April 17 1921 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by Captain A. J. Hailey, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on April 17th, 1921.  The crossing from Yokohama set a record, accomplished in 8 days 21 hours and 38 minutes.

On the voyage the ship experienced good weather.   The EMPRESS OF ASIA carried 300 saloon, 60 second cabin class, and 850 steerage passengers.  Included in the cargo was a valuable shipment of silk and 2,000 tons of general freight destined for overland shipment.  Also included was cargo for local and coastal destinations.

Note of Interest:

William Davison of Hong Kong, master shipwright with the Hong Kong Whangpoo Dockyard, died at sea on April 12th 1921.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on April 17th, 1921.


G. M. Bosworth

Chairman of Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Lt.

Dr. Wang Chung-Hui

President of the Court of Cassation in Peking and Chinese delegate to the Revision Committee Conference of the League of Nations.  Travelling to Geneva.


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