RMS Lucania Archival Collection

 

RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line On the High Seas, 28 July 1894.

RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line On the High Seas, 28 July 1894. Photo by John S. Johnston/Detroit Publishing Company. Library of Congress LCN 2016805775. GGA Image ID # 1e19285df1

 

 

Lucania (1893) Cunard Line

Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 12,950. Dimensions: 600'x65' (620' o.l.). Twin-screw, 22 knots. Triple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels. Passengers: 600 first, 400 second, 1,000 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-New York, September 2, 1893. Fire Damage: Badly gutted by fire at her Liverpool dock, August 14, 1909. Despite the fact that her interior had been burned, she was able to make the shipbreakers yard by her own engines, and at a speed of 17 knots, remarkable for a vessel under such conditions. Fate: Broken up at Swansea during 1910. Sister ship: Campania.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

1898-12-24 Passenger Manifest for the SS Lucania

 

1898-12-24 SS Lucania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List for the the SS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 24 December 1898 from New York to Liverpool, Commanded by Captain Horatio McKay. A Chirstmas Eve Day Departure.

 

Saloon Passenger Manifest, Cunard Steamship Company, June 1899

 

1899-06-17 RMS Lucania Passenger List

Saloon Class Passenger Lists for the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 17 June 1899 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded by Captain Horatio McKay.

 

Passenger Manifest, RMS Campania, Cunard Line 1899

 

1900-09-08 RMS Lucania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List for the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 8 September 1900 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded By Captain Horatio McKay. Notable Passengers: Bainbridge Colby, William Earl Dodge, Jr., William Thomas Eldridge, Dr. John Grant Lyman, John Smith Murdoch CMG, Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, Leo. S. de Pinna, James Ford Rhodes, John Ross Robertson, Charles Michael Schwab, John Elbert Wilkie, Wife of Herbert W. Thayer.

 

1900-09-22 Passenger Manifest for the SS Lucania

 

1900-09-22 SS Lucania Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 22 September 1900 from New York and Boston for Liverpool via Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain Horatio McKay.

 

Front Cover of a Saloon Passenger List from the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing 20 April 1901 from Liverpool to New York

 

1901-04-20 RMS Lucania Passenger List

Saloon Passenger List from the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing 20 April 1901 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded by Captain Horatio McKay (Lt., RNR).

 

1902 Passenger Manifest Cover - Cunard Line Lucania

 

1902-08-16 RMS Lucania Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 16 August 1902 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded by Captain Alexander McKay, FRGS.

 

Passenger Manifest, Cunard Line RMS Lucania, 1905, Liverpool to New York

 

1905-11-18 RMS Lucania Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Lucania of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 18 November 1905 from Liverpool to New York, Commanded by Captain J. B. Watt. Total Passengers on Board: 480.

 

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Brochures

 

Front Cover, Reprinted From "BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED".	December, 1902.

 

1902 - The Story of the Cunard Line

Cunard Steamship Company, Limited, one of the oldest and most famous of British steam navigation undertakings elected to remain independent and outside the scope of the great Trust. This is their Story as published by BUSINESS ILLUSTRATED. December 1902. Lavishly Illustrated including Interior Photographs. Ships Featured: Britannia, Scotia, Russia, Servia, Umbria, Etruria, Campania, Lucania, Ivernia, Saxonia

 

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Passage Contracts, Tickets, and Receipts

 

1895 Dutch Steerage Passage Contract on the Cunard Line for a German Immigrant. The Voyage Took Him from Rotterdam to New York via Liverpool.

RMS Lucania Passage Contract - 29 May 1895

Original steamship contract for passage for a German Immigrant, Heinrich Hermes, a 21 year-old laborer who undertook the voyage in the steerage class of the Cunard Line on the SS Lucania.

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

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-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, New York-Mediterranean-Adriatic, and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 20 September 1904 to 3 January 1905.

Proposed Sailings, Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-New York, New York-Mediterranean-Adriatic, and Liverpool-Queenstown (Cobh)-Boston, from 20 September 1904 to 3 January 1905. Ships Included the Campania, Carpathia, Etruria, Ivernia, Lucania, Pannonia, Saxonia, Slavonia, Sylvania, Ultonia, and Umbria. SS Carpathia Passenger List, 4 October 1904. GGA Image ID # 1e18ccfaad

 

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

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

Cunard Transatlantic Track Chart, 1899. Back Cover of RMS Lucania Passenger List from 17 June 1899.

Cunard Transatlantic Track Chart, 1899. Back Cover of RMS Lucania Passenger List from 17 June 1899. GGA Image ID # 1599c29bc0

 

Cunard Atlantic Ocean Track Chart, 1900.

Cunard Atlantic Ocean Track Chart, 1900. Included Northern Routes Westbound and Eastbound, Southern Routes Westbound and Eastbound. Back Cover of a Saloon Class Passenger List for the RMS Etruria Dated 8 September 1900. GGA Image ID # 15a8099ef6

 

Cunard Atlantic Ocean Track Chart, 1900.

Cunard Atlantic Ocean Track Chart, 1900. Included Northern Routes Westbound and Eastbound, Southern Routes Westbound and Eastbound. Back Cover of a Second Cabin Passenger List for the RMS Etruria Dated 22 September 1900. GGA Image ID # 15a82b99c6

 

Track Chart on the Back Cover, Cunard Line RMS Lucania Saloon Passenger List - 20 April 1901.

Track Chart on the Back Cover, Cunard Line RMS Lucania Saloon Passenger List - 20 April 1901. GGA Image ID # 163065b218

 

Cunard Transatlantic Track Chart, 1902.

Cunard Transatlantic Track Chart, 1902. Back Cover of the RMS Lucania Second Cabin Passenger List for 16 August 1902. GGA Image ID # 159a9f3896

 

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Other Ephemera

 

British Board of Trade Liverpool Outbound Passenger Manifest for Second Cabin Passengers of the RMS Lucania, Departing from Liverpool 18 November 1905.

British Board of Trade Liverpool Outbound Passenger Manifest for Second Cabin Passengers of the RMS Lucania, Departing from Liverpool 18 November 1905. Image Courtesy of Terry Morris/The National Archives, London, England. GGA Image ID # 1531c133a4. Click to View Larger Image.

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Meals will be served in the Saloon at the following times :—

  • Breakfast from 8:30 to to;
  • Luncheon at 1:00 pm;
  • Dinner (a la Carte) at 7
  • Supper, if required, must be ordered before 10 o'clock

The Bar will be closed at 11:00 pm and the Smoking Room at 11:30 pm

The Second Steward has the arrangement of the seats at table.

Divine Service on Sunday at 10:30 am

All enquiries regarding Baggage should be made to the Purser.

Steamer Chairs may be hired from the Deck Steward at a cost of 4/- for the voyage.

Valuables and money should be deposited with the Purser who will give a receipt for same on the Company's form.

Information as to the methods of Custom's Inspection at New York, dutiable articles and rate of duty thereon, can be obtained from the Purser.

Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has been issued by the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms for license can only be obtained by direct application.

Source: RMS Lucania Passenger List - 17 June 1899

A Stenographer And Typist Is On Board For The Convenience Of Passengers.

Source: RMS Lucania Passenger List - 18 November 1905

 

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Photographs

 

RMS Lucania (1893) of the Cunard Line.

RMS Lucania (1893) of the Cunard Line. Photo by Bain News Service. Library of Congress LCN 2014680324. GGA Image ID # 1e19353af2

 

 

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