RMS Antonia Passenger List - 28 April 1934

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Antonia Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List - 28 April 1934.

Front Cover of a Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line, Departing 28 April 1934 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal via Belfast, Commanded by Captain E. Edkin, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R. GGA Image ID # 130a62d86f

Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain E. Edkin, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Officer: R. Spencer, R.D., R.N.R
  • Chief Engineer: F. W. C. Rudkin
  • Surgeon: F. L. McLaughlin
  • Purser: S. P. Gwyther
  • Senior Assistant Purser: J. H. McPhee
  • Tourist Class Purser: R. C. Boler
  • Chief Steward: J. Morris
  • Tourist Class Steward: T. Waterson

Cabin Passengers

  1. Mr. M. A. H. Bellhouse
  2. Mrs. Bellhouse
  3. Mr. James D. Cleghorn
  4. Mr. A. McArthur
  5. Miss A. M. McArthur
  6. Miss Jane D. Meekison
  7. Miss M. R. T. Montizambert
  8. Mrs. Jessie Prior
  9. Miss Jean Robertson
  10. Mrs. Norman Wilson Samuel
  11. Rev. M. H. J. Talbot
  12. Mrs. Talbot

Tourist Class Passengers

  1. Miss N. Bateson
  2. Mrs. I. M. Bingham
  3. Mr. R. G. Bird
  4. Mr. J. C. Chabot
  5. Mrs. B. Colocott
  6. Mr. V. O. Cooksley
  7. Mrs. Cooksley
  8. Miss J. D. Cooksley
  9. Master F. E. Cooksley
  10. Mr. H. C. Cunningham
  11. Mr. P. Doherty
  12. Rev. R. Wynn Evans
  13. Mrs. Wynn Evans
  14. H.E. Bishop J. Guillaume Forbes
  15. Rev. D. Frechette
  16. Miss B. Fullerton
  17. Mr. J. T. Jones
  18. Mrs. Jones
  19. Rev. J. M. Lambert
  20. Rev. V. Lanoue
  21. Mrs. A. Lucas
  22. Miss G. M. Lucas
  23. Mrs. M. Mewis
  24. Mr. G. Montpetit
  25. Mrs. Montpetit
  26. Captain J. O’Donnell
  27. Rev. N. Pepin
  28. Miss A. Perron
  29. Miss G. Price
  30. Mr. O. Roberge
  31. Mme. Roberge
  32. Mr. E. J. Salisbury
  33. Mrs. Salisbury
  34. Rev. E. Secours
  35. Mr. H. J. Steffen
  36. Mrs. A. Wrighton

Information for Passengers

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax

Passengers who desire to claim refund of Head Tax are required to comply with the following:

  1. Temporary visitors to the United States should state In Question 24 on the U.S. Declaration Form, which should be completed at the time of booking, that they intend to leave the United States within a period of 60 days from the date of entry.
    Note.—If a passenger states on the Declaration Form that the intended stay is to be in excess of 60 days, and later through unforeseen circumstances leaves within the prescribed period, United States Law stipulates that Head Tax is not recoverable.
  2. Application should be made to the Purser of the Westbound steamer for receipt covering the U.S. Head Tax paid. This is necessary to facilitate refund of the Head Tax after passengers have left the United States.
  3. Passengers should apply to the U.S. Immigrant Inspector at the port of arrival for Head Tax Transit Certificate (U.S. Form 514) without which form no refund of Head Tax will be considered by the U.S. Immigration Authorities, even though passengers should leave the U.S. within 60 days and would otherwise be entitled to refund of the Head Tax under existing U.S. law.
  4. Refund of Head Tax will only be made by the U.S. Authorities when completed Forms 514 are filed with them within a period of 120 days from the date of entry into the U.S. as shewn on the top right hand corner of the U.S. Form 514. No application for refund of Head Tax will be considered by the U.S. Authorities after the expiry of such period.

Although the period of time between arrival at a Canadian port and departure from the United States may exceed 60 days, this does not necessarily mean that persons in this category are prohibited from securing refund of Head Tax, so long as the actual period spent in the U.S. does not exceed 60 days. The application for refund, however, must be filed with the U.S. Immigration Authorities within 120 days of the actual date of crossing the border from Canada into the U.S.

Passengers returning to Europe in Cunard Line steamers may—on presentation of the necessary documents—viz. :— Transit Certificate Form 514 completed, and the Company's receipt for Head Tax paid—obtain refund of Head Tax from the Purser, providing the passengers have left the U.S. within the prescribed period of 60 days, and the completed Form 5I4 can be filed with the U.S. Authorities within I20 days of entry into the United States.

Refund of Head Tax is subject to strict compliance with the above procedure.

General Information for Passengers

MEALS will be served as follows

  • Breakfast - 8—10 a.m.
  • Lunch ----- 1 p.m.
  • Dinner - - - - 7 p.m.

(When there are two sittings the times will be notified.)

Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively.

SEATS AT TABLE.—Passengers who have not reserved their seats at table are requested to do so with the Second Steward as early as possible.

DIVINE SERVICE.—A Protestant (Church of England) service is held each Sunday at 10-45 a.m. in one of the Public Rooms.

Fully equipped altars for the celebration of Mass, according to the Roman Catholic Rite, are carried and are immediately available to Priests, to whom full facilities are given on application to the Purser.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS can be obtained through the Deck Steward at a price of 5/- each article.

(Each rug is contained in a sealed envelope and bears a serial number worked into the material, thus enabling passengers to identify their own rug.)

MONEY EXCHANGE.—Money in limited sums can be exchanged and advances made on Letters of Credit at the Purser's Office.

CHEQUES. Passengers are respectfully advised that the Purser cannot accept private cheques.

MAIL.—Passengers are directed to enquire for mail at the Purser’s Office. Letters for dispatch should be handed to the Librarian who holds supplies of stamps.

WIRELESS AND CABLE MESSAGES.-Information and rates will be supplied by the Wireless office.

CHANGES IN ACCOMMODATION.-The Purser alone is authorized to make changes in accommodation and may only do so on payment of any difference in fare which may be required according to Company's tariffs.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Commander.

NURSE.—There is a Nursing Staff on board who will attend to passengers under the direction of the Doctor.

LIBRARY.—The ship has a fully equipped library containing works on travel, fiction, etc., and passengers are invited to borrow the volumes—no charge will be made.

NEWS SHEETS.-The latest news by Wireless and closing prices of the various Stock Exchanges are given in the Wireless News which is published on board and distributed to passengers each morning.

BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER.—The ship carries a well equipped Barber's Shop and a competent Hairdresser.

KIOSK.—Passengers can obtain souvenirs, photographic films, confectionery, etc., at the Kiosk.

ROTARIANS travelling by this steamer are invited to /inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser's Office and to subscribe their names. The Purser will be glad, provided circumstances permit, to arrange an informal Rotary Luncheon during the voyage.

CUSTOMS EXAMINATION.—All articles liable to Customs Duty must be declared. Any passenger who is at all in doubt should see the Baggage Master who will supply the latest information available.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS.-Passengers are earnestly requested to make themselves fully conversant with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS.—Passengers are warned that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently travelling on Atlantic steamers and are warned to take precaution accordingly.

BAGGAGE IN BOND.—Passengers en route to destination outside the U.S.A. or Canada may have their baggage forwarded " IN BOND " to a frontier point under Customs Manifest without examination of the contents by a Customs Officer. The Purser or Baggage Master will be pleased to supply information.

BAGGAGE.—All enquiries in connection with baggage should be made at the Purser’s Office or Baggage Master.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE.—Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage as the Company’s liability is strictly limited in accordance with the terms of the passage contract. Baggage insurance carrying world-wide cover can be arranged through the Purser's Office.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS.—The Purser will furnish passengers with a small card detailing the landing arrangements in good time before arrival at each port.

TRAVEL INFORMATION.—The Purser s Office is at the disposal of passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning steamer, rail or air connections, where arrangements can also be made for railway tickets or pullman reservations.

VALU ABLES.—In their own interests passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewelry and other valuables lying about. Articles not required for frequent wear may be deposited with the Purser and will be placed in an envelope sealed in the presence of the passenger for custody in the ship’s safe. A receipt will be given but no liability as to contents can be accepted.

PAYMENTS.—Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company's official form for any additional Passage Money. Rugs. Chairs. Excess Baggage. Freight, etc., paid on board.

FOREIGN SPEAKING STEWARDS.—The ship carries Stewards conversant with most of the European tongues. Their qualifications are indicated by the small national flags worn in their coat lapels and they will be glad to help any passenger who may encounter linguistic difficulty.

CATERING.—In order to cater efficiently for the various nationalities of patrons, British and Continental chefs are carried.

Passengers desiring any special dishes not included in the menus are requested to acquaint the Chief Steward or Second Steward with their particular wishes and every effort will be made to comply with them. The Chefs are well acquainted with the preparation of special national dishes.

U.S. Customs

All passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs Authorities at the port of landing. Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purse'. Returning residents must declare all articles acquired abroad, but wearing apparel and personal effects taken overseas from the U.S. in the first case are entitled to be passed free of duty upon return.

An exemption of $100.00 worth of purchases is allowed each returning resident, subject to certain conditions which will be detailed by the Cjsto.ms Officer. Visitors may take in free of duty wearing apparel and personal effects not intended for sale, but must declare all articles not included in this category.

Severe penalties are imposed upon persons who make false declarations as to value, ownership or use of articles or who attempt to bribe or recompense a Customs Officer.

Canadian Customs

Passengers are required to declare to the Customs Officer at the port of landing in Canada all goods brought from abroad. All baggage must be presented for Customs examination whether containing articles liable to duty or not, and failure to declare articles renders them liable to seizure.

Bona fide visitors are permitted to take personal effects intended for their own use while in Canada, duty free, but the Customs Officer may require all packages of baggage to be opened for his examination.

Severe penalties are imposed upon persons who make false declarations as to value, ownership or use of articles, or who attempt to bribe or recompense a Customs Officer.

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Back and Front Covers of a Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line, Departing 28 April 1934 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal via Belfast. GGA Image ID # 130a7b5509

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