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Certificate - Member of the Order of the Blue, SS Empress of Britain, 1937 Document Reg. No: SH 880824

Certificate issued to Julia Rosseta Phillips on 8 March 1937, it was issued on the SS Empress of Britain. The SS Empress of Britain was an ocean liner owned by Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. It provided a trans-Atlantic passenger service between Canada and Europe from spring to autumn. In the 1930s she was the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship sailing between England and Canada. Used as a troop ship during World War II, she was torpedoed on 28 October 1940 by a German U-boat and sank.
Certificate printed on stiff paper, imitation parchment with red paper seal and green sateen ribbon attached. Design of zodiacal motifs in corners with a `proclamation' scroll overlaid with a representation of a globe with ship, King Neptune turning a key in a lock. It was stored in a cardboard box with white bottom and the lid printed in pale blue and orange and black with stylised design of map of world showing compass points, ships, planes etc.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Segal
Discipline: History
Dimension Comment: 824.3.1. {24.2 L; 4.5 W; 3.9 D} 824.3.2. {23.6 L; 4.0 W; 3.8 D} 824.3.3 {22.7 x 32)

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Tagged with: shipping lines, certificates, travel tourism, shipping industry, ship memorabilia
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: certificates
Inscriptions: Printed: PROCLAMATION (extensive printed text)
Place Made: United States of America, circa 1937
Manufactured For: Canadian Pacific Steamship Co, Canada, circa 1937
Place & Date Issued: ., 8 Mar 1937
Issued To: Miss Julia Phillips, 8 Mar 1937

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