SS Minnewaska Passenger List - 25 April 1931

Front Cover - 25 April 1931 Passenger List, SS Minnewaska, Atlantic Transport Line

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List for the SS Minnewaska of the Atlantic Transport Line, Departing 25 April 1931 from Tilbury to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer, Commanded by Captain Frank H. Claret. GGA Image ID # 17394c848c


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander : Frank H. Claret, O.B.E., R.N.R
  2. Chief Engineer: W. C. Donald
  3. Surgeon: Sir Daniel J. P. McNabb, K,B.E., C, B.,
    Surgeon Rear-Admiral, R.N. (Retired)
  4. Purser: W. G. Manning
  5. Assistant Purser : C. H. Simmonds
  6. Chief Steward: W. Peate


First Class Passengers

  1. Abbot, Mrs. H. M
  2. Bigelow, Hon. M. A
  3. Bigelow, Mrs
  4. *Brewster, Mr. William
  5. *Brinckerhoff, Dr. Clarence E
  6. *Brinckerhoff, Mrs
  7. Burrows, Dr. Thomas E
  8. Case, Mrs. E
  9. Cheney,. Mr. George L
  10. Cheney, Mrs
  11. Cheney, Miss Barbara
  12. Cheney, Miss Harriet C
  13. Chittenden, Miss Anita
  14. *Churchill, Miss R
  15. *Dennis, Mr. James S
  16. *Dennis, Mrs
  17. Furse, Mr. Herbert R
  18. *Galland, Mr. S. L
  19. *Hansen, Mr. H
  20. *Johnston, Mr. W. B
  21. ''Johnston, Mrs
  22. *Johnston, Miss Margot
  23. McQuade, Mr. Victor J
  24. Mc wade, Mrs
  25. Morris, Mrs. Percy C
  26. Nico, Mrs. George
  27. Poole, Mrs. A. J
  28. Smith, Miss Helen N
  29. *Wells, Mr. David F
  30. Woodhull, Mr. D.E


* Embarking at Boulogne.


Information for Passengers

Breakfast from 8:00 am until 10:00 am
Lunch at 1:00 pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm

Divine Service will be heldron Sundays at 11:00 am

Smoking.—Passengers are kindly requested not to smoke in either the Dining Saloon or in the Reading and Writing Room.

Seats at Table.—Passengers who have not previously arranged for seats at table to be reserved should apply to the Second Steward.

When the steamers sail with full lists, children under the age of ten years not paying the adult fare are provided with meals at separate sittings in the Dining Saloon.

The Bar opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11:30 pm

Upper Berths.—Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

Medical Attendance. The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating Passengers at their request for any illness Not Originating On The Voyage. In the case of sickness originating on the voyage no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

The Purser's Office is situated on Deck A, where Letters, Cables, Telegrains and Marconigrams are received or delivered, and Postage Stamps can be purchased. Stamps may also be purchased from the Lounge Steward.

None of the ship's staff other than those on duty in the Purser's Office is authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

Charges Collected on Board. Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Company's form for any additional Passage money, Chair or Steamer Rug hire, charges collected for Marconigrams, Cablegrams or Telegrams or Freight paid on board.

Deck Chairs or Steamer Rugs may be hired on application to the Deck Steward, at a charge of 6/6 (or $1.50) each for the voyage.

Deck Chair Cushions. A limited supply of Cushions with loose covers for Deck Chairs is available for hire at a charge of 6j6 or $1.59) each for the voyage.

Valuables. For the convenience of Passengers, the Line has provided in the Purser's office a safe in which money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables may be deposited by Passengers. A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the Line does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and of Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such articles. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

Precious Stones or other similar articles of merchandise may not be taken as baggage, but all Passengers must deliver such goods to the Purser of the vessel. The Pursers are instructed to furnish Passengers with a receipt for merchandise so delivered, and place the goods in the safes aboard their vessel until a customs permit is presented to the Inspectors ordering the goods into the U.S. appraiser's stores for examination.

Exchange of Money. The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of Passengers, to exchange a limited amount of English, French and American money, at rates which will be advised on application.

Baggage. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Second Steward, who is the Ship's Baggage Master.

UNCRATED Automobiles carried as baggage must be included on the U.S. Customs Declaration which will facilitate Customs clearance.

Wardrobe Trunks. Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages owing to their exceptional size. They are therefore recommended to use steamer trunks in preference.

Baggage Room. For Passengers' special convenience all heavy baggage not placed into state rooms is stored in the baggage room, where it is available to the owner twice daily at hours as stated on the ship's notice board.

Dogs and Cats. Passengers are notified that dogs, cats and other pets must be handed over to the care of the Live-stock attendant. They are not permitted in state rooms, public rooms, or on promenade decks except in special instances at the discretion of the Commander, and must' be exercised in the space assigned for that purpose.

In order to expedite Customs formalities at New York, dogs, cats and other pets must be included on the U.S. Customs Baggage Declaration.

Travellers' Cheques. International Mercantile Marine Company's Travellers Cheques payable in all parts of North America and Europe can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Atlantic Transport Line. These Cheques in small denominations are accepted on board Atlantic Transport steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers have not sufficient funds to enable them to cash these or any other Cheques.

Drafts. The Atlar.tic Transport Company also issue drafts up to any amount payable at any specified office or on board their steamers.

Deck Games and Amusements. Deck Quoits, Deck Tennis, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck under the charge of the Deck Steward.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, Mah Jongg, etc., can be obtained on application to the Lounge Steward.

Boots and Shoes. These will be cleaned if left outside the State room door.

Barber. The Barber is authorized to make the following charges :— (Not Shown)

His hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, but for the general convenience of the greater number, Passengers are requested not to apply for hair-cutting or shampooing except between the hours of noon and 5.30 pm.

The Barber is allowed the privilege of selling various souvenirs and small articles on his own account.

Directories of London. and New York are kept on the steamers for the convenience of Passengers.

Picture Postcards of the steamers can be obtained on board gratis.

Library Books may be obtained from the Bookcase in the Reading Room on application to the Steward in charge, between the hours of 10:00 am and 12 noon, 3 and 4:00 pm, 6 and 7:00 pm, 9 and 10:00 pm

By special arrangement with the " Times Book Club," a supply of recent books (which may be purchased if desired) is placed on board each voyage, as a supplement to the permanent collection of standard works.

Return Accommodation.

For those Passengers who may be returning from the United States to Europe, and who have not yet made the necessary reservations, the Purser will be pleased to send Radios to New York free of charge, for any accommodation required. This will enable Passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will, consequently save them time and trouble after landing.

Special Notice.

The attention of the Managers has been called to the fact that certain persons, believed to be professional gamblers, are in the habit of traveling to and fro in Atlantic Steamships.

In bringing this to the knowledge of travelers the Managers, while not wishing in the slightest degree to interfere with the freedom of action of patrons of the Atlantic Transport Line, desire to invite their assistance in discouraging games of chance, as being likely to afford these individuals special opportunities for taking unfair advantage of others.

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax.

This tax, if paid, can be recovered by Passengers, provided they inform the U.S. Immigration Inspector on arrival at New York of their intention to leave the United States within 60 days (the time prescribed by U.S. Law), and obtain from him Transit Certificate Form 514.

It is also necessary after leaving the United States for Transit Certificate Form 514 to be handed to the transportation company when completed, in time to allow it to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of the passenger's arrival in the United States.

Unless this regulation is complied with the Tax cannot be recovered.

Letters, Etc., for Passengers will be brought on board before the Passengers land.
Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking, and they are invited to leave their addresses at the Purser's Office for any later despatches to be re-directed.

Landing Arrangements at New York.

Should the steamer arrive at New York Wharf after 8:00 pm, all Passengers who have been passed by the U.S. Immigration Authorities may land or remain on board overnight at their own option. Those Passengers who have been passed by the Immigration Authorities and desire to remain on board may have all their baggage passed by the U.S. Customs that night or the following morning at their own option. No baggage will be passed before 8:00 am the day following arrival. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on board over night.

In the event of the steamer arriving at Quarantine after the hours mentioned hereunder, Passengers, other than United States citizens, may be required by the U.S. Immigration Authorities to remain on board over night and to have their passports examined the following morning :-

  • October to December, inclusive, 5.30 pm
  • January to March 6.00"
  • April to June 7.30"
  • July to September 7.15 "

Breakfast will be served in the usual course.

Upon landing at New York and upon application to the uniformed representatives of the railroads, who meet all steamers, railroad tickets may be purchased and baggage checked from the Steamship Pier to any point along the Lines of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, New York New Haven and Hartford, Erie, Lehigh Valley, and connecting railroads.

Passengers destined to New York City, or nearby points, will find on the Pier representatives of the Hendrickson Transfer Company, who will arrange for the expeditious transfer of baggage to Hotels, railroad terminals or residences.

For the convenience of Passengers, they may order by wireless, through the Purser, from whom full details may be obtained, a private limousine to meet them at the steamer in New York. Private cars must be ordered not later than 24 hours before arrival.

Particular attention is drawn to the fact that only hand baggage can be taken on the limousine.

Wireless Telegram Rates.

This Steamer is fitted with Marconi's system of Wireless Telegraphy and
also with Submarine Signalling Apparatus.

The Following Rates DO Not INCLUDE The Forwarding Charges BEYOND The Coast STATION, WHICH ARE Additional.

Every word in the address, text, and signature is counted. All charges must be prepaid and a receipt should be requested.

Long Range Wireless Service.

This vessel is fitted with special long range wireless apparatus which will enable Passengers to communicate with their friends or business connections on shore as any time during the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Wireless charge for messages directed through the long distance wireless stations at Devizes, England is 10d. or 20.29 cents per word; through Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, and Chatham, Mass., 9d. or 18'27 cents per word.

The ship is constantly in touch with one or other of these stations.

Ship To Ship. The general rate for messages exchanged between British ships is 8d. or 16.23 cts. per word. For messages exchanged with ships of other nationalities the general rate is 8/1d. or 17.25 cts. per word, but as Dutch, Belgian and certain other vessels apply a Wireless ship charge with a minimum of 10 words, the charge for messages addressed to the vessels will be calculated as follows :

For less than 10 words...3/6 or 85 eta. plus a charge of 9d. or 8.12 cts. per word.
For 10 words or more 8 1/2d. or 17.25 cts. word.

Special Rate Messages.

Ocean Letters. The Marconi Company have inaugurated an "Ocean Letter" Service by which messages may be sent from one ship to another going in an opposite direction for delivery by Registered Post from the first port of call of the latter vessel. For an "Ocean Letter" sent to a British ship equipped with Wireless supplied by the Marconi Company, the rate is (inclusive of wireless, postage and registration) Os. or $1.22 for 20 words, plus 2d. or 4 cts. for each additional word up to a maximum of 100 words. For an "Ocean Letter" sent to a foreign ship, the rate is 5/6 or $1.34 for the first 20 words, plus 20. or 5.08 cts. for each additional word, up to a maximum of 100 words. This class of message must contain full postal address.

Poste Radiotelegrams. These messages are accepted for transmission to a selected vessel for mailing on arrival in port. This service provides a most economical channel of communication with friends and relatives on shore when full rate facilities are not desired.

Poste Radiotelegrams should preferably be handed in during the early part of the voyage and should be addressed in a manner similar to the following example:

Poste—New York Brown 2464 Quincy Avenue
Boston Minnetonka
Arriving Monday Well

The inclusive cost of the above message would be 2/10 or 70 cents.

For particulars regarding Wireless communications established or expected, please consult the Wireless notice board, where full information is posted daily throughout the voyage.


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