Ship Details

Rig

Steamship/Troopship

Built

1913

Built In

Tonnage

16909

Demise

sunk off Sultan shoal 5/2/1942

Description

RMS Empress of Asia was an ocean liner built in 1912–1913 by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships.
As well as being a passenger liner in peacetime, Empress of Asia served as an armed merchant cruiser and a troopship in wartime. She was sunk during World War II by Japanese aircraft while transiting from Bombay to Singapore.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Empress_of_Asia (accessed on 24/11/2017)

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