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Empress of England Passing the Cloch Lighthouse
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No: 123   Contributor: Ron Ballantyne   Year: 1967   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
Empress of England Passing the Cloch Lighthouse

This picture was taken just before I left Scotland to emigrate to Canada. It is a classic location looking across to Dunoon & the Argyleshire Mountains.
The ship was near the end of it's transatlantic liner life.
She was sold to Shaw Saville Line, for cruising but was scrapped in 1975.
Picture added on 08 October 2006
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The Empress of England was built in 1957 and entered service one year later then her sister ship Empress of Britain.
Some details: 25, 500 Gross Tonnes, 640 feet long and cruise speed of 20 knots due to the twin screws.

When she was sold in 1970 to Shaw Saville she was renamed Ocean Monarch.

Added by Marcel on 08 October 2006.
The name of the purchasing company was the Shaw Savill & Albion Company Limited (AKA Shaw Savill Line - there is NO "E" on Savill)

Added by Royston W. Clarke Chairman Shaw avill on 11 October 2006.
There is NO "E" on Savill.

Added by Royston W. Clarke Chairman Shaw Savill Society on 11 October 2006.
I emigrated to Canada on this ship leaving Liverpool August 28th and arriving in Montreal September 3rd. I remember being anchored off Quebec City the last evening while the Immigration staff came on board to process our papers.

Added by Jim Mullins on 01 August 2009.
She became Ocean Monarch under Shaw Savill and did not have much of a success unfortunately.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 18 January 2010.
i sailed on this ship as a crew member. i was a waiter in the resturant. i never had as much fun or worked as hard in my life but i loved every day. i worked the l'pool- montreal run and the 'yankie' cruises out of fort lauderdale. i was on board when she was sold. a sad day indeed.

Added by Shaun Linton on 16 July 2010.
I emigrated to Canada on this ship leaving Liverpool on April 17th arriving in Montreal on April 23rd 1959. I still have the daily menus for each day. I was 16yrs old and thought she was a fine ship.

Added by Roy Masson on 02 December 2010.
I also emigrated (10years old ) to Canada in Oct 58, E.E. was a fine ship and the view of the autum leaves going down the st Laurence river was un forgetable, I still have a tie pin with a mini photo of the Ship in the centre of it. also a rock em and do em raffle ticket, guess the daily millage.

Added by Paul Feeney on 12 July 2011.
Please check out my page on the Empress of Canada at . Let me know what you think and please sign the guest book.

Added by Dave Occleston on 17 June 2016.
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