April 27 1928 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on April 27th, 1928. The ship carried 300 passengers and a capacity cargo for various ports in the Far East.
The EMPRESS OF ASIA’s departure from Vancouver was delayed 21 hours to allow connection with the train carrying passengers and mail from the Canadian Pacific Steamship liner MONTCLARE on the Atlantic coast.
April 27th, 1928 was a busy day in Victoria harbour with visits from the EMPRESS OF ASIA, the Pacific Steamship Company’s EMMA ALEXANDER, the Royal Mail Steam packet liner RADNORSHIRE, the cableship RESTORER, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha liner ARIZONA MARU, and the Canadian-Australasian Royal Mail liner AORANGI.No passenger information is available for this crossing.
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