Princess Royal on shipways at Victoria Machinery Depot circa 1910
handsome single-stack wooden passenger steamer, Princess Royal
, was constructed by the British Columbia Marine Railway of Esquimalt for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s B. C. Coast Service, being placed for a time on the Victoria – Seattle – Vancouver route she operated on excursions to southeastern Alaska. She had a capacity of 700 day passengers and overnight accommodations for 164 in 82 staterooms and was the last wooden vessel built for the company.
Princess Royal had a length: 228′, a beam 40′, drew 16.6′, and displaced 1997 tons. She was powered by a1600 HP triple expansion engine. through a single screw to a speed of 15 knots.