April 20 1939 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by George Goold, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on April 20th, 1939.  On the voyage the ship visited Honolulu on the return trip.  Strong headwinds were encountered between Honolulu and Cape Flattery and delayed arrival at Victoria by a few hours.  The ferry vessel from Victoria to Vancouver was held back to accommodate passengers wishing to meet connection with the east bound train leaving Vancouver. Some 350 passengers were reported

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on April 20th, 1939.


J. W. McMaster

Prominent Manila accountant.

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Danby

Of Manila.

R. H. Griffiths

Government Education Department, Hong Kong.

R. Ferguson

Government Education Department, Hong Kong.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Major

Of Hong Kong.

W. R. Andrews

Kowloon-Canton Railway

R. Miller

Hong Kong, Messrs. Butterfield & Swire.

Mr. and Mrs. Brandes


N. Hiscox

Hong Kong, Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation.



E. H. Evans-Thomas

Tientsin, Manager of the Chartered Bank of Australia & China.

P. R. W. Wallis

Shanghai, Manager of Confederation Life for China.

J. C. Drysdale

Shanghai, Shanghai Power Company.

W. H. Winstanley

Of Shanghai.

A. Woods

Of Shanghai.

Mr. and Mrs. Beardsworth

Of Shanghai.

H. S. G. Isitt

Of Kobe.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Winter

Of Kobe.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Carson-Roberts

London residents on a world tour.

Mrs. C. Wallace

Of Kobe.

F. J. Blyth

Of Yokohama.

G. Wevill

Of Yokohama.

W. O. Strachler

New York business man.

Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Sprott

Of Vancouver, former being Manager of Sprott-Shaw Schools returning from a holiday in Honolulu.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dillaway

The former being Lloyd’s surveyor at Boston, returning from a holiday in Honolulu.

Mrs. W. H. Pascoe

Of Shanghai.

P. V. McLane

Canadian Trade Commissioner at Kobe, met by Hugh Dalton of the British Columbia Division of the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association.

Captain J. M. Chaudhuri and Mrs. Chaudhuri

Former of Indian Army, they boarded at Hong Kong and are on an around the world tour.


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