August 17 1931 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on August 17th, 1931.  At Victoria 96 tons of cargo and 600 bags of mail were discharged.  The cargo included 250 packages of silk that was transferred to the H. F. ALEXANDER for transshipment to San Francisco. 

At Vancouver 3,370 tons of cargo were discharged that included 1,748 bales of raw silk.  The silk left Vancouver aboard a special train that would carry the shipment to the East Coast. 

The ship reported a small passenger list of 262 with 42 First Class, 27 Tourist Class and 193 Steerage.

One passenger was J. A. Moir, the Purser of the EMPRESS OF CANADA who was called home to Vancouver from his ship to attend a family illness.  Purser Moir left his ship and boarded the EMPRESS OF ASIA at Yokohama.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on August 17th, 1931.

J. A. Moir

Purser of the EMPRESS OF CANADA, returning home from Yokohama to attend to a personal emergency.

S. M. Gunn

Of the Rockefeller Foundation, Peiping en route to the United States.

E. Byrner

Agent of the Canadian Pacific at Mukden.

Shoze Kimura

Manager of the Japan Cotton Company, en route to Dallas.

I. Pettina

Of Harbin, travelling to Philadelphia.

Lieutenant W. Shirley Gooch

Of H.M.S. CUMBERLAND en route to England.

H. W. Lampher

Of Shanghai, with the American Church Mission, en route to the United States.

Dr. M. Narmann

Of Berlin, with the Siemens China Company, travelling home after a visit to the Far East.

Elias Antaki

Of Shanghai, silk importer en route to Paris.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dent

Of Australia, travelling to Alaska and the Yukon on a holiday.

Lena Lindquist

Returning to the United States after a tour of the Far East.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Loomis

Of Shanghai, proceeding to Belgium on vacation.

W. B. Hall

Director of Aviation for the Chinese Government, en route from Hong Kong to Washington.

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