November 12 1926 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, Commanded by L. D. Douglas began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on November 12th, 1926.  The ship was held at Vancouver over night to await the arrival of European passengers and mail from the east. 

The ship was heavily laden with general cargo including automobiles, wrapping paper, flour, cotton from the southern United States, lead, spelter, ammonia, liquor and cigarettes.  Refrigerated cargo included butter, beef, and fruit.

The ship’s strong room held 1,000 bars of silver destined for Japan.

The EMPRESS OF ASIA reached HONG KONG on December 7th, 1926 and underwent annual overhaul.

The ship carried the largest passenger list in several years, a total of 967 with 140 First Class, 75 Second Class, 75 Second Class, 30 Third Class and 750 Steerage.

Three Sisters of the Order of the Immaculate Conception were aboard as passengers travelling to the Far East from Montreal.

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on November 12th, 1926 at Vancouver and Victoria.


Captain Alfred Torrible

Of the China Navigation Company.

N. A. Viloudaki

Prominent Shanghai merchant.

G. Hyslop

Of the Cunard Line.

R. L. Bridges

Director of Lane & Crawford, Hong Kong.

Charles E. Rayner

Of Rayner, Houser & Company, Hong Kong

Henry Burgess

Superintendent Engineer for the Canadian Pacific Service at Vancouver.

G. L. Potts

Broker, of Shanghai.

H. M. Smith

Of the Dutch banking firm Nederlandsch Indische Handelsbank.

P. Hilzer

Of the Dutch banking firm Nederlandsch Indische Handelsbank.

Major W. H. Anderson

Of Manila.

Mrs. F. Barker

Of Kobe.

Philip H. Dunbar


Phillip Friedman

Of Cohn & Rosenburg, New York.

Joseph A. Kane


Wm. P. Lipscomb

Of New York.

Joseph Winterbotham and party

On a world tour.

S. Stafford

Asian representative of the English firm Oxo Ltd.

H. Pender Whitelaw


Reverend J. J. Spence

Missionary at the South China Station returning to China from Eastern Canada. 

Ralph M. Roberg

Vice-President of W. L. Comyn & Company of Seattle, en route to Japan. 


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