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RMS Empress of Japan

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1929.Twin Screw Canadian Pacific Liner Empress of Japan.
1930. Canadian Pacific Liner, Empress of Japan.
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1930. Side-Fired Yarrow Boiler for Empress of Japan.

RMS Empress of Japan was an ocean liner built in 1929-1930 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamship Co (CP). This ship was the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan - regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942.

In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. In 1957, the Hamburg-Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re-named her SS Hanseatic.

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