RMS Carmania Archival Collection

 

RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, 1905.

RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, 1905. GGA Image ID # 1e777dcd82

 

 

Carmania (1905) Cunard Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 19,566. Dimensions: 650' x 72' (678' o.l.). Triple-screw, 18 H knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Navigating bridge 60 feet above water line and 90 feet from keel. First Cunarder to be fitted with steam turbines. A faster ship than her sister, which had reciprocating engines. Attained 20.4 knots during her trials. Passengers: 300 first, 350 second, 1,100 third. WW1 Service: Converted to armed merchant cruiser in 1914. Engaged the armed German liner Cap Trafalgar off Trinidad Island, September 14, 1914, ana after many shots had been fired the Hamburg-American liner was sunk. The Carmania had received 79 shell holes, but the damage was not severe enough to prevent her making port for repairs. Post War Service: In December 1918 she was placed back in trans-Atlantic service. Fate: Sold to British shipbreakers in November 1932. Sister ship: Caronia.

"CARONIA" and "CARMANIA"—Popularly known as "Floating- Hotels."—The former is a twin-screw steamer, while the latter is a triple-screw turbine — Length 676 feet—Breadth 724 feet—Horsepower 21,000 — Tonnage 20,000 — Carries Wireless Telegraphy and Submarine Signaling Apparatus.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Saloon Passenger List, RMS Carmania Onboard Publication of the Cunard Daily Bulletin for 7 June 1906.

1906-06-05 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List from the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 5 June 1906 from New York to Liverpool, Commanded by Captain John Pritchard.

 

Passenger Manifest, Cunard Line RMS Carmania - Nov 1912

1912-11-23 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 23 November 1912 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded by Captain D. S. Miller.

 

1913-08-02 RMS Carmania

1913-08-02 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 2 August 1913 from New York to Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh) and Fishguard, Commanded by Captain James Clayton Barr.

 

1913-09-23 RMS Carmania

1913-09-23 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 23 September 1913 from Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain James Clayton Barr. Récapitulation: Saloon 214, Second Cabin 300, Third Class 1,330, Total Passengers 1,849.

 

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Carmania Saloon Passenger List - 29 July 1914.

1914-07-29 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List from the Steamship RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing Wednesday, 29 July 1914 from New York to Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh) and Fishguard, Commanded by Captain James Clayton Barr.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 4 September 1924 from Liverpool to Québec.

1924-09-04 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 4 September 1924 from Liverpool to Québec via Belfast, Commanded by Captain S. G. S. McNeil, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Carmania Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 30 August 1930.

1930-08-30 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 30 August 1930 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre, Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, RD, RNR.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Carmania Cabin Class Passenger List - 25 October 1930.

1930-10-25 RMS Carmania Passenger List

Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 25 October 1930 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, RD, RNR.

 

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Brochures

 

Front Cover, "Famous Cunarders," Published by the Cunard Line 21 March 1910.

1910-03-21 Famous Cunarders

8-Page Booklet/Leaflet from 1910 titled "Famous Cunarders" provided an illustrated introduction to their "A"-List Cunard fleet including the Campania, Carmania & Caronia, Carpathia, Lusitania & Mauretania, Pannonia, and the Saxonia & Ivernia.

 

Front Cover, Cunard Passenger Log Book circa 1913

1913 - Cunard Passenger Log Book

Rare Third-Class Accommodation on Cunard Liners featuring interior and exterior photographs of the ships and accommodations for third class/steerage passengers. Undated brochure circa 1913. Its contents were meant to entice the immigrants to book passage to the New World. Ships Featured: Lusitania and Mauretania, Caronia and Carmania, Franconia and Laconia, Campania, Ivernia and Saxonia, and the Ascania.

 

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

1920s - Cunard Tourist Third Cabin Accommodations

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.

 

Front Cover, Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines, 1923, Brochure No. A&P 20154-23.

Going Abroad via Cunard and Anchor Lines - 1923

Excellent brochure from 1923 provides numerous photographs, the majority interior views of the many steamships in the fleets of the Cunard and Anchor Lines. Ships covered include Albania, Aquitania, Assyria, Berengaria, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Mauretania, Samaria, Saxonia, Scythia, Tuscania, Tyrrhenia, and "A" Class Ships. Additional features included Cold Buffets, Assorted Staterooms, and a large format Map of "Strange Lands and Foreign Ports Reached by Cunard and Anchor Passenger Services."

 

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Publications

 

Front Page, RMS Carmania Onboard Publication of the Cunard Daily Bulletin for 7 June 1908.

1906-06-07 Cunard Daily Bulletin - RMS Carmania Edition

Cunard Daily Bulletin, RMS Carmania Edition, provided readers with plenty of advertisements, short stories, Saloon Passenger List for this voyage, Marconigrams, and a Photograph of the RMS Carmania.

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York and Boston Services, from 25 March 1908 to 11 August 1908.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York and Boston Services, from 25 March 1908 to 11 August 1908. Ships Included the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Etruria, Ivernia, Lucania, Lusitania, Mauretania, Saxonia, Sylvania, and Umbria. The Sylvania is a Freight Steamer and Does Not Carry Passengers. RMS Mauretania Passenger List, 11 April 1908. GGA Image ID # 1e3195b748

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York, Liverpool-Boston, and Hungarian-American Service, from 6 June 1908 to 21 November 1908.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York, Liverpool-Boston, and Hungarian-American Service, from 6 June 1908 to 21 November 1908. Ships Included the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Lucania, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Slavonia, Ultonia, and Umbria. Cunard Daily Bulletin, Lusitania Edition, 10 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 1e9f8fdaf1

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York, Liverpool-Boston, New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Trieste-Fiume, Fiume, Palermo-Naples-Gibraltar-New York, from 9 September 1908 to 29 December 1908.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-New York, Liverpool-Boston, New York-Gibraltar-Naples-Trieste-Fiume, Fiume, Palermo-Naples-Gibraltar-New York, from 9 September 1908 to 29 December 1908. Ships Included the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Etruria, Lucania, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Slavonia, Ultonia, and Umbria. Cunard Daily Bulletin, 11 September 1908, Etruria Edition. GGA Image ID # 1f031656fa

 

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Boston Service, Liverpool-New York Service, and Hungarian-American Service Covering 18 May 1909 to 11 September 1909.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Boston Service, Liverpool-New York Service, and Hungarian-American Service Covering 18 May 1909 to 11 September 1909. Ships Include the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Ivernia, Lucania, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, Slavonia, and Ultonia. It also contains the Cunard Atlantic Fleet List. RMS Ivernia Passenger List, 18 May 1909. GGA Image ID # 1dc96786d6

 

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hugarian-American Service from 23 March 1911.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hugarian-American Service from 23 March 1911. Ships Include the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 1 April 1911. GGA Image ID # 1dc9aa5170

 

Extra: Liverpool-New York Service from 11 April 1911 to 1 July 1911 for the RMS Carmania and RMS Caronia.

Extra: Liverpool-New York Service from 11 April 1911 to 1 July 1911 for the RMS Carmania and RMS Caronia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 1 April 1911. GGA Image ID # 1dc9e2d536

The Tuesday Service of the Cunard Line from Liverpool to New York via Queenstown, and Saturday Service from New York to Liverpool, via Queenstown and Fishguard will resume with the sailing of the RMS Carmania from Liverpool on Tuesday, April nth, 1911. This ship will be followed by the RMS Caronia on Tuesday, April 25th. After that date, they will maintain a fortnightly service between Liverpool and New York.

These vessels are among the largest and finest on the Atlantic and have magnificent accommodations. They are each 20,000 tons gross, and their great size, exceptional design, and bilge keels have earned them a high reputation for steadiness in all kinds of weather. The Minimum Saloon Fare is £19 10s.

 

Extra: Liverpool-New York Service from 29 July 1911 to 23 September 1911 for the RMS Carmania and RMS Caronia. The Minimum Saloon Fare is £20. Minimum Second Class Fare is £11 10s. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID #

 

Cunard Liverpool-New York and Boston Services Sailing Schedule from 18 July 1911 to 16 January 1912.

Cunard Liverpool-New York and Boston Services. Sailing Schedule from 18 July 1911 to 16 January 1912. Ships Include the Caronia, Mauretania, Lusitania, Carmania, Campania, Caronia, Franconia, Saxonia, and Ivernia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1db72eac98

 

Cunard New York-Mediterranean-Egyptian-Adriatic Service. Sailing Schedule Covering October 1911 to March 1912.

Cunard New York-Mediterranean-Egyptian-Adriatic Service. Sailing Schedule Covering October 1911 to March 1912. Ships Include the Franconia, Caronia, Laconia, and Carmania. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1db73b9c0e

 

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service from 2 March 1912 to 6 August 1912.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service from 2 March 1912 to 6 August 1912. Ships Include the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, and Saxonia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 30 March 1912. GGA Image ID # 1dc9e8927c

 

Proposed Sailings Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service from 9 November 1912 to 11 March 1913.

Proposed Sailings Liverpool-New York Service, Liverpool-Boston Service, and Hungarian-American Service from 9 November 1912 to 11 March 1913. Ships Include Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 November 1912. GGA Image ID # 1dc95f6c98

 

Cunard Liverpool-New York Service from 6 September 1913 to 7 February 1914.

Cunard Liverpool-New York Service from 6 September 1913 to 7 February 1914. Ships Included the Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Ivernia, Lusitania, and Mauretania. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 September 1913. GGA Image ID # 1dcaadfa74

 

Cunard Liverpool-Boston Service from 2 September 1913 to 21 April 1914.

Cunard Liverpool-Boston Service from 2 September 1913 to 21 April 1914. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Francoia, Ivernia, Laconia, and Ultonia. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 September 1913. GGA Image ID # 1dcaaf02a5

 

Cunard Canadian Service from 26 August 1913 to 24 January 1914.

Cunard Canadian Service from 26 August 1913 to 24 January 1914. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Ascania, and Ausonia. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 September 1913. GGA Image ID # 1dcaed5b2e

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 3 August 1922 to 4 November 1922.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, from 3 August 1922 to 4 November 1922. Ships Included the Carmania, Caronia, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia and Tyrrhenia. RMS Laconia Passenger List, 24 August 1922. GGA Image ID # 1e9b4c4a8c

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and London-New York, from 8 September 1923 to 1 December 1923. Ships Included the Albania, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Saxonia, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 15 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 20aabdb22c

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 6 October 1923 to 29 March 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 6 October 1923 to 29 March 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Ausonia, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Samaria, Scythia, and Tyrrhenia. RMS Samaria Passenger List, 22 October 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f18c82ce2

 

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule from the US and Canadian Ports to European Ports, from 18 June 1924 to 3 September 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aea275f3

 

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from European Ports to Canadian and US Ports, from 19 June 1924 to 26 August 1924. Ships Included the Albania, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Assyria, Athenia, Ausonia, Berengaria, California, Cameronia, Carmania, Caronia, Cassandra, Columbia, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Mauretania, Samaria, Saturnia, Saxonia, Scythia, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Second Class Passenger List, 18 June 1924. GGA Image ID # 20aeac371f

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York or Boston, from 3 May 1924 to 8 November 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York or Boston, from 3 May 1924 to 8 November 1924. Ships Included the California, Carmania, Franconia, Laconia, Lancastria, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Berengaria Passenger List, 24 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 20ab23f68e

 

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, London-Southampton-New York, from 17 November 1927 to 12 May 1928.

Sailing Schedule, London-Southampton-New York, from 17 November 1927 to 12 May 1928. Ships Included the Alaunia, Antonia, Ascania, Ausonia, Carmania, Lancastria, and Tuscania. RMS Aquitania Passenger List, 26 November 1927. GGA Image ID # 1e1136df31

 

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

 

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Title Pages

 

Title Page, RMS Carmania Saloon Passenger List, 2 August 1913.

Title Page, RMS Carmania Saloon Passenger List, 2 August 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f15ae7f61

 

Title Page, RMS Carmania Saloon Passenger List, 23 September 1913.

Title Page, RMS Carmania Saloon Passenger List, 23 September 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f16217ed8

 

Title Page, RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List, 4 September 1924.

Title Page, RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List, 4 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f13b12709

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

North Atlantic Track Chart / Route Map, RMS Carmania, 1913.

North Atlantic Track Chart / Route Map, RMS Carmania, 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f15c046cc

 

Express Route, America to London and the Continent via Fishguard, Which Is Recognized as the Most Expeditious Route, 1913.

Express Route, America to London and the Continent via Fishguard, Which Is Recognized as the Most Expeditious Route, 1913. Fishguard is the Nearest British Port to New York and Boston, and This Route is Therefore the Most Direct to London. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 September 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f16437421

 

Map of a Express Route - America to London and the Continent via Fishguard, 1913.

Map of a Express Route - America to London and the Continent via Fishguard, 1913. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 29 July 1914. GGA Image ID # 17473d9d4f

 

Abstract of Log, RMS Carmania, From Quebec to Liverpool, 29 May 1924.

Abstract of Log, RMS Carmania, From Quebec to Liverpool, 29 May 1924. Commander: Captain S. G. S. McNeil, R.D., R.N.R. Length of Passage, Father Point to Daunts Rock LV: 5 Days, 13 Hours, 4 Minutes. Average Speed: 18.31 Knots. GGA Image ID # 1f7f1c1f69

 

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Wireless Technology

 

Wireless Telegrams and Ocean Letters, 1924.

Wireless Telegrams and Ocean Letters, 1924. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 4 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f1473019c

 

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Passage Rates

 

Through Rates to South Africa, First and Second Class. Ships Included the Lusitania, Mauretania, Campania, Caronia, and Carmania.

Through Rates to South Africa, First and Second Class. Ships Included the Lusitania, Mauretania, Campania, Caronia, and Carmania. Cunard Line Services 1914 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1f790261ed

Rates Subject to Change Without Notice. Rates Are Those Current at Time of Publication. They Vary Slightly from Time to Time. The Following: Through Rates Are Quoted in Connection with the Union Castle Line's Intermediate Steamers from London Every Friday and the Mail Steamers from Southampton Every Saturday. Rail Fare from Liverpool to London Is Included for the Intermediate Steamers and to Southampton for the Mail Steamers. An Extra Charge of $1.25 Is Made if Passengers Travel First Class via Fishguard.

NOTE: Cunard Mediterranean steamers shown on page 16 take passengers to Madeira for transfer to the steamers of the Union Castle Line for South Africa. The through rates by this route will be quoted on application. The rates via Madeira are of course rather less than the above mentioned fares.

 

Through Rates to South America, First and Second Class, One Way (Single) or Round Trip (Return).

Through Rates to South America, First and Second Class, One Way (Single) or Round Trip (Return). Ships Included the Lusitania, Mauretania, Campania, Caronia, and Carmania. Cunard Line Services 1914 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1f7935065b

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Rates are those current at the time of publication. They vary slightly from time to time. The following Through Rates are quoted in connection with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. from Southampton, the Pacific Steam Navigation and Lamport & Holt Lines from Liverpool, and the Nelson Line from Liverpool and London—rail Fare to Southampton at Passenger's expense. The through fare covers rail fare to London via Liverpool for Nelson Line. However, $1.25 extra is charged if the passenger travels First Class via Fishguard.

 

Sailing Schedule, New York - Liverpool Service, from 7 April 1914 to 6 January 1915.

Sailing Schedule, New York - Liverpool Service, from 7 April 1914 to 6 January 1915. Ships Included the Aquitania, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, Laconia, Lusitania, and Mauretania. Cunard Line Services 1914 Broncure. GGA Image ID # 1f79a02dae. Click for Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Boston-Queenstown (Cobh)-Liverpool Service, from 28 April 1914 to 27 October 1914.

Sailing Schedule, Boston-Queenstown (Cobh)-Liverpool Service, from 28 April 1914 to 27 October 1914. Ships Included the Carmania, Caronia, Franconia, and Laconia. Cunard Line Services 1914 Brochure. GGA Image ID # 1f7a3a12bf

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Information for Passengers - 24 May 1910

 

Extra : Liverpool-New York Service (May 1910)

"Carmania" & "Caronia."

The " Carmania " (Turbine) and " Caronia" have now taken their place in the Liverpool-New York Tuesday service, and with the exception of the sailing of the " Caronia " on Saturday, 23rd July, they will maintain a regular mid-week fortnightly service between Liverpool and New York. Outwards from Liverpool these mid-week steamers call at Queenstown, and leaving New York for Liverpool on the Saturday, they will call at both Queenstown and Fishguard.

These vessels are among the largest and finest on the Atlantic, and have magnificent accommodation. They are each 20,000 tons gross, and their great size, special design, and bilge keels have won for them a high reputation for steadiness in all kinds of weather.

Minimum Second Cabin Rate, £11.

RMS Ivernia Passenger List - 24 May 1910

 

Information for Passengers

Meals will be served in the Saloon during the following hours:

  • Breakfast. from 8.30 to 10 A. M.
  • Luncheon at 1 P. M.
  • Dinner at 7 P. M.
  • Supper if required, must be ordered before 10 P. M.

The bar will be closed at 11.30 P. M.

Seats at Table should be arranged for with the Second Steward.

Letters and Telegrams.—Passengers desiring to have these forwarded by the pilot from Sandy Hook, must hand same (fully prepaid) to the Purser within one hour after leaving the pier.

Steamer Chairs may be hired from the Deck Steward at a cost of $1.00 for the voyage.

Steamer Rug Service.—Rugs may be rented of the Deck Steward at 4/- or $1.00 per trip, as in the case of deckchairs. Attention is called to the fact that the Rugs are contained in sealed card-board boxes, from which they should be removed in the presence of the passenger hiring same.

This is an assurance that they have not been used since being cleaned. The rugs have a serial number, rendering Identification by the passenger of his rug easy.

Divine Service on Sunday at 10.30 A. M.

Baggage.—All enquiries regarding Baggage should be made of the Baggage Master.

Baggage Insurance.— Passengers are recommended to insure their Baggage as in the event of loss or damage the Company cannot accept liability beyond the limit specified on the Steamer Contract Ticket. Rates and full particulars on application.

Valuables.— The Company is not responsible for valuables or money kept in the staterooms. These should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit In the ship's safe, and receipt will be given on the Company’s form.

As no charge is made for carriage, the Company will not accept any responsibility for loss or damage, however arising, but passengers can protect themselves by insurance.

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

Customs.—Tobacco, cigars, etc., wines, spirits and perfumery are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs authorities. Reprints of copyright books and music will be confiscated.

Exchange of Money.—The Purser is authorized to exchange money at the following rates: English Money for U. S. Currency at £1 sterling for $4.95. and U. S. Currency for English at $4.80 to the pound sterling.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers for any illness not originating on board the ship. In case of sickness arising on board no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free.

Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any additional passage money or freight paid on board.

Landing at Liverpool - Time of Landing Passengers.—If the steamer arrives alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage after 8 P. M., it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night.

In the event, however, of their remaining on board they will be landed after breakfast the following morning either at the stage, or in dock, as circumstances permit.

When the vessel reaches the river but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of debarking will be landed, with handbaggage only, by tender, provided that the Purser is advised before leaving Fishguard of the passenger's wish to do so. At Fishguard, notice will be posted in the companionway advising passengers of anticipated hour of arrival at Liverpool.

Arrivals at New York.—Should any steamer reach the New York Wharf after 8 p. m. passengers may land if they wish to do so and have their baggage passed by the Custom authorities: those who prefer to remain onboard will have all of their baggage passed the following morning not earlier than 7 o'clock. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board overnight.

Fishguard-Passenger's Mail.—On arrival at Fishguard passengers expecting letters or telegrams should enquire for them at the Purser's Bureau. A desk is also provided on the Customs Examining Platform at Fishguard, where later telegrams or messages may be called for.

Liverpool-Passenger's Mail.—Passengers landing at Liverpool should enquire at the Purser's Bureau, for letters or telegrams.

Passenger's Correspondence.—Mail matter for passengers may be addressed to the care of any of the Company's Head Offices in Liverpool, London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Frankfort O/M etc.

Dogs.—Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has been previously procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. License can only be obtained by direct application to the Board before the dog is taken on board.

Public Telephone.-—The steamer is equipped with a telephone, conveniently located, which may be used by passengers until disconnection (without notice) a few minutes before departure. Telephones with booths and Operators are also provided on the New York piers.

Telegraphic Code.—For the convenience of passengers copies of the Western Union Telegraphic Code and of Lieber’s Code are carried on this steamer, and same can be referred to on application to the Purser.

A Stenographer and Typist is on board for the convenience of passengers and is prepared to attend promptly to all work required.

Through Booking to Egypt, India, China, Japan, Philippines, Australasia, South Africa and South America, etc., can be arranged by taking Cunard Steamer to England or the Mediterranean, connecting with steamers of the Peninsular and Oriental or Anchor Lines. Particulars and rates on application to Chief Offices

Orchestra. —This steamer carries an orchestra of well-trained musicians, who will play at the following times and places:

  • 10.00 to 11.00 a. m.: Second Cabin Dining Room
  • to 2.10:00 pm: First Class Dining Saloon
  • 3.30 to 4.00 p. m.: Second Cabin Dining Saloon
  • 7:10 pm to 8:45 pm: First Class Dining Saloon
  • 9.00 to 10.00 p. m.: First Class Drawing Room

This arrangement may be altered as circumstances require.

Source: SS Carmania Passenger List - 29 July 1914

 

General Information for Passengers - 4 September 1924

 

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

When 1 sitting :        

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

When 2 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.

The Bars in the Cabin will not be open later than 11 p.m., 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 at any of the Chief Offices in advance, or to the Second Steward on board the Steamer on day of sailing.

DIVINE SERVICE on Sunday at 10-30 a.m.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 4/3 (or $1) each, 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, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating any passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness contracted on board no charge will be made and medicine will be provided free.

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

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.

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

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.

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, but passengers can protect themselves by insurance.

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.

DOGS.—Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog is taken on board. Dogs are carried at the owner's risk, the rate being from £4 upwards, payable to the Purser.

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR WESTBOUND PASSENGERS.

 RETURN ACCOMMODATION.—For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio New York or Boston 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 in New York.

IMPORTANT.—Should you purpose travelling by special train it is imperative that you advise The Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited, London, 51, Bishopsgate, E.C. 2, or 26-27, Cockspur Street, S.W. 1, of your requirements not later than two days before sailing DATE in order that a seat may be reserved, the Railway authorities only protecting those passengers who definitely reserve their accommodation. Railway Tickets MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED AT THESE OFFICES.

SPECIAL RAIL RATES FOR FRIENDS OF OCEAN PASSENGERS.—Special cheap return tickets are issued to friends of ocean passengers wishing to travel from London to Liverpool, the fares being as follows:

  • First Class: 55/-
  • Third Class: 33/-

BAGGAGE.—Westbound passengers proceeding from London to Southampton by special trains will pay to The Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, London, any ocean excess baggage charges due.

Passengers are advised to insure their baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket.

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.

BAGGAGE CHARGES.—The amount of personal baggage which passengers are allowed to carry, free of charge, is as follows: Cabin….200 lbs. per adult.

The charge for passengers' excess baggage, all classes, is 2/6 per cubic foot, but baggage coming forward by the special trains from London to Southampton, or Liverpool, will be calculated on a weight basis (the time available not permitting of the packages being measured) and free allowance granted as follows: Cabin…..20 cubic feet per adult, and excess charged for at the rate of 4/- per 25 lbs.; collected at the railway stations, London, through to port of debarkation in United States or Canada, in connection with special trains to Southampton, and by the Purser on board steamer in connection with special trains to Liverpool.

Packages containing Merchandise cannot be considered as Baggage and should be shipped as Freight, for which rates will be quoted on application. Passengers are recommended to ensure their baggage as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with Contract Ticket.

REFRESHMENT FACILITIES ON SPECIAL BOAT TRAINS—LONDON TO SOUTHAMPTON.—Arrangements have been made with The Southern Railway for early Saloon trains run from Waterloo to Southampton in connection with Cunard sailings to have breakfast cars attached for the convenience of Saloon passengers. Any passengers wishing to reserve seats in this car should advise either of the Cunard Company's London Offices.

For Cabin passengers breakfast baskets will be supplied by the Railway Company and these baskets can be purchased by passengers prior to the departure of the special train from Waterloo or passengers can order them in advance through either of the Cunard Company's London Offices.

REFRESHMENT FACILITIES ON SPECIAL BOAT TRAINS—LONDON TO LIVERPOOL.—Arrangements have been made with The London Midland & Scottish Railway for special trains run from Euston to Liverpool in connection with Cunard sailings to have breakfast, luncheon or dining car attached.

With regard to special coaches from Euston to Riverside attached to ordinary trains having breakfast, luncheon or dining cars, facility will be given for Cunard passengers to take their meals in these cars.

ARRIVALS AT QUEBEC AND MONTREAL

Examination of Saloon, Cabin and Second-Class passengers takes place at Quebec or on board steamer between Quebec and Montreal.

On arrival at Montreal the Customs are in attendance at the Dock, together with Representatives of the Railway Companies, and passengers destined to interior points holding rail orders, exchange such orders for actual Rail tickets, pass the Customs and check their baggage through to destination.

On arrival in port, immediately after Government inspection, and tickets to inland destinations have been obtained, passengers should attend to the Customs examination of their baggage and arrange with the Railway Agent for its forwarding; the Railway Agent will issue a check for each piece of baggage to be forwarded. Unless baggage is checked out by passengers it will be held at their risk until claimed.

U.S. Customs Officers are at St. John, N.B., Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., Banff (during Summer) and Vancouver, B.C., Stations to examine baggage destined for U.S. Passengers travelling to the U.S. via these points are recommended to have baggage inspected there and avoid examination at International Boundary. Baggage to U.S. not examined at above places must be inspected at International Boundary, otherwise it will be held by Customs. Passengers should personally attendthe Customs Examination of baggage.

SPECIAL DELIVERY OF BAGGAGE.—Passengers for St. John, N.B., Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, or Victoria, and the larger cities in the Eastern United States, may have baggage checked by any Agent of this Company through to any residence, hotel, steamship, dock or railway depot, in such cities. The transfer charge is collected by the Baggage Agent at the time of checking.

CHECKING OF BAGGAGE must have passengers' personal attention. It will not go beyond the dock until it has been checked or registered by passengers.

The railway baggage agents will give numbered CHECKS to destination of baggage.

Baggage left unchecked on the dock will be at passengers' risk.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8 p.m., passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK.—Passengers are landed at the Company's Piers, 53 to 56, North River, foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased, and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada. After landing, passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8 p.m., passengers have the option of remaining oil board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

FORWARDING OF PASSENGERS.—For the convenience of all passengers disembarking at our piers in New York, who are destined to interior points, the Railroad Lines out of New York as well as Steamship Lines for Boston have representatives on the wharf to meet passengers and arrange to issue railroad tickets to all points in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as tickets to Boston, via steamer.

These representatives will also arrange to check baggage from our piers through to their destination, relieving passengers of the annoyance of having to purchase their tickets at the depot or re-check their baggage. Baggage transfer charges from our piers to rail depots or steamship dock must be paid by passengers.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES.—Telephone service with booths and operator in attendance will be found near the Customs Lines on the New York Wharf.

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 our pier gates, afford comfort and protection as regards baggage, etc., and reasonable rates.

PASSENGERS' MAIL AND ADDRESSES.—Arrangements have been made whereby letters for passengers on board the Company's steamers at Southampton and Liverpool can be accepted for inclusion in special bags, which will be made up for the ship in London and Ports of Departure.

The letters in question, which must be registered and addressed C/o The Commander, Cunard Packet "   " Southampton (or Liverpool), can be posted in any part of the United Kingdom up to the time at which ordinary registered letters to go by the same packets are received.

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 the care of any of the Cunard Chief Offices.

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

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR EASTBOUND PASSENGERS.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION. For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from Europe to 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.

BAGGAGE.—The Cunard Company in New York will collect from Eastbound passengers any Southern Railway excess rail charges due in connection with journey by special train from Southampton to London.

Passengers are advised to insure their baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket.

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.

BAGGAGE BY SPECIAL TRAINS.—The Southern Railway.—Passengers landing at Southampton and proceeding to London by special train can hand their baggage over to The Southern Railway for delivery at passengers' destination on their system, on payment of one shilling per package.

ARRIVALS AT CHERBOURG.—Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 10 p.m., but if the ship arrives later, they will disembark after breakfast next morning.

In the event of the steamer not being able to land passengers sufficiently early to allow of their reaching Paris before the early hours of the following morning, there is at Cherbourg a comfortable hotel, the Casino, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight in Cherbourg and travel to Paris during the daytime. The Purser can arrange reservations by wireless.

Hand-baggage is carried from the steamer to the tender by the stewards. Passengers are informed that from the time their hand-baggage is on the tender, they are solely responsible for it, and they must see that it is passed through the Customs and placed in their carriage on the special train.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the Customs is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For these packages there is a charge of Fcs. 25.00 per package, Cherbourg—Paris.

Passengers are advised that the Cunard Company cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by neglect on the part of passengers not claiming their hand-baggage on the tender.

All baggage registered in New York for Cherbourg only if not claimed at the port is forwarded direct to Paris, a charge of Fcs. 25.00 per package being made irrespective of size or weight. (Heavy nailed case or bulky packages will be charged as freight.)

TICKETS.—All passengers without rail tickets can obtain them from the Company's Office in the waiting room at Cherbourg, which they pass through after clearing through Customs.

SPECIAL TRAINS.—Special trains are run in connection with the arrival of steamers. Dining cars are attached to these trains, luncheons and dinners are served at Fcs. 18.00 per head, exclusive of wines.

RESERVED SEATS.—Passengers wishing to reserve first class seats in advance may, on application to the Purser, book same on board ship, provided they are in possession of first class rail tickets to Paris. There is no charge made for these reservations.

ARRIVALS AT PLYMOUTH.—Passengers are landed at any time of the day unless the steamer anchors after 9 p.m. In this case passengers will be landed at 7 o'clock the following morning, the latter hour to be advanced to 6 a.m. between the period May 1st to September 30th.

A special train will be dispatched to London providing the number of passengers warrants same.

Should the numbers not be sufficient for a special train and the steamer anchors before 9 p.m., passengers will be able to connect with the midnight train.

ARRIVALS AT SOUTHAMPTON.—Passengers will be landed up to 8 p.m. If the ship berths later passengers will disembark the next morning after breakfast.

A Special Train will be dispatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing, the journey occupying about 1 ¾ hours. Passengers are strongly recommended to purchase their rail tickets between Southampton and London at the Purser's Office on board, as failure to do this may result in delay and inconvenience to the passenger.

It is notified for the information of passengers that the Cunard Company employ at Southampton the necessary labor for transfer of baggage from the steamer to the special trains at the ship's side for London.

Passengers on arrival will find representatives of well-known firms in the shed alongside the steamer, and if their special services are utilized for the handling of baggage they are authorized to charge according to tariff.

ARRIVALS AT LIVERPOOL. TIME OF LANDING PASSENGERS.—Under normal conditions when any of the Company's steamers arrive alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage after 7 p.m. it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night. In the event, however, of their remaining on board, they will be landed after breakfast the following morning either on the Stage or in dock as circumstances permit.

In the same way when the vessel reaches the river but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of disembarking will on arrival of the steamer be landed, with hand-baggage only by tender.

CUSTOMS.—Tobacco, cigars, etc., wines, spirits, and perfumery are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs Authorities. When required, reprints of copyright books and music will be confiscated.

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, Plymouth or Southampton. Programs of Tours with fixed prices for same can be obtained on application to the Pursers or the Company's Offices.

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

AUTOMOBILE TOURS ON THE CONTINENT - The Company's Offices at Paris, Cherbourg and Hamburg are able to make arrangements for the hire of Cars to meet steamers at Hamburg and Cherbourg, 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 also be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London or Manchester to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, etc., also from Cherbourg to Paris. Applications should be made to the Purser.

PASSENGERS' MAIL AND ADDRESSES        Passengers should apply at the Mail Office on board for letters, and their addresses may be left there, in order that any communications received after passengers have left the ship may be re-directed.

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

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

 

The "CARMANIA" carries an orchestra of professional musicians, which will play at the undermentioned times and places :

  • Cabin Dining Saloon: 1-10 p.m. to 2-00 p.m.
  • Drawing Room: 3-30 p.m. to 4-30 p.m.
  • Cabin Dining Saloon: 7-10 p.m. to 8-00 p.m.
  • Drawing Room (Orchestral) or Dancing: 9-00 p.m. to 10-45 p.m.

Source: RMS Carmania Passenger List - 4 September 1924

 

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Fleet List

 

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1911. Ships Included the Albania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 8 August 1911. GGA Image ID # 1e8030fb50

 

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912.

Cunard Line Atlantic Services and Fleet List with Tonnage and Assigned Commanders, 1912. Ships Include the Alaunia, Albania, Andania, Aquitania, Ascania, Ausonia, Campania, Carmania, Caronia, Carpathia, Franconia, Ivernia, Laconia, Lusitania, Mauretania, Pannonia, Saxonia, and Ultonia. RMS Caronia Passenger List, 30 March 1912. GGA Image ID # 1dc9ece700

 

Cunard Line Fleet List and Atlantic Services, 1913.

Cunard Line Fleet List and Atlantic Services, 1913. RMS Carmania Passenger List, 23 September 1913. GGA Image ID # 1f160c8866

 

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Photographs

 

Cunard Royal Mail Steamers Caronia and Carmania.

Cunard Royal Mail Steamers Caronia and Carmania. Length 676 feet, Breadth 72 feet, 6 inches, and 20,000 Tonnage. Cunard Handbook, December 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f1538cd15

 

RMS Carmania, 20,000 Tons. Passenger Liner of the Cunard Line.

RMS Carmania, 20,000 Tons. Passenger Liner of the Cunard Line. Cunard Daily Bulletin, 7 June 1906, Carmania Edition. GGA Image ID # 12f24b36d1

 

Sister Ships RMS Caronia and RMS Carmania, 1907. Haandbog For Americareisende Med Cunard Line, 1907.

Sister Ships RMS Caronia and RMS Carmania, 1907. Haandbog For Americareisende Med Cunard Line, 1907. GGA Image ID # 1f1498f52a

 

Enquiry Bureau on the RMS Carmania and RMS Caronia.

Enquiry Bureau on the RMS Carmania and RMS Caronia. Cunard Daily Bulletin, Ivernia Edition, 22 July 1908. GGA Image ID # 1dc99c15f1

 

First Class Drawing Room, Caronia and Carmania.

First Class Drawing Room, Caronia and Carmania. Cunard Daily Bulletin, 1908 Supplement. GGA Image ID # 1f14e05d96

 

 

RMS Caronia and Carmania of the Cunard Line

RMS Caronia and Carmania of the Cunard Line. Passenger Log Book, 1913. GGA Image ID # 118d8154c5

 

Third Class Sitting Room on the Caronia and Carmania

Third Class Sitting Room on the Caronia and Carmania. Passenger Log Book, 1913. GGA Image ID # 118d9988e4

 

Third Class Accommodations on the Cunard Caronia and Carmania.

Third Class Accommodations on the Cunard Caronia and Carmania. Featuring Large, Open, and Covered Deck Spaces. Lighted by Electricity Throughout. Images of the Third Class Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Four-Berth Room, and Two-Berth Room. Passenger Log Book, 1913. GGA Image ID # 118da5e102

 

Tourist Third Cabin Lounge on the Caronia and Carmania

Tourist Third Cabin Lounge on the Caronia and Carmania. Cunard Line Tourist Third Cabin, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11934fedc2

 

The Dining-Room on the Carmania Is a Dignified Salon with Cream-Tinted Walls and a Warm Red Carpet.

The Dining-Room on the Carmania Is a Dignified Salon with Cream-Tinted Walls and a Warm Red Carpet, Worthy in Appearance of the Good Fare That Graces Its Tables. Game in Season Is One of the Cunard Specialties. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bc8553d87

 

Genuine Windows Overlooking the Sea, and, Letting in a Flood of Mellow Sunlight, Make the Carmania Smoking Room a Favorite Rendezvous with Men Crossing the Big Pond.

Genuine Windows Overlooking the Sea, and, Letting in a Flood of Mellow Sunlight, Make the Carmania Smoking Room a Favorite Rendezvous with Men Crossing the Big Pond. This Is an Especially Inviting Corner of the Carmania. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bc8663c7f

 

This Typical Stateroom on the Caronia and Carmania Has a Generous Wardrobe for All the Pretty Clothes a Voyage Requires.

What Does a Woman Look at First Thing? Wardrobe Space in Her Room, of Course. And This Typical Stateroom on the Caronia and Carmania Has a Generous Wardrobe for All the Pretty Clothes a Voyage Requires. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bd21957a6

 

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Illustrations and Paintings

 

Cunard RMS Carmania (Turbine) and Caronia.

Cunard RMS Carmania (Turbine) and Caronia. Cunard Daily Bulletin, 1908 Fashion Supplement. GGA Image ID # 1f14cd628b

 

The RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line. Length: 676 Feet; Tonnage: 20,000.

The RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line. Length: 676 Feet; Tonnage: 20,000. Going Abroad, 1923. GGA Image ID # 1bc82d35ab

 

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Advertisements

 

Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923.

Advertisement: Cunard Anchor Lines, Power, Stability, Comfort, Luxury in 1923 -- The New 20,000 Ton Cunarders Scythia, Laconia, Samaria, Franconia, and the Anchor Liners Cameronia and Tuscania. These Steamers--Running in Conjuction with the Renowned Caronia and Carmania--Offer Travel Opportunites Unexcelled in the History of Shipping. The World's Fastest Passenger Service, Weekly to Cherbourg and Southampton by the Aquitania, Mauretania, and Berengaria. Ocean Records, May 1923. GGA Image ID # 1e687406f0

 

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Books

 

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, 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.

 

Front Cover, Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914, Volume 1.

Distinguished Liners from The Shipbuilder - 1906-1914 Volume 1

An authentic replication to the smallest detail of the best of The Shipbuilder magazine, 1906-1914, including articles on the Titanic, Olympic, Lusitania, Mauretania, and more. This encyclopedic collection contains original text, photographs, and advertisements, as well as 22 fold-out blueprint plans, five color plates, a two-color Titanic cutaway folding advertisement and even two facsimile subscription forms.

 

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Back Cover Images

 

Back Cover of a Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 23 September 1913 from Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Cobh).

Back Cover of a Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Carmania of the Cunard Line, Departing 23 September 1913 from Liverpool for New York via Queenstown (Cobh). GGA Image ID # 17479de678

 

Back Cover of a Cunard Line RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List from 4 September 1924.

Back Cover of a Cunard Line RMS Carmania Cabin Passenger List from 4 September 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f13533fd3

 

Back Cover, Cunard SS Carmania Saloon Passenger List - 29 July 1914. Crest / Coat of Arms / Seal for the RMS Aquitania.

Back Cover, Cunard SS Carmania Saloon Passenger List - 29 July 1914. Crest / Coat of Arms / Seal for the RMS Aquitania. GGA Image ID # 11e32594ae

 

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World War I Era Meal Ticket for a Soldier on the RMS Carmania ca 1918.

World War I Era Meal Ticket for a Soldier on the RMS Carmania ca 1918. He was assigned to Berth No. 60 in Section S. The Food Station was located on C Deck Aft. He would show the card (and it was supposed to be punched at every meal) to receive his three daily meals while the ship was transporting him to his destination. GGA Image ID # 20d52381d2

 

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The Cunard Liner Carmania After The Fire - 1910

It may be recalled that in June 1910, while the Cunard liner Carmania was lying in the Canada Dock, Liverpool, a disastrous fire broke out on board, which practically gutted the first-class passenger accommodation and caused extensive damage to other parts of the vessel. The repair work was promptly taken in hand, and the liner has been renovated from stem to stern, many alterations and additions being made, and new decorative schemes introduced.

One of the first things that will impress the saloon passenger on board is the great width of the corridors, which are now provided with blue and white rubber cork tiling instead of carpets. Another striking feature is the subdivision of the passenger accommodation into a series of sections utilizing steel bulkheads and steel fire-proof doors. These doors are especially noteworthy because, to the observer. They appear to be of mahogany. Only on the closest investigation does one discover that they are of steel.

As seen from the four photographs we reproduce, the dominating idea in the public and private rooms is restfulness, both to the eye and the body. For the former, there are the artistic and cleverly conceived color schemes, original but never exceeding the limit of perfect taste; for the latter, every possible variety of chair and settee.

 

First Class Lounge, RMS Carmania.

First Class Lounge, RMS Carmania. The Shipbuiler, Vol V, No. 17, 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e76ad65a8

One example is the first-class lounge (Fig. 1), decorated in Jacobean style, with Spanish mahogany framing, ornamental plaster ceiling, and Spanish leather frieze. Another ideal room for rest and quiet is the first-class drawing room and writing room. The decorations of this apartment, in Adams style, help to show off its lofty proportions. The paneling is in a soft shade of grey, picked out in white. There is also a charming rose carpet, which harmonizes with the furniture's rose and Eau de Genoa velvet.

 

Well Over First Class Dining Saloon, RMS Carmania.

Well Over First Class Dining Saloon, RMS Carmania. The Shipbuilder, Vol V, No. 17, 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e76e0e9ee

Coming to the dining saloon (Fig. 2), one finds that the well has been re-arranged, giving a splendid effect of height to the delicately modeled plaster ceiling. Surrounding the well is wrought iron balustrading, which has replaced the solid wood paneling.

 

Verandah Café, RMS Carmania.

Verandah Café, RMS Carmania. The Shipbuilder, Vol V, No. 17, 1919. GGA Image ID # 1e76fdce4d

An innovation for the Carmania, but one that has proved immensely popular in other Atlantic liners, is the verandah café (Fig. 3), introduced at the end of the R. deck. It is decorated in the old Tudor style. On the A. deck, a gymnasium has been provided, amongst the features of which are a rowing machine, punching ball, barbells, dumbbells, Indian clubs, and foils.

 

First Class Double-Bedded Stateroom, RMS Carmania.

First Class Double-Bedded Stateroom, RMS Carmania. The Shipbuilder, Vol V, No. 17, 1910. GGA Image ID # 1e772b380e

The Cunard Company have always taken particular pride in the comfort and beauty of the staterooms on board their vessels. On the Carmania, they have been made even more spacious and pleasing to the eye than formerly. Paneling has been suppressed, and various forms of treatment, embracing charming color schemes, have been introduced. A first-class double-bedded room is illustrated in Fig. 4.

Many improvements have also been effected in the second class accommodation. The drawing room, for example, has been practically doubled in size.

The work has been expeditiously and satisfactorily carried out under the direction of Mr. B. Peskett, the company's naval architect, and Mr. Garrett, the superintendent of the furnishing department. Messrs. Robson & Sons, Newcastle, have been responsible for the renewal of the woodwork. The Carmania, always a popular ship, is now likely to beat even her former records in the number of passengers carried. She resumed her service early last month.

 

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