Yard no: 523
John Brown Clydebank
Twin Screw, 2 x 3 Parsons Turbine, 20, 000 SHP, 17.5 knots Cruising, 19 knots mAX
Arrived for Scrapping 10/10/1954
Canadian Pacific Steamship Company
Collided with Cunard's ALAUNIA, off Sorel, Quebec in November 1932
Requisitioned for trooping 14th February 1940
Refurbished May 1946 at Fairfield's, Govan
Entered peacetime service again on 12th July 1947 as the EMPRESS OF CANADA
On 25th January 1953 she caught fire in the Gladstone Dock, Liverpool.
In an effort to put out the fire, the volume of water pumped into her caused her her to list and she sunk in the dock where she remained until March 1954 when she was righted. The salvage operation coast a whopping half a million pounds, an incredible sum in the fifties, but to no avail. She was declared a total loss and was towed to La Spezia later that year and scrapped.
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