Photograph of ss Empress of Britain Canada

ss Empress of Britain
ss Empress of Britain

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0233

Name: ss Empress of Britain; Montroyal, from 1924

Built: Fairfield, Govan, 1905

Owner: Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Type: passenger; cargo; troop and armed-merchant ship 1914–18; cabin class from 1924

Routes: Liverpool-Montreal; Southampton-Quebec

Status: scrapped, 1930

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.