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Lusitainia?


Is Lusitania an RMS? is that its title?

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It means Royal Mail Ship or (in our case) Royal Mail Steamer. Any ship carrying mail from Britain is so designated - the US equivelent is USS, United States Ship (or Steamer).

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So any english built ship is RMS?

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No, any British (includes Scotland, Ireland, and Wales) ship that carries mail is RMS.

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the US equivelent is USS, United States Ship



Hello, Teamtunafish---

I think the title "USS" is limited to ships of the United States Navy, just as "HMS" is reserved for Royal Navy ships. One occasionally sees the designation "USMS" (United States Mail Ship) used in old advertisements and the like, but it's not very common. In Titanic's time, there were relatively few US ships engaged in international trade---on the North Atlantic, for example, only the four ships of the American Line, I think---so most American mail was carried by British and German ships, just like most of the passengers were. And even when carrying US mail eastbound, the British ships used the RMS designation.
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I think the title "USS" is limited to ships of the United States Navy, just as "HMS" is reserved for Royal Navy ships.



I stand corrected. Interesting that we really never had the seperate ships, but I'll bet that the US figured as long as the other countries had theirs we didn't need them.

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There is a propelor from Lusitainia on display at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. also The Lusitainia is merged with The Titanic in the museum. not a lot there however but good all the same.
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Hi Andalucia

Sorry mised this post, Yes you are correct there is little at the Liverpol maritime on the Lusitania, which is a chame in a way as she was a great ship.

Graham

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Topic moved from [old] Lusitania forum to disaster forum - Feb/28/2010


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