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#778626 - 20th Mar 2013 1:07pm Old negative found
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Found a negative in a box of old stuff and got it developed can anyone tell me about what year this might be from or the name of the boat, what do the emblems on the funnels mean? any help would be appreciated.


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#778629 - 20th Mar 2013 1:23pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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It's an Empress liner, name would be Empress of somewhere or other, needs more research. The funnel artwork is the shipping line recognition marking. Nice photie, well done.
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#778630 - 20th Mar 2013 1:33pm Re: Old negative found [Re: BandyCoot]
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Empress of Japan, renamed Scotland 1942, ?????????????
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#778631 - 20th Mar 2013 1:34pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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What would be the date? could it be late 50's early 60's?

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#778639 - 20th Mar 2013 1:50pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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1930—1942: RMS Empress of Japan (3 funnels)
1942—1957: RMS Empress of Scotland (3 funnels)
1957—1966: SS Hanseatic (2 funnels)
So if this is the Empress of Japan does this not make the pic pre 1957? with it still having 3 funnels

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#778641 - 20th Mar 2013 1:56pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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#778645 - 20th Mar 2013 2:00pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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Could it be this one .. 1930—1942: RMS Empress of Japan


Later renamed .. 1942—1958: Empress of Scotland



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#778647 - 20th Mar 2013 2:12pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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I found this maybe close to the date of the pic?
It took a while before the work was finished, but on May 5th 1950, the Empress of Scotland set out on her first post-war voyage, from Liverpool to Quebec. Outwardly, she was very much alike her pre-war self. The white hull was there, but the three funnels now sported the new CPR livery, adopted in 1946 – yellow, with the company flag superimposed.
The Empress of Scotland soon settled into her new service. She ran on the Liverpool-Greenock-Quebec service during the summers, and in the winters she was sent off cruising the West Indies out of New York. In April of 1952, the ship’s masts were shortened in order to allow her to pass under the Quebec Bridge and continue to Montreal, which had now been dredged to her draught. On May 13th she made her first sailing from Liverpool to Montreal.
The ship continued to serve Canadian Pacific through the 1950s, but circumstances would soon see her leave the company. In 1956, the brand new Empress of Britain entered service, followed by her sister Empress of England the next year. Suddenly, the Empress of Scotland was an old ship compared to her fleet-mates, and she was subsequently laid up at Liverpool on November 25th, 1957. She was later dry-docked at Belfast and put up for Sale by the company.

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#778651 - 20th Mar 2013 2:22pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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Another case cracked, well done.
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#778654 - 20th Mar 2013 2:32pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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Are we going with some where between 1953 and 1957? for the photo?
Thanks Bert1 Bandycoot and vanmanone for your time and efforts much appreciated.

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#778661 - 20th Mar 2013 2:45pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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Those dates would be my guesstimate.
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#779218 - 22nd Mar 2013 2:50pm Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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great find!
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#779410 - 23rd Mar 2013 1:12am Re: Old negative found [Re: futurepast]
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I remember seeing her at the Pier Head when I was on the
ferry to Liverpool. We went every Sunday to my aunties
and there was usually a liner at the Landing Stage.

I remember her clearly as she was unusual in having three funnels.
This must have been in the 1950's when I was about 7-9.


Edited by Wally1 (23rd Mar 2013 1:16am)

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