The RMS Canton liner in 1947. The RMS Canton liner in 1947.
The RMS Canton liner in 1947.
Adam Nebbs
Opinion

Opinion

Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

When Hong Kong welcomed back an old friend, P&O ocean liner RMS Canton, in 1947, and its last voyage, to a Hong Kong breaker’s yard, 15 years later

  • The ship, which first plied the route in 1938, sailed into Victoria Harbour in 1947 after having called into Bombay, Colombo and Singapore
  • Service continued until 1962, when the outdated RMS Canton was sent to a Hong ship-breaking yard

The RMS Canton liner in 1947. The RMS Canton liner in 1947.
The RMS Canton liner in 1947.
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Adam Nebbs

Adam Nebbs

Adam has lived in Hong Kong since 1988. He briefly managed the demise of the Wanderlust travel bookshop on Hollywood road in the mid 1990s, then worked as Associate Editor on Cathay Pacific’s inflight magazine Discovery for several years. He began writing Travellers’ Checks for Post Magazine in 1998, working for several years under the pseudonym Peter Walbrook. A former contributing editor for the exclusive luxury travel guide NB Review, he has also edited several books, including the first-ever travel guide to Uzbekistan in 1996, and 'The Amazing Adventures of Betsy And Niki' (2008) by Captain Charles “Chic” Eather. His non-fiction book 'The Great Fire of Hong Kong', was published in 2010.