RMS Aurania Archival Collection

 

 

Built by J. & G. Thomson, Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow. Tonnage: 7,269. Dimensions: 470' x 57'. Single-screw, 17 1/2 knots. Three masts and two funnels. Scrapped in 1905.

 

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigharn Richardson, Ltd., Wall- send-on-Tyne, England. Tonnage: 13,400. Dimensions: 520' x 64. Twin-screw, 16 knots. Two masts and two funnels. Note: Torpedoed and sunk 15 miles from Inishtrahull on February 4, 1918 with the loss of 8 lives.

 

Built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne, England. Tonnage: 13,984. Dimensions: 519' X 65. Twin-screw, 15 knots. Two masts and one funnel. Note: Torpedoed and sunk in October, 1941. Sister ships: Alaunia and Ascania.

 

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Front Cover - 26 February 1887 Passenger List, SS Aurania, Cunard Line

1887-02-26 SS Aurania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 26 February 1887

Route: Liverpool to New York

Commander: Captain Hains

Notable Passengers: Mavroyeni Bey

Illustration by Waterlow & Sons, Limited, London Wall, London.

Publishers: The Edwards Menu Company, Ltd.

 

Front Cover of a Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Aurania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 26 March 1887 from Liverpool to New York

1887-03-26 RMS Aurania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 26 March 1887

Route: Liverpool to New York

Commander: Captain Hains

Illustration by Waterlow & Sons, Limited, London Wall, London.

Publishers: The Edwardes Menu Company, Ltd.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 20 June 1930.

1930-06-20 RMS Aurania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 20 June 1930

Route: Montréal to London via Plymouth and Le Havre

Commander: Captain G. R. Dolphin, R.D., R.N.R.

Récapitulation: 205 Cabin, 170 Tourist Third Cabin, 179 Third Class, 654 Total Passengers, 305 Officers and Crew Members, 859 Total on Board.

 

Front Cover of a Cruise Passenger List from the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line, Departing 31 March 1931 from Boston and New York to Bermuda, Nassau, Havana, New York, and Boston

1931-03-31 SS Aurania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cruise

Date of Departure: 31 March 1931

Route: Boston and New York to Bermuda, Nassau, Havana, New York, and Boston

Commander: Captain G. R. Dolphin, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 September 1932.

1932-09-10 RMS Aurania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class

Date of Departure: 10 September 1932

Route: Southampton to Québec and Montréal via Le Havre

Commander: Captain A. C. Greig, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.

Récapitulation: 95 Cabin, 90 Tourist Class, 92 Third Class, 277 Total Passengers, 237 Officers and Crew Members, 514 Total on Board.

 

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Front Cover, Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations Brochure. Undated, Circa Late 1920s

Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations - 1920s

Tourist Third Cabin replaced the old Third Class on the Cunard Steamships, the refinished accommodations attracted students, professors, young business people, and bargain-hunters filling the cabins left mostly empty from the decline of the immigrant trade.

This is a photo journal of the accommodations found in the new Tourist Third Cabin class. Ships Featured: Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Caronia and Carmania, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, Tuscania, and Lancastria.

 

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Front Cover of An Elegant Cover Adorns This Vintage Adieu Farewell Dinner Menu From Friday, 28 June 1929 Onboard the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line.

1929-06-28 SS Aurania Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 28 June 1929 on board the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line featured Suprême of Brett, Cardinal, Fillets of Lake Trout, Meunière, and Petits Fours for dessert. Many autographs were included with this Menu.

 

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Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service, from 31 May 1904 to 2 August 1904.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service, from 31 May 1904 to 2 August 1904. Ships Included the Aurania, Etruria, Ivernia, Lucania, Pannonia, Saxonia, Slavonia, Sylvania, Ultonia, and Umbria. In October. 1903, the "Aurania" and "Carpathia" inaugurated the Now York and Mediterranean Service. This Service is now continued by the fine Twin-Screw Steamers "Slavonia," " Pannonia" and " Ultonia." The ports of call are Trieste and Fiume in the Adriatic, and Palermo and Naples In the Mediterranean. An Atlantic Fleet List is Also Provided. RMS Etruria Passenger List, 11 June 1904. GGA Image ID # 1e6ebbe24c

 

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal, Liverpool-Halifax, Southampton-Quebec-Montreal, and Southampton-Halifax, from 17 April 1925 to 12 September 1925.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal, Liverpool-Halifax, Southampton-Quebec-Montreal, and Southampton-Halifax, from 17 April 1925 to 12 September 1925. Ships included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Lancastria, and Letitia. RMS Andania Passenger List, 6 May 1925. GGA Image ID # 1e1063298c

 

Cunard Line Canadian Service, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, or Southampton to Canadian Ports, from 7 August 1925 to 28 January 1926.

Cunard Line Canadian Service, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, or Southampton to Canadian Ports, from 7 August 1925 to 28 January 1926. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Laconia, and Letitia. RMS Alaunia Passenger List, 21 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1dff527901

 

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 8 August 1925 to 6 February 1926.

Proposed Sailings, Cunard Line, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 8 August 1925 to 6 February 1926. Ships Included the Alaunia, Aurania, Carinthia, Carmania, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Alaunia Passenger List, 21 August 1925. GGA Image ID # 1dff443705

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool, Cobh (Queenstown)-New York-Boston, from 12 November 1927 to 29 April 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool, Cobh (Queenstown)-New York-Boston, from 12 November 1927 to 29 April 1928. Ships Included the Andania, Aurania, Carinthia, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e119dff3d

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Canadian Ports, from 11 November 1927 to 9 April 1928. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Ausonia, Carmania, Lancastria, Letitia, Samaria, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e11e04456

 

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935.

Westbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 2 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3159e0ee

 

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935.

Eastbound Sailings of the White Star Line from 6 October 1934 to 14 February 1935. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Doric, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Lancastria, Laurentic, Letitia, Majestic, Olympic, Samaria, Scythia, and Transylvania. The Schedule Includes Originating, Calling, and Destination Ports for Each Voyage. RMS Britannic Passenger List, 6 October 1934. GGA Image ID # 1e3178f51a

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal via Belfast, Cherbourg, Greenock, Galway, or Le Havre, from 24 July 1924 to 7 October 1924.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal via Belfast, Cherbourg, Greenock, Galway, or Le Havre, from 24 July 1924 to 7 October 1924. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1eccbb8952

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, or Soutampton via Belfast, Cherbourg, Cobh, Galway, Greenock, Le Havre, or Plymouth, from 24 July 1936 to 7 October 1936.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, New York, Québec, or Montréal to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, or Soutampton via Belfast, Cherbourg, Cobh, Galway, Greenock, Le Havre, or Plymouth, from 24 July 1936 to 7 October 1936. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 24 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1ecd389488

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bfda234f

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, Cunard White Star Vessels, from 28 July 1937 to 6 October 1937. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List, 28 July 1937. GGA Image ID # 20bfdeea90

 

Cunard White Star Westbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937.

Cunard White Star Westbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db7e0cf97

 

Cunard White Star Eastbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937.

Cunard White Star Eastbound Sailing Schedule for September to November 1937. Ships Include the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Berengaria, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. GGA Image ID # 1db80746e8

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939.

Westbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Ascania, Athenia, Aquitania, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e141a92c5

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from 7 June 1939 to 16 August 1939. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Carinthia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Mauretania, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 7 June 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e1424c50b

 

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Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room on the Aurania

Tourist Third Cabin Smoking Room on the Aurania. Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Brochure, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 119455568e

 

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Passenger Autographs and Menu Items from the Farewell Dinner Menu for Friday, 28 June 1929 Onboard the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line.

Passenger Autographs and Menu Items from the Farewell Dinner Menu for Friday, 28 June 1929 Onboard the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line. GGA Image ID # 156800aa58

 

Autographs Page from the Farewell Dinner Menu for Friday, 28 June 1929 Onboard the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line.

Autographs Page from the Farewell Dinner Menu for Friday, 28 June 1929 Onboard the SS Aurania of the Cunard Line. GGA Image ID # 1568211ec0

 

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RMS Aurania, Length 540 ft. Breadth 65 ft. Depth 43 ft. Tonnage 14,000. Postally Used 15 July 1933.

RMS Aurania, Length 540 ft. Breadth 65 ft. Depth 43 ft. Tonnage 14,000. Postally Used 15 July 1933. GGA Image ID # 1ee90f3da9

 

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Information for Passengers - 20 June 1930

 

MEALS will be served at the following times:

When one sitting:

  • Breakfast: 8 a.m.
  • Luncheon: 1 p.m.
  • Dinner : 7 p.m.

When two sittings:

  • Breakfast: 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.
  • Luncheon: 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

SEATS AT TABLE—Application may be made at any of the Chief Offices, in advance, or to the Second Steward on board the Steamer on day of sailing.

THE BARS in the Smoke Room will not be open later than midnight, but it is within the discretion of the Commander to close them during the voyage at any time should he consider this course desirable.

DIVINE SERVICE is held on Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

HOLY COMMUNION—For those desiring to participate in Holy Communion, the usual vessels are carried on board.

TWO PORTABLE ALTARS for the use of Roman Catholic priests are installed for the celebration of Mass.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired on application to the Deck Steward. Each rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services subject to the approval of the Commander.

LIBRARIES—in addition to a library of standard works, a special selection of up-to-date literature is available for the use of passengers.

BERTH LADDERS—These may be obtained on application to Steward or Stewardess.

PORT-HOLES—Passengers are warned against opening the port-holes. The Stateroom Stewards will do this whenever practicable. It is dangerous for passengers to handle these themselves.

BERTHING OF PASSENGERS—No alterations can be made except officially through the Purser.

BARBER—The Barber's Shop is situated on "B" Deck.

VALUABLES—The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and receipt will be given on the Company's form. As no charge is made for carriage, the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, however arising. Passengers are accordingly advised to protea themselves by insurance.

DOGS AND CATS—Passengers are notified that Dogs and Cats cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has been previously procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of License may be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog or cat is taken on board.

Dogs and Cats are carried at owner's risk, rates being from $20 upwards and $5 respectively, payable to the Purser.

CUSTOMS—The following is a list of the principal articles which are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs Authorities: —Tobacco. Liqueurs, Spirits, Perfumery, Sugar and Goods containing Sugar, Silk and Artificial Silk, Lace and Embroidery, Musical Instruments, Gramophones and Gramophone Records, Clocks, Watches, Cameras, Field and Opera Glasses, etc. Reprints of Copyright Books and Music are subject to confiscation.

CASH ON DELIVERY—PARCELS—Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undertake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Northern Ireland if the value of the contents is to be paid on delivery unless prior arrangements are made with the Company for the amount to be paid.

PASSENGERS' MAIL AND ADDRESSES—Letters for Passengers on board steamers should be addressed c/o The Cunard Company's offices at the Port of Departure or Arrival.

It is important that the name of the Passenger and steamer should be clearly given.

Passengers' addresses may be left at the Purser's Office, in order that any letters received after passengers have left the ship may be forwarded.

Passengers may have Mail, Telegrams and Cables sent to them care of any of the Cunard Chief Offices.

BAGGAGE. — INSURANCE OF BAGGAGE. —The Company, while taking every possible care and precaution, strongly recommend passengers to insure their baggage, as in the event of loss or damage the Cunard Company cannot accept any liability beyond the amount specified on steamer tickets.

The Company offers facilities for the insurance of baggage prior to embarkation against loss on sea or land, risk of fire, breakage, theft or pilferage.

All enquiries regarding baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the Railway.

Stateroom baggage must be limited in size to 14 inches in height, 2 feet in width, and 3 feet 8 inches in length. Packages exceeding these limits are placed in the Ship's Hold.

No individual piece of baggage—whether for Hold, Baggage Room, or Stateroom, should exceed 230 lbs. weight.

Articles of the nature described below must not be enclosed in baggage, viz:—

Money, Jewelry, Negotiable Papers or Valuable Documents of any kind, Perishable Goods. Pictures, Glassware, Bottles, or Bric-a-brac, Liquids.

No liability can be assumed by the Lines for loss of or damage to or caused by such articles.

Dangerous articles, such as Fireworks, Matches, Gunpowder, Gasoline, Cartridges, Moving Picture Films, etc., must not on any account be enclosed in baggage.

With a view to avoiding leakage and resultant damage, passengers are requested not to carry liquids in their baggage.

ARRIVALS AT HAVRE—Our steamers will dock at the Quai d’Escale alongside a covered Railway Station, where Customs and Passport examination takes place. When sufficient numbers warrant, a special train will be run from the quay to Paris, otherwise passengers are transferred by autobus to the city station, free of charge, to connect with one of the following trains: —

  • 7:50 a.m. 
  • 9:59 a.m.
  • 1:10 p.m.
  • 5;15 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.

 

The average running time is 3 ½ hours.

Full information can be obtained from Purser, who can also provide rail tickets between Havre and Paris, and reserve seats in second class on special trains.

Passengers disembarking at Havre who intend traveling beyond Paris, are particularly requested to see that their baggage is properly labeled for destination.

Under no circumstances should "Paris" labels be placed on such baggage, as delay in forwarding, as well as loss, may result therefrom.

ARRIVALS AT PLYMOUTH—From May 1st to September 30th, passengers are landed between the hours of 6.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m.

From October 1st to April 30th, passengers are landed between 7.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m.

In the case of steamers inward bound from Montreal, Plymouth passengers may be landed immediately on arrival. If this should take place at an inconvenient hour, arrangements will be made by our Plymouth Office for Hotel accommodation to be reserved for passengers’ use.

LONDON—The Great Western Railway will run special trains from Plymouth Docks to London (Paddington Station) when an ordinary express train is not available, for the equivalent accommodation of at least 50 1st  class or 50 3rd class fares, immediately passengers are landed, and the baggage examined by the British Customs Authorities. The journey to London occupies four hours.

OTHER PLACES IN GREAT BRITAIN—Express trains are run from Plymouth to the principal towns in Great Britain including Bristol, Stratford-on-Avon, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea, Chester, Liverpool, York and to Scotland.

The latest Great Western Railway time-tables may be obtained from the Purser.

DOCK DUES—All passengers landing at Plymouth must pay dock dues assessed by the Great Western Railway Company as follows:

  • 4/- per adult.
  • 2/-per child (under 14 years of age).

RAILWAY TICKETS—Passengers are requested to secure their Plymouth-London railway tickets from the Purser before leaving the ship. Tickets for other stations and for various sight-seeing tours can be obtained at the Docks on landing. Particulars of standard tours at inclusive fares can be obtained from the Purser.

RESERVATION OF SEATS. —Accommodation is reserved for each passenger travelling by the special trains to London. Tickets giving the number of the compartment will be distributed to passengers in the Waiting Room at Plymouth Docks.

BAGGAGE. —The Great Western Railway allocates a porter to each passenger to deal with baggage. If desired, baggage can be left in charge of Great Western Officials who will arrange transit and delivery to destination.

ARRIVALS AT LONDON—Passengers disembark at Surrey Commercial Dock. Vessels unable to dock owing to missing the tide, land passengers by tender at Tilbury, a special train being in attendance to convey them to St. Paneras Station (L.M.&S. Rly.), London. Where Surrey Commercial Dock is the terminal passengers are conveyed, with their baggage, by Motor Conveyances to a waiting room at 234 Gray’s Inn Road, this location being centrally situated.

AUTOMOBILE TOURS IN GREAT BRITAIN—The Cunard Company is in a position to arrange for the hire of Automobiles to passengers on arrival of their steamers at Liverpool, London, Plymouth or Southampton. Programs of tours with fixed prices for same can be obtained on application to the Purser or to the Company's offices.

The tours outlined cover the most interesting and historic places in Great Britain and offer a most enjoyable tour for persons desirous of seeing more of English rural life than is possible when travelling by rail from town to town.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION—For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from Europe to Canada or the United States and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio the Company’s Head Office at Liverpool for any accommodation required.

This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in Great Britain or on the Continent.

INTERCHANGEABILITY OF RETURN TICKETS— Tickets issued by the Furness Withy Line are interchangeable with the Cunard Line and vice versa — Passengers will, of course, require to pay difference in fare (if any).

AUTOMOBILE TOURS ON THE CONTINENT— The Company's Office at Paris is in a position to make arrangements for the hire of Cars to meet steamers at Havre, and take passengers on long or short Tours, or direct to their destinations.  Pursers will be glad to give passengers particulars of rates of hire and any other information that they may desire.

AEROPLANE RESERVATIONS—Seats can be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London (Croydon) to Paris, Brussels, Cologne. Basle, Zurich, Hamburg. Berlin, etc., in connection with Imperial Airways, and also from Cherbourg to Paris in conjunction with Messrs. Compagnie Aérienne Française.  Application for the above should be made to the Purser, who keeps tariffs, timetables, and other information.

CUNARD TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES, payable all over 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.

MONEY EXCHANGE—As a convenience to passengers, the Purser has been authorized to carry funds for Exchange purposes but owing to fluctuations it is not possible to make any fixed Rate of Exchange.

TOUR DEPARTMENT—A Department is maintained at each of the Cunard Company's Offices, where accurate information and helpful assistance relative to travel throughout the world is at the disposal of patrons.

Cruises in season to the West Indies, Pacific Coast, South America, etc.

CONDUCTRESS. —On each vessel a qualified Conductress is carried whose special duty is the welfare of all unaccompanied women and children during the voyage and at the port of landing.

NURSE. —A fully certificated Nurse is carried on every Passenger Vessel of the Line.

PAYMENTS—Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's form for any additional Passage Money, Rugs. Chairs, Excess Baggage, Freight, etc., paid on board.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS—Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic Steamers, and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

TAXICABS can be hired at the Piers.

LANDING CARDS—Before leaving the vessel the holder must present this landing card to the Immigration Inspector for endorsement.

PICTURE POSTCARDS of the steamers can be obtained free of charge on application.

HOUSEHOLD WORKERS FOR CANADA. — Any passengers residing in Canada and requiring domestic servants, nursemaids, etc., should get in touch with the Conductress of this steamer or any of our offices, who will give them full particulars as to the procedure which should be adopted to obtain the necessary help from Great Britain and Northern Ireland.   A list of our offices and principal agencies will be found on last pages.

LONG-DISTANCE WIRELESS SERVICE

This vessel is equipped with special up-to-date Wireless Apparatus which enables passengers to keep in constant touch with their friends or business houses throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

WIRELESS TELEGRAMS

VIA BRITISH COAST STATIONS. —For places in the United Kingdom, the inclusive rate is 11d. per word; for other countries the rate is 10d. per word, plus landline and cable charges. Every word in the address, text and signature is counted; all charges must be prepaid

VIA UNITED STATES COAST STATIONS.—The wireless rate via New York City, New London, Conn., Tuckerton, N.J., East Moriches, L.I., Chatham, and Boston, Mass., is 9d. per word; every word in the address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA CANADIAN COAST STATIONS—The wireless race via Cape Race and Sable Island is 1s. 0 ½ d., and Louis- burg 9d. per word, via Montreal, Quebec, Grosse Isle, Clarke City, P.Q., St. John, N.B., Grindstone Island, N. Sydney, N.S., Chebucto Head, N.S., Yarmouth, N.S., Belle Isle, Pt. Amour, Father Point, and Fame Point, is calculated at 7d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA FRENCH COAST STATIONS. —The wireless rate is 8d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

SHIP TO SHIP. —The general rate on ship to ship messages is 8d. per word, but Dutch. Belgian and certain other vessels apply a ship tax with a minimum of ten words. The charges on messages to these vessels will be calculated as follows:—English ship tax, 4d. per word, without minimum; Dutch or Belgian, etc., ship tax, 4d. per word, with minimum of 3s. 4d. Thus for a message of ten words or more the charge is 8d. per word.

WIRELESS LETTERS

Passengers are requested to see that they obtain a signed receipt showing amount paid for each message handed in for transmission.

WIRELESS LETTERS are sent by Radio to Cunard and certain other ships passing in an opposite direction for forwarding to their destinations by either ordinary mail, air mail, Express Delivery, or as Night Letter Telegrams, on arrival at their first port of call.

A special reduced radio charge of 4/2d, ($1.00) is made for twenty words; for each word in excess of this number Id. will be charged. Forwarding charges additional.

The text of Wireless letters must be written in plain language, and letters for mailing by registered post at ports in the United States must shew in the address the Christian name of the addressee, or the title "Mr., Mrs. or Miss."

Particulars regarding Wireless Communications established or expected will be found posted on the Wireless Notice Board.

Time is saved and greater accuracy is secured by passengers handing in their messages direct to the Wireless or Purser’s office, where full information regarding rates, etc., may be obtained.

Source: RMS Aurania Passenger List - 20 June 1930

 

Information for Passengers - 31 March 1931

 

MEALS will be served at the following times in the Dining Saloon:—

  • Breakfast at 8 a.m.
  • Luncheon at 1pm.
  • Dinner at 7p.m.

The Bars will not be open later than Midnight, but it is within the discretion of the Commander to close them during the voyage at any time should he consider this course desirable.

SEATS AT TABLE. Application may be made to the Second Steward for table reservations.

DIVINE SERVICE on Sunday at 10.30 a m There are also facilities on board for the celebration of Mass.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired on application to the Deck Steward. Each Rug is contained in a scaled cardboard box. and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued. Prices: $1.50 for Deck Chairs: $1.50 for Rugs.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Commander.

LIBRARIES. In addition to a Library of Standard Works, a special selection of up-to-date literature is available for the use of passengers.

PORT HOLES. Passengers should request their Bedroom Stewards to open and close the port holes in the Staterooms, as required. It is dangerous for passengers to handle these themselves.

BERTHING OF PASSENGERS. No alterations can be made except officially through the Cruise Director.

BARBER The Barber's Shop is situated on "B" Deck Aft; Hairdressing Salon on "B" Deck Aft.

VALUABLES. The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company's form.

As no charge is made for carriage the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage however arising. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

BAGGAGE. Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. All enquiries regarding baggage on hoard ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

TRAVELERS' CHEQUES. For the convenience of passengers the Purser is prepared to cash Travelers' Cheques up to moderate amounts. Passengers are particularly requested not to ask for large amounts to be cashed, as in the event of that happening it is impossible to carry sufficient funds to deal with all the applications.

DARK ROOM For the me of passengers who wish to develop photographs, a Dark Roam has been provided on board under the supervision of an experienced photographer, who will render any assistance required.

ORCHESTRA. The "COLUMBIA COLLEGIANS" orchestra will play at various times during the day in addition to the Regular ship's orchestra.

WIRELESS SERVICE. This ship is equipped with special up-to-date wireless apparatus which enables passengers to keep in constant touch with their friends or business houses during the cruise. Messages should be handed in at the Wireless Office where full information regarding rates, etc., may be obtained

SPECIAL NOTICE

In order to insure the cruise schedule being efficiently maintained it is essential that the ship sail from all ports at the advertised time. To effect this all passengers are most particularly requested to inform their bedroom stewards of their return on board after sightseeing, etc., on shore. This is the only way by which your return to the ship can be made known to the ship's officers.

Source: SS Aurania Passenger List - 31 March 1931

 

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Baggage Contract for 2 Valises in Liverpool on 9 August 1904.

Baggage Contract for 2 Valises in Liverpool on 9 August 1904 for Passenger E. L. Parsons on the SS Aurania, The Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited. This Baggage Having Arrived by the Connecting Le Havre Steamer is not Subject to Any Liverpool Charges. GGA Image ID # 1ee8bccdf9

 

Receipt for Three Shillings in Payment for Baggage from W. E. L. Parsons, a Passenger on the SS Aurania Dated 15 August 1904.

Receipt for Three Shillings in Payment for Baggage from W. E. L. Parsons, a Passenger on the SS Aurania Dated 15 August 1904. Signed by the Purser of the SS Aurania. The Cunard Steam Ship Compan Limited A 70. GGA Image ID # 1ee8d49d39

 

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Leading British Hotels and Railway Announcements, 1887.

Leading British Hotels and Railway Announcements, 1887. Back Cover of a Saloon Class Passenger List for the RMS Aurania of the Cunard Line, Dated 26 February 1887. GGA Image ID # 15a052d0d1

 

Leading British Hotels & Railway Announcements, 1887.

Leading British Hotels & Railway Announcements, 1887. Back Cover of a Saloon Class Passenger List of the RMS Aurania of the Cunard Line, Dated 26 March 1887. GGA Image ID # 15a0d4e094

 

Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 September 1932.

Back and Front Covers, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 September 1932. GGA Image ID # 130cf5ec2c

 

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Front Cover, A Century of Sea Travel: Personal Accounts from the Steamship Era by Christopher Deakes and Tom Stanley, 2010.

A Century of Sea Travel: Personal Accounts from the Steamship Era

This book is a voyage through the life of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by travellers who sailed on these vessels, and it carries within it their thoughts and experiences, mirrored here in words and pictures.

 

Front Cover, Cunard: Glory Days by David L. Williams, © 1999.

Cunard: Glory Days (1999)

Cunard -- few names in the maritime industry are more redolent of the great days of ocean-going passenger liners and cruise ships. This book recalls the era when ocean travel by liner was at its height and the 'Queens' ruled the waves with page after page of beautiful photographs that tell its story. Glory Days: Cunard provides a vivid reminder of the lost grandeur of ocean travel.

 

Front Cover, The Cunard Line: A Pictorial History 1840-1990 by Peter W. Woolley and Terry Moore, © 1990.

The Cunard Line: A Pictorial History 1840-1990

An Illustrated History of the Cunard Line and the celebrated liners which have served the Fleet, from its Inception in 1840 to the demise of the great transatlantic liners and finally the entry into service of the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, Britain's last great luxury liner.

 

Front Cover, Era of the Passenger Liner by Nicholas T. Cairis. Published by Pegasus Books Ltd., London, 1992.

Era of the Passenger Liner - 1992

The Gilded Era comes back to life as the reader relives the careers of stately ships and express greyhounds from immigrant ships to floating palaces. Scarce, large format book containing 288pp. Features photographs, statistics, and background of 280 passenger liners, each with a picture.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 2: 1913-1923 by Arnold Kludas, 1976.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1913-1923

The period 1913-1923 is dealt with in this second volume. Although it was only a decade, it was one of the most turbulent passenger ships in history. Competition to produce ever-larger vessels declined between leading North Atlantic shipping companies. For 20 years, the ships of the Imperator Class were the largest in the world.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 5: 1951-1976 by Arnold Kludas, 1977.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1951-1976

This volume, covering the years 1951-1976, embraces a period of dramatic change in ocean travel, the growth in airline travel causing a sharp decline in passenger liner building and existing liners being increasingly used in the cruising role.

 

Front Cover and Spine, North Atlantic Passenger Liners since 1900 by Nicholas T. Cairis, 1972.

North Atlantic Passenger Liners Since 1900

Material about the most prominent steamship companies on the Atlantic Ferry today and those that have been there for some time. Some Lines have diverse services to other oceans, seas, and continents.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide by Myra Yellin Outwater, Photographs by Eric Boe Outwater, 1998.

Ocean Liner Collectibles

This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean linereraby showing the actual objects used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an aladdin's lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.

 

Front Cover, Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970 by John Adams, 1993.

Ocean Steamers: A History of Ocean-Going Passenger Steamships 1820-1970

A history of the steam-powered passenger ship that details its story from the SS Savannah of 1819 to the SS Hamburg of 1969. It contains historical details of all civilian vessels built in the intervening years, with numerous illustrations and previously unpublished material.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Liners Of The World Since 1893 By Nicholas T. Cairis, Revised Edition With Over 200 pictures, 1979.

Passenger Liners of the World Since 1893

The author here takes a nostalgic look back to the heyday of the passenger ship, providing a brief history of 211 ships of over 10,000 tons, together with specifications and technical details of each.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present by William H. Miller, 2001.

Picture History of British Ocean Liners: 1900 to the Present

Over 200 rare black-and-white illustrations provide views of the ships at sea and in port, glimpses of lavish staterooms, lounges, dining areas, onboard photos of celebrities and royalty, and much more.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 by Frank O. Braynard and William H. Miller, Jr., 1990.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990

The Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 - 1990 has over 180 photographs and illustrations showing the liners on the high seas and in port and depicting handsome staterooms, lounges, interior decor, and carefree life aboard ship.

 

Front Cover, Picture History of the Queen Mary And Queen Elizabeth By William H. Miller, Jr., 2004.

Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth

Powerful and fast Atlantic liners of the 1930s, this volume is packed with high-quality vintage photographs of the RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Elizabeth, from construction to heyday to eventual decline and their successor ships bearing the same name.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

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