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June 29, 2023

Advertising Posters of Canadian Pacific Steamships in the 1920s and ’30s

CP Ships was a large Canadian shipping company established in the 19th century. From the late 1880s until after World War II, the company was Canada's largest operator of Atlantic and Pacific steamships. Many immigrants travelled on CP ships from Europe to Canada. The sinking of the steamship RMS Empress of Ireland just before World War I was the largest maritime disaster in Canadian history. The company provided Canadian Merchant Navy vessels in World Wars I and II. Twelve vessels were lost due to enemy action in World War II, including the RMS Empress of Britain, which was the largest ship ever sunk by a German U-boat.

Canadian Pacific Steamships in the 1920s and ’30s

The company moved to a model of container shipping from passenger, freight and mail service in the 1960s due to competitive pressure from the airline industry. The company was a part of the Canadian Pacific Ltd. conglomerate. It was spun out as a separate company in 2001. In 2005, it was purchased by TUI AG and is now part of the company's Hapag-Lloyd division.

The Atlantic and Pacific passenger liners of Canadian Pacific were always British-flagged and largely British-manned and were not part of the Canadian Merchant Marine, ownership being with the British-registered Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd. subsidiary.

Here below is a set of advertising posters of Canadian Pacific Steamships in the 1920s and 1930s.

Canada and USA by Canadian Pacific, circa 1920s

Canadian Pacific - Empress of Britain, circa 1920s

Canadian Pacific - Great Lakes Steamship Service, circa 1920s

Canadian Pacific - To Canada & U.S.A, circa 1920s

Canadian Pacific - To Canada & United States, circa 1920s

Canadian Pacific - To Canada & USA, 1922

Canadian Pacific Steamships - British Empire Exhibition, London, 1924

Canadian Pacific Steamships, 1924

Canadian Pacific - Cruises, 1925

Canadian Pacific - Empress of Australia, 1925

Canadian Pacific - Empress of France, 1925

Canadian Pacific - Isn't this first class? Tourist Third Cabin, 1925

Canadian Pacific - Mediterranean Cruise leaving from New York, February 9, 1925

Empress of Britain 42,500 Tons - Five Days Crossing, 1925

Canadian Pacific - Duchess Steamships, 1929

Canadian Pacific Cruises, 1929

Canadian Pacific - A Fine Holiday at Sea, 1930

Canadian Pacific Steamships - Fastest to the Orient, 1930

The Canadian Pacific - 'a five day Atlantic giantess', 1930

Canadian Pacific - Hamburg – Berlin, 1932

Empress of Britain "Canada's Challenger", 1932

Homeward Bound by Canadian Pacific, 1933

Alaska via Canadian Pacific, 1936

Canadian Pacific - To the Far East, 1936

Canadian Pacific - Happy Cruises, 1937

Canadian Pacific - 9-Day Cruises, 1938

Canadian Pacific - Empress of Britain - 127-Day World Cruise from New York, January 7, 1939


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