December 29 1916 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on December 29th, 1926. 

The ship was delayed 20 hours awaiting a heavy mail consignment from the East Coast.

A heavy cargo of over 6,000 tons was reported and was comprised of automobiles, railroad equipment, and general cargo.

Upon reaching Hong Kong the EMPRESS OF ASIA would be dry-docked and undergo her annual overhaul.

The passenger list was described as150 Saloon Class, 60 Second Class and about 300 Steerage.  Most of the Saloon class passengers were Americans

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on December 29th, 1916 at Vancouver and Victoria.


Lee Chang Wah

Principal of the Chinese Public School in Victoria, returning to China.

K. Abe

Japanese Consul at Vancouver en route to Tokyo.

J. A. Brander

Of Vancouver.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Hutchinson

Of Vancouver.

F. Loda

Of Vancouver.

H. Loda

Of Vancouver.


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