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...
MAGDALENA loading in the Royal Docks in London for her maiden voyage. This was to be a great day as this was Royal Mail's first post war ship signifying their return to normality after a horrendous 6 years.
A rather sad picture of the after part of the Royal Mail liner following her grounding and breaking off the South American coast on her maiden voyage in 1949. I can't remember offhand all the cir***stances.
Found this in the depths of the hard drive-the report into the grounding