RMS Antonia Passenger List - 31 July 1936

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line, Departing 31 July 1936 from Liverpool to Montreal and Quebec via Greenock and Belfast

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line, Departing 31 July 1936 from Liverpool to Montreal and Quebec via Greenock and Belfast, Commanded by Captain W. Sewell Quinn. GGA Image ID # 172554ddfb

Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain W. Sewell Quinn
  • Chief Engineer: F. W. C. Rudkin
  • Chief Officer: G. E. Cove
  • Surgeon: R. J. Blackham
  • Purser: W. H. Harkness
  • Tourist Purser: H. S. Vernon
  • Chief Steward: J. Morris
  • Tourist Stewart: T. Waterson

Tourist Class Passengers

  1. Mr. H. J. Ahearn
  2. Mrs. Ahearn
  3. Mr. D. Airey
  4. Mrs. Airey
  5. Miss A. J. Anderson
  6. Mr. J. Bachop
  7. Mrs. M. Bachop
  8. Miss M. Bail
  9. Miss E. G. Barnstead
  10. Miss G. Bates
  11. Miss C. E. Bates
  12. Mrs. M. A. Beattie
  13. Master J. Beattie
  14. Master R. Beattie
  15. Mr. G. E. Bell
  16. Mr. G. H. Bell
  17. Mr. A. W. Bentley
  18. Mrs. E. Billiter
  19. Miss O. R. Branch
  20. Mr. J. H. Broughton
  21. Mrs. E. Brown
  22. Mrs. J. Brown
  23. Miss L. Buckley
  24. Miss M. Buckley
  25. Mr. Carraher
  26. Miss D. E. Castle
  27. Mrs. E. M. Chote
  28. Miss M. E. Churchill
  29. Mrs. T. Cocker Mrs. J. A. Cope
  30. Mr. S. Davies
  31. Miss Ruth Davies
  32. Miss R. L. Donkin
  33. Mrs. D. Duncan
  34. Miss E. M. H. Duyns
  35. Mr. J. W. Ebbs
  36. Mrs. Ebbs.
  37. Mr. A. Farmer
  38. Mrs. Farmer
  39. Miss E. Farrow
  40. Mr. H. Fowler
  41. Mrs. Fowler
  42. Mr. N. Fowler
  43. Miss F. Fowler
  44. Mrs. A. Foy
  45. Miss M. J. Fraser
  46. Miss M. Gadway
  47. Miss S. Gaikwad
  48. Mrs. A. Hartland
  49. Mr. C. R. Hickman
  50. Miss B. Hickman
  51. Miss G. M. Hicks
  52. Mrs. J. M. Higginbottom M
  53. iss J. Higginbottom
  54. Miss F. Higginbottom
  55. Miss J. Higginbottom
  56. Miss D. Hutchinson
  57. Miss E. A. Jubb
  58. Rev. Dr. W. M. Kannawin
  59. Mrs. Kannawin
  60. Miss M. H. Kennett
  61. Mr. R. Kerr
  62. Miss E. H. Kingsmill
  63. Miss A. B. Kingsmill
  64. Miss M. D. Klein
  65. Mrs. R. Krnansky
  66. Miss H. Lacey
  67. Miss M. Lacey
  68. Mrs. B. Laidlaw
  69. Miss D. W. Lee
  70. Mr. S. B. Lloyd
  71. Mr. C. Lloyd
  72. Mrs. Lloyd
  73. Mrs. E. Lowe
  74. Dr. A. B. Maitland
  75. Mrs. Maitland
  76. Miss M. L. Maitland
  77. Master J. M. Maitland
  78. Mrs. J. S. Martin
  79. Mrs. N. L. Matcham
  80. Mrs. McAdam
  81. Mr. P. McCallum
  82. Miss I. G. McConomy
  83. Miss J. C. Minnie
  84. Miss E. Mitchell
  85. Mr. J. Mitchell
  86. Mrs. Mitchell
  87. Mrs. R. F. Murphy
  88. Mr. J. G. Oliver
  89. Mrs. Oliver
  90. Mrs. A. M. Orr
  91. Master K. Orr
  92. Miss M. Pemberton
  93. Mr. E. C. Powell
  94. Mrs. Powell
  95. Miss M. Redmond
  96. Mrs. G. Reid
  97. Miss M. T. Robertson
  98. Mr. A. Rogers
  99. Mr. J. Rogers
  100. Mrs. Rogers
  101. Mrs. Rogers
  102. Miss J. L. Russell
  103. Mrs. A. McCallum Scott
  104. Mrs. A. Shoesmith
  105. Mrs. H. L. Slack
  106. Mr. F. J. Smith
  107. Mrs. Smith
  108. Mr. G. A. Smith
  109. Miss E. Smye
  110. Mr. C. Somerville
  111. Miss F. M. Spence
  112. Mis s F. E. Stephens
  113. Miss A. G. Taylor
  114. Mr. Tennant
  115. Rev. W. Thomas
  116. Mrs. Thomas
  117. Mr. Thomas
  118. Mrs. Thomas
  119. Mr. G. W. Thompson
  120. Mr. L. Turner
  121. Miss M. W. Turnage
  122. Mrs. R. A. Waddington
  123. Mr. Watt
  124. Mrs. Watt
  125. Mrs. K. M. Wied

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax.

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

  • 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.

  • Application should be made to the Purser of the Westbound steamer for receipt covering the United States Head Tax paid. This is necessary to facilitate refund of the Head Tax after passengers have left the United States.
  • Passengers should apply to the United States Immigrant Inspector at the port of arrival for Head Tax Transit Certificate (United States Form 514) without which form no refund of Head Tax will be considered by the United States Immigration Authorities, even though passengers should leave the United States within 60 days and would otherwise be entitled to refund of the Head Tax under existing United States law.
  • Refund of Head Tax will only be made by the United States Authorities when completed Forms 514 are filed with them within a period of 120 days from the date of entry into the United States as shewn on the top right-hand corner of the United States Form 514. No application for refund of Head Tax will be considered by the United States 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 United States.

Passengers returning to Europe in Cunard White Star 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 514 can be filed with the U.S.

Authorities within 120 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 :
When One Sitting

  • BREAKFAST from 8-00 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 1-00 p.m.
  • DINNER: 7-00 p.m.

When Two Sittings

  • BREAKFAST: 8-00 a.m. and 9-00 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 12-15 p.m. and 1-30 p.m.
  • DINNER: 6-30 p.m. and 7-45 p.m.

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

AUTOMOBILES. In order to facilitate Customs clearance uncrated automobiles destined to the United States must be included on the U.S. Declaration Form.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser or ship’s Baggage Master.

Canadian Customs. Residents of Canada returning from abroad are allowed exemption from Customs Duty for goods valued at not more than $100 if included in the baggage accompanying them and acquired by them for personal or household use as souvenirs or gifts, but not bought for the account of other persons, or for sale.

The exemption will not be granted to persons under 14 years of age. Where the value of the goods upon which exemption is to be claimed exceeds $5 Declaration Form E. 24, which will be supplied by the Purser, must be completed, in duplicate, by each returning Canadian citizen enumerating all such articles and all values should be shown in Canadian Currency.

The Declaration Form must be completed prior to the arrival of the ship at Quebec or Montreal and handed to the Officer at time of Customs inspection.

U.S. Customs. All passengers in continuous transit to U.S. 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 Purser. 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 Customs 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.

Customs Examination. All articles liable to Customs duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest information available.

On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs shed for examination. To help the passing and claiming of baggage passengers should have one of the Company’s labels, bearing the initial letter of their surname, affixed to each piece. The bedroom stewards have a supply of these labels and will affix them prior to landing.

It is for passengers themselves to see that all their baggage is passed by the Customs authorities on landing, and they are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs shed, otherwise delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers directly from the ship.

Baggage in Bond. Passengers en route to destinations outside Canada or the U.S.A. may have their checked baggage forwarded “ In Bond ” to a frontier point under Customs Manifest without examination of the contents by a Customs Officer at port of disembarkation. The Purser or Baggage Master will be pleased to supply information.

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 worldwide cover can be arranged through the Purser’s office.

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

CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Head Waiter of their preference in the matter of diet and cooking and they can be assured of every attention to their wishes. Cooks of various nationalities are included in the kitchen personnel. It is suggested that passengers order their meals in advance, and the aforementioned official will readily assist passengers in making their choice.

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

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 the Company’s current tariffs.

COMPLAINTS. Passengers entertaining any cause for complaint are requested to communicate particulars to a responsible officer in the ship, so that an opportunity may be afforded to adjust matters.

DECK CHAIRS, CUSHIONS AND RUGS are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at the 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 rugs).

DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs should be handed over to the care of the live-stock attendant and that they are not allowed in Public Rooms or on the Passenger Decks.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY. For the convenience of passengers the Purser is able to exchange a limited amount of English, U.S. and Canadian money at rates which will be advised on application.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS. Passengers are specially requested to exercise care in disposing of cigar and cigarette ends and matches and to make use of the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship, in view of the serious consequences which can arise from carelessness in this respect. Throwing lighted cigarettes, etc., overboard should also be avoided.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS. Passengers are earnestly requested to acquaint themselves with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.
The Captain specially appeals to passengers to assist him by promptly mustering at their appointed stations at all times when passenger boat station muster is being held. Only by immediate attendance at this important muster can passengers obtain the necessary instructions which are so vital to the well-being of all on board. The cooperation of every passenger is earnestly desired.

IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR. A considerable quantity of liquor imported in the baggage of passengers is purchased “ in bond ” at a price below the regular market value in the country of purchase and for that reason attention is called to the fact by the Collector, U.S. Customs Service, that the above market value must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS. The Purser will furnish passengers with a small card, detailing the landing arrangements, before arrival.

LIBRARY. The ship has a fully-equipped library and passengers are invited to borrow the volumes—no charge will be made.

MAIL. Passengers who may expect letters, postal packages, etc., should apply at the Purser’s office, and also leave their addresses so that any mail, etc., arriving after they have landed, can be re-directed,

PASSAGE TICKETS. Passengers are requested to hand their passage tickets to their bedroom stewards as soon as possible after embarkation.

PAYMENTS. Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company’s form for any payments made on board for additional passage money, rugs, chairs, excess baggage, etc.

PORTHOLES. As it is dangerous for passengers to handle the ports they are requested to ask the bedroom steward to open and close the ports in the staterooms as may be desired.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS are reported as frequently travelling in Atlantic ships and passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.

RADIO AND CABLE MESSAGES. Information and rates will be supplied by the Radio office.

RADIO RECEIVERS AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS. Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship’s electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud-speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION. For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from Canada or the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements the Purser will be pleased to radio for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the ship and will consequently save them time and trouble after landing.

ROTARIANS travelling by this ship are invited to inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser’s office and subscribe their names. The Purser will be glad, providing circumstances permit, to arrange an informal meeting during the voyage.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR ROUND TRIP PASSENGERS. All passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with the most convenient Company’s office, if possible at least a week in advance of their intended sailing from Canada or the United States, so that the necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their passage.

If for any reason the holder of a return ticket should be unable to travel by the sailing shown thereon, immediate advice should be given to the nearest Company’s office, so that any accommodation held can be released and new reservation made in sailing selected.

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

A REGISTERED NURSE is on board, whose services are available as necessary under the direction of the ship's Surgeon.

TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Purser’s office is at the disposal of passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning steamer, rail or air connections and arrangements can be made for tickets and reservations to be obtained.

UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in and out of same on applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

VALETING SERVICE. A Clothes pressing room, in charge of an expert attendant, is provided and work of this kind will be carried out for passengers at the following charges:


  • Lounge and Dress Suits: 2s. 6d. 
  • Lounge and Dress Coats: 1s. 3d.
  • Trousers and Breeches: 1s. 3d.  
  • Overcoats—heavy: 2s. 3d.
  • Overcoats—light: 1s. 9d.  


  • Suits, Costumes, Coat, Frocks or Dresses: 2s. 6d.
  • Dress Coats and Plain Cloaks: 2s. 6d.
  • Skirts: 1s. 3d.
  • Special charges for Garments—Velvet, Silk, or pleated Fancy Dress, Blouses and Scarves.

VALUABLES. 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.

Passengers are advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board on application to the Purser.

Sketch of the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line - 31 July 1936.

Sketch of the RMS Antonia of the Cunard Line - 31 July 1936. GGA Image ID # 1725d86526

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