May 17 1926 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on May 17th, 1926. 

A fast crossing from Yokohama was accomplished in 9 days, 3 hours and 35 minutes. 

A valuable silk cargo was carried; 740 tons valued at $11,000, 000.00.  At Vancouver the ship was met by a special train of 15 cars that expedited the silk to the East Coast. 

At Victoria, 1,300 bags of mail were discharged with 59 bags destined for Victoria, 10 bags for the United States by airplane, and the remainder transshipped by coastal steamer to the United States. 

About 200 tons of freight was discharged at Victoria.

A large passenger list of 875 persons was reported.  The passenger list comprised 139 First Class, 59 Second Class, 97 Third Class and 480 Steerage passengers.

Most of the Steerage passengers were travelling from China to South America.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on May 17th, 1926


Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald W. Birks

Associated with Birks and Company, returning from Asia.

R. W. Horne

Associated with Smith, Horne Ltd. of London returning from a trip to the Far East.

G. H. Horne,

Of California, associated with the International Precipitation Company, en route from the Far East.

Lieutenant Colonel D. G. Rei

Of Simla, India travelling on a world cruise.

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Grant

Of Geneva, returning from a trip to the Far East.

K. Kagamo

Associated with the Tokyo Marine Insurance Company and the Nippon Yusen Kaisha Steamship Line.

E. W. Tickle

Of Sydney, Australia en route to Europe

Madame Bohem de Sauvanne

Associated with Bishop’s Tours of London.

F. W. Pesch

En route to Germany from the Far East.

Mrs. S. M. Brydges

Of Vancouver.



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