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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
21,833 gross 1913 at Stettin by AG Vulcan Canadian Pacific Line 589.9ft x 75.2ft 
 1913 Dec. 20, launched as Admiral von Tirpitz for HAPAG, renamed Tirpitz shortly afterAtlantic Journey ID 5667
 1920 December, delivered to Britain, served as troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 5668
 1921 July 25, taken over by Canadian Pacific LineAtlantic Journey ID 5669
 1922 June 2, renamed Empress of Australia, used for transpacific serviceAtlantic Journey ID 5670
 1923 September, participated in the rescue work at Yokohama after the earthquake thereAtlantic Journey ID 5671
 1926 New engines fitted by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd.Atlantic Journey ID 5674
 1927 June 25, first voyage Southampton - Cherbourg - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 5673
 1929 Nov. 14, departed from Southampton for a 163 days duration ROUND THE WORLD CRUISEAtlantic Journey ID 5672
 1939 May 6, departed from Portsmouth with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for CanadaAtlantic Journey ID 5675
 1939 September, became troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 5676
 1952 May, sold for scrapping at InverkeithingAtlantic Journey ID 5677
The information listed above is not the complete record of the ship. The information was collected from a multitude of sources, and new information will be added as it emerges
Empress of Australia, Canadian Pacific Line
Empress of Australia in cruising color, Canadian Pacific Line
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Empress of Australia (left) and Empress of Canada (right) at Hong Kong
Empress of Australia (left) and Empress of Canada (right) at Hong Kong

Empress of Australia, Canadian Pacific Line steamship
Empress of Australia, Canadian Pacific Line steamship
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