Royal Mail Lines

United Kingdom

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Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Sailings December 1907-July 1908 (issued January 1908)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Araguaya
Amazon
Aragon
Avon
Nile
Southampton, Cherbourg, Vigo, Lisbon, Madeira, Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Clyde
Danube
Thames
Nile
Southampton, Cherbourg, Coruña, Vigo, Leixoes, Lisbon, St. Vincent (Cape Verde), Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Coruña omitted on return voyages.
Magdalena
Oroya
Atrato
Trent
Tagus
Southampton, Cherbourg, Vigo, Barbados, Trinidad, La Guaira, Puerto Colombia (Savanilla), Colon, Kingston, Port Antonio, New York.
Vigo omitted on return voyages.
Port Antonio omitted on all voyages from April onwards.
Eden
Esk
1) Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, Montserrat, Antigua, Nevis, St. Kitts.
Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenada omitted on return voyages.

2) Barbados, Demerara, Grenada, St. Vincent.
Return voyages directly to Barbados.

Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Sailings January-May 1923 (issued January 1923)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Araguaya New York, Bermuda

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Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Sailings July 1923-March 1924 (issued July 1923)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Chaleur
Chignecto
Chaudiere
Teviot
(freight only)
Halifax, Bermuda, St. Kitts, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad, Demerara.
Called at Saint John on return voyages for disembarkation of passengers.

Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
Sailings July 1924-January 1925 (issued September 26, 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ohio
Orca
Orduña
Orbita
Hamburg, Southampton, Cherbourg, New York.
Frequent calls at Halifax on westbound voyages; occasionally also on eastbound voyages.
Orduña Greenock, Belfast, New York.
(One sailing only; no return voyage.)
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Sailings July-December 1933 (issued June 26, 1933)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Alcantara
Asturias
Southampton, Cherbourg, Coruña, Vigo, Lisbon, Madeira, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Coruña omitted on return voyages.
Almanzora
Arlanza
Southampton, Cherbourg, Coruña, Vigo, Lisbon, St. Vincent (Cape Verde), Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
The Arlanza omitted Vigo and the Almanzora omitted Coruña on return voyages.
Highland Brigade
Highland Patriot
Highland Monarch,
Highland Chieftain
Highland Princess
London, Boulogne, Vigo, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Pernambuco omitted on return voyages.
Deseado 1) London, Leixoes, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Santos and Vigo omitted on return voyage.
(One sailing only.)

2) Liverpool, Vigo, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Santos and Leixoes omitted on return voyage.
(One sailing only.)

Holland-America Line/Royal Mail Lines
Sailings June 1937-March 1938
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Holland-America Line:
Damsterdyk
Delftdyk

Royal Mail Lines:
Lochmonar
Rotterdam, London, Swansea, Curaçao, Puerto Colombia, Cristobal, Guayaquil, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver.
Return voyages: Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cristobal, Liverpool, Glasgow, London, Rotterdam.
Holland-America Line:
Dinteldyk
Drechtdyk

Royal Mail Lines:
Lochkatrine
Lochgoil
Rotterdam, London, Bermuda, Jamaica, Puerto Colombia, Cristobal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Victoria, Vancouver.
Return voyages: Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cristobal, Liverpool, Glasgow (Dinteldyk on one voyage only), London, Rotterdam.

Sailings July-August 1953 (issued April 2, 1953)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Andes Southampton, Cherbourg, Vigo, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Salvador (Bahia), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Vigo omitted on return voyages.
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Alcantara Southampton, Cherbourg, Vigo, Lisbon, Madeira, Las Palmas, Recife (Pernambuco), Salvador (Bahia), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
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Highland Brigade
Highland Chieftain
Highland Monarch
Highland Princess
London, Vigo, Leixoes, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Leixoes omitted on return voyages.

Promotional brochure w/rates (no sailings listed) (issued August 1957)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Darro
Drina
Durango
Deseado
United Kingdom (London), Las Palmas, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
Optional calls at other ports in South America.

Sailings July-December 1958 (issued June 1958)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Andes Southampton, Cherbourg, Vigo, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Salvador (Bahia), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Highland Brigade
Highland Chieftain
Highland Monarch
Highland Princess
London, Vigo, Leixoes, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires. Occasional calls at Recife and Salvador on outward voyages.
Leixoes omitted on homeward voyages.

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Promotional brochure w/general information (no sailings listed) (issued August 1958)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Loch Loyal
Loch Gowan
Loch Ryan
Loch Avon
Loch Garth
Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cristobal, London.
Additional ports of call listed in offices/agents list: Victoria, Seattle, Portland.

Sailings January-December 1966 (issued March 1966)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Amazon
Aragon
Arlanza
London, Boulogne (most voyages), Vigo, Lisbon, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo.
Return voyages to Southampton and Rotterdam after Vigo.

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See the Index of Ships page. (See "Royal Mail Steam Packet Company" section.)

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This page last updated March 25, 2014.