August 16 1920 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on August 16th, 1920. 

On the trip from Yokohama excellent weather was reported. 

A fast crossing of approximately 9 days and 7 hours from Yokohama to Victoria was achieved and an average speed of over 19 knots was maintained. 

A large passenger list was reported with 420 in Saloon and Second Class, 70 in Third Class and 520 in Steerage class. 

Passengers included Lieutenant Raoul Alevra.  Lieutenant Alevra was leading a Romanian Government initiative to arrange the repatriation of Romanian Prisoners of War from Siberia.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on August 16th, 1920.


Lieutenant Raoul Alevra

Associated with the Romanian Government initiative to repatriate Romanian Prisoners of War from Siberia.

Right Honourable R. G. Glendinning

Of Belfast.

M. M. Sherower

Associated with The Japan Advertiser

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