Empress of Scotland at Liverpool

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Canadian Pacific Ocean Liner Painting Art Print- SS Empress of Scotland


Originally launched as the Empress of Japan in December 1929, Empress of Scotland had been built for the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company by Fairfield and entered service as Empress of Japan in June 1930.


One of three similar ships for the company, the ship’s name was changed in October 1942 in response to Japan’s invasion of many parts of the far-east in 1941-42. Employed on transport duties for much of the war, Empress of Scotland was to be used to shuttle a large number of American troops to Europe and would mot be released until 1948.


In desperate need of a re-fit, the ship returned to Fairfield and was returned to commercial service in 1950. Built as a dual cruise and ocean liner, the Empress of Scotland spent the next seven years on the Liverpool-Quebec route with winter cruising from New York to the West Indies.


Sold to the Hamburg Atlantic Line in 1958, the ship would be sold for scrap in 1966.


In this Marine Ocean Liner Art Print Painting by Harley Crossley, Empress of Scotland is seen on one of her journeys post-war, now resplendent with the company flag painted on each funnel.

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