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BurdenBuiltShipowner or operator Dimensions
26032 gross 1929 at Glasgow by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Eng. Co. Ltd. Canadian Pacific Line 644ft x 84ft x 44ft  
 1929 Dec. 17: LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 9586
 1930 June 14: Departed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and SouthamptonAtlantic Journey ID 9589
 1930 Aug. 7: First voyage between Hong Kong - Yokahama - VancouverAtlantic Journey ID 9590
 1939 Nov. 26: Requisitioned for WW2 service as a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 9593
 1942 Oct. 16: Renamed Empress of Scotland following the entry of Japan in WW2Atlantic Journey ID 9594
 1948 Refitted by builder, new tonnage of 26,313 gross, promenade deck glassed inAtlantic Journey ID 9597
 1950 May 9: First post-war sailing, Liverpool - Greenock - QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 9598
 1966 Sept. 7: Damaged by fire in New York - sold for scrap and broken up at HamburgAtlantic Journey ID 9601
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 Japan (2), Canadian Pacific Line steamship
Empress of Japan (2), Canadian Pacific Line steamship
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Empress of Japan (2), Canadian Pacific Line steamship
Empress of Japan (2), on this picture shown as the Empress of Scotland (2)
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