Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
HMHS Britannic, the sister ship to the RMS Titanic.

Today's question is:
What do “HMHS” and “RMS” stand for?


Fritz J. said...

The RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship, something I always found a little odd, and the HMHS stands for His/Her Majesties Hospital Ship. Anyhow, I remember being surprised to learn the M in RMS stood for mail and not merchant. And don't ever say movies aren't educational because had it not been for the movie Titanic I would have never known what RMS stood for and would have continued to believe it stood for royal merchant ship. Not that the movie actually educated me, but the attendant publicity did.

PeggyU said...

RMS would be Royal Mail Ship, right?

And HMHS ... Her Majesty's HellifIknow Ship.

allen (in Michigan) said...

I'm going to guess "His Majesty's Hospital Ship" and "Royal Maritime Service".

MAJ K said...

HMHS: His (or Her) Majesty's Hospital Ship
RMS: Royal Mail Ship