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RMS Asturias 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 Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2


The Shipbuilder - Distinguished Liners 1907 - 1914 v2

Reprinted from The Shipbuilder Magazine, the Distinguised Liners Covered in This Volume Include: Principessa Jolanda, Corsican, Heliopolis, Asturias, City of Paris, Grampian, President Grant, Oceania, Hesperian, Martha Washington, Afrique, Waratah, Morea, Vasari, Orsova, Otway, Osterley, Otranto, Orvieto, Franconia, Laconia, Kaiser Franz Josef I, Vandyck, Medina, Orama, Arlanza, Vestris, Vauban, Pastores, Appam, Niagara, Kristianiafjord, Bergensfjord, Congress, Gablonz, Marienbad, Empress Ekaterina II, Gelria, Tubantia, Columbus, Alsatian, Britannic, Calgarian, Cap Polonio, William O'Swaldt, City of Exeter, Aquitania, Imperator, Vaterland, Alcantara, Statendam, Cap Trafalgar, Bismarck.


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