SS Princess Alice (1911)

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For other ships of the same name, see SS Princess Alice.
SS Princess Alice 1912.jpg
SS Princess Alice c. 1912
Name: 1911-1949: SS Princess Alice
1949-1966 SS Aegaeon
Owner: 1911-1949: Canadian Pacific
1949-1966: Typaldos Line
Port of registry: 1911-1949: Canada
1949-1966: Greece
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson
Yard number: 833
Launched: March 29, 1911
Completed: September 1911
Out of service: 1966
Fate: wrecked in tow at Civitavecchia, December 1966
General characteristics
Class and type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 3,099 tons
Length: 290.6 ft (88.6 m)

SS Princess Alice was a passenger vessel in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) during the first half of the 20th century.

This ship was called a "pocket liner" because she offered amenities like a great ocean liner, but on a smaller scale.[1] The ship was part of the CPR "Princess fleet," which was composed of ships having names which began with the title "Princess".[2] Along with the SS Princess Adelaide the SS Princess Mary and the SS Princess Sophia, the SS Princess Alice was one of four sister ships built for CPR during 1910-1911.[3]


The SS Princess Alice was built by Swan Hunter, Wallsend, United Kingdom for the Canadian Pacific Railway.[4] Princess Alice was launched on May 29, 1911; and she was completed in September 1911.[5]

The 3,099-ton vessel had length of 290.6 feet (88.6 m), breadth of 46.1 feet (14.1 m), and depth of 14.3 feet (4.4 m)[4]

In 1913, Princess Alice made several special Alaskan cruises through the inside passage at reduced rate of $60 round trip.[6]

In 1949, the ship was sold to Typaldos Lines, and she was renamed SS Aegaeon.[7]

The ship was wrecked in tow at Civitavecchia in December 1966.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Steamship Historical Society of America. (1940). Steamboat Bill (US), Vol. 54, p. 206.
  2. ^ Turner, Robert D. (1987). West of the Great Divide: an Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway in British Columbia, 1880-1986, p. 65.
  3. ^ Cruising the Pacific Northwest, 1910-1911 sister ships
  4. ^ a b Plimsoll ship data, Lloyd's Register, Steamers and Motorships, 1945-46
  5. ^ a b Miramar Ship Index: SS Princess Alice, ID #5500364.
  6. ^ International Railway Journal, Vol. 21-22 (1913), p. 45., p. 45, at Google Books
  7. ^ Simplon Postcards, SS Princess Alice