RMS Carthage

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RMS/SS Carthage
Name: RMS Carthage
SS Carthage
SS Carthage Maru
Owner: P&O 1931-1961
Port of registry: London United Kingdom
Route: London, Bombay, China
Builder: Alexander Stephen and Sons,
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: 552ft 6in
Beam: 71ft 5in
Installed power: Six steam turbines
Propulsion: Twin screws
Speed: 18 knots
Capacity: 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 operated by 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, the 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]