December 2 1935 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on December 2nd 1935. On the North Pacific the ship encountered heavy weather that resulted in Victoria being reached several hours behind schedule.  Some passengers disembarked at Victoria, and mail, 200 tons of general cargo and 3,000 bundles of Japanese mandarin oranges were discharged.

The ship was also late in arriving at Vancouver because of dense fog in English Bay. At Vancouver some 100 passengers disembarked.

To assist passengers in making East Coast connections with Atlantic sailings a special train was dispatched with passengers, mail and baggage.

The cargo discharged at Vancouver included including 30,000 bundles of Japanese mandarin oranges.

Notable passengers aboard the EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on December 2nd 1935.


Major D. E. Andrews

Of Bombay enroute to London.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Aylott

Methodist Mission at Wenchow, Chekiang enroute to England.

Marie Barham

China Inland Mission returning to Toronto.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Best

China Inland Mission enroute to the USA.

J. D. P. Chapman

Attache of British Legation at Tokyo travelling to London.

R. I. Cherrill

Asiatic Petroleum Company, Hong Kong, enroute to England.

Mrs. W. G. Dove

South British Insurance Company, Shanghai, travelling to England.

R. Griffith

Logan and Amps, Hong Kong, travelling to England.

G. C. C. H. Harper

Jardine Engineering Company, Shanghai, travelling to England.

M. E. Johnson

Manila, travelling to USA.

R. E. Lunkley

Manager of Otis Elevator Company, Shanghai.

M. Pierpoint

Logan and Amps, Hong Kong, travelling to Liverpool.

G. E. Siedle

H. J. Heinz & Company, travelling to Pittsburgh.

O. G. Simpson

Crittall Manufacturing Company, Shanghai.

R. S. K. Irving

Corn Products Corporation, Tokyo, enroute to New York.

R. V. Fleming

United Church of Canada Missions in China.


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