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1926 September 23rd. Took to the water and completed her fitting out towards the end of the year.
1927 February 18th formally handed over to her owner, Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. On the preceding day, successful speed trials took place and a 24 hour full-speed endurance trial was carried out; the machinery operated in a very satisfactory manner, all main and auxiliary units performing a non-stop run.
February 19th the Alcantara left Belfast Lough for Southampton.
For full details and information The Engineer 1927/02/25 p 211
The image entitled RMSP Alcantara was contributed by MM, 28th November 2010; it dates from around 1932 and may have been taken at Santa Maria.