RMS Empress of France (1928)

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! RMS Empress of France was an ocean liner built in 1928 by John Brown at Clydebank in the United Kingdom for the Canadian Pacific Steamships and launched as the SS Duchess of Bedford in 1928. She was renamed Empress of France in 1947. The Duchess of Bedford was one of the several "sturdy Canadian Pacific liners which were known as "Drunken Duchesses" for their lively performance in heavy seas." She was built as a sister ship to SS Duchess of York, SS Duchess of Richmond and SS Duchess of Atholl. Among the Duchess' better-known passengers in 1931 was Montagu Norman, the Governor of the Bank of England, who was en route from Canada to England when he received word the United Kingdom had permanently abandoned the gold standard. The writer Elspeth Huxley worked on her biography of Lord Delamere while crossing the Atlantic in 1933.

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0.23 x 0.15 x 0.01 m; 0.204 kg
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