The ships that carried the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada to Hong Kong
Here is Awatea, the New Zealand steamship pressed into service as an RN troopship for the Second War. She delivered Canadian troops to Hong Kong in November, 1941. She was sunk in 1942, performing a similar task for the invasion of Vichy French North Africa.
Canadian National Steamship Prince Robert, pictured in Vancouver before her conversion to armed merchant cruiser.
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT, at one time Canada’s largest warship, about the size of a cruiser.