This photograph, probably taken not long after the ship entered service, provides an impression of the age profile of the crew. Younger members of the crew would be employed as Cabin or Deck Boys at about 15 to 16 years of age. Many of the older mariners would have served on ocean going ships before settling down at Holyhead with their families. Wages would vary immensely. Seamen and Stokers would be paid about £1.4s.0d (£1.20) a week whilst Captains received over £200 per year.
Do you have a relative who served on RMS Leinster at this time? Do you recognise anyone from the Photo? If so we would be pleased to hear from you.