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Empress of Australia

Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific Line Built: A. G. "Vulkan" Werke, Stettin, Germany Year Built: 1914
Routes: Trans-Pacific; Southampton-Cherbourg-Quebec-Montreal
Passengers:1st class: 400; 2nd class: 150; 3rd class: 630
History:Launched as TIRPITZ (Hamburg-American Line), but completed as a royal yacht for the Kaiser. Ceded to Great Britain in 1919. Sold to Canadian Pacific in 1922, renamed EMPRESS OF CHINA, then EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA (1922).
Machinery:Twin-screw, 19 knots
Masts and funnels:2 masts, 3 funnels