Some articles on pacific mail:
... Tokio and City of Peking were ordered by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company in order to take advantage of a new $500,000 congressional subsidy for the company's steam packet service to the Far East ... the shipyard of John Roach and Sons for construction, Pacific Mail ran into financial difficulties after two company directors squandered the company's cash reserves in a stock speculation scheme and then fled ... Pacific Mail's woes were exacerbated after the stock speculator Jay Gould, in a clandestine attempt to acquire the company's stock cheaply, persuaded the U.S ...
... The Cuba was a steamship owned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company ... by the United States in 1917, and named SS Sachem, until Pacific Mail purchased her from the Shipping Board on 6 February 1920 for US$400,000 and renamed SS Cuba ... Pacific Mail first used the Cuba to carry passengers and cargo between San Francisco, California, and Havana, Cuba, then shifted to a San Francisco-to-Cristobal route ...
... Roach had initially welcomed the Pacific Mail contracts, anticipating that they would help establish a sound financial foundation for his new company ... months into construction of the new ships, Pacific Mail reported an inability to meet its payments ... Pacific Mail's President, Alden B ...
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