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Old 4th October 2015, 11:39
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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.
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Old 4th October 2015, 13:29
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Old 4th October 2015, 21:54
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Thanks for the info. Looks like it could be the one, with identical tonnage.
Cheers for your help.
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Old 24th October 2015, 00:19
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better picture on this site
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