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Royal Mail Lines History and Ephemera

Royal Mail Lines Ltd (RML) was created in 1932 and took over the ships of Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and other companies of the former group.

The new company's operations were concentrated on the west coast of South America, the West Indies, and the Caribbean, and the Pacific coast of North America; the Southampton – Lisbon – Brazil – Uruguay – Argentina route was operated from 1850 to 1980. RML was also a leading cruise ship operator.

1935-06-01 SS Asturias

1935-06-01 SS Asturias

  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Lines
  • Ship: RMS Asturias
  • 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 Menu - 22 August 1935

1935-08-22 RMS Asturias Farewell Dinner Menu and Music Program

Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu and Music Program from 22 August 1935 featured Scotch Grouse,  Smithane, Braised York Ham au Madère, and Canapé Charlemagne for dessert.

 

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