RMS Aquitania Passenger List - 7 June 1939

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Passenger List - 7 June 1939.

Front Cover of a Tourist Passenger List for the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing Wednesday, 7 June 1939 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain J. C. Townley, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 13b636ef35


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R
  2. Staff Captain: N. H. Gale, R.D., R.N.R
  3. Chief Engineer: A. Duncan
  4. Chief Officer: T. A. Fraser
  5. Surgeon: J. Hill
  6. Assistant Surgeon: M. Coke
  7. Purser: C. G. Johnson, R.D., R.N.R
  8. Staff Purser: W. J. Jolliffe
  9. Tourist Purser: E. G. Thomas
  10. Chief Steward: A. E. Jones
  11. Tourist Steward: J. McGovern


Tourist Passengers

  1. Miss M. Alexander
  2. Mrs. M. Anderson
  3. Mr. M. A. Annett
  4. Mr. G. W. Ashton
  5. Mrs. R. Attfield
  6. Mr. R. A. Barker
  7. Mr. R. Birenberg
  8. Mr. J. H. Blake
  9. Mrs. Blake
  10. Mr. F. de L. Bois
  11. Mrs. E. M. Booker
  12. Miss B. M. Brainerd
  13. Mrs. J. E. Bridgeman
  14. Mr. E. A. Brock
  15. Mrs. Brock
  16. Dr. Alice Buchfuhrer
  17. Master P. Buchfuhrer
  18. Mr. B. Burchardt
  19. Rev. E. M. Catich
  20. Miss E. M. Chapman
  21. Miss K. D. Cherry
  22. Miss T. Couldrey
  23. Miss M. Crowe
  24. Mr. M. Diamant
  25. Mr. W. T. Diton
  26. Rev. J. Donohoe
  27. Miss M. M. A. Ehlin
  28. Mr. J. P. Eichorn
  29. Mr. H. I. Eisenstadter
  30. Mr. O. Engbo
  31. Mr. H. Freund
  32. Mrs. C. Garluck
  33. Mrs. O. Garnham
  34. Mrs. L. G. Garrison
  35. Rev. A. H. Giiiick
  36. Mrs. M. A. Giiiick
  37. Mr. W. J. Glasgow
  38. Mrs. M. J. Gleadow
  39. Miss Gleadow
  40. Miss A. B. Haggett
  41. Miss D. E. Hankey
  42. Mr. E. E. Higgins
  43. Mrs. Higgins
  44. Miss D. G. M. Hill
  45. Mr. W. Hockstadter
  46. Mrs. A. Hollingdrake
  47. Mr. L. Horscroft
  48. Miss M. Hulme
  49. Mrs. J. G. Hunter-Blair
  50. Miss G. E. Jones
  51. Miss R. Jones
  52. Mr. W. F. Jones
  53. Mrs. Jones
  54. Master W. F. Jones
  55. Master J. G. Jones
  56. Mrs. H. J. Jordan
  57. Miss M. M. Jordon
  58. Mrs. E. Jourdain
  59. Rev. G. Juli
  60. Mr. R. E. Kingsley
  61. Dr. G. Klemperer
  62. Mr. K. Kreutz
  63. Mrs. Kreutz
  64. Mr. K. Kreutz, Jr.
  65. Mrs. M. Kulinowska
  66. Mr. G. Kverneland
  67. Miss D. T. Law
  68. Rev. G. Laws
  69. Mr. S. Layiktez
  70. Mrs. Layiktez
  71. Master C. Layiketz
  72. Mr. J. I. Limantour
  73. Mr. M. Lubinski
  74. Mr. W. S. Mahoney
  75. Mrs. A. M. Marsh
  76. Mr. O. McGiveney
  77. Mrs. McGiveney
  78. Miss M. McGiveney
  79. Miss E. McMillan
  80. Miss M. McMutt
  81. Mr. D. E. McTaggart
  82. Mrs. McTaggart
  83. Mr. D. E. McTaggart
  84. Mr. K. Mendelsohn
  85. Mrs. Mendelsohn
  86. Mr. J. T. Mitchell, Jr.
  87. Mrs. Mitchell
  88. Mr. W. M. Mitchell
  89. Mrs. Mitchell
  90. Mrs. A. Mortimer
  91. Mr. C. H. Mullinger
  92. Miss H. Murphy
  93. Mrs. A. C. M. Nancarrow
  94. Mr. J. Neumann
  95. Mrs. M. Norris
  96. Mrs. F. K. North
  97. Master J. R. North
  98. Master R. J. North
  99. Mrs. R. Nusinoff
  100. Mr. P. Oldenburg
  101. Master E. Omand
  102. Mr. Palos
  103. Miss E. M. Pateman
  104. Mr. H. J. Perrett
  105. Mrs. Perrett
  106. Miss Perrett
  107. Mrs. C. E. Pickens
  108. Mr. F. H. Prime
  109. Mrs. Prime
  110. Miss G. Rennie
  111. Rev. D. Richardson
  112. Mr. C. J. Robison
  113. Mrs. Robison
  114. Mr. G. C. Sampson
  115. Mrs. Sampson
  116. Mrs. L. Schar
  117. Miss L. Schoen
  118. Miss R. Schonwetter
  119. Mr. R. C. F. Serpell
  120. Rev. F. Shea
  121. Miss J. W. Shipway
  122. Dr. Shoshkes
  123. Mr. K. H. Siggs
  124. Mr. L. N. Siggs
  125. Mrs. Siggs
  126. Miss A. Span
  127. Dr. R. E. Speer
  128. Mrs. Speer
  129. Miss M. T. Stedeford
  130. Mr. F. Stern
  131. Mr. H. Sutcliffe
  132. Mr. J. Thomas
  133. Mrs. Thomas
  134. Miss C. J. Thomas
  135. Mr. C. E. Thornquist
  136. Mrs. E. G. Townshend
  137. Mr. H. Tritsch
  138. Mrs. Tritsch
  139. Mr. S. Wachman
  140. Mr. V. Waverfteld
  141. Mr. D. White
  142. Mrs. White
  143. Miss B. Williams
  144. Mrs. N. Wolna


Information for Passengers


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.

MEALS will be served as follows :—

  When One Sitting When Two Sittings
BREAKFAST from 8-0 a.m 8- 0 am and 9:00 am
LUNCHEON 1:00 pm 12-15:00 pm and 1:30 pm
DINNER 7- 0 pm 6:30 pm and 7:45:00 pm

Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at I I am and 4:00 pm respectively.

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. Ail 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 througn 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 facility and attention.

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

CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Head Walter 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 having 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.

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.

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 vaiue 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 vaiue must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS. The Purser will furnish passengers witn 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 incoming ships 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 so 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 traveling in Atlantic ships and passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.


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.

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

Rates per call of Each extra
Great Britain and Three minutes or less minute.
Northern Ireland ... £1-16-0 12-
New York S9.00 S3.00

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.

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 traveling 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. Authorised porters wear “ Cunard White Star ” blouses which are numbered.

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 thereof on application to the Steward or Stewardess.

VALUABLES. In their own interests passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewellery or 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 ... 2 6
„ ,, Coats ... 1 3
Trousers and Breeches ... 1 3
Overcoats—heavy ... ... 2 3
„ light 1 9

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


Back Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aquitania Tourist Passenger List - 7 June 1939.

Back Cover of a Tourist Passenger List for the RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line, Departing Wednesday, 7 June 1939 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg. GGA Image ID # 13b63e3928


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