SS Exeter Passenger List - 28 June 1932

Passenger List, American Export Lines SS Exeter 1932

Passenger List for the SS Exeter of the American Export Lines, Departing 28 June 1932 from New York to Alexandria via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Jaffa, Haifa, Beirut, and Naples, Commanded by Captain C. C. Decker. The SS Exeter is a New Triple Series Turbine Express Mail Steamer.

Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: C. C. Decker, Commander
  2. Chief Officer: W. R. Kalloch
  3. First Officer: W. J. Fowler
  4. Second Officer: R. E. Meek
  5. Third Officer: L. J. Christiansen
  6. Chief Engineer: B. Edgar
  7. First Asst. Engineer: J. L. Whiting
  8. Second Asst. Engineer: L. W. Rivers
  9. Third Asst. Engineer: T. G. Hoyle
  10. Purser: J. F. Walker
  11. Doctor: Wm. Ballard
  12. Chief Steward: F. Baumbach

List of Passengers


  1. Mr. Clement M. Biddle
  2. Mrs. Clement M. Biddle
  3. Col. Frank E. Evans
  4. Dr. Jos. Horgan
  5. Mrs. Jcs. Horgan


  1. General William M. Black
  2. Mrs. William M. Black
  3. Mr. Mortimer P. Burroughs
  4. Mrs. Mortimer P. Burroughs
  5. Mr. Mortimer P. Burroughs, Jr.
  6. Mr. William S. Burroughs
  7. Mr. R. D. Carter, Jr.
  8. Mrs. R. D. Carter, Jr.
  9. Col. C. deF. Chandler
  10. Miss Olive A. Chandler
  11. Mr. A. B. Crolius
  12. Mrs. A. B. Crolius
  13. Master Thomas Crolius
  14. Master Allan Crolius
  15. Mr. John Ehrhardt
  16. Mrs. John J. Ehrhardt
  17. Miss Jean Ehrhardt
  18. Mr. Jacques Ferber
  19. Mrs. Jacques Ferber
  20. Miss Ruth Fleischmann
  21. Mrs. Anne Hallisey
  22. Mr. C. Ewing Mickelwait
  23. Mrs. C. Ewing Mickelwait
  24. Mrs. George H. Williams
  25. Mr. George H. Williams, Jr.
  26. Miss Elizabeth M. White


  1. Miss Esther L. Alper
  2. Mrs. Harriet M. Barker
  3. Miss A. Barker
  4. Mr. Charles L. Brown
  5. Mrs. Charles L. Brown
  6. Miss Phyllis C. Burnley
  7. Miss Marjorie Burt
  8. Miss Theresa Coll
  9. Mr. Oran Corbett
  10. Miss Anina De Zeng
  11. Miss Diane Dommeleu
  12. Miss Mary E. Dougherty
  13. Mr. Earle W. Dow
  14. Miss Minnie Flynn
  15. Miss Nellie Flynn
  16. Rev. P. F. Guterl
  17. Mrs. Charlotte E. Magruder
  18. Miss Charlotte E. Magruder
  19. Mrs. Helen E. S. Mead
  20. Mr. M. J. Murphy
  21. Mrs. M. J. Murphy
  22. Miss Rosalind Murphy
  23. Mrs. Thos. H. O'Neil
  24. Mr. T. Valentine Parker
  25. Mrs. S. F. Peavey, Jr.
  26. Miss Catherine Pearson
  27. Rev. T. H, Powers
  28. Mr. J. Holroyd Reece
  29. Miss Edith Rice
  30. Miss Elizabeth Rice
  31. Dr. Frederic B. Robinson
  32. Mrs. Frederic B. Robinson
  33. Miss Patricia Robinson
  34. Mr. Richard Robinson
  35. Dr. Louis H. Spitz
  36. Miss Eleanor Spitz
  37. Miss Gladys Stoddard
  38. Mr. Howard S. Stuckey
  39. Miss Josephine Wilkinson
  40. Mr. R. Wrangle
  41. Mr. Victor L. Zimmerman, Jr.
  42. Mr. H. King Zimmerman


  1. Miss Ann E. Hall
  2. Mr. Reginald S. Kazanjian
  3. Mr. Nathaniel Lancaster
  4. Mr. W. Leonard Parker
  5. Mrs. W. Leonard Parker


  1. Mrs. Jas. Nazzal
  2. Master Gecrge Nazzal
  3. Miss Marion Nazzal
  4. Master Jakie Nazzal
  5. Master Jas. Nazzal
  6. Mrs. M. Niviere
  7. Miss Esther Niviere
  8. Mrs. Esther Sales
  9. Dr. Khalil Totah
  10. Mrs. Khalil Totah
  11. Master Nabil Totah
  12. Miss Sibyl Totah


  1. Dr. Philip B. Bookstaber
  2. Mr. Max Bizar
  3. Mrs. Max Bizar
  4. Mrs. Katherine Fleischman
  5. Dr. Joseph Rauch
  6. Mrs. Joseph Rauch
  7. Mr. G. R. Waddell


  1. Mrs. Miriam Granovsky
  2. Master Jacob Granovsky
  3. Miss Naomi Granovsky
  4. Mr. Nagib Khouri
  5. Mrs. Nagib Khouri
  6. Mr. John C. Moore
  7. Dr. J. Leonard Moore
  8. Mrs. J. Leonard Moore
  9. Miss Carin Ethel Moore
  10. Master John L. Moore
  11. Master Thomas J. Moore
  12. Mr. George Stewart, Jr.

Naples Second Call

  1. Miss D. Perry
  2. Miss Ruth E. Youngs


  1. Miss Rose A. Dixson
  2. Mrs. P. H. Gill
  3. Mrs. Louis J. Nass
  4. Miss Lucy E. Wardlaw
  5. Dr. William R. Williams
  6. Mrs. William R. Williams

Interior Views of the SS Exeter

Interior Views of the SS Exeter of the American Export Lines circa 1932. GGA Image ID # 19f4462ef0

Information for Passengers

Baggage Insurance. All inquiries regarding baggage should be made in New York of the Baggage Master, or on board at the Purser's office. Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage as in the event of loss or damage the Corporation cannot accept liability beyond the limit specified on the steamer contract ticket. Insurance may be obtained at the Passenger Office on the Pier.

Customs. Passengers are cautioned to be particularly careful to inform themselves of the Rules and Regulations of the Custom Authorities and to exercise all care in filling out the Customs Declarations.

Complaints. Passengers having any cause for complaint are requested to communicate particulars to the Captain, Purser or Chief Steward at once and not wait until the end of the voyage.

Dogs. Proper and suitable quarters for the care of dogs and other small animals are provided aboard the Corporation's ships. Therefore they cannot be allowed in state-rooms and other places provided for the comfort and convenience of Passengers.

Life Belts will be found in every stateroom. They should be put on in the same manner as a jacket and tied firmly in front.

Library Books may be obtained on application to the Library Steward. A charge of $1.50 per volume will be made for books lost from the library.

Table Reservations may be secured from the Second Steward in the Dining Saloon immediately after sailing. Passengers holding advance reservations should claim their tables before sailing, otherwise they will be released.

First Sitting
Breakfast from 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Luncheon 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Pillows, Blankets, Etc., are not to be removed from staterooms.

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

Purser's Office will be open at the following hours:
8:00 am to 10:00 am 2:00 pm to 4.00 pm
8:00 pm to 9.00 pm

Port Lights are under the supervision of the Chief Steward and Passengers are requested not to open them without his permission.

Steamer Chairs may be hired at a cost of $1.50 from New York to Marseilles or Naples and $2.00 from New York to Alexandria, Jaffa, Haifa, or Beirut. On the homeward voyage chairs may be hired at a cost of $1.00 from Beirut, or Alexandria, to Naples, Leghorn, Genoa, or Marseilles, or $2.00 through to New York. For Passengers embarking at Naples, Leghorn, Genoa, or Marseilles, chair hire will be $1.50. Same may be had on application to the Deck Steward.

Steamer Rugs may be hired at the same cost as steamer chairs.

The Doctor is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating any passenger, at their request, for any illness not originating on board the ship. In case of sickness occurring on board no charge will be made and medicine in all cases will be provided free.

Valuables. A safe is provided in the office of the Purser in which Passengers may deposit Money, Jewelry or other valuables. As no charge is made for carriage, the Corporation cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage. Property retained by the passenger in cabin or upon person must not be left lying about the ship or cabin, but, when not in actual use, must be locked in trunk, etc. Failure of Passengers to observe these requirements shall, in case of loss, etc., be deemed negligence of the passenger.

Wireless Messages. This steamer is equipped with the most modern type of radiotelegraph equipment, operated by the Mackay Radio and Telegraph Company. Direct communication with the United States and Europe is maintained at all times during the entire voyage. Consult the Purser or Radio Operator for information and rates.

Warning. It has come to the knowledge of the Corporation that some Passengers, on arriving at New York, or subsequently, have been communicated with at private addresses by a person representing himself to be one of the ship's personnel who has offered to supply them with liquor.

The Corporation desires to warn Passengers against this, and to inform them that no member of the ship's personnel is permitted to indulge in such a practice.

The Barber Shop is located in the Foyer on "A" deck.

Souvenirs, Candy, Magazines, Books and Perfumes Are Sold at the Barber Shop.

Photograph of the SS Exeter

Cargo Steamers Carrying Limited Number of Passengers

Eastbound Services and Rates On SS "EXCELSIOR", "EXARCH", "EXILONA"

LEVANT and Black Sea Service
New York to Gibraltar, Piraeus, Salonica, Constantinople, Constanza
Rates per Berth—$ 135 to $ 195

West Coast of Italy Service
New York to Genoa, Marseilles, Leghorn, Naples
Rates per Berth—$130 to $170

MOROCCAN and North AFRICAN Service
New York to Casablanca, Tangier, Ceuta, Melilla, Oran, Tunis
Rates per Berth—$160 to $180

Eastbound Services and Rates On all steamers excepting SS "EXARCH", "EXILONA", "EXCELSIOR"

LEVANT and Black Sea Service
New York to Gibraltar, Piraeus, Salonica, Constantinople, Constanza
Rates per Berth—$125 to $185

West Coast of Italy Service
New York to Genoa, Marseilles, Leghorn, Naples
Rates per Berth—$120 to $160

MOROCCAN and North AFRICAN Service
New York to Casablanca, Tangier, Ceuta, Melilla, Oran, Tunis
Rates per Berth-4150 to $170

The Mediterranean

The very sound of the Mediterranean holds a magic power which recalls to the mind radiant visions of sunny lands. Natural beauties, art, history and poetry play so large a part in the enchanting shores of the Mediterranean that the traveler is attracted there by an irresistible force. For this is the cradle of civilization.

No other service enables one to combine complete restfulness with a constant change of scene. Here you have the joy of covering many miles with no bothers and fatigues of catching trains, packing and unpacking.

For those who love the sea, who revel in the tang of salt air, these voyages offer a delightful opportunity to visit at leisure most of the ports on the Mediterranean. These indescribably picturesque countries preserve all the native brilliance, pomp and grandeur which have characterized them through the ages.

To describe all the places of interest to be found in the countries lying on the scenic shores of the Mediterranean would require many more pages than we have available. We cannot but touch lightly upon the more important things to see. They are listed as an aid to travelers who are in doubt as to what places to visit.

So that you may adequately see all that these countries offer, stopovers can be arranged at all our regular ports of call. While the validity of a cruise ticket is one year, this period will be extended upon request. You are thus able to devote as much time as you wish to touring abroad. While in port the steamer serves as hotel to all cruise Passengers.

The passenger accommodations on our steamers are all of one class, affording an atmosphere of particular ease and freedom, and include many original and distinctive features.
For those who have been contemplating a trip to the Land of the Pharaohs, this cruise offers the only direct and inexpensive service.

Egypt is the world's most popular international resort. Its climate is very mild and dry and its scenery fascinating to the thousands of visitors who come each season to view in real comfort the never to be forgotten "Land of the Nile." Cairo, a short distance from Alexandria, boasts of the most complete Egyptian Museum wherein are housed many wonderful things found in the Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen, the Citadel, the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, the Tombs of the Caliphs and the famous Mousky, a romantic street crowded with bargain bazaars.

The Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Ghizeh and Sakkara can be easily reached by comfortable busses or private cars. Heliopolis, the new city within the old, is only twenty-five minutes ride from Cairo. Luxor is four hundred and fifty miles from Cairo. The distance is covered by luxuriously appointed trains in only thirteen hours. Karnak, the greatest temple the world has ever known, with the exception of the Pyramids, is nearby. The thirty-five hundred year old Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen was discovered there by Lord Carnarvon.

The Holy Land, only an overnight trip from Cairo, can be reached by night trains. The life of Jerusalem is almost unchanged since the days of Christ. Here you can visit the places of the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Calvary, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Tomb of the Virgin. After seeing the Holy Land you may join our steamer at Jaffa, Haifa or at Beirut. While at Beirut visit the American University and drive to Baalbek to see its wonderful ruins, or to Damascus and stroll through the quaint old Street called Straight.

1932-06-28 List of Passengers, SS Exeter, New York to Alexandria via Marseilles and Naples, Captain C.C. Decker. The SS Exeter is a New Triple Series Turbine Express Mail Steamer. 6 Interior Views of the SS Exeter. Informational article on the Mediterranean including passenger accommodations. The passenger accommodations on our steamers are all of one class, affording an atmosphere of particular ease and freedom, and include many original and distinctive features. Article that explains what tonnage means (Deadweight Tonnage, Cargo Tonnage, Gross Tonnage, Net Tonnage, Displacement, and Registered Tonnage.


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