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The best pictures of the RMSP Company vessels

Posted in Best pictures, Communications, Famous battles, Historical articles, History, Royalty, Sea, Ships, War, World War 1 on Thursday, 3 September 2015

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The best pictures of ships owned by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company show some impressive vessels under contract to carry the Royal Mail to all corners of the British Empire, and caught up in conflict.
The first picture shows RMS Asturias, a famous ship of the RMSPC’s A-liner series, which brought an invalided J R R Tolkien back to England late in 1916.

RMSP ships, picture, image, illustration

RMS Asturias

The second picture shows RMS Alcantara, another A-liner, in action during the First World War.

RMSP ships, picture, image, illustration

HMS Alcantara was sunk in 1916 after a battle with Germany’s SMS Greif in World War I

The third picture shows the RMSP Company vessels requisitioned at the outbreak of the war.

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Some of the RMSP Company A-liners in convoy during World War I

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