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Canadian Pacific : trans-Atlantic : Empress of Australia
Bib ID 7291477
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Description [Place of publication not identified] : [Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd.], 1928 
©1928 
1 poster : colour ; 75.8 x 101.2 cm 
Summary

Plan of the Empress of Australia showing deck layout. A Black and white photograph of the ship appears upper right. "Printed in Great Britain" appears lower left.

Biography/History

"RMS Empress of Australia (1919), a 21,560-ton ocean liner launched in 1913 by Vulcan AG shipyard in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland) for the Hamburg America Line as SS Tirpitz. She was taken as a war reparation in 1919 and sold to Canadian Pacific Steamships and was renamed firstly Empress of China in 1921 and then Empress of Australia in 1922."--Empress of Australia, Wikipedia, viewed 2 December, 2016.

"In 1939, the CP Ship RMS Empress of Australia transported King George VI and his royal consort, Queen Elizabeth from London, England to Quebec City for the 1939 royal tour of Canada. This was the first ever visit by the monarch to a dominion. The King chose to visit Canada using a Canadian luxury liner rather than an established English royal yacht. Empress of Australia was considered to be a royal yacht after her use by the King."--CP Ships, Wikipedia, viewed 2 December, 2016.

Notes

Caption title.

National Library of Australia's copy previously folded, shows vertical and horizontal fold marks.

PIC Poster Drawer 298 copy Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Empress of Australia (Ship) -- Posters.  |  Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd. -- Posters.  |  Ocean liners -- Posters.  |  Passenger ships -- Posters.  |  Steamboats -- Posters.
Other authors/contributors Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd., issuing body
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