RMS Carthage

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RMS-SS Carthage.jpg
  • RMS Carthage
  • SS Carthage
  • SS Carthage Maru
Owner: P&O 1931–61
Port of registry: United Kingdom London
Route: London, Bombay, China
Yard number: 535
Launched: Tuesday 18 August 1931
Maiden voyage: 8 January 1932
Fate: Demolished 15 June 1961 by Miyachi Salvage Co Ltd, at Sakai, Japan.
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14,304 GRT
Length: 552 feet 6 inches (168.40 m)
Beam: 71 feet 5 inches (21.77 m)
Installed power: 6 × steam turbines
Propulsion: twin screws
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
  • 177 First Class
  • 214 Second Class
Notes: Originally to have been named Canton

RMS later SS Carthage was a Royal Mail Ship and ocean liner of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. Known as one of the "Far East Sisters", she was launched in 1931 to serve the company's India and Far East Mail Service, along with her sister ship, RMS Corfu. Both ships were built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland and served from 1931 until 1961 when they were scrapped.[1][2]