June 15 1928 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on June 15th, 1928. The ship reached Victoria several hours ahead of schedule, after averaging a speed of 19.5 knots on the crossing.  A large list of passengers was reported with 785 aboard; 150 in First Class, 80 in Second Class, 28 in Third Class, and 527 in Steerage.  The EMPRESS OF ASIA would leave for the Orient in only five days to permit adjustments to meet the requirements of the Canadian Pacific Steamship summer schedule.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on June 15th, 1928.


Major Hilton Johnson

Commissioner-General of the Shanghai Municipal Council.

Baron Albert Saboine

Commissioner of Customs at Kongmoon.

E. D. Sassoon

Shanghai financier.

S. M. Joseph

Shanghai financier.

Mrs. Hummel

Associated with the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada.

Mrs. H. L. Mullins

Of Kobe.

H. W. Page

Hong Kong businessman.

R. D. Craig

Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture, Bangkok.

E. Davidson

Of Hong Kong.

H. R. Stuard

Of Hong Kong.

L. W. Allibester

Of Hong Kong.


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