Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
129 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
1 A total of 428 officers and 6410 other ranks (total 6838) sailed in the Second Echelon. The ships in which they sailed were Aquitania, 44,786 tons, Cunard White Star; Empress of Britain, 42,348 tons, Canadian-Pacific; Empress of Japan (now Empress of Scotland), 26,032 tons, Canadian-Pacific; and Andes, 25,676 tons, Royal Mail Line. The Empress of Britain was sunk on 28 Oct 1940 off the west coast of Ireland.