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RMS Arlanza was an ocean liner
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of the Royal Mail Lines in service from 1912 to 1938.
Arlanza was built by Harland & Wolff in Belfast
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for service between Southampton
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and the east coast of South America
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, in the same slip that earlier had been used to build the
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was built in the slip following the
Arlanzas launch. Arlanza
did wartime service as an armed merchant cruiser from 1915 to 1920.
She was broken up in 1938 in Scotland
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A later liner, also named Arlanza
was launched in 1960.