Post-WW2 Canadian Pacific – SS Empress of Scotland ‘Race Card’
Printed card for on-board gambling ‘race’ using dice.
Great shipping and horse racing graphic.
‘10% of all bets will be deducted for Seamen’s Charities’.
Note bets are in British currency.
5.5 x 11.5 cm.
Nice fresh colours.
RMS Empress of Japan was an ocean liner built in 1929-1930 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company at Govan on the Clyde in Scotland for Canadian Pacific Steamships (CP). This ship was the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Japan - regularly traversed the trans-Pacific route between the west coast of Canada and the Far East until 1942.
In 1942, she was renamed RMS Empress of Scotland - the second of two CP vessels to be named Empress of Scotland. In 1957, the Hamburg Atlantic Line purchased the ship and re-named her SS Hanseatic.