THE SINKING OF A PRINCESS – 1952 and the final moments of the Canadian Pacific small liner SS PRINCESS KATHLEEN. She sank off Alaskan waters.
The Princess Kathleen sails to Alaska.
Passengers rescued – on the rocks.
The Alaskan waters claim a Princess.
The Canadian Pacific Princess Kathleen was a popular coastal passenger operated by Canadian Pacific Steamships. She was the predecessor to the Princess Patricia – the first “Love Boat” operated by Princess Cruises.
For most of the mid twentieth century, with the exception of World War II, the Princess Kathleen served most of her maritime career plying the coastal communities of British Columbia, Alaska and Washington.
The Princess Kathleen, along with her identical sister ship the Princess Marguerite, were built to replace the aging C.P.R.S.S. Princess Irene and C.P.R.S.S. Princess Margaret which previously had been requisitioned by the British Admiralty during World War I.
The dining salon on the elegant small liner.
The sinking made the cover of Life Magazine – 1952.
At 5,878 tons, and 369 feet, the Princess Kathleen was built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank in Glasgow Scotland and launched in 1924.