RMS ASTURIAS - HOW HIGH COULD TOP HAMPERS REACH IN 1908 ?
It is surprising that steamers, circa 1908, with significant top hampers are still regarded in some circles as being 'top heavy'. This judgment ignores the mechanics of adjusting GM by means of dead weight and its distribution. If there are still any nay-sayers out there this gorgeously opulent steamer from 1908 should sort the confusion out once and for all. RMS Asturias was not GM unstable and neither was Waratah when she departed Durban for the last time.