyn for survey, and as a result Hamburg-Atlantic decided to have her towed back to the Howaldtswerke yard at Hamburg for possible repair. The royal couple had a rough one-and-a-half mile passage out to the Empress on board the 140-ton ferry MANECO which took forty-five minutes. Life was well ordered. Edinburgh on board the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, Captain Duggan introduces Princess Elizabeth to members of the crew. years of war duty she had carried over 250,000 people and 30,000 tons of cargo. The rebuilding took about six months and on 21st July 1958 the HANSEATIC left Cuxhaven for New York via Le Havre, Southampton and Cobh. In October 1930 she averaged 21.02 knots from Yokohama to Race Rocks, Vancouver, completing the passage in 8 days, 6 hours and 27 minutes, beating the EMPRESS OF CANADA's previous record by four and a half hours. Passenger ships stuck to the Atlantic routing / separation lanes of longstanding to avoid head-on situations with each other, as at 22 knots the closing speed was quite intimidating. Captain C.E. She was sunk during World War II by Japanese aircraft while transiting from Bombay to Singapore. We stopped at Quebec to disembark some passengers and then proceeded to Montreal where the remainder left. Landing Stage by the Alexandra tugs EGERTON (forward) and ALFRED (aft). The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Quebec Bridge, The centre span of the Quebec Bridge being hoisted into position. regulations prohibiting renaming of ships. Despite intensive U-boat activity Outward cargo consisted of high value goods such as mails, crockery, textiles, woollen goods, motor cars and machinery. The third funnel was a dummy, but served as a ventilator for the engine room, and the first and second-class galleys. On 3rd October 1966 the HANSEATIC left New York for the 17-day tow by two tugs to Hamburg where the damage was found to be too severe to be worth repairing. The EMPRESS OF CANADA had been torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic when homeward bound from Durban, and the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, completed in 1931, was set on fire by air attack in October 1940, and subsequently torpedoed whilst under tow. Here she was prepared for In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. When sailing day arrived it was no watch below and no rest as the second mate and myself had amended the crew boat and fire station lists during the previous night, and then the M.O.T. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN (by now renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND). The main engines developed 30,000 shp on five boilers (leaving one in reserve) for a normal service speed of 21 knots. Here she was renamed HANSEATIC and reconstructed and 'modernised' during a six-month overhaul which cost 43 million Deutschmarks. THE CUNARD WHITE STAR LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH. SS EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND as a troopship Underway. The Empress had left Quebec at 4.13pm on 9th November and arrived off Portugal Cove in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, at 7.30am on 12th November. To download a listing The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND bettered these passage times later in the summer of 1950 by using the Belle Isle Strait (between the northern tip pf Newfoundland and the south of Labrador), rather than sailing south-about Newfoundland via Cape Race. During 1943/1944 she was on trooping service from Halifax, N.S., New York and Newport News to Liverpool and to Casablanca, carrying a total of 30,000 American troops. 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