December 7 1931 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Victoria on December 7th, 1931 and Vancouver the following day.  The ship was 14 hours late in reaching Victoria having been delayed at Yokohama to accommodate late passengers and then further delayed by stormy weather off the Japanese coast. 

A cargo of 3,621 tons was carried and included silk valued at $1,750.00 that was discharged at Vancouver to a special train that would carry the shipment to the East Coast.  The silk filled 6 rail cars.

Included in cargo were 64,000 bundles of Japanese oranges.  Most of the oranges were transported to other Canadian provinces and the shipment filled 65 rail cars

The ship reported a light passenger list of 140 with 26 First Class, 11 Second Class and 103 Third Class.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on December 7th, 1931.

 

C. J. Burchell

Of Halifax, returning member of the Canadian Delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference at Shanghai.

J. McIntosh Bell

Of Almonte, Ontario, returning member of the Canadian Delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference at Shanghai.

Guy Rogers

Of Toronto, returning member of the Canadian Delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference at Shanghai.

C. S. Shank

Of Seattle returning member of the American Delegation to the Institute of Pacific Relations conference at Shanghai.

Count A. Kabayama

Of Tokyo, a member of the Japanese House of Peers, en route to the United States.

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Gallenkemp

Of San Francisco returning from a trip to Japan.

T. Komatsu

Managing Director of the Asano Shipbuilding Company en route to the United States.

General Sir E. Atkinson

Of London, associated with Vickers Ltd., returning from a trip to the Far East.

Professor and Mrs. K. H. Digby

En route to London England from Hong Kong.

B. M. Cairns

Of Hong Kong, associated with the United Church of Canada Mission, en route to Hemmingford, Quebec.

Mr. and Mrs. William Turner

The former being the Reutersís News Service Manager at Shanghai, en route to London.

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