July 11 1919 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on July 11th, 1919. 

The ship carried a full cargo and 900 passengers with 300 First Class, 100 Second Class, 75 Third Class and 400 Steerage. 

At Hong Kong Captain Davison relinquished command of the EMPRESS OF ASIA to Captain A. J. Hailey.  Captain Davison was promoted to Marine Superintendent for Canadian Pacific at Hong Kong.  Captain Hailey had previously commanded the MONTEAGLE.

Note of Interest:

While leaving Vancouver harbour the EMPRESS OF ASIA struck a rock.  The ship continued to Victoria where the ship was met by the salvage steamer ALASKAN.  A diver inspected the hull and determined that although a few plates were dented, it was possible for the ship to continue.

No passenger information is available for this crossing.


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