EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Mon May 28, 2012 10:05 pm

One of my early sightings on the Tyne in February 1961 of her nearing completion.
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EMPRESS OF CANADA (5103936), Canadian Pacific, 27284gt, launched Vickers-Armstrongs, High Walker (Tyne) on 10.05.1960 and completed 04.1961.
(The above views, from the Teesside Ship Society Albert Weller Negative Collection, show her while fitting out.)

Subsequent career: 1972 MARDI GRAS - 1993 OLYMPIC - 1994 STAR OF TEXAS - 1995 APOLLON - 1997 OLYMPIC 2004 - 1998 APOLLON - 2003 APOLLO, BU Alang 5.12.03

I and, I imagine, many others were thrilled to see her back on the river of her birth as APOLLON on 28 June 1998.
I took the following views of her sailing from the Tyne.

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Empress Of Canada

Postby Keelman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:53 pm

Keel laid at Vickers Armstrongs in 1959
Maiden voyage from Liverpool April 1961
1972 MARDI GRAS
1993 APOLLON
2003 Demolished
Pictured during fitting out
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Empress Of Canada

Postby Keelman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:58 pm

PIctured departing the Tyne on her delivery voyage
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Empress Of Canada

Postby Keelman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Pictured departing the Tyne on her delivery voyage
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Empress of Canada

Postby Keelman » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Departing the Tyne on her delivery voyage
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Re: EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:12 pm

50 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Liverpool - 6 September 1965:
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Would this be Gladstone Dock, where her predecessor met her fate in 1953?
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empre ... %281928%29, etc.

50 YEARS AGO TOMORROW!
River Mersey - 7 September 1965:
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See also: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/E-Ships ... a1961.html
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Re: EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:27 am

As APOLLON see also: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16965

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Re: EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:40 am

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Re: EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:14 pm

Photos from TEESSHIPS archives, origin unknown, but contributed by Dave Martin.

Launch day - 10 May 1960:
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Re: EMPRESS OF CANADA (1961)

Postby teesships » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:49 am

As APOLLON, River Tyne - 28 June 1998:
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