List of ships of CP Ships

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The following is a list of ships that were operated by CP Ships or its predecessor companies, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian Pacific Steamships Ocean Services Ltd.

Canadian Pacific Steamship Fleet
Active service Name Launch year Maiden voyage Other names Notes Loss year
Canadian Pacific Railway (1884–1915)
1887 SS Abyssinia[1] 1870 1870 . Australia route[2] 1891
1887 SS Parthia.[3] 1870 1870 . Australia route[2] 1956
1887 SS Batavia.[4] 1870 1870 . Australia route[2] 1924
1891 RMS Empress of China.[5] 1890 1891 . Pacific, 1891–1911 1912
1891 RMS Empress of India.[6] 1890 1891 SS Loyalty (1914–1919) Pacific, 1891–1914; war service, 1914–1919 (British Raj/Gwalior) 1919
1891 RMS Empress of Japan.[7] 1890 1891 . Pacific, 1891–1914; war service, 1914–1919; Pacific, 1919–1922 1926
1906 RMS Empress of Britain.[8] 1905 1906 SS Montroyal, 1924–1930 Atlantic, 1906–1914; war service, 1914–1919; Atlantic, 1919–1930 1930
1906 RMS Empress of Scotland 1905 1906
1906 RMS Empress of Ireland.[9] 1906 1906 . Atlantic, 1906–1914 1914
1913 RMS Empress of Asia.[10] 1912 1913 . Pacific, 1913–1914; war service, 1914–1919; Pacific, 1919–1941; war service, 1941–1942 1942
1913 RMS Empress of Russia.[11] 1912 1913 . Pacific, 1913–1914; war service, 1914–1919; Pacific, 1919–1939; war service, 1940–1945 1945
1914 RMS Empress of France.[12] 1912 1914 SS Alsatian (1914–1918) Atlantic (1912–1914); war service (1914–1917); Atlantic (1918–1934) 1934
1914 RMS Princess Irene 1914 - - Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on completion. Exploded and sank 27 May 1915 1915
1914 RMS Princess Margaret 1914 - - Requisitioned by the Royal Navy on completion. Served with Royal Navy until 1929.
Canadian Pacific Steamships Ocean Services Ltd. (1915–1971)
1917 SS Scotian 1898 Originally the SS Statendam of Holland America Line
Then the Allan Line's SS Scotian from 1911 to 1917. Renamed SS Marglen (1922-1927)
1927
1921 RMS Empress of India.[13] 1907 1908 Originally German liner SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (1907–1919, 1919–1921); USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm (1919); briefly named SS Empress of China ; SS Montlaurier (1923–1925); SS Montieth (1925); SS Montnairn (1925–1929) Atlantic, 1908–1914; in neutral Norway for duration of war then used as troopship by US. Atlantic, 1920–1929 scrapped 1929
1922 RMS Empress of Australia[14] 1913 1919 SS Tirpitz (1919–1921); SS Empress of China (1921) Atlantic, 1919–1939; war service, 1939–1951 1952
1922 RMS Empress of Scotland.[15] 1905 1906 SS Kaiserin Auguste Victoria (1906–1919, 1919–1921); USS Kaiserin August Victoria (1919) Atlantic, 1906–1914; inactive, 1914–1919; Atlantic, 1920–1930 1930
1922 RMS Empress of Canada.[16] 1920 1922 . Atlantic, 1922–1939; wartime service, 1939–1943 1943
1928 RMS Duchess of Athol.[17] 1927 1928 . Atlantic, 1928–1939; war service, 1939–1942 1942
1928 SS Duchess of Bedford.[18] 1928 1928 RMS Empress of France (1947–1960) Atlantic 1960
1929 SS Duchess of Richmond.[19] 1928 1928 RMS Empress of Canada (1947–1953) Atlantic, 1929–1939; war service, 1939–1947; Atlantic, 1947–1953 1953
1929 SS Duchess of York.[20] 1928. 1929. Keel laid down as Duchess of Cornwall Atlantic, 1929–1939; war service, 1939–1943 1943
1930 RMS Empress of Japan.[21] 1929 1930 RMS Empress of Scotland (1942–1958); SS Hanseatic (1958–1966) Pacific, 1930–1942; war service, 1942–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1958 1966
1931 RMS Empress of Britain.[22] 1930 1931 . Atlantic, 1931–1939; war service, 1939–1940 1940
1942 RMS Empress of Scotland.[21] 1929 1930 RMS Empress of Japan (1930–1942); SS Hanseatic (1958–1966) Pacific, 1930–1942; war service, 1942–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1958 1966
1947 RMS Empress of Canada.[19] 1928 1929 SS Duchess of Richmond (1929–1947) Atlantic, 1929–1939; war service, 1939–1947; Atlantic, 1947–1953 1953
1948 RMS Empress of France.[18] 1928 1928 SS Duchess of Bedford (1928–1947) Atlantic, 1928–1839; war service, 1939–1947; Atlantic, 1948–1960[23] 1960
1953 RMS Empress of Australia[24] 1924 1924 SS de Grasse (1924–1953); Venezuela (1956–1962) 1962
1956 RMS Empress of Britain.[25] 1955 1956 SS Queen Anna Maria (1964–1975)
SS Carnivale (1975–1993)
SS Fiesta Marina (1993–1994)
SS Olympic (1994–1997)
SS Topaz (1998–2008)
Atlantic, 1956–1976; Caribbean, 1976–1994 2008
1957 RMS Empress of England.[26] 1956 1957 SS Ocean Monarch (1970–1975) Atlantic, 1957–1970 1975
1961 RMS Empress of Canada.[27] 1960 1961[23] SS Mardi Gras (1972–1993); SS Olympic, SS Star of Texas, SS Lucky Star, SS Apollo, and SS Apollon Atlantic, 1961–1972; Caribbean (1972–2003) 2003

In 1971, the company changed its name to CP Ships Ltd. Container ships were added to the fleet in response to changing times.

CP SHIPS FLEET
Active Service Vessel Name Launch Date Maiden Voyage Other Names Notes Loss Date
1970 CP Voyageur[28] 1970 1970 Andes Voyageur, Louisiane, Cedar Voyageur, Biokovo, Montreal Venturer, Canmar Valiant, MSC Rebecca[28] Atlantic[29] 1997
1971 CP Explorer[30] 1961 1962 Beaverpine, Moira, Trade Container [30] Atlantic.[29] 1986
1971 CP Trader[31] 1971 1971 Andes Trader, San Lorenzo, Canmar Spirit[31] Atlantic[29] 2001
1971 CP Discoverer[32] 1971 1971 Andes Discoverer, Mississippi, Canmar Venture[32] Atlantic[29] 2001

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Miramar Ship Index, Abyssinia, ID#1063765.
  2. ^ a b c "Manager Tuttle's Mission," New York Times. February 20, 1887.
  3. ^ Miramar, Parthia, ID#063797.
  4. ^ Miramar, Batavia, ID#1063756.
  5. ^ Miramar, Empress of China, ID#1098953.
  6. ^ Miramar, Empress of India, ID#1098887.
  7. ^ Miramar, Empress of Japan, ID#1098911.
  8. ^ Miramar, Empress of Britain, ID#1120940.
  9. ^ Miramar, Empress of Ireland, ID#1123972.
  10. ^ Miramar, Empress of Asia, ID#1135226.
  11. ^ Miramar, Empress of Russia, ID#1135197.
  12. ^ Miramar, Empress of France, ID#1136266.
  13. ^ Miramar, Empress of India, ID#1144402.
  14. ^ Miramar, Empress of Australia, ID#1145300.
  15. ^ Miramar, Empress of Scotland, ID#1144375.
  16. ^ Miramar, Empress of Canada, ID#1146215.
  17. ^ Miramar, Duchess of Athol, ID#1160505.
  18. ^ a b Miramar, Empress of France, ID#1160482.
  19. ^ a b Miramar, Duchess of Richmond, ID#1160631.
  20. ^ Miramar, Duchess of York, ID#1161202.
  21. ^ a b Miramar, Empress of Japan, ID#5514232.
  22. ^ Miramar, Empress of Britain, ID#1162582.
  23. ^ a b "Transport News and Notes; Empress of France Will Be Retired," New York Times. November 27, 1960.
  24. ^ Miramar, Empress of Australia ID#1185887.
  25. ^ Miramar, Empress of Britain ID#5103924.
  26. ^ Miramar, Empress of England ID#5103948.
  27. ^ Miramar, Empress of Canada ID#5103936.
  28. ^ a b Miramar Ship Index: CP Voyageur, ID#7027394.
  29. ^ a b c d Musk, George. (1981). Canadian Pacific: The Story of the Famous Shipping Line, p. 63.
  30. ^ a b Miramar Ship Index: CP Explorer, ID#5039044.
  31. ^ a b Miramar Ship Index: CP Trader, ID#7046015.
  32. ^ a b Miramar Ship Index: CP Discoverer, ID#7102352.