SS De Grasse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other ships of the same name, see Empress of Australia.
RMS ''Empress of Australia'' Canadian Pacific Steamships postcard.jpg
Empress of Australia
Name: 1924-1953: SS de Grasse
1953-1956 RMS Empress of Australia
1956-1962 Venezuela
Owner: 1924-1953: Compangnie Generale Transatlantique Compagnie Générale Transatlantique
1953-1956: Red Ensign Canadian Pacific Steamships
1956-1962: Venezuela Sicula Oceanica
Port of registry: 1924-1953: France
1953-1956: Canada
1956-1962: Italy
Builder: Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Way number: 886
Laid down: 23 March 1920
Launched: 23 February 1924
Completed: August 1924
Out of service: 1962
General characteristics
Class and type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 17,759 tons
Length: 168.3 metres (552 ft)
Beam: 21.8 metres (72 ft)

SS De Grasse was an ocean liner built in 1920-1924 by Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, United Kingdom for the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, and launched in February 1924.[1]

Canadian Pacific[edit]

She was refitted for Canadian Pacific Steamships in 1953, then renamed in that same year as the Empress of Australia.[1]

Sicula Oceanica[edit]

She was sold in 1956 to Sicula Oceanica; and after refit, the ship was renamed Venezuela.[1]

The ship was wrecked off Cannes on 16 March 1962; and she was broken up at La Spezia in August the same year.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Haworth, R.B. Miramar Ship Index: ID #1185887

Further reading[edit]