SS Severn - Ships Nostalgia
20:40

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

SS Severn

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 4th October 2015, 11:39
rachman rachman is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 24
SS Severn

The date is 20 Aug 1908. My Grandmother traveling alone with my 8 month old infant father from Southampton to Bilbao aboard 'Severn', official number 109235, registered tonnage 2125.12, of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, captained by one R Hayes.

The final destination of the voyage is Cuba and Mexico, via Spain. There are a total of 16 passengers, 15 1st class and one 3rd class. Of these, 9 are destined for Bilbao, 1 for Teneriffe and the remainder for Vera Cruz.

To me, this does not sound like a passenger ship as such, more a cargo ship that also carries a handful of passengers, much like the Geest Line banana boats used to do.

I have scoured this site for an image, but to no avail. Would anyone know if there is an image of this vessel anywhere please? Am I right in thinking it would be a sail-assist steam ship?

Thanking in advance for any further information.
Phil
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th October 2015, 13:29
A.D.FROST's Avatar
A.D.FROST A.D.FROST is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,139
Hope this helps
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 7.JPG (302.1 KB, 27 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th October 2015, 21:54
rachman rachman is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 24
Thanks for the info. Looks like it could be the one, with identical tonnage.
Cheers for your help.
Regards
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24th October 2015, 00:19
DAVIDJM DAVIDJM is offline  
7147604
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,234
better picture on this site

http://www.teesbuiltships.co.uk/rayl...severn1898.htm
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Severn Bridge Disaster William Clark8 News and Views from the Shipping World 7 25th October 2014 11:31
W.D.Severn KEITH SEVILLE Dredgers 25 14th April 2010 14:56
Ex Arco Severn/Thames Chief T Say Hello 11 23rd June 2008 08:41
Hms Severn RUMRAT Royal Navy 0 28th April 2004 22:16



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.