|PRINCESS MARGUERITE (I)
Built by John Brown & Co. Ltd., Clydebank, Scotland
Length: 350' Beam: 60' Draft: 17' Tonnage: 5875
Two splendid new three-funnel steamships, the Princess Kathleen and the Princess Marguerite, arrived at Victoria from the builder’s yard on the Clyde in 1925. Designed for the triangle route between Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle, and also fitted for northern cruise service, these miniature ocean liners of 5,875 tons, attained speeds in excess of 22 knots on their trials in Scotland and made the Victoria-Seattle run in under four hours. The first turbine steamship built specifically for the CPR Coast Service fleet, their twin screw power plants developed 12,250 horsepower. They were 350.1 feet in length with a beam of 60.1 feet and a depth of 17.1 feet. Captain W.J. Boyce was palced in command of the Princess Kathleen and Captain Thomas Rippon of the Princess Marguerite. Gordon Newell, HW McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest, page 364.
The 5,908-ton, 22-knot express steamer Princess Marguerite, formerly in operation with the Princess Kathleen in the Canadian Pacific B. C. Coast Service on the Seattle Victoria-Vancouver triangular run, was torpedoed and sunk on 17 August, 1942 in the Mediterranean while in operation as a British troopship. Ibid, p. 511.