My buddy Jonny Archibald, MD sent me this picture he had found via the ISH today. In around 1986 or so Jon painted my Dad a picture of the same boat, The Doric, described on the postcard as twin screwed, in its later life as a frozen meat ship sailing out of Halifax harbour on a return run to the Argentine or the UK. That painting still hangs on the wall in Dad's den.
During its earlier White Star days in the 1930's, my father and his parents took a trip from Scotland to Portugal on the Doric. My father's father, the fine-named Archie McLeod, was a salesman for a high-end steering equipment manufacturing yard in Greenock, moving up an economic notch from his brothers, uncles and own father, the riveters, who worked on the south side of the Clyde between the wars and before. I think he would have been making a family holiday out of a sales trip to the Portuguese navy. Many corvettes in the North Atlantic used gear supplied through a sale by Archie. At the cottage there is a picture of the three of them smiling and standing in front of a palm tree lined Portuguese avenue happy but pasty even in black and white.
Having written this I realize that my father would advise you that I have each of the facts herein somewhat wrong to various degrees. Despite this, I would retort, it is the truth nonetheless.