1931:RMS Empress of Britain under construction. “The RMS Empress of Britain was an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931 by John Brown shipyard in Scotland and owned by Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, providing trans-Atlantic passenger service between Canada and Europe from 1931 until 1939.  “She was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by U-32 and sank. She was the largest liner lost during the Second World War and the largest ship sunk by a U-boat.”

“The RMS Empress of Britain was an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931 by John Brown shipyard in Scotland and owned by Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, providing trans-Atlantic passenger service between Canada and Europe from 1931 until

Canadian Pacific "Empress of Canada "

CP Page 1 - Canadian Pacific Line - Ocean Liner Postcards

BC – VICTORIA, Inner Harbour, C.P.R. Terminal, S.S. Tees c.1924-1949 RPPC

BC – VICTORIA, Inner Harbour, C.P.R. Terminal, S.S. Tees c.1924-1949 RPPC

Princess Mary Restaurant - not sure of the date though there is flag is the red ensign

Princess Mary Restaurant - not sure of the date though there is flag is the red ensign

CPR Princess Maquinna docked at Bamfield on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

CPR Princess Maquinna docked at Bamfield on the West Coast of Vancouver Island

BC - VANCOUVER, Union Steamship Cardena in First Narrows, Gowen c.1953-1955 RPPC

BC - VANCOUVER, Union Steamship Cardena in First Narrows, Gowen c.1953-1955 RPPC

Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Vancouver, Postcards, Coastal, Canada, Ship, Greeting Card

"Canadian Pacific Railway S.S. "Empress of India," and Dock, Vancouver, B.C. 1907.. View looking west from the Vancouver (BC) Waterfront.

"Canadian Pacific Railway S. "Empress of India," and Dock, Vancouver, B. Printed in Great Britain. View looking west from the Vancouver (BC) Waterfront.

Final life - Beachcombers Bar and Hotel Kodiak, post 1964

Final life - Beachcombers Bar and Hotel Kodiak, post 1964

Two ferries at the Canadian Pacific Railway - Nanaimo Pier at their western terminus at Nanaimo circa 1930s tinted postcard.

Two ferries at the Canadian Pacific Railway - Nanaimo Pier at their western terminus at Nanaimo circa tinted postcard.

PRINCESS SOPHIA SS was stranded on Vanderbilt Reef in October 1918 during a storm, eventually sliding into deep water and killing all of the estimated 350 persons aboard. Description from wrecksite.eu. I searched for this on bing.com/images

SS Princess Sophia – The Princess Sophia ran aground on 23 October After rescue ships were unable to assist due to the continuing storm, she sank on the night of 25 October. The only survivor found was a pet dog.

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