June 1 1929 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on June 1st, 1929. The ship carried a large passenger list with 172 First Class, 55 Second Class, 14 Third Class and 679 Steerage.

Cargo of 72 tons was discharged at Victoria, while 3,400 tons including 3,100 bales of raw silk were discharged at Vancouver.

Note of Interest:

One passenger died aboard ship and was buried at sea.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on June 1st, 1929.


HRH the Duke of Gloucester

Returning from a trip to Japan.

Sir Alexander MacCormick and Lady MacCormick.

The former being a renowned Australian surgeon en route to Europe and Egypt.

Sir James Simpson

Member of the Madras Legislative Council and a Governor of the Imperial Bank of India, proceeding to London.

H. L. A. Van Kretschmar Van Veen

President of the Eastern and Philippine Shipping Agencies at Manila.

Dr. D. G. Beebe

Planter from Zamboanga, Philippine Islands travelling to Vancouver.

J. L. Weil

En route to London.

Mrs. Gilbert Davies

Of Shanghai en route to London.

Peggy Davies

Of Shanghai en route to London.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sutherland

Of Sydney Australia.


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