House Clearance Scotland – Antique Vintage Photographs

The following photographs were all acquired during house clearances in Scotland & unwanted by the families or owners of the properties cleared.

Our company provides house clearance services in all areas of Scotland, Including Dundee Aberdeen Glasgow Edinburgh Fife Perth Kinross Scottish Borders.

THE CANADIAN PACIFIC LINER ‘EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND

(ex ‘EMPRESS OF JAPAN’)

Built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Govan, in 1930

Yard No: 634 Official Number: 161430 Signal Letters: G M L V

Gross Tonnage: 26,313 Nett: 14,486 Length: 644 feet Breadth: 83.8 feet

Owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

  • Burden 26032 gross
  • Dimensions 644ft x 84ft x 44ft
  • 1929 Dec. 17: LaunchedAtlantic Journey ID 9587
  • 1930 June 14: Departed on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec and SouthamptonAtlantic Journey ID 9588
  • 1930 Aug. 7: First voyage between Hong Kong – Yokahama – VancouverAtlantic Journey ID 9591
  • 1939 Nov. 26: Requisitioned for WW2 service as a troopshipAtlantic Journey ID 9592
  • 1942 Oct. 16: Renamed Empress of Scotland following the entry of Japan in WW2Atlantic Journey ID 9595
  • 1948 Refitted by builder, new tonnage of 26,313 gross, promenade deck glassed inAtlantic Journey ID 9596
  • 1950 May 9: First post-war sailing, Liverpool – Greenock – QuebecAtlantic Journey ID 9599
  • 1966 Sept. 7: Damaged by fire in New York – sold for scrap and broken up at HamburgAtlantic Journey ID 9600