Princess Patricia - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The 1949-built, 6,062-grt, 2,595-nrt passenger vessel Princess Patricia is seen in this photograph as she was arriving at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during April of 1975. Photograph by Ray Thorstienson courtesy Marc Piche.

This ship was built in Glasgow, Scotland by the Fairfield Company Ltd. for Canadian Pacific Ltd. of Canada and she was launched bearing the name Princess Patricia. She was built to serve on Canada's west coast carrying passengers between Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. This role lasted through the 1950s and by the 1970s she was doing regular cruises North to Alaska. Her routes were generally between Puget Sound, Skagway and Sitka, Alaska to Vancouver and between November and May of each year she operated Los Angeles, California and Acapulco, Mexico.

In 1980 she was laid up then later used as a hotel ship during the World Fair Vancouver during 1986. She was scrapped a few years later.

Information courtesy Lloyds Registers and her history courtesy Robert Etchell
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Posted: July 5, 2002       Last Revised: December 1, 2002
Photo by : Ray Thorstienson courtesy Marc Piche - Copyright © - 1975, 2002

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