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.

Physical Description

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.

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