August 4 1928 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA commanded by A. J. Hailey concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on August 4th, 1928.  A smooth passage from Yokohama was described with an average crossing speed of over 19 knots.  A passenger list of 500 was reported with 56 Saloon, 46 Second Class, 36 Third Class and 320 Steerage.  Cargo included a heavy silk consignment of 4,138 bales of raw silk and 231 cases of silk goods.  Other cargo included tea, rice, pineapple, rubber, rattan furniture, curios and coffee.  A large mail consignment was carried, comprising nearly 2, 000 bags.  A total of 760 bags of mail were discharged at Victoria, 37 bags for the local delivery, 20 bags for delivery to the United States by airplane, and the remainder, ordinary mail for the United States.

The ship carried three rare birds from Japan that were being transported for display at the Toronto Exhibition.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on August 4th, 1928.


C. A. Goetz

Nanking businesswoman.

Prince and Princess Rangammanor

Of India, on a tour of Canada and England.

Lee Ketchin

Automobile Club of Washington official.

Arthur Rollin

Manager of the Hong Kong branch of the Bank of France.

B. Kemura

Manager of the Katakura, Seishi Kaisha Silk Company of New York.

John Ledge

Of Boston, wool merchant.

H. W. Kendall

Of Boston, wool merchant

Dr. Lloyd Nash Robinson

Of the engineering firm, Stone & Webster, Boston.

Captain the Honourable W. F. Somerset

Returning to London from Shanghai.

Charles C. Rose

Of the Saginaw Lumber Company of Aberdeen, Washington.

P. A. Cox

Assistant manager of the CPR Oriental Services

Major-General Evan Gibb

Of London, bound for Bermuda.

William Hughes

Of the Shanghai Disinfecting Company.

George swan

Assistant Government Marine Surveyor at Hong Kong.

G. Bodiker

German Consul-General at Tientsin

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Mather

Returning to London after a trip to China.


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