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Can anyone tell me the significance of a ship being known as RMS............
as my old ship (MV ICENIC) I have also seen refered to as RMS ICENIC.
I know it stands for Royal Mail Steamer and we used to do a lot of courtesy calls carrying mail for Pitcairn Island etc. But what did the ship have to do (if anything) to earn or use the title RMS.......or was it just the fact that she was carrying mail, which gave her the right to use it.....????
 
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julian anstis said:
Can anyone tell me the significance of a ship being known as RMS............
as my old ship (MV ICENIC) I have also seen refered to as RMS ICENIC.
I know it stands for Royal Mail Steamer and we used to do a lot of courtesy calls carrying mail for Pitcairn Island etc. But what did the ship have to do (if anything) to earn or use the title RMS.......or was it just the fact that she was carrying mail, which gave her the right to use it.....????
Ill refer you to Ships list .com
You will see what it say's about that and Samuel Cunard
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Thanks Ron,

Appreciate that ...found the site ok but could not find the relevant section....any ideas

Julian
 

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Thanks Ron,

All explained now, just waiting to see if Tanker can come up trump's with my other query

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you are correct oldbosun, and the Icenic was never RMS,as far as i can recall. she was m.v. only. - unless someone had another wording for RMS!
 

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She was never known as RMS whilst I was on her, it was just that I came across a picture of her in about 1976 where she was refered to as RMS. I thought she might have been given that title after I left her..??

Julian
 
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