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The Empress of Japan was built by Fairfield SB & Eng. Co., Ltd, Govan, Glasgow in 1929 for Canadian Pacific SS Co. She started her maiden voyage on Jun.14, 1930 - Liverpool to Quebec and Southampton. So from her maiden voyage, the route Liverpool to North America was a common route for this ship, which was soon assigned to a transpacific route of Hong Kong - Yokohama - Vancouver. In 1939, the Empress of Japan was requisitioned for trooping duties, and she was renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND in 1942 after the entry of Japan into the war. In 1951, she carried Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Prince Philip on their return to the UK.  She was withdrawn from Canadian Pacific service in 1957.

Sources: From the book Merchant Fleets, vol.3 by Duncan Haws as quoted in and