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.
- 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
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.
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