She has been a grand ship to sail on.". On 7th September 1966, whilst lying at New York, fire broke out in the HANSEATIC's generator room, caused by oil leaking from a fractured pipe line. At the Tail of the Bank, Greenock                             Passing Quebec, outward bound, In mid-Atlantic                                                           Liverpool's only three-funnelled liner. carrying duties by conveying Australian and New Zealand troops to the Middle She was the only, The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND bettered these passage times later in the summer of 1950 by using the Belle Isle Strait (between the northern tip pf Newfoundland and the south of Labrador), rather than sailing south-about Newfoundland via Cape Race. It is believed that Winston Churchill The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND left Liverpool on 9th May 1950 on her first post-war commercial voyage to Quebec, with a call at Greenock. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Jacques. The channel to Montreal had by this time been deepened and the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND became the largest vessel ever to dock in Montreal. out his commander's instructions from a lying position. For some reason it was thought worthwhile to alter her bow, giving it a slightly raked curve at the top, which increased the overall length by about six feet. The third funnel was a dummy, but served as a ventilator for the engine room, and the first and second-class galleys. Amazon.com: RMS Empress of Scotland Ocean Liner Wooden Ship Model 33" Scale 1:250: Toys & Games _______________________________________________________________. On 19th January 1958 the old ship left Belfast under the German flag and with the temporary name of SCOTLAND. This ship was the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan - regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was sold first, and the EMPRESS OF FRANCE went to the breakers in 1960. On 12th July she left Southampton for Hong Kong via Suez, and from Hong Kong commenced her trans-Pacific service to Vancouver via Shanghai, Kobe and Yokohama, joing her three running-mates, the EMPRESS OF CANADA, the EMPRESS OF ASIA and the EMPRESS OF RUSSIA. In 1942, she was renamed the Empress of Scotland. This ensured that junior officers knew every nook and cranny on board. She was launched on 11 June 1930 and completed on 5 April 1931. In 1942, she was renamed the Empress of Scotland. Sometimes the quartermasters got the lion's share of the sandwiches ! The outbreak of war in Europe caused the Empress of Japan to be re-fitted for wartime service. And a little while after that, the Japanese sank the Empress of Asia in Singapore. instead sailed back to Victoria BC, via Honolulu. 1942 : Oct. 16: Renamed Empress of Scotland following the entry of Japan in WW2: 1948 : Refitted by builder, new tonnage of 26,313 gross, promenade deck glassed in: 1950 : May 9: First post-war sailing, Liverpool - Greenock - Quebec: 1966 : Sept. 7: Damaged by fire in New York - … - Australasia, the Far East, South Africa, and North America. In 1957, the Hamburg Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re … As well as parting from the Empress, they were also finishing their seafaring life. We next moved from Gladstone Dock to Liverpool Landing  Stage with the company pilot and five tugs. The troopship "Empress of Scotland" was scheduled to sail at 8 a.m. on 10th December for the Far East with Army and R.A.F. The third funnel was removed and replaced by two shorter and more 'modern' ones. The EMPRESS OF CANADA had been torpedoed and sunk in the South Atlantic when homeward bound from Durban, and the EMPRESS OF BRITAIN, completed in 1931, was set on fire by air attack in October 1940, and subsequently torpedoed whilst under tow. years of war duty she had carried over 250,000 people and 30,000 tons of cargo. Duggan, and Chief Officer Mr W.S. RMS Empress of Scotland (1942–1958); SS Hanseatic (1958–1966) Pacific, 1930–1942; war service, 1942–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1958 1966 1931 RMS Empress of Britain: 1930 1931 . The EMPRESS OF JAPAN in the fitting-out basin at the Fairfield Yard. In 1947 these two ships were elevated to 'Empresses' with white hulls and green ribands and renamed respectively EMPRESS OF FRANCE and EMPRESS OF CANADA. Canadian Pacfic's trans-Pacific service in the 1930s. During 1943 In November 1951, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh returned from their Canadian tour on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. For my part, I had learned a lot with regard to shipboard organisation, the routine of ocean navigation on fast ships, the use of Loran, ice and weather reports, plotting of such information on special charts, and practical ship stability. All Digitized Ephemera for the RMS Empress of Scotland available at the GG Archives. ______________________________________________. The experience paid dividends, for some years later I wanted a summer fill-in job prior to attending nautical school, and was fortunate enough to be appointed as relief fourth officer on both of the new sister ships EMPRESS OF BRITAIN and EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. ____________________________________________________________, An artist's impression of the EMPRESS OF JAPAN on. The Empress of Scotland was originally the Empress of Japan built for Canadian Pacific's Vancouver-Yokohama service. officer and had plenty to keep him busy as well as the boat drills. SS Empress of Scotland Passenger Lists. I joined the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND at Liverpool in June 1956, put on my boiler suit, and as junior cargo officer on six-hour port watches, did exactly the same as when I was a cadet. This ship -- the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan [1]-- regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942. In October 1930 she averaged 21.02 knots from Yokohama to Race Rocks, Vancouver, completing the passage in 8 days, 6 hours and 27 minutes, beating the EMPRESS OF CANADA's previous record by four and a half hours. It took 200 firemen to bring the blaze under control, by which time great damage had been done. However, being on the 12 to 4, I had 'brunch' brought to my cabin at 10.am, skipped lunch and had dinner at 6.30pm. On 8th June she was delivered to Canadian Pacific, a truly magnificent ship, beautifully proportioned, graceful, and yet with a look of tremendous power. There was a north-easterly gale blowing, as a result of which the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was unable to anchor and was skilfully manoeuvred by Captain C.E. Empress was finally discharged from trooping duties in May 1948. The captain and staff captain always appeared to be busy with other heads of departments, and the four radio officers laboured away with high speed Morse messages for the ship's daily newspaper, ice reports, and six-hourly weather reports to shore stations. The Empress had left Quebec at 4.13pm on 9th November and arrived off Portugal Cove in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, at 7.30am on 12th November. Externally the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was repainted with a white hull and yellow funnels, but the previous blue riband of the 1930s was changed to green, and the company's red and white chequered houseflag was painted on all three funnels. RMS Empress of Scotland Ephemera Collection. With the new EMPRESS OF CANADA shortly to join the fleet, these newcomers spelt the end for the two older ships. On trials over the Arran Mile, after the completion of the refit, she reached a very creditable 22.5 knots. In She ran her trials in the Firth of Clyde and achieved a maximum speed of 23 knots over the Skelmorlie Measured Mile. She served on the Southampton to … In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. Left to Right: Mr Jan Bezant, First Officer; Staff Commander N.W. sailed right around the world three times, and two men served on her throughout This route cut the distance from 2,728 miles to 2,558 miles, and the, In November 1951, Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh returned from their Canadian tour on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND. On 8th November the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND left Liverpool on her final voyage for Canadian Pacific. Of all the passenger liners that have ever operated across the North Pacific, the EMPRESS OF JAPAN of 1930, the second vessel to carry this name in the Canadian Pacific fleet, was undoubtedly the finest, largest and fastest. It was hardly necessary, however, for the word had been passed round tactfully amongst the other passengers during the two-day passage from Quebec and around to Conception Bay that the Princess and the Duke would like to relax and enjoy themselves as ordinary passengers. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN lost little time in capturing the speed record for the trans-Pacific passage in both directions. her war service : Captain Thomas, and the chief baker Tom Patten. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN (by now renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND). This website uses cookies to improve functionality. Duck. In all the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND had steamed 713,000 miles on war service and had carried 292,000 troops as well as other passengers. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh occupied the main suite on 'A'  deck which had been partitioned off under constant guard by selected stewards to ensure privacy. decorated, Captain Thomas with the CBE, and Ho Kan the BEM. In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. Both men were later drafts and men returning from leave. surveyor was present for the crew boat drill. SS EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND as a troopship Underway. REINA DEL MAR PACIFIC STEAM NAVIGATION CO. The HANSEATIC was towed to Todd's shipyard at Brooklyn for survey, and as a result Hamburg-Atlantic decided to have her towed back to the Howaldtswerke yard at Hamburg for possible repair. sailing from Australia to South Africa, and comprising seven troop-carrying and the lifeboats into the sea, causing only some non-critical damage to machinery. In 1931 she reduced this time to 7 days, 8 hours and 27 minutes. The EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA remained a troopship until sold to breakers in 1952 and was never returned to Canadian Pacific. The main engines developed 30,000 shp on five boilers (leaving one in reserve) for a normal service speed of 21 knots. It was delivered in 1930 but became a troop transport during WW2 (with a name change to Empress of Scotland in 1942). Mr Lambard was the first dispenser ever to be appointed by Canadian Pacific, and after completing thirty-seven years he commented: "There is no life like one at sea. In the face of enemy machine gun fire, Ho Kan at the wheel calmly carried Edinburgh on board the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, Captain Duggan introduces Princess Elizabeth to members of the crew. As well as parting from the. The EMPRESS OF JAPAN was built at the Fairfield Yard at Govan at a cost of about £1.5 million. The fourth officer was the met. The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND arrived alongside Princes Landing Stage at Liverpool at 6.am on 17th November 1951, where the Royal couple disembarked. In April 1952 the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND's masts were shortened by 44 feet to allow her proceed up the St Lawrence to Montreal, necessitating passing under both the Quebec Bridge (about five miles upstream from Quebec City), and the Jacques Cartier Bridge at Montreal. Six Yarrow oil-fired water tube boilers supplied steam at 425 lb/psi and 725 degrees superheat. On her second eastbound crossing she broke the record for the St Lawrence - Clyde passage by seven hours, with a passage time from the pilot station at Father Point in the Gulf of St Lawrence to the Clyde pilot station off the island of Little Cumbrae of five days and forty-two minutes at an average speed of 21.3 knots. Members of the crew have been sailing on this route for many years, and everyone is feeling the parting very much today." In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. In between times there was always plenty of tea, coffee and sandwiches available on the bridge. As a safety measure, at the start of each watch, a notebook with the vessel's dead-reckoning positions for the next four hours, complete with local and GMT, was handed to the duty radio officer. Photographers and officials on two fishing trawlers which accompanied the MANECO were soaked to the skin! Note the funnel. fitted. Given this state of affairs, Canadian Pacific abandoned its Far East - Vancouver service and accordingly the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND was refitted for the North Atlantic. When no fourth officer had been carried on my Clan Line voyages, I was frequently on watch with the chief officer on his 4 to 8 watch. The funnel colours of the HANSEATIC were red with a black top and a white logo in the red sector. The first-class cocktail bar in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The swimming pool in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main lounge in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class main entrance in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class restaurant in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class writing room and library in the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class smokeroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class restaurant on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The tourist-class lounge on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, The first-class card room on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A tourist-class three-berth stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A first-class stateroom on the EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND, A group of the stewards employed in the first-class dining saloon. In April 1956 the new EMPRESS OF BRITAIN entered service, followed a year later by the EMPRESS OF ENGLAND. On completion of my two relief voyages, the regular fifth officer returned from leave. Empress of Scotland. Captain C.E. On November 9, The location was close to where Empress The ship was refitted for 458 first-class passengers and 205 in tourist class. And so it was. Canadian Pacific's RMS Empress of Scotland spent her first thirteen years as RMS Empress of Japan until Japan's entry into the Second World War provoked a name change in 1942. trans-Atlantic colours, and before her masts were shortened. When the new Empress of Britain came into service in 1931, Empress of Scotland was sold for scrap. All deck coverings had to be renewed and the promenade deck was glassed-in for its whole length, this being more appropriate for typical North Atlantic conditions. During nine The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND approaching her anchorage, at the Tail of the Bank, off Greenock, in the Firth of Clyde. By 1965 competition from the airlines meant that the New York voyages were reduced to eight and the HANSEATIC spent most of her time cruising. Here her luck held out again The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND bettered these passage times later in the summer of 1950 by using the Belle Isle Strait (between the northern tip pf Newfoundland and the south of Labrador), rather than sailing south-about Newfoundland via Cape Race. She was sunk during World War II by Japanese aircraft while transiting from Bombay to Singapore. ship in World War II -- and had travelled to all affected parts of the world The EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND passing under the Quebec Bridge, The centre span of the Quebec Bridge being hoisted into position. The ship regularly sailed between Hamburg and New York City until the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914. Two bombs hit the ship but were deflected off the stern rail In 1990, the ship's new owner refurbished the former ocean liner into a cruise ship, increasing tonnage. In October 1942, The watchkeeping officers dined  in an alcove in the first-class dining saloon. In 1957 the Hamburg-Atlantic Line G.m.b.H. 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