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13th June 2009, 15:53
hi everybody glad to join your company of old seadogs anhors away.
has anybody any info on R.M.S. Samaria

K urgess
13th June 2009, 16:52
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, peatey.
I'm sure there'll be someone knocking around in the crew who can help.
Depends which Samaria you mean.
If you do a search on Miramar you'll find a few.
Have a good voyage.

13th June 2009, 18:15
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
13th June 2009, 19:25
Peatey welcome to this great site
Best wishes

13th June 2009, 19:40
Hi Peaty,
Depends on when your Dad sailed on Samaria which was a Cunard ship.
RMS Samaria A passenger liner carrying mails was one of three sister ships built in 1920,namely Samaria,Scythia an Laconia. They all lasted till about 1958 and in their later years the two S vessels ran from London to Montreal & Quebec. I worked on Scythia in the shore gang in 1957 They were of 19730 tons and carried about 2200 passengers in three classes when new,reduced later I believe.
MV Samaria was a cargo liner about 5837 tons and ran from Liverpool/London to States and Canada. Again she had two sister ships Scythia and Scotia and they finished about 1970.sold on for further trading but under different names. I sailed as P/CS on all three of these ships during the sixties.
MV Samaria again cargo ships built 1976 but larger 12059 tons but yet again with sister ships named Sythia,Saxonia and Servia. They lasted till about 1986 with Cunard and were again sold on. I had moved companies by there era.
Hope this helps you out .
Best wishes
Stuart H

Steve Woodward
13th June 2009, 20:42
Welcome to SN from a sunny Suffolk, enjoy your time with us

K urgess
13th June 2009, 22:18
I think the one you're looking for is the one launched in 1920.
Plenty of pictures of her in the gallery.

13th June 2009, 23:12
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

14th June 2009, 03:12
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

14th June 2009, 16:18
Greetings Peatey and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.