Royal Mail Steamers Scotland Glasgow Vintage Postcard
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Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship, Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract by Royal Mail. They have the right to fly the pennant of the Royal Mail when sailing.
The designation has been used since 1840. It was used by a many shipping lines, but is often associated in particular with the Cunard line and Royal Mail Lines, which held a number