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Name: EMPRESS OF CANADA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 10/05/1960
Completed: 03/1961
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 171
Dimensions: 27284grt, 14240nrt, 9400dwt, 650.0 x 86.9 x 29.0ft
Engines: 6 x Steam turbines, DR geared, 30000shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs (Engineering) Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 302597
History:
03/1961 Canadian Pacific Railway Co (Canadian Pacific Steamships), London
1971 Canadian Pacific Ltd, London
1972 Carnival Cruise Lines Ltd, Nassau/Panama; renamed MARDI GRAS
1993 Seaways Maritime Co, Piraeus; renamed OLYMPIC
1993 Renamed STAR OF TEXAS
1995 Marianne Shipping Inc, Piraeus; renamed APOLLON
1997 Renamed OLYMPIC 2004
1998 Renamed APOLLON
1998 Athena 2004 SA, Panama; renamed APOLLON I
2003 Renamed APOLLO
12/2003 Broken up
Comments: 05/12/2003: Arrived at Alang for breaking up by Jain Shipbreaking Co


Above photo as EMPRESS OF CANADA copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photo as EMPRESS OF CANADA copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo as EMPRESS OF CANADA copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo as EMPRESS OF CANADA copyright of Malcolm Donnelly

Above photo as EMPRESS OF CANADA copyright of Peter J Fitzpatrick

Above photo as MARDI GRAS copyright of Carnival Cruises

Above photo as MARDI GRAS copyright of Peter Vercruijsse

Above photo as STAR OF TEXAS copyright of Bert Pellegrom

Above photo as APOLLON copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as APOLLON copyright of Clive Harvey

Profile & Decks plans copyright of Shipbuilding & Shipping Record. Click HERE to enlarge

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Copy courtesy of Terry Summerson