Who could use this designation?
Hi!Many of us know that Titanic began life as SS Titanic. She was soon awarded a Royal Mail contract and from that moment, whilst retaining the prefix SS the ship became known as RMS Titanic; but what was the date this change took place?
oops, Sorry Clifford.Titanic and Olympic were both labelled Royal Mail Steamers right from the start, as can be seen on signs in front of them in the H & W yard. There was nothing formal about the name. The shipping lines liked to use it because it suggested speed and reliability. There are also plenty of references to SS Titanic, such as the name of the British inquiry.