March 19 1938 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by George Goold, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on March 19th, 1938. The expanding war in China was adversely affecting transpacific travel, and on this sailing the EMPRESS OF ASIA carried a very small passenger list. A heavy cargo and mail were also reported. Strong winds at forced the ship to anchor briefly at Royal Rhodes before berthing at Victoria.
March 18th, 1938 Dr. J. W. McIntosh, Vancouver Health Officer,
reported that a crewmember had been diagnosed with typhoid fever and
consequently all crewmembers would be immunized immediately.
No passenger names are available for this voyage.
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