Built by John Brown & Co., Glasgow, Princess Kathleen was launched in
1924. Her maiden voyage was from Glasgow to Vancouver via Panama. From
there she entered the Vancouver-Victoria-Seattle coastal service for
which she was built.
Taken over as a troop transport in September 1939, she returned to
Canadian Pacific in 1947 and resumed service on her old route. Two
years later, she was transferred to Canadian Pacific's Vancouver-Alaska
cruise service. On 7 September 1952, north of Juneau, she went aground
at low tide. When the tide rose, the bow remained aground while the
stern was swamped. She then slid into deep water as the tide rose
further and was a total loss. There were, however, no fatalities.
Source: Haws' Merchant Fleets.