Hi, I'm trying to get a sense of the approach to Buenos Aires docks in a Royal Mail Steam Packet liner such as RMS Magdalena (5372 GRT) in 1905.
Would the master take on a pilot - if so, how early?
Presumably he'd need two or three tugs too?
How did the tugs and bridge signal to each other...
A lovely period shot.Orient Line 1935-1963
Maiden Voyage 28 Sept. 1935
1939 Commandeered troopship
1941 Collided with HMS Revenge
1946 Returned to Orient Line
1947 Resumed service UK-Australia
1954 Placed on Sydney San Francisco route
1963 Broken up in Belgium
Built by Vickers Armstrong Barrow-in-F