March 7 1931 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on March 7th, 1931.  While in the Orient the ship received an annual overhaul at Kowloon.  The ship carried a very light passenger list of 103 persons with 14 First Class, 13 Second Class, 4 Third Class and 72 Steerage.  The light passenger list was attributed to the economic affects of the Depression.  A fair cargo was reported including 500 tons of raw silk that was expedited to New York by a special Canadian Pacific train of 10 cars that awaited the ship at Vancouver.  

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on March 7th, 1931.


Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Banfield

Of Portland, Oregon, proceeding home from a business trip to the Far East.  The former being President of the Fireman Manufacturing Company.

Mrs. Phillip S. Dalton

Of Milton, Kansas, en route from Tokyo.

E. Armstrong

Associated with the Governor-General’s Staff at Manila.

A. H. Glendinning

Of Belfast, Manager of the Glendinning, McLeish Company, linen manufacturers, en route to Ireland.

D. C. Whittinghill

Of Watertown, Massachusetts, Far Eastern representative of the Hood Rubber Company returning from the Philippines.

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Hughes

Of Shanghai, the former being an official of the Surveyor’s Department of the Shanghai Municipal Council.

George Lake

Of Vancouver, an agent of Canadian Pacific Steamships.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Kilop

Of Shanghai, the former being a Police Inspector of the Shanghai Municipal Police, en route to England.


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