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Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd1

?, #15203, b. 1913, d. 29 February 1916
  • Photograph*: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd is in this photograph taken.2
  • (Child) Birth*: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd was born in 1913 at Govan, Scotland; Ship Name Alcantara
    Years in service     1913-
    Funnels     1
    Masts     2
    Shipping Line     Royal Mail
    Line     1
    Ship description     
    Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Govan, Scotland. Tonnage: 15,831. Dimensions: 570' x 67' (589' o.l.) Triple-screw, 16 knots. Two masts and one funnel.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd died on 29 February 1916 History     
    As an armed British merchant cruiser, was in naval action with the German raider Grief, February 29, 1916, and as a result of shell fire sank with the loss of 69 lives. Sister ships: Almanzora, Andes and Arlanza.2
  • (Child) Birth: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd was born in 1926 at Belfast, Ireland; Ship Name     Alcantara
    Years in service     1926-1958
    Funnels     2
    Masts     2
    Shipping Line     Royal Mail (British)
    Line     2
    Ship description     
    Built by Harland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. Tonnage: 22,181. Dimensions: 630' x 78' (655' o.l.) Twin-screw, 18 knots. Motorship. Two masts and two funnels. Later had only a single funnel. Diesel engines were replaced with steam turbines in 1934.2
  • (Ship) Passenger List: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd passenger list included Andrew Adamson when she sailed on 30 July 1934 at Buenos Aires, Argentina, First name(s) ANDREW
    Last name ADAMSON
    Gender Male
    Age 60
    Birth year 1874
    Marital status M
    Occupation RAILWAY EMPLOYEE
    Departure year 1934
    Departure day 30
    Departure month 7
    Departure port SOUTHAMPTON
    Destination port BUENOS AIRES
    Destination BUENOS AIRES
    Country ARGENTINA
    Destination country ARGENTINA
    Ship name ALCANTARA
    Ship official number 148151
    Ship master's first name E
    Ship master's last name CLARKE
    Shipping line ROYAL MAIL LINES LTD
    City SOUTHAMPTON
    Ship destination port BUENOS AIRES
    Ship destination country ARGENTINA
    Ship registered tonnage 13225.85
    Number of passengers 334
    Record set Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960
    Category Travel & migration
    Subcategory Passenger lists
    Collections from Australasia, Great Britain, Ireland, United States
    Transcriptions © brightsolid online publishing ltd
    People with same last name on this voyage
    State; First name(s); Last name; Title
    - JEMIMA ADAMSON.1
  • (Deceased) Death: Alcantara Ship Royal Mail Lines Ltd died in 1958 at Japan, History     
    Scrapped in Japan, 1958. Sister ship: Asturias.2
Last Edited: 18 Apr 2018

Citations

  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 Transcription, URL of this page: http://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=tna%2fbt27%2f1407000004%2f00258 [Jul 2016].
  2. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Ships collection [Apr 2018].