The Empress of Asia burning near Sultan Shore Singapore in February 1942 .      IMO 1135226. Passenger/cargo. Built in 1913, by Faifield SB & Eng, Co, Govan. 16,909gt, 4 steam turbines, twin screw, 19 knots. History: 1913, Empress of Asia, Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 1916, Empress of Asia, Canadian Pacific Railway Ocean Lines. 1916-1918, Armed Merchant Cruiser. 1918, Empress of Asia, Canadian Pacific Railway Ocean Lines. 1922, Empress of Asia, Canadian Pacific Railway Co. 1926, Empress of Asia, Collided with and sank the steamer TUG SHING. 1941, Troopship, bombed and set on fire by Japanese bombers, 5th February, 1942, whilst carrying 2200 troops. The Australian sloop YARRA rescued many hundreds of troops whilst engaging bombers at the same time. Seven people killed and 153 taken prisoner by the Japanese. The wreck was abandoned off Singapore. Eventually the burnt out hulk was scrapped in the 1950's.