March 16 1917 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on March 16th, 1917. The ship reported a good passenger list with some 300 passengers in all classes and a capacity cargo for various ports in the Far East. About 50 steerage passengers joined the ship at Vancouver. The majority of passengers were American, travelling from New York to the Philippines. A party of influential Japanese travelers was also on board.
A party of 8 members of the Salivation Army, under the command of Brigadier Salter, sailed on the EMPRESS OF ASIA for missionary service in China.
No passenger information is available for this crossing.
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