RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 10 August 1938

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 10 August 1938 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing 10 August 1938 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 16caaad68c


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.
  2. Staff-Captain: E. M. Fall, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R.
  3. Chief Engineer: J. Campbell
  4. Staff Chief Engineer: J. Bewley
  5. Surgeon: J. Hill
  6. Assistant Surgeon: C. Nicory
  7. Chief Officer: C. M. Ford, R.D., R.N.R.
  8. Purser: C. G. Johnson, R.D., R.N.R.
  9. Staff Purser: J. A. Earley
  10. Chief Steward: A. E. Jones


Cabin Class Passengers

  1. Mr. Edward W. Aller
  2. Mrs. Aller
  3. Mr. Oscar L. Altheide
  4. Mrs. A. S. Ames
  5. Mr. Kurt Amrein
  6. Mr. W. E. Barnes
  7. Mrs. Barnes
  8. Mr. Frank Beaurepaire
  9. Mr. Richard W. Begley
  10. Mrs. Harold Beitler
  11. Miss Barbara Beitler
  12. Miss Eleanor Beitler
  13. Mr. George Bergen
  14. Miss Marianne Berger
  15. Miss Esther Black
  16. Mrs. M. Blackwood
  17. Miss Muriel Blackwood
  18. Mrs. Sam L. Bloom
  19. Dr. J. Bondy
  20. Mrs. L. W. Bonney
  21. Mr. Edward E. Boynton
  22. Mr. Kenneth Brewer
  23. Mrs. Brewer
  24. Mr. H. R. Brown
  25. Mrs. Nicholas Brown and Maid
  26. Mr. Willard S. Brown
  27. Mrs. Brown
  28. Mrs. S. J. Browne
  29. The Rev. Joseph V. Buckley
  30. Mr. G. S. Bull
  31. Mrs. Bull
  32. Miss Ann Byrne
  33. Mr. H. A. Campbell
  34. Mrs. Campbell
  35. Mr. William W. Carman
  36. Mr. A. Romaine Carpenter
  37. Mr. Alfred C. Castle
  38. Mrs. Castle
  39. Miss Josephine Castle
  40. Miss Caroline Castle
  41. Mr. Joshua C. Chase
  42. Mrs. Key Commock and Maid
  43. Dr. Howard Coverdale
  44. Mrs. R. H. Curry
  45. Mr. Allan B. Cuthbert
  46. Mrs. Denison D. Dana
  47. Mr. John L. Day, Junr.
  48. Mr. J. Edward Ditson
  49. Mr. Pinkus Dodo
  50. Mrs. Thomas J. Dolan
  51. Mr. Charles A. Douglas
  52. Mrs. F. A. Doyle
  53. Mr. C. A. Dye
  54. Mrs. Dye
  55. Mrs. M. Elliott
  56. Mrs. H. W. Ewing
  57. Mrs. E. H. Faber
  58. Mr. James F. Farnham
  59. Miss Catherine Fischer
  60. Miss Elizabeth Fischer
  61. Miss Florence Gardner
  62. Mr. S. Percy Gledhill
  63. Mrs. Gledhill      
  64. Mr. P. W. R. Glover     
  65. Miss Lois Glover
  66. Miss Patricia Glover
  67. Mr. L. Goldstone
  68. Mrs. Goldstone
  69. Mr. S. Golodetz
  70. Mr. George A. Graham
  71. Mrs. Edward Gray
  72. Miss Mary Gray
  73. Mrs. Calvin Greer
  74. Mr. John I. Haas
  75. Mrs. Haas
  76. Miss K. Haley
  77. Miss A. G. J. Hand-Blackwell
  78. Mrs. Stuart Hanna and Maid
  79. Mrs. Percy G. Hart
  80. Mr. Y. Hashimoto
  81. Miss Catherine G. Hay
  82. Mr. Percy M. Hendrie
  83. Mrs. H. L. Hix
  84. Mr. F. E. Honour
  85. Mrs. Honour
  86. Mr. J. W. Horne
  87. Mr. D. C. Hull
  88. Mrs. Hull
  89. Miss Helen Igoe
  90. Mr. W. M. Innes
  91. Mrs. Franklin K. Irwin
  92. Mr. W. W. Jaeger
  93. Mrs. Jaeger
  94. Mr. William W. Johnson
  95. Mrs. E. N. Johnson
  96. Mrs. George W. Johnson
  97. Mr. G. W. Johnson
  98. Mr. W. W. Jones
  99. Mrs. Jones
  100. Mrs. R. D. King
  101. Miss Molly J. Kirk
  102. Mr. Hugo Knudsen
  103. Mrs. Knudsen
  104. Dr. D. A. Kohr
  105. Mrs. Kohr
  106. Miss Sarah E. Kohr
  107. Mr. George E. Korn
  108. Mrs. Korn
  109. Mr. J. W. Krueger
  110. Mrs. James Kulty
  111. Miss Catherine Kulty
  112. Miss Lucille Kulty
  113. Miss Florence Lane
  114. Mr. Hoyer Lesher
  115. Mr. A. H. Lightbourne
  116. Mrs. G. J. Loewy
  117. Miss Vera M. Loveys
  118. Mrs. Arthur MacDuff
  119. Miss Emily J. MacDuff
  120. Mr. Arthur MacDuff, Junr.
  121. Mr. Wallace MacMullen
  122. Miss Virginia L. Mahon
  123. Mr. E. A. Maitland
  124. Mrs. Maitland
  125. Mr. Philip R. Mather
  126. Miss Constance Mather
  127. Mr. M. F. McCaffrey
  128. Miss Rita McCaffrey
  129. Miss Mary McCaslin
  130. Mr. R. H. McKenzie
  131. Mr. Joseph W. McLean
  132. Mrs. McLean
  133. Miss Natalie B. Merrill
  134. Mrs. F. Miller
  135. Miss Elaine Muller
  136. Mr. O. H. O’Brien
  137. Mrs. O’Brien
  138. Mr. O’Connor
  139. Mrs. N. M. Olley
  140. Miss D. M. Olley
  141. Miss Ellen Olsen
  142. Mr. J. C. Penney
  143. Mrs. Penney
  144. Mr. Kimball Penney
  145. Mrs. J. D. Peters
  146. Mr. A. R. Pfeltz
  147. Mrs. Pfeltz
  148. Mrs. Ray N. Poppleton
  149. Mr. R. O. Pott
  150. Miss Eleanor C. Preston
  151. Mr. Philip Price
  152. Mrs. Price
  153. Miss Sarah Price
  154. Miss Evelyn Price
  155. Mr. John Price
  156. Mr. W. L. Prince
  157. Mr. P. M. Prosser
  158. Mr. John H. Read
  159. Mrs. Read
  160. The Rev. Father Martin Reid
  161. Mr. Frank Reid
  162. Mr. George Reinhard
  163. Mrs. Reinhard
  164. Mrs. A. C. Roberdau
  165. Miss Ollie Robinson
  166. Mrs. G. D. Rosengarten and Maid
  167. Mrs. U. Rosenthal
  168. Mr. Benjamin Ross
  169. Miss Cornelia Rowland
  170. Mr. Samuel C. Rowland
  171. Mr. F. S. Royston, Junr.
  172. Mrs. Royston
  173. Mr. A. W. Schorger
  174. Mrs. Schorger
  175. Mr. William D. Schorger
  176. Mr. T. C. Schreiber. Junr.
  177. Miss Martha Schupp
  178. Mrs. Wallace Scott
  179. Mrs. John R. K. Scott
  180. Mrs. J. S. Seely
  181. Mrs. M. Selleck
  182. Mrs. Walter P. Sharp
  183. Miss Edith H. Sharp
  184. Mrs. Harr/ S. Sharp
  185. Mr. John W. Sheperdson
  186. Mr. John P. Sheperdson
  187. Mrs. F. B. Short
  188. Miss Marjorie Sickles
  189. Mr. Leopold Snider
  190. Mrs. Snider
  191. Miss Rolene Snider
  192. Mr. A. J. Springall
  193. Miss Kathleen Staples
  194. Mrs. H. Steinberg
  195. Mrs. B. H. Stern
  196. Mr. Louis Stern
  197. Mr. R. L. Stock
  198. Mrs. Stock
  199. Mr. C. P. Stokes
  200. Mrs. Stokes
  201. Mr. L. Stone
  202. Mrs. E. E. Stone
  203. Miss Julia Sullivan
  204. Mr. William J. Sullivan
  205. Mr. Thomas H. Sullivan
  206. Mrs. B. Süssel
  207. Miss Harriet Sutherland
  208. Mr. L. Thomas
  209. Mr. John C. Tiedeman
  210. Mr. John C. Tiedeman. Junr.
  211. Mrs. L. Tilley
  212. Miss Rose Tillinger
  213. Mr. Leopold Tintner
  214. Mr. Herbert Tooley
  215. Miss Beth Tooley
  216. Miss Bernice Ullman
  217. Miss S. M. Unser
  218. Mr. Ernst Vadasz
  219. Mrs. Vadasz
  220. Mr. Julius Veis
  221. Mr. J. Vernon
  222. Mrs. George E. Wagner
  223. Miss Agnes Wagner
  224. Mr. W. F. Wall
  225. Mrs. Wall
  226. Miss Gloria Wall
  227. Mr. E. N. Welch
  228. Mrs. Welch
  229. Miss M. Welch
  230. Mr. A. M. West
  231. Mr. S. C. Whittlesey
  232. Mrs. M. S. Wicker
  233. Miss Hildegarde Wifferrman
  234. Miss Alice Wightman
  235. Mr. F. W. R. Williams
  236. Mrs. Williams
  237. Miss Dorothy E. Wilson
  238. Mrs. A. E. Winter
  239. Mr. Adolf Woolner
  240. Mrs. Woolner
  241. Mrs. E. D. Woomer
  242. Madame Y. Yoshida
  243. Miss K. Yoshida
  244. Mr. M. Yoshida
  245. Mrs. A. Murray Young and Maid



Passengers who have paid Head Tax intending to remain in the United States over sixty days are, under U.S. Government Regulations, unable to claim refund of this Tax if they happen to depart before the expiration of the sixty days.

The Regulations also prescribe that when visitors who have not paid the Tax fail to satisfy the United States Immigration Inspector at port of arrival (whose decision is final) that they will depart from the United States within sixty days, they will be required to pay the Head Tax to the Purser prior to disembarkation.

Information for Cabin Passengers

MEALS will be served as follows:

  • BREAKFAST: from 8-00 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 1-00 p.m.
  • DINNER: 7-30 p.m.

AUTOMOBILES. In order to facilitate Customs clearance uncrated automobiles 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.

U.S. Customs. All passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs authorities at New York. Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purser. Returning residents of the United States 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.

Checking baggage on arrival at New York. Facilities are available whereby passengers may arrange with the ship’s Baggage Master for the transfer of their baggage from the Company’s pier in New York to any point in Greater New York, Jersey City and Hoboken, including railroad terminals, hotels, residences, express companies or warehouses.

Passengers are thus relieved of this detail after disembarking. Rates and further information regarding this service can be obtained at the Purser’s office.

Baggage in Bond. Passengers en route to destinations outside 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 New York. 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.

BANKING—FOREIGN MONEY EXCHANGE. A branch of the Midland Bank is available on board the ship where passengers wishing to exchange money, or transact other banking business will receive every attention.

CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Restaurant Manager or 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 officials 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 livestock attendant and that they are not allowed in Public Rooms or on the Passenger Decks.

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 co-operation of every passenger is earnestly desired.

HAIRDRESSING SALOONS. Situated on “ B ” Deck are fully equipped with modern appliances for the treatment of the hair.

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.

LANDING CARDS. It is necessary that passengers present their landing cards, together with passports to the immigration Inspector for endorsement before leaving the ship.

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

PASSENGERS’ MAIL. Inward and Outward Steamers.

Passengers expecting urgent letters or telegrams should notify the Purser’s Office. For the convenience of passengers, telegrams and postal matter are received aboard and distributed but without any responsibility whatsoever on the part of Cunard White Star Limited for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.

Mail received for passengers addressed care of our New York office is assembled in readiness for distribution to passengers immediately on arrival, and when leaving the ship at New York passengers are requested to enquire for mail at the mail desk, which is located on the quay side.

It will assist the system of delivery if letters are endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner “ Passengers’ Mail ” and addressed care of Cunard White Star at port of departure or arrival and also bear the following particulars:

  • Name of passenger (in full)
  • Class of Travel (Inward or Outward) Passenger per (name of ship)
  • Date of departure or arrival.

Accommodation Addresses. When it is desired to use any of the Company's Offices as accommodation addresses, it is essential that the envelopes be endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner " Passengers' Mail, to await instructions ” and be addressed care of the appropriate Cunard White Star Office or Agency.

Cunard White Star Limited allow their offices to be used and forward letters, telegrams and postal matter for the convenience of passengers only and shall be under no responsibility whatsoever for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.

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 TELEPHONE SERVICE. Passengers can speak from this ship to practically any part of the world.

Rates per call of Three minutes or less

  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland: £1-16-0
  • New York: $9.00

Each extra minute.

  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland: 12/-
  • New York: $3.00

The above rates are increased when the vessel is more than half way across the Atlantic, the rate to Great Britain being £3-12-0 (three minutes) plus £1 - 4-0 each extra minute in the case of a westbound ship, and $18.00 (three minutes) plus $6.00 each extra minute to New York when the vessel is eastbound.

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


Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship’s electrical supply circuits without official approval, application 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 the United States or Canada 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.


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 the United States or Canada, 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.


All passengers other than U.S. citizens require to obtain a sailing permit or income tax clearance prior to departure from the United States. This document can be obtained without difficulty from the Collector of Internal Revenue in each district, or on personal application, with passport and passage ticket a day or two before sailing, at Room 131. U.S. Custom House, foot of Broadway, New York City.

STEWARDS SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Stewards speaking a number of European languages are available for the convenience of passengers and may be identified by the badge worn on the lapel of their coat bearing the flag of the country the language of which they speak.

SWIMMING POOL Is located on “ E ” Deck and is available to passengers at hours which will be specified on the ship's notice boards.

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

TAXICABS are no longer permitted by the New York City Authorities to enter any City pier properties for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or baggage. The taxicab facilities heretofore provided on arrival day inside the pier are, therefore, no longer available. Passengers desiring taxicabs upon arrival at New York are now required to go outside the pier and make their own transportation arrangements.

Passengers are warned against using the services of unauthorized porters and baggage transfer men outside the pier gates in New York. Reliable baggage transfer men are available inside the piers. Authorized porters wear “ Cunard White Star ” blouses which are numbered.

TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Pursers 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.

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.

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: 4s. 0d.   
  • Lounge and dress coats: 2s. 0d. 
  • Trousers and breeches: 2s. 0d.                       
  • Overcoats—heavy: 4s. 0d.
  • Overcoats—light: 3s. 0d.  


  • Suits, costumes, coats, frocks or dresses: 4s. 0d.
  • Dress coats and plain cloaks: 4s. 0d.     
  • Skirts: 2s. 0d.
  • Special charges for Garments—velvet, silk, or pleated fancy dress, blouses and scarves.


Painting of the RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Cabin Class Passenger List - 10 August 1938.

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