Royal Mail Lines Derwent was formerly SS&A's Persic. Lying in London's Roal Victoria Dock in 1971 she appears to be uncannily quiet. Dating from 1949 and 13,350 gr tons she is nonetheless a splendid looking ship.
Although carrying her Royal Mail Line name, the former Persic remains in Shaw Savill colours. A very confusing time for enthusiasts and one from which I never really recovered. Henceforth ownership would remain a complete mystery.
Seen in London's Royal Victoria Dock in 1970 she was built in 1949 a