February 6 1925 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on February 6th, 1925. A record train crossing of 84 hours from Montreal to Vancouver brought 500 bags of mail and passengers for the EMPRESS OF ASIA.  Both passengers and mail reached St. John, New Brunswick aboard the MONTLAURIER on February 1st, having sailed from Liverpool on January 24th. When China was reached on February 18th, only 25 days had elapsed since departing Liverpool.

Before entering Victoria the ship was forced to anchor at Royal Roads for several hours awaiting the departure of the AORANGI.

A cargo of 3,000 tons and a passenger list of 300 were reported. The cargo included a large shipment of automobiles destined for Manila. 

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on February 6th, 1925 at Vancouver and Victoria.


Mr. and Mrs. D. W. L. McGregor Of Portland, embarking on a world tour.
Reverend J. J. Deguire Of Montreal, on an official inspection tour.
Reverend Philip Lecompe Of Montreal, on an official inspection tour.
Mrs. E. G. McGeachie Of Vancouver, en route to Shanghai.
J. M. McGeachie Of Vancouver, en route to Shanghai.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Pieroy En route to Hong Kong.
Lieutenant E. L. Armstrong Of London, en route to join the military staff in Hong Kong.
A. Strok Renowned concert manager in the Orient.


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