A queen of the oceans, the "Empress of Scotland", has gone to new masters. Until?
L.V. The Empress of Scotland being helped into harbour by two tugs.
L.V.Pan From the tugs to the ship.
S.V. The side of the ship.
S.C.U. The Bridge.
S.T.V. The stern of a tug.
S.V. The "Empress" docking.
L.V. The tugs turning her.
C.U. A winch on the quay.
Front L.V. The Empress of Scotland tied up in harbour.
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Background: A queen of the oceans, the "Empress of Scotland", has gone to new masters. Until recently a proud ship belonging to the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, and remembered with affection by thousands of travellers who sailed in her between Liverpool and Canada, she has been sold to Germany, to HAPAG - Hamburg Atlantic Line Company.
Today she arrived in Hamburg, in driving flurries of snow, and made fast at the shipyard of the Howaldtswerke, where she will undergo extensive alterations.
The cost of virtually rebuilding the liner will reach something in the region of 18 million Deutchmarks. When completed the one-time "Empress of Scotland" will have an entirely different "silhouette", for one thing two funnels instead of three as at present.
When ready the renovated and rebuilt ship will sail under new colours on the North Atlantic run.