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SS Montclare Collection

Montclare (1922) Canadian Pacifie Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 16,314. Dimensions: 549'x 70' (577' o.l.). Twin- screw, 17 knots. Six steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal, August 18, 1922. WWII Service: Served first as an armed merchant cruiser in World War II. Sold to British Government in 1942. Converted to a submarine tender in 1946. She was not renamed by British Government. Fate: Scrapped in Great Britain, 1958. Sister ships: Montcalm and Montrose.

1927-07-29 Passenger Manifest for the SS Montclare

1927-07-29 SS Montclare Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific (CPOS)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 29 July 1927
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Greenock
  • Commander: Captain G. S. Webster
Front Cover, SS Montclare Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare - 10 September 1936

1935-09-10 SS Montclare Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 10 September 1936 on board the SS Montclare of the Canadian Pacific featured Fillet of Beef Roasted, Dubarry, Macedoine au Beurre, and Smyrna Pudding for dessert. The Bill of Fare contained two pages of autographs from fellow passengers.

Front Cover, SS Montclare Passenger List - 29 August 1936

1936-08-29 SS Montclare Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific (CPOS)
  • Class of Passengers: Cruise Members
  • Date of Departure: 29 August 1936
  • Route: Liverpool - The Azores - Santa Cruz - Teneriffe - Madeira - Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain W. S. Brown
Front Cover, Sports and Entertainment Program, Canadian Pacific Atlantic Island Cruise on the SS Montclare

1936-08-29 Atlantic Islands Cruise Sports & Etertainment Program

Discover the startling differences between the cruise activities of 1936 compared to modern-day cruises. In the past, it was up to the passengers to figure out what to do with all the time spent onboard during the voyage.


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.