RMS Albertic Archival Collection

 

White Star Line Canadin Service by the RMS Albertic (1923).

White Star Line Canadin Service by the RMS Albertic (1923). RMS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f3ba23d76

 

 

Albertic (1923) White Star Line

Postcard from SS Albertic Dinner Menu, 17 June 1928.

Postcard from SS Albertic Dinner Menu, 17 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f37d40272

Built by Weser Yard, Bremen. Tonnage: 18,940. Dimensions: 590' X 72'. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Two masts and two funnels. Note: Completed in 1920 and turned over to the British Controller of Shipping. Sold to the Royal Mail Line, who renamed her Ohio for use on their England to New York service. Later sold to the White Star Line. Ex-Munchen. Fate: Broken up by Japanese shipbreakers in 1934.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Front Cover, Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List from the SS Albertic of the White Star Line, Departing 9 September 1927 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal.

1927-09-09 RMS Albertic Passenger List

Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List from the SS Albertic of the White Star Line, Departing 9 September 1927 from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain W. H. Parker, C.B.E., R.D. (Capt. R.N.R., Retd.).

 

Front Cover, White Star Line SS Albertic Tourist Class Passenger List - 14 June 1928.

1928-06-14 RMS Albertic Passenger List

Tourist Passenger List from the SS Albertic of the White Star Line, Departing 14 June 1928 from Montreal and Quebec to Southampton via Le Havre and London, Commanded by Captain F. F. Summers, RD, (Cdr., RNR, Retd.).

 

Front Cover, White Star Line RMS Albertic Cabin Class Passenger List - 17 August 1929.

1929-08-17 RMS Albertic Passenger List

Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 17 August 1929 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Belfast and Glasgow, Commanded by Captain F. F. Summers, R.D., (Cmdr. RNR, Retd.).

 

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Menus

 

RMS Albertic Dinner Menu Card 15 June 1928

1928-06-15 RMS Albertic Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from 15 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line features passenger annotated Menu selections offering Chicken Okra, Poached Kingfish, Homard, and Delaware Pudding. The reverse side has the Delaware Pudding recipe ingredients written out by the ship's chef.

 

Front, SS Albertic Dinner Menu Postcard - 17 June 1928

1928-06-17 SS Albertic Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu Postcard from 17 June 1928 on board the SS Albertic of the White Star Line features Broiled Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce and Consommé Cloiseul with Chancellor Pudding for Desert. The reverse side contained the Menu and Postcard (postally unused).

 

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line RMS Albertic

1928-06-18 RMS Albertic Dinner Menu

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Monday, 18 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line featured Poached Halibut, Trouvillaise, Fore and Hind Quarters of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

 

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line RMS Albertic - 19 June 1928

1928-06-19 RMS Albertic Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from 19 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic featured an image of a French Frigate of the Olden Times. Menu selections included Cream Argenteuil, Poached Brill, Shrimp Sauce, and Chocolate Pudding for dessert.

 

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line Albertic - June 20, 1928

1928-06-20 RMS Albertic Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Dinner Menu Card from Wednesday, 20 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line. The Menu featured Cream Valencienne, Poached Turbot, Sauce Homard, and Bermuda Pudding for dessert.

 

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Programs

 

Sports Events Program For the Voyage from Montreal to London, Held on Board the SS Albertic Beginning on Friday, 14 June 1928.

1928-06-14 Sports Events Program - SS Albertic

Sports Events Held on Board S.S. “Albertic” on a voyage from Montreal To London, 14 June 1928. Featured events included Shuffleboard, Deck Tennis, Potato Race, Skipping Competition, Dancing, Tug of War, Bridge, Whist, and Coat Race. A Fancy Dress Ball and Children’s Tea Party are also planned.

 

Tourist Class Grand Concert Program Held on Board the RMS Albertic on 21 July 1928.

1928-06-21 Grand Concert Program - RMS Albertic

Program of a grand concert held in the tourist dining saloon on board RMS Albertic of the White Star Line on Thursday, June 21st, 1928 at 8 30 p.m. Variety show included musical numbers, readings, recitation, step dance, and the presentation of sports prizes.

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 January 1928 to 8 December 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, from 25 January 1928 to 8 December 1928. Ships Included the Albertic, Homeric, Majestic, Megantic, and Olympic. RMS Baltic Cabin Class Passenger List, 3 March 1928. GGA Image ID # 20c168c3d4

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston-New York, from 21 January 1928 to 17 June 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston-New York, from 21 January 1928 to 17 June 1928. Ships Included the Adriatic, Albertic, Baltic, Calgaric, Cedric, Celtic, Doric, Megantic, and Reginia. The Baltic, Cedric, Celtic, Albertic Regina, Doric, and Calgaric carry Cabin, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class passengers. The Megantic carries Cabin and Third Class passengers. RMS Baltic Cabin Class Passenger List, 3 March 1928. GGA Image ID # 20c1e3cd08

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Queenstown (Cobh)-Quebec-Montreal and Liverpool-Halifax, from 4 February 1928 to 18 October 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton-Queenstown (Cobh)-Quebec-Montreal and Liverpool-Halifax, from 4 February 1928 to 18 October 1928. Ships Included the Albertic, Cedric, Celtic, Doric, Megantic, and Regina. The Cedric, Celtic, Albertic, Regina and Doric, Carry Cabin, Tourist Third Cabin, and Third Class Passengers. The Megantic Carries Cabin and Third Class Passengers. Back Cover, White Star Line RMS Baltic Cabin Class Passenger List - 3 March 1928. GGA Image ID # 20c2587dd1

 

Sailing Schedule, London-Quebec-Montreal, from 31 May 1928 to 22 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, London-Quebec-Montreal, from 31 May 1928 to 22 November 1928. Ships Included the Albertic and Megantic. SS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 206d1c732b

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal and Le Havre-Southampton-Québec-Montréal, from 14 July 1928 to 10 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal and Le Havre-Southampton-Québec-Montréal, from 14 July 1928 to 10 November 1928. Ships Included the Albertic, Calgaric, Doric, Laurentic, Megantic, and Regina. SS Lapland Passenger List, 31 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1ebeb75533

 

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Guides

 

Guide to the RMS Albertic Pubic Rooms in the Cabin Class, 1929.

Guide to the RMS Albertic Pubic Rooms in the Cabin Class, 1929. RMS Albertic Passenger List, 17 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f39f70631

 

SS Albertic 19,000 Tons -- Plan of Tourist Third Cabin and Third Cabin Accommodation.

SS Albertic 19,000 Tons -- Plan of Tourist Third Cabin and Third Cabin Accommodation. WSL Canadian Service, 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f3b09f02c. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), SS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927.

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), SS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f38114ee7

 

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Albertic Passenger List, 14 June 1928.

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Albertic Passenger List, 14 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f39e42d39

 

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Albertic Passenger List, 17 August 1929.

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Albertic Passenger List, 17 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f3a2695e6

 

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Advertisements

 

White Star Line Canadian Service SS Albertic, 19,000 Tons, The Largest Steamer to Montréal.

White Star Line Canadian Service SS Albertic, 19,000 Tons, The Largest Steamer to Montréal. SS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f3836f93d

 

The White Star Line Canadian Service of Royal Mail Steamers Spotlight on the RMS Albertic of 19,000 Tons -- The Largest Steamer from Montreal.

The White Star Line Canadian Service of Royal Mail Steamers Spotlight on the RMS Albertic of 19,000 Tons -- The Largest Steamer from Montreal. SS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 206e1437e2

 

White Star Line Canadian Service, Royal Mail Steamers, RMS Albertic (19,000 Tons).

White Star Line Canadian Service, Royal Mail Steamers, RMS Albertic (19,000 Tons). RMS Albertic Passenger List, 14 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f39151fbd

 

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Title Pages

 

Title Page, SS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 9 September 1927.

Title Page, SS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f38e853e4

 

Title Page, RMS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 14 June 1928.

Title Page, RMS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 14 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f39723341

 

Title Page, RMS Albertic Cabin Passenger List, 17 August 1929.

Title Page, RMS Albertic Cabin Passenger List, 17 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f3a64538e

 

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Senior Officers and Staff

 

List of Senior Officers, SS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 9 September 1927.

List of Senior Officers, SS Albertic Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f390d069c

 

Listing of Senior Officers, RMS Albertic Tourist Passenger List, 13 June 1928.

Listing of Senior Officers, RMS Albertic Tourist Passenger List, 13 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f39d638d1

 

Listing of Senior Officers, RMS Albertic Cabin Passenger List, 17 August 1929.

Listing of Senior Officers, RMS Albertic Cabin Passenger List, 17 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f3ac19ef4

 

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Stationery

 

Stationery Letterhead for the White Star Line SS Albertic Containing a McCorquodale Fine Watermark, 1923.

Stationery Letterhead for the White Star Line SS Albertic Containing a McCorquodale Fine Watermark, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1d640f7b18

 

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Books

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

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Wireless Technology

 

Postal Information: High Seas Mail, Wireless Telegram Rates, Long-Range Wireless Service, Ocean Letters, and Poste Radiotelegrams.

Postal Information: High Seas Mail, Wireless Telegram Rates, Long-Range Wireless Service, Ocean Letters, and Poste Radiotelegrams. RMS Albertic Passenger List, 17 August 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f3ae6c4c2

 

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Other Ephemera

 

Remember Your Holiday! Competition, RMS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927.

Remember Your Holiday! Competition, RMS Albertic Passenger List, 9 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f3c237567

 

Delaware Pudding Recipe Ingredients, 15 June 1928

Delaware Pudding Recipe Ingredients, 15 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1553edf1a9

 

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Photographs

 

Tourist Third Cabin Four-Berth Room on the Albertic.

Tourist Third Cabin Four-Berth Room on the Albertic. WSL Canadian Service, 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f3b1df430

 

Tourist Third Cabin Reading and Writing Room on the Albertic.

Tourist Third Cabin Reading and Writing Room on the Albertic. WSL Canadian Service, 1928. GGA Image ID # 1f3b2d9c56

 

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Information for Passengers - 9 September 1927

  • BREAKFAST at 8:00 am
  • LUNCHEON at 12:30 pm
  • DINNER at 6:00 pm

The Bar opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm

Lights are extinguished in the Dining Saloon at 11:00 pm; Lounge, Library and Smoking Room at 11:30 pm

Divine Service will be held on Sundays at 11:00 am

CONDUCTRESS. The Ship's Conductress (Mrs. I. J. Lyall) is available to interview any ladies traveling alone, and would be pleased to be of any service during the voyage or on arrival in port.

SMOKING. Passengers are kindly requested not to smoke in the Dining Saloon.

It is also desired that ladies should refrain from using the Smoking Room.

SEATS AT TABLE. Passengers should apply to the Tourist Third Cabin Steward for reservation of seats.

UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

THE PURSER'S OFFICE. Letters, Cables, Telegrams and Marconigrams are received or delivered, and Postage Stamps can be purchased.

None of the ship's staff other than those on duty in the Purser's Office are authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

CHARGES COLLECTED ON BOARD. Passengers are requested to ask for a Receipt on the Company's Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, charges collected for Marconigrams, Cablegrams or Telegrams or Freight paid on board.

PASSENGERS' ADDRESSES should be left at the Purser's Office, in order that any letters received after passengers have left the steamer may be forwarded.

LIBRARY. Books can be obtained on applying to the Library Steward.

DECK CHAIRS and STEAMER RUGS can be hired on application to the Tourist Third Cabin Steward, at a charge of 4/- (or $1) each for the voyage.

MEDICAL ATTENDANCE. The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers at their request for any illness not originating on the voyage, in the case of sickness originating on the voyage no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

VALUABLES. For the convenience of passengers, the Line has provided in the Purser's Office, a safe in ivhich money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables may be deposited by passengers. A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the Line does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and of Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such articles.

Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY. The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English, American and Canadian money, at rates which will be advised on application.

TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Company. These Cheques are accepted on board steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be leferied to the Tourist Third Cabin Steward.

WARDROBE TRUNKS. Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages owing to their exceptional size.

DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs must be handed over to the care of the butcher.

DECK GAMES and AMUSEMENTS. Deck Quoits, Shuffle-board, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck.

Chess, Draughts. Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Public Room Stewards.

LECTURES. For the purposes of private iectures the White Star Line will be pleased to loan sets of slides as well as a printed lecture in cases where desired by Tourist passengers who may wish to lecture in Great Britain and Ireland upon their experiences and visits to the United States and Canada.

Special Notice For Round Trip Tourist Passengers

Passengers holding return tickets who are undecided about their Canadian and United States addresses should advise same to our nearest office in Canada or United States by mail or in person as soon as possible after arrival abroad. If this is done by letter, please mention sailing on which you will return and accommodation reserved for you.

All passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with our nearest office at least a week in advance of their sailing from Canada or United States, so that necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their return passage.

For addresses of our Principal Offices see last page.

ORCHESTRA—The SS " Albertic " carries an Orchestra of skilled musicians which will play daily as follows :—

  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

JAZZ TRIO.—A special Jazz Trio will also play daily as follows:—

  • 11:00 am to 12 noon. :: After Dinner.

Source: SS Albertic Passenger List - 9 September 1927

 

Information for Passengers - 14 June 1928

Meals
When One Sitting
When Two Sittings
BREAKFAST
8:00 am
8:00 am and 9.00 am
LUNCHEON
1.00 pm
12 Noon and 1.00 pm
DINNER
7:00 pm
6:00 pm and 7.15:00 pm

THE BAR opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm

LIGHTS are extinguished in the Dining Saloon at 11:00 pm; Lounge, Library and Smoking Room at 11:30 pm

DIVINE SERVICE will be held on Sundays at 11:00 am

CONDUCTRESS. The Ship's Conductress is available to interview any ladies traveling alone, and would be pleased to be of any service during the voyage or on arrival in port.

SMOKING. Passengers are kindly requested not to smoke in the Dining Saloon. It is also desired that ladies should refrain from using the Smoking Room.

SEATS AT TABLE. Passengers should apply to the Chief Tourist Steward for reservation of seats.

UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

THE PURSER'S OFFICE. Letters, Cables. Telegrams and Marconigrams are received or delivered, and Postage Stamps can be purchased. None of the ship's staff other than those on duty in the Purser's Office are authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

CHARGES COLLECTED ON BOARD. Passengers are requested to ask for a Receipt on the Company's Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, charges collected for Marconigrams, Cablegrams or Telegrams or Freight paid on board.

PASSENGERS' ADDRESSES should be left at the Purser's Office, in order that any letters received after passengers have left the steamer may be forwarded.

LIBRARY. Books can be obtained on applying to the Library Steward.

DECK CHAIRS and STEAMER RUGS can be hired on application to the CHIEF Tourist Steward, at a charge of 4/- (or $1) each for the voyage.

HIGH SEAS MAIL

On all British Steamers British Postage Stamps and rates are used when mailing letters for European points, and such letters should be posted in the ship's letter box In the ordinary way.

The mail bag is closed a few hours previous to arrival. Full particulars can be obtained at the Enquiry Office upon application.

MEDICAL ATTENDANCE. The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers at their request for any illness not originating on the voyage. In the case of sickness originating on the voyage no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY. The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English, American and Canadian money, at rates which will be advised on application.

TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Company. These Cheques are accepted on board steamers in payments of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Chief Tourist Steward.

WARDROBE TRUNKS. Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages, owing to their exceptional size.

DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs musi be handed over to the care of the butcher.

DECK GAMES and AMUSEMENTS. Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board, and other games, are provided on deck.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Public Room Stewards.

LECTURES. For the purposes of private lectures the White Star Line will be pleased to loan sets of slides, as well as a printed lecture, in cases where desired by Tourist passengers who may wish to lecture in Great Britain and Ireland upon their experiences and visits to the United States and Canada.

VALUABLES

For the convenience of passengers, the Line has provided in the Purser's Office, a safe in which money, jewels, ornaments, documents, or other valuables may be deposited by passengers.

A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the Line does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1891, and of Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such articles.

Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

ORCHESTRA

The "ALBERTIC" carries an Orchestra of skilled musicians which will play daily as follows:—

  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

RETURN ACCOMMODATION

For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning to the United States or Canada from Europe and who have not yet made the necessary reservations, the Purser will be pleased to radio Liverpool, London or Southampton, for any accommodation required.

All passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with our nearest Office upon arrival, so that necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their return passage.

Source: SS Albertic Passenger List - 14 June 1928

 

Information for Passengers - 17 August 1929

MEALS WILL BE SERVED AS FOLLOWS:

  • BREAKFAST at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON  at 12 noon and 1 p.m.
  • DINNER  at 6 p.m. and 7-15 p.m.

Divine Service in the Saloon on Sunday at 11 a.m.

SEATS AT TABLE. Passengers who have not previously arranged for seats at table to be reserved should apply for same to the Second Steward.

UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same on applying to the steward or stewardess.

MEDICAL ATTENDANCE, the surgeon is authorized to MAKE CUSTOMARY CHARGES, SUBJECT IN EACH CASE TO THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMANDER, FOR TREATING PASSENGERS AT THEIR REQUE8T FOR ANY ILLNESS NOT ORIGINATING ON THE VOYAGE. IN THE CASE OF SICKNESS DEVELOPED ON THE VOYAGE NO CHARGE WILL BE MADE, AND MEDICINE WILL BE PROVIDED FREE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.

The Hours for consultation are as follows: 10-00 a.m., 6-00 p.m., 8 30 p.m., but the Surgeon is available at all times in case of urgency.

AN ENQUIRY OFFICE has been provided for the convenience of passengers where all enquires for information of a general character can be made.

Letters, Cables, Telegrams and Marconigrams are received hero for despatch, and Postage Stamps can be purchased, and Deck Chairs and Steamer Rugs hired at this Office, through which also all Mails will be distributed. Postage Stamps can also be obtained from the Lounge Steward.

None of the ship's staff, other than those on duty in the Enquiry Office, are authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

CHARGES COLLECTED ON BOARD. Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Company’s Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, charges collected for Marconigrams. Cablegrams or Telegrams or Freight paid on board.

PASSENGERS’ ADDRESSES may be left at the Enquiry Office in order that any letters received after passengers have left the steamer may be forwarded.

LIBRARY. Books can be obtained on applying to the Heading and Writing Room Steward.

DECK CHAIRS and STEAMER RUGS can be hired on application at the Enquiry Office, at a charge of 6/6  (or $1.50) each for the voyage.

DECK CHAIR CUSHIONS. A limited supply of Cushions, with loose covers, for Deck Chairs is available for hire at a charge of 4/- (or $1.00) each for the voyage.

ORCHESTRA will play daily as follows in the Cabin Companion way: 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and after Dinner.

VALUABLES. For the convenience of passengers, the Line has provided in the office of the Purser a safe in which money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables may be deposited by passengers A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the lane does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1804. and of Section 4281 of the revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such articles. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance

PRECIOUS STONES or other similar articles of merchandise may not be taken as baggage, but all passengers must deliver such goods to the Purser of the vessel. The Pursers are instructed to furnish passengers with a receipt for merchandise so delivered and place the goods in the safes aboard their vessel until a Customs permit is presented to the Inspectors ordering the goods into the U.S. appraiser’s stores for examination.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY. The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English and American money at rates which will be advised on application.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the .Second Steward, who is the Ship’s Baggage Master. Trunks, Chairs, etc., which passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company, should be properly labelled and handed to the Baggage Master on the Wharf at Boston or New York, and such articles will be stored entirely at owner's risk. It is for passengers themselves to see all their baggage is passed by the Customs Authorities on landing.

DOGS AND CATS. Passengers are notified that dogs and cats cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, London Forms of License must be obtained by direct application to the Ministry before the dog or cat is taken on board.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS AT BOSTON

Should the steamer arrive in the harbor after sundown, passengers will generally remain on board overnight. The vessel will proceed to her wharf as early as possible after 7 a.m. the following day, when passengers will be landed without delay.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS AT NEW YORK

Should the steamer arrive at the New York Wharf after 8 p.m., all passengers who have been passed by the U.S. Immigration Authorities may Und or remain on board overnight, at their own option. Those passengers who have been passed by the Immigration Authorities and desire to remain on board may have all their baggage passed by the U S. Customs that night or the following morning, at their own option. No baggage will be passed before 7 a.m. the day following arrival. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board overnight.

IN THE EVENT OF THE STEAMER ARRIVING AT QUARANTINE AFTER THE HOURS MENTIONED HEREUNDER PASSENGERS, OTHER THAN UNITFD STATES CITIZENS, MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE U.S. IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES TO REMAIN ON BOARD OVERNIGHT. AND TO HAVE THEIR PASSPORTS EXAMINED THE FOLLOWING MORNING:

  • OCT. to DEC., inclusive, 5.30 P.M.
  • JAN. to MAR., inclusive, 6.00 P.M.
  • APL. to JUNE, inclusive, 7.30 P.M.
  • JULY to SEPT., inclusive, 7.15 P.M.

BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED IN THE USUAL COURSE.

Upon landing at New York and upon application to the uniformed representatives of the railroads, who meet all steamers, railroad tickets may be purchased, and baggage checked from the Steamship Pier to any. point along the Lines of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, New York, New Haven, and Hartford, Erie, Lehigh Valley, Baltimore and Ohio. Delaware. Lackawanna and Western and Central Railroad of New Jersey, and connecting railroads. Taxicabs can be hired at the New York Piers.

It is suggested to passengers for their own protection that taxicabs of the Yellow Taxi Corporation, which come within the pier gates, afford comfort and protection as regards baggage, etc., at legal rates. Passengers destined to New York City or nearby points will find on the Pier representatives who will arrange for the expeditious transfer of baggage to hotels, railroad terminals or residences.

Passengers are advised to enquire at the Desks on the Piers for letters and telegrams.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Return accommodation

For those passengers who may be returning from the United States or Canada to Europe, and who have not yet made the necessary reservations, the Purser will be pleased to radio, free of charge, to New York, Boston or Montreal Office, for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will, consequently, save them time and trouble after landing.

PASSENGERS' MAIL

All mail coming on board on the steamer's arrival is at once sent to the Enquiry Office, where passengers should apply for same.

It is not possible in the short time available to distribute the mail to the staterooms.

Passengers are invited to leave their addresses at the Enquiry Office for any later dispatches to be re-directed.

Source: RMS Albertic Passenger List - 17 August 1929

 

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