Cathay lounge on the 'Empress of Britain', c 1934.

Cathay lounge on the 'Empress of Britain', c 1934.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


This famous turbine steamer was built at Clydebank for the Southampton-Quebec summer service, and for the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's world cruises. At the time of her completion, she was the largest liner built in Great Britain after WWI. She had accommodation, on a comprehensive scale, for 465 first-class, 260 tourist, and 470 third-class passengers. The crew consisted of 714 officers and men. She was sunk by the Germans in 1940.

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