December 12 1938 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by George Goold, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on December 12th, 1938.  On the voyage the ship experienced ordinary winter weather, however arrival at Victoria was delayed several hours by heavy head winds.  Twelve passengers, anxious to meet connections to reach Europe by Christmas, disembarked at Victoria.  The EMPRESS OF ASIA Baggage Master F. G. Mulliner arranged for the speedy transfer of luggage to the Vancouver bound ferry, the boat being held for the arriving passengers.  These passengers arrived in Vancouver 2 hours ahead of the EMPRESS and successfully connected with the eastbound train leaving Vancouver.

The ship brought a small list of passengers, mails and a good cargo including Japanese oranges.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on December 12th, 1938.


His Excellency P. E. Naggiar

Retiring French Ambassador to China, en route home to Paris from Shanghai.  Previous to the China appointment he was stationed at Moscow.

Rev. Father X. St. Arnaud

Manila, Assistant Secretary to the Papal Legate, bound for Trois Rivieres Quebec.

Alfred Ehrman

President of the Calamba Sugar Estate at Calubang, Philippines, en route to San Francisco.

A. H. Burgers

Insular Sugar Company, Manila, on a visit to the United States.

T. J. Kurotchkin

Of Shanghai, From Peking Union Medical College proceeding to Harvard University for research purposes.

Captain J. H. Harper

Former Master of the SS HINDUSTAN, proceeding to South Shields, England after the sale and delivery of his ship to Japanese interests.

Otto Preussman

Vice President of the International General Electric Company, Tokyo, en route to the United States on a business trip.

P. J. Walowit

Of Fellman Brothers Import and Export Company, New York.

M. Kopf

Travelling from Japan to Stanford University.

S. Kopf

Ford Motors, Japan proceeding on a vacation to the United States

R. B. Roxburgh

Of Hong Kong, Manager for China of John I. Thorneycroft, prominent shipbuilders in the Orient, en route to England.

Father M. W. Walsh

Of the Maryknoll Mission, Maryknoll, New York.

E. M. Van Vorhees

Of New York, Far Eastern Regional Manager and Director of General Motors, Osaka.


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