RMS Asturias Archival Collection

Asturias (1908) Royal Mail Line (British)

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 12,015. Dimensions: 520' x 62'. Twin-screw, 16 1/2 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and one funnel. Renamed: Arcadian (1923). Fate: Scrapped in 1933. Running mates: Amazon, Aragon, Araguaya and Avon.

Asturias (1925) Royal Mail Line (British)

Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 22,071. Dimensions: 630' x 78' (655' o.l.). Twin-screw, 17 1/2 knots. Motorship. Modifications: Converted to steam turbines in 1934. Two masts and two funnels. Later had only a single mast and one funnel. As altered length was 641' (685' o.l.). Post War Service: After World War II was placed in service to Australia carrying emigrants. Fate: Scrapped in Great Britain, 1957. Sister ship: Alcantara.


1935-06-01 Passenger Manifest for the SS Asturias

1935-06-01 SS Asturias Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Lines
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Saloon
  • Date of Departure: circa 1 June 1935 (Note 1)
  • Route: Southampton to Buenos Aires via London (Tilbury), Cherbourg, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Spain (Coruña Galicia, Las Palmas, Vigo), Portugal (Leixöes, Lisbon), Madeira, St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island, Brazil (Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, São Paulo), Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Commander: Captain A. Purvis
  • Note 1: Passenger List did not provide departure date from Southampton - Only the Arrival date (18 June 1935) for Buenos Aires Argentina


Front Cover, RMS Asturias Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 22 August 1935

1935-08-22 RMS Asturias Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare and Music Program from 22 August 1935 on board the RMS Asturias of the Royal Mail Lines featured Scotch Grouse,  Smithane, Braised York Ham au Madère, and Canapé Charlemagne for dessert.



Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.


The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.


Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914, Volume 2. Compiled and Edited, with a New Introduction by Mark D. Warren.


Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1907-1914 Volume 2

Distinguished Liners, Volume 2 features 53 famous ships from 1907-1914. Read how the liners were constructed and launched. Lavishly illustrated, each carries many photographs, including the ships, their interiors, machinery, fittings, construction, and launching.


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