March 14 1918 - January 31 1919
This crew list covers a period from March 14, 1918 to the end of January 1919.
The ship began this period with a regular Trans-Pacific mercantile round trip voyage to the Orient. Upon return to Vancouver, the demands of war resulted in the requisition of the ship again, this time as a troop carrier on the Atlantic.
The EMPRESS OF ASIA sailed for New York in May of 1918. The ship carried Chinese labourers, members of Chinese Labour Battalions, who were required in a supportive role in the War in Europe, and reached New York via Panama. The ship was to make six round trips from the eastern coast of the United States to Great Britain and France carrying American soldiers.
With the Armistice of 1918 the EMPRESS OF ASIA was almost immediately enlisted to transport Canadian troops home. The ship sailed from Liverpool on January 2nd 1919 with over 1,200 military personnel on board.Victoria was reached on January 24th 1919 and Vancouver the following day.
|Douglas, L. W.||Chief Officer|
|Sinclair, P.||1st Officer|
|Wilson, E. S.||2nd Officer|
|Ford, Harold||2nd Officer|
|Main, E. H.||3rd Officer|
|McCormick, A.||4th Officer|
|Shepherd, G. B.||Boatswain|
|Carmichael, R. K.||Master at Arms|
|Sweeney, W. T.||Baggage Master|
|Waters, C. A.||4th Officer|
|Holland, A. J.||Chief Officer|
|Roberts, L. J.||Joiner|
|Leary, T. O.||Quarter Master|
|Adamson, James||Chief Engineer|
|Shaw, R. H.||Engineer|
|Wilson, J. H. D.||Engineer|
|Kidd, T. M.||Engineer|
|McDonald, J. C.||Engineer|
|Munro, R.||Refrigeration Engineer|
|Leitch, S.||Chief Electrician|
|Harding, C. P.||Electrician|
|McMurtrie, Thomas||Boiler Maker|
|Hutchinson, E. W.||Engineer|
|Fraser, J.||Refrigeration Engineer|
|James, T. N.||Purser|
|Campbell, J. G.||Purser|
|Moore-Graham, G. R.||Surgeon|
|Bridge, Thomas J.||Chief Steward|
|Gavin, C. E.||Steward|
|Robinson, J. J.||Barkeeper|
|Hamilton, S. S.||Stewardess|
|Morgan, M. T.||Stewardess|
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