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Duchess of Atholl - St Lawrence seaway 9 day cruises (Canadian Pacific) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Duchess of Atholl St Lawrence seaway 9 day cruises Canadian Pacific - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) negotiated with the Government of the United Kingdom to establish a trans-Pacific steamship routes between Vancouver and the Far East. The trans-Pacific services of Canadian Pacific were begun by Sir William Cornelius Van Horne, the Canadian-American builder of the railroad network in 1887.

RMS Duchess of Atholl was an ocean liner of Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd that sailed between Liverpool and Canada. William Beardmore and Company built her in Dalmuir, Dumbartonshire in 1928. For a month in 1928, Duchess of Atholl held the record for an eastbound crossing from Canada to Liverpool, at 6 days, 13 hours.

In 1940, Duchess of Atholl left Liverpool on 19 July 1940, bound for Quebec and Montreal with passengers including evacuated children.

The German Type IX submarine U-178 sank her in the South Atlantic on 10 October 1942, killing four of the liner's crew.

The 1928's movie Birth Of A Liner features the construction of the ship.

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