July 6 1931 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on July 6th, 1931.  Captain Lovegrove had temporarily replaced Captain Douglas as Master of the ship while the later had been assigned Master of the EMPRESS OF CANADA.  The Staff Captain of the EMPRESS OF ASIA, Captain E. Green was similarly transferred to the EMPRESS OF CANADA as Staff Captain. 

The ship was held over at Vancouver several hours to accommodate delegates to the National Education Association who were travelling from San Francisco.

The EMPRESS OF ASIA reported a fair passenger list and an absolutely full cargo including flour, paper and other general merchandise.  Refrigerated items included California grapes, cabbages and other fruits and vegetables.  Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on July 6th, 1931 at Vancouver and Victoria.


B. D. F. Beith

Of London, a Director of Messrs. Matheson & Company, Hong Kong.

Judge J. H. Covington

Former Representative in Congress for Maryland and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at Washington.

James Ramsay

Edmonton proprietor.

A. Snow


K. Yukawa

Returning to Japan after post graduate work at Harvard University


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