RMS Berengaria Passenger List - 20 March 1929

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Berengaria Second Class Passenger List - 20 March 1929.

Front Cover of a Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line, Departing Wednesday, 20 March 1929 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Sir Arthur H. Rostron, KBE, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 12f72ea054


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: SIR ARTHUR H. ROSTRON, K.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  2. Staff-Captain: C. W. WRAY, R.D., R.N.R.
  3. Chief Engineer: R. Lambert
  4. Staff Chief Engineer:  W. Sutcliffe
  5. Surgeon: J. D. Doherty
  6. Assistant Surgeon: E. E. Prebble
  7. Chief Steward: E. B. Pimbley
  8. Chief Officer: J. G. P. Bisset, R.D., R.N.R.
  9. Purser: F. E. Owen
  10. Second Purser: E. C. F. Chubb
  11. Assistant Purser: M. Ferguson
  12. Second Class Purser: J. M. Brougham
  13. Second Class Steward: W. Fletcher


Second Class Passengers

  1. Mr. F. Abualy
  2. Mrs. Abualy
  3. Master S. Abualy
  4. Mr. C. Angell
  5. Mrs. Angell
  6. Miss E. Berglow
  7. Mr. O. Bjorklund
  8. Mr. M. Bleuveiss
  9. Mrs. Bleuveiss
  10. Mr. Boschen
  11. Mr. B. Byberg
  12. Mr. J. Carlson
  13. Mrs. Carlson
  14. Miss E. Carlson
  15. Miss E. Carlson
  16. Miss A. Carlson
  17. Miss L. Carlson
  18. Mr. P. Chmidt
  19. Mr. E. W. Clark
  20. Mr. J. Cohen
  21. Mr. J. Cohen
  22. Dr. F. Coster
  23. Mrs. F. Cowan
  24. Mrs. C. Cox
  25. Miss E. Cox
  26. Mr. M. Cromb
  27. Mr. J. Cromb
  28. Mr. A. F. Davie
  29. Mrs. Davie
  30. Mrs. M. E. Davies
  31. Mr. C. J. Dowrick
  32. Mr. A. Drake
  33. Mrs. Drake
  34. Mr. R. Drake
  35. Mr. D. Drake
  36. Miss R. M. Duthie
  37. Mr. A. Ellingsen
  38. Mrs. Ellingsen
  39. Miss E. Ellingsen
  40. Mr. T. A. Elliott
  41. Mr. D. Evans
  42. Mr. W. Farrar
  43. Miss V. A. Field
  44. Mr. J. H. Findlay
  45. Mrs. Findlay
  46. Mr. S. Gamer
  47. Mrs. Gamer
  48. Mr. C. Gee
  49. Miss N. D. Green
  50. Mr. A. C. Groome
  51. Mr. E. Gubernick
  52. Mr. G. M. Hay
  53. Miss L. P. Hull
  54. Mr. J. Jensen
  55. Miss I. Johnsen
  56. Mr. G. Kaneko
  57. Mr. I. Kazbekoff
  58. Mr. F. Knight
  59. Mrs. Knight
  60. Mr. H. Lasswell
  61. Mr. B. Lefkovitz
  62. Mrs. Lefkovitz
  63. Mr. C. M. Leiman
  64. Mrs. Leiman
  65. Mr. R. Lerkvold
  66. Mr. L. Levensohn
  67. Mr. J. M. Lowe
  68. Miss E. McCotter
  69. Mr. L. Malim
  70. Mrs. Malim
  71. Master Malim
  72. Miss Malim
  73. Mr. F. Marcham
  74. Mrs. Marcham
  75. Mrs. Marchan
  76. Miss W. B. Marriott
  77. Mr. C. Meskers
  78. Mr. M. Mitjaeff
  79. Miss L. Naiss
  80. Mr. S. H. Nesfield
  81. Mr. E. B. Ninnes
  82. Mrs. Ninnes
  83. Mr. W. J. Oram
  84. Mr. W. F. Oram
  85. Master F. Oram
  86. Mr. O. Palgis
  87. Miss A. A. P. Parkinson
  88. Mr. Paterson
  89. Mr. N. W. Pollard
  90. Mr. Pollard
  91. Mr. P. Popoff
  92. Mr. K. Postojalkoff
  93. Mr. C. W. Rabbetts
  94. Mr. T. Rasmussen
  95. Mrs. A. Rivlin
  96. Miss L. Rivlin
  97. Miss B. H. Robinson
  98. Miss A. H. Rogers
  99. Mr. N. Shoolman
  100. Mr. W. B. Simons
  101. Miss A. Sjoblom
  102. Miss H. Sjoblom
  103. Mr. J. Skorospeshkin
  104. Miss F. Soma
  105. Mr. G. S. Staples
  106. Mr. J. M. Sutherland
  107. Mr. J. Takahashi
  108. Mrs. D. M. Taylor
  109. Miss G. P. Taylor
  110. Master D. P. Taylor
  111. Mrs. M. Tullach
  112. Mr. J. Turner
  113. Mr. T. Tweedley
  114. Mr. G. Tyacke
  115. Mrs. Tyacke
  116. Master Tyacke
  117. Mr. G. C. Vandervlugt
  118. Mr. H. M. Varrell
  119. Mrs. Varrell
  120. Mr. W. Volmer
  121. Mr. R. Waitamura
  122. Mrs. M. Wallace
  123. Miss R. Wallace
  124. Miss Wilhams
  125. Mrs. M. A. Willis
  126. Mr. W. G. Wright
  127. Miss L. Yarmovsky
  128. Mr. Zelaya
  129. Mrs. Zelaya

Second Cabin Additional

  1. Mr. A. Attwater
  2. Mrs. E. Bisutti
  3. Miss E. Bisutti
  4. Mr. W. Bergman
  5. Mr. J. Bergman
  6. Miss F. Baird
  7. Mrs. A. Chrodian
  8. Miss A. Chrodian
  9. Mr. A. Cory
  10. Mr. H. Carmichael
  11. Miss A. Davis
  12. Dr. L. S. Fuller
  13. Mr. J. Greisler
  14. Mr. I. Gersten
  15. Mr. G. Herz
  16. Mr. J. Hudek
  17. Mr. J. Jackson
  18. Mr. K. Kaprelian
  19. Miss K. Kahn
  20. Mr. J. Kamas
  21. Mrs. J. Kamas
  22. Miss M. Kalman
  23. Mr. J. Karpis
  24. Mr. F. Lep
  25. Mr. J. Lester
  26. Mrs. J. Lester
  27. Mr. M. Matzko
  28. Miss A. Moravec
  29. Mr. R. Nakamura
  30. Miss R. Peacock
  31. Mr. C. Ryzyk
  32. Mrs. M. Ryzyk
  33. Master J. Ryzyk
  34. Mr. G. Ringham
  35. Mr. M. Raison
  36. Mr. W. Ridley
  37. Mr. T. Roundtree
  38. Mr. G. Sciaroni
  39. Mrs. D. Sciaroni
  40. Miss N. Sciaroni
  41. Miss A. Sciaroni
  42. Mr. W. Strittmatter
  43. Miss G. Schramm
  44. Mr. H. Segal
  45. Mr. A. Teucholz
  46. Mr. I. Usiskin
  47. Mr. C. Westerbcck
  48. Mrs. D. Whiting
  49. Miss K. Zimmerman


  1. Mr. M. Bleiweiss
  2. Mrs. Bleiweiss
  3. Mr. J. Cohen
  4. Mr. P. Chmidt
  5. Mr. L. Kazebekoff
  6. Mr. H. Lasswell
  7. Mr. C. Leiman
  8. Mrs. C. Leiman
  9. Mrs. Marchant
  10. Mr. Mitjaeff
  11. Mr. P. Popoff
  12. Mr. K. Postojalkoff
  13. Mr. J. Skorospeskin


  1. Mr. F. Knight
  2. Mrs. Knight
  3. Mr. O. Palgis
  4. Mrs. A. Robl
  5. Mr. G. Samaras
  6. Mrs. T. Samaras
  7. Mr. R. Waitamura


  • Mr. J. Hondek should read Mr. J. Houdek
  • Mr. P. Podoff should read Mr. P. Popoff
  • Mr. J. Skorospechian should read Mr. J. Skorospechkin
  • Mr. W. Volmer should read Mr. W. Vollmer

TOTAL: 278

Passengers Embarking at Cherbourg

  1. Mrs. S. Atanasovic
  2. Master G. Atanasovic
  3. Mr. P. Anderson
  4. Mr. Sam Brost
  5. Mr. C. D. Bekiaris
  6. Mr. M. D. Bebis
  7. Mrs. P. Bebis
  8. Mr. C. Bagdasar
  9. Miss R. Bradley
  10. Mr. M. Bleiweiss
  11. Mrs. N. Bleiweiss
  12. Mr. P. Chmidt
  13. Mr. E. Christen
  14. Mrs. M. Christen
  15. Mr. James Candos
  16. Mrs. R. Chomska
  17. Miss S. Chomska
  18.  Miss M. Chomska
  19. Mr. G. Constas
  20. Mrs. Anna Doetsch
  21. Mr. E. Debs
  22. Mrs. M. A. Duerr
  23. Mr. M. Esty
  24. Miss S. Evensen
  25. Mr. J. Kirstenberg
  26. Miss Winifred Fisher
  27. Mrs. T. Fenifter
  28. Mr. P. Fabijanic
  29. Mr. H. Gordon
  30. Mr. J. Grohotolsky
  31. Miss M. Ginn
  32. Miss E. Ginn
  33. Miss J. Ginn
  34. Mr. A. Gross
  35. Mrs. C. Gaudl
  36. Mrs. M. Haner
  37. Miss R. M. F. Haner
  38. Mr. J. Hirsch
  39. Mr. J. Hondek
  40. Mrs. M. Halustakova
  41. Miss M. Halustakova
  42. Mr. Herman Ismav
  43. Mr. K. Janieki
  44. Miss N. Johansen
  45. Mr. H. Kornbluth
  46. Mr. P. J. Kyar
  47. Mrs. E. W. Kyar
  48. Mr. M. Kovarscv
  49. Mr. A. Kheifetz
  50. Mr. I. Kazbecoff
  51. Mr. W. Kemlik
  52. Mr. J. Klager
  53. Mrs. V. Korvcanska
  54. Master J. Korvcanska
  55. Miss M. Korvcanska
  56. Mr. L. Kahn
  57. Mr. M. Lourie
  58. Mr. H. D. Lasswell
  59. Mr. C. Leiman
  60. Mrs. R. H. Leiman
  61. Mr. A. Mach
  62. Mr. H. Meyer
  63. Mrs. C. Meyer
  64. Mr. R. Meyer
  65. Mr. M. Maximenko
  66. Mr. M. Mitaeff
  67. Mr. H. Michaels
  68. Mr. T. Melchior
  69. Mr. C. M. Moschos
  70. Mrs. C. M. Moschos
  71. Mrs. H. Mategorin
  72. Miss H. Mategorin
  73. Infant Mategorin
  74. Miss L. Nixdorf
  75. Mr. A. Ofseyer
  76. Mr. L. Ofseyer
  77. Mr. N. Pappas
  78. Mrs. M. Purdy
  79. Mr. C. Psimara
  80. Mr. N. Parovic
  81. Mrs. K. Parovic
  82. Miss M. Parovic
  83. Miss M. Parovic
  84. Mr. P. Podoff
  85. Mr. C. Postosalkoff
  86. Mr. O. Palgis
  87. Mr. M. Popovitcli
  88. Mr. A. Puskuldjian
  89. Mr. A. Pal
  90. Mrs. R. Pal
  91. Mr. S. Picardi
  92. Mr. L. Revman
  93. Mrs. L. Revman
  94. Mr. Thomas Roth
  95. Mrs. A. Robl
  96. Mr. Harry Schwartz
  97. Mr. Abraham Schwartz
  98.  Mr. G. Samaras
  99. Mrs. T. Samaras
  100. Mr. J. Skorospechian
  101. Miss F. Schachter
  102. Mrs. Stern
  103. Mrs. B. Spiewak
  104. Miss R. Spiewak
  105. Mr. J. Takats
  106. Mr. B. Traugott
  107. Mr. L. Temeljkovic
  108. Mr. P. Vigo
  109. Miss K. Walsh
  110. Mr. U. Weis
  111. Mrs. E. Weis
  112. Mrs. E. Whiteside
  113. Mrs. F. H. Weiss
  114. Miss N. Weiss
  115. Miss M. Weiss
  116. Miss M. Walzer
  117. Mr. J. Wheeler
  118. Mrs. C. Wheeler
  119. Master J. Wheeler
  120. Mr. M. Worm


Information for Passengers

MEALS will be served at the following times in the Second Class Dining Saloon:

When One Sitting

  • BREAKFAST: from 8.00 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 1.00 p.m.
  • DINNER: 7.00 p.m.

When Two Sittings

  • BREAKFAST: 7.30 a.m. and 8.30 a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m.
  • DINNER: 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.

BARS in Second Class will not be open later than 11.30 p.m., but it is within the discretion of the Commander to close them during the voyage at any time should he consider this course desirable.

SEATS AT TABLE. —Application should be made at any of the Chief Offices in advance, or to the Chief Second  Class Stewart, on day of sailing.

DIVINE SERVICE on Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 6/3 (or $1.50) each, on application to the Deck Steward. Each Rug is contained in a sealed cardboard box, and bears a serial number worked into the material so that passengers will have no difficulty in identifying their rugs. At the end of each voyage, the rugs which have been in use are sent to the store and thoroughly cleaned, before being re-issued.

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

LIBRARIES. — In addition to a library of Standard Works, a special selection of up-to-date literature is available for the use of passengers.

BERTH LADDERS. —These may be obtained on application to Steward or Stewardess.

PORT HOLES. —Passengers should request their Bedroom Stewards to open and close the port holes in the Staterooms, as required.

It is dangerous for passengers to handle these themselves.

BERTHING OF PASSENGERS. —No alterations can be made except officially through the Purser.

WARDROBE TRUNKS. —The attention of passengers is called to the fact that, owing to the size of wardrobe trunks, it is not always possible to have these placed in an accessible position in passengers’ Staterooms

BAGGAGE. —With a view to avoiding leakage and resultant damage, passengers are requested not to carry liquids in their baggage.

VALUABLES. —The Company is not responsible for theft if valuables or money are kept in the Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company's form. As no charge is made for carriage the Company cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, however arising. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

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

CASH ON DELIVERY - PARCELS. — Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undertake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Northern Ireland if the value of the contents is to be paid on delivery unless prior arrangements are made with the Company for the amount to be paid.

DOGS AND CATS.—Passengers are notified that dogs and cats cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog or cat is taken on board. Dogs and cats are carried at owner’s risk, rate being from £4 and £1 respectively, payable to the Purser.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS. —Passengers are informed that Professional Gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic Steamers, and are warned to take precautions accordingly.


RETURN ACCOMMODATION. —For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from the United States to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements, the Purser will be pleased to radio New York or Boston Office for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in New York.

ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK. —Passengers are landed at the Company's Piers, 53 to 56, North River, Foot of West 14th Street, where railway tickets can be purchased, and baggage checked to any part of the United States and Canada.

After landing, passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

When any of the Company's steamers arrive at the Pier after 8 p.m., passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

LANDING CARDS—NEW YORK. —Before leaving the vessel, the holder must present landing card to the U.S. Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

AIR SERVICE FROM NEW YORK .—Passengers landing at New York and wishing to reach their destinations as quickly as possible, can make use of the Airplane Service operated by the Curtiss Flying Service Inc., Operating Company for the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company Inc., Garden City, New York.

Passengers can be picked up at the dock either by car or by amphibian, taken to the nearest flying field, and from there by air to their destination.

Radiotelegrams reserving machines from the Curtiss Company will be accepted at the Wireless Office without prepayment of charges.

Further particulars including rates can be obtained from the Purser.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS - U.S.A. — The following paragraphs from the new United States Tariff Law enumerate the articles which passengers and immigrants can take into the United States free of duty:

Paragraph 504.—Books, libraries, usual and reasonable furniture, and similar household effects of persons or families from foreign countries, all the foregoing if actually used abroad by them not less than one year, and not intended for any other person or persons, nor for sale.

Paragraph 709.—Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States; but this exemption shall only include such articles as actually accompany and are in the use of and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons, for the immediate purposes of the journey and present comfort and convenience, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale: Provided—That in case of residents of the United States returning from abroad, all wearing apparel and other personal effects taken by them out of the United States to foreign countries shall be admitted free of duty without regard to their value, upon their identity being established, under appropriate rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, BUT NO MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN VALUE OF ARTICLES PURCHASED ABROAD BY SUCH RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES SHALL BE ADMITTED FREE OF DUTY UPON THEIR RETURN.

Paragraph 645.—Tools of trade, occupation, and employment. in the actual possession at the time, of persons emigrating to the U.S.A.

FORWARDING OF PASSENGERS.  For the convenience of all passengers disembarking at our piers in New York, who are destined to interior points, the Railroad Lines out of New York as well as Steamship Lines for Boston, have representatives on the wharf to meet passengers and arrange to issue railroad tickets to all points in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as tickets to Boston, via steamer.

These representatives will also arrange to check baggage from our piers through to destination, relieving passengers of the annoyance of having to purchase their tickets at the depot or re-check their baggage.

Baggage transfer charges from our piers to rail dépôts or steamship dock must be paid by passengers.

PULLMAN SLEEPING AND PARLOUR CAR RESERVATIONS FOR PASSENGERS ON AMERICAN RAILROADS. All Cunard steamers now carry a code book issued by the Radio marine Corporation of America, which enables passengers desiring to make Pullman Car reservations by radio to send these messages in code direct to the Railroad Terminals at New York and Boston.

Passengers desiring to avail themselves of this service should apply at the Purser’s Office. It must be understood, however, that the Company does not accept any responsibility in connection with the reservations, the code book being merely for passengers' convenience.

Passengers themselves must pay for the messages.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES. —Telephone service with booths and operator in attendance will be found near the Customs Lines on the New York Wharf.

TAXICABS can be hired at the New York Piers. It is suggested to passengers for their own protection that taxicabs of the Yellow Taxi Corporation, which come within our pier gates, afford comfort and protection as regards baggage, etc., and reasonable rates.

PASSENGERS’ MAIL AND ADDRESSES. Letters for passengers on board the steamers should be addressed c/o The Company's Offices at the Port of Departure or Arrival.

It is important that the name of the Passenger and Steamer should be clearly given.

Passengers' addresses may be left at the Purser's Office in order that any letters received after passengers have left the ship, may be forwarded.

Passengers may have Mail, Telegrams and Cables sent to the care of any of the Cunard Chief Offices. SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR EASTBOUND PASSENGERS.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION.—For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from Europe to the United States and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements the Purser will be pleased to radio the Company’s Head Office at Liverpool for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the steamer and will consequently save them time and trouble in Great Britain or on the Continent.

BAGGAGE. — The Cunard Company at New York will collect from Eastbound passengers any Southern Railway excess rail charges due in connection with journey by special train from Southampton to London.

Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage, as the Company’s liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket.

All enquiries regarding baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the Railway.

BAGGAGE BY SPECIAL TRAINS - The Southern Railway. —Passengers landing at Southampton and proceeding to London by special train can hand their baggage over to The Southern Railway for delivery at passengers' destination on their system, on payment of one shilling per package.

ARRIVALS AT CHERBOURG. —Under normal conditions passengers are landed by tender up to 10 p.m., but if the ship arrives later, they will disembark after breakfast next morning.

In the event of the steamer not being able to land passengers sufficiently early to allow of their reaching Paris before the early hours of the following morning, there is at Cherbourg a comfortable hotel, the Casino, which can accommodate anyone who wishes to stay overnight in Cherbourg and travel to Paris during the daytime. The Purser can arrange reservations by wireless.

Hand-baggage is carried from the steamer to the tender by the stewards. Passengers are informed that from the time their hand-baggage is on the tender, they are solely responsible for it, and they must see that it is passed through the Customs and placed in their carriage on the special train.

All hand-baggage not claimed on the tender or left in the Customs is collected and included with registered baggage for Paris. For these packages there is a charge of Fcs. 40.00 per package, Cherbourg—Paris.

Passengers are advised that the Cunard Company cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by neglect on the part of passengers not claiming their hand-baggage on the tender.

All baggage registered in New York for Cherbourg only if not claimed at the port is forwarded direct to Paris, a charge of Fcs. 40.00 per package being made irrespective of size or weight. (Heavy nailed case or bulky packages will be charged as freight.)

TICKETS. —All passengers without rail tickets can obtain them from the Company’s Office in the waiting room at Cherbourg, which they pass through after clearing through Customs.

SPECIAL TRAINS. —Special trains are run in connection with the arrival of steamers. Dining cars are attached to these trains, luncheons and dinners are served at Fcs. 25.00 per head, exclusive of wines.

RESERVED SEATS. —Passengers wishing to reserve first class seats in advance may, on application to the Purser, book same on board ship, provided they are in possession of first class rail tickets to Paris. There is no charge made for these reservations.


  • From May 1st to September 30th passengers are landed between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • From October 1st to April 30th passengers are landed between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • LONDON. —The Great Western Railway will run special trains from Plymouth Docks to Loudon (Paddington Station) immediately passengers are landed, and the baggage examined by the British Customs Authorities. The journey to London occupies four hours.
  • OTHER PLACES IN GREAT BRITAIN. —Express trains are run from Plymouth to the principal towns in Great Britain, including Bristol, Stratford-on-Avon, Birmingham, Cardiff, Swansea, Chester, Liverpool, York and to Scotland.

The latest Great Western Railway timetables may be obtained from the Purser.

  • RAILWAY TICKETS. —Passengers are requested to secure their Plymouth-London railway tickets from the Purser before leaving the ship. Tickets for other stations and for various sight-seeing tours can be obtained at the Docks on landing. Particulars of standard tours at inclusive fares can be obtained from the Purser.
  • RESERVATION OF SEATS. —Accommodation is reserved for each passenger travelling by the special trains to London. Tickets giving the number of the compartment will be distributed to passengers at the time of disembarkation.

BAGGAGE. —The Great Western Railway Company allocate a porter to each passenger to deal with baggage. If desired, baggage can be left in charge of Great Western Officials, who will arrange transit and delivery to destination.

ARRIVALS AT SOUTHAMPTON. — Passengers will be landed up to 8 p.m. If the ship berths later passengers will disembark next morning after breakfast.

In connection with the arrivals of the Berengaria” and "Aquitania” only, a Special Train will be dispatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing, the journey occupying about 1 ½ hours. Passengers wishing to travel First Class on the Special Trains are requested to make early application to the Purser for seats to be reserved, and are strongly recommended to purchase their rail tickets at the Purser’s Office on board, as failure to do this may result in delay and inconvenience to the passenger.

It is notified for the information of passengers that the Cunard Company employ at Southampton the necessary labor for transfer of baggage from the steamer to the special trains at the ship’s side for London.

Passengers on arrival will find representatives of well-known firms in the shed alongside the steamer,’ and if their special services are utilized for the handling of baggage they are authorized to charge according to tariff.

CUSTOMS. —The following is a list of the principal articles which are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs Authorities Tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Wines. Liqueurs, Spirits, Perfumery, Sugar and Goods containing Sugar, Silk and Artificial Silk, Lace and Embroidery, Musical Instruments. Gramophones and Gramophone Records, Clocks, Watches, Cameras. Field and Opera Glasses, etc. Reprints of Copyright Books and Music are subject to confiscation.

AUTOMOBILE TOURS IN GREAT BRITAIN. —The Cunard Company is in a position to arrange for the hire of Automobiles to passengers on arrival of their steamers at Liverpool, Plymouth or Southampton. Programmes of Tours with fixed prices for same can be obtained on application to the Pursers or the Company's Offices.

The Tours outlined cover the most interesting and historic places in Great Britain and offer a most enjoyable trip for persons desirous of seeing more of English rural life than is possible when travelling by rail from town to town.

AUTOMOBILE TOURS ON THE CONTINENT.—The Company’s Offices at Paris and Cherbourg are in a position to make arrangements for the hire of Cars to meet steamers at Cherbourg, and take passengers on long or short Tours, or direct to their destination.
Pursers will be glad to give passengers particulars of rates of hire, and any other information that they may desire.

AEROPLANE RESERVATIONS. — Seats can also be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London to Amsterdam, Rotterdam. Paris, Brussels, Berlin, etc. Applications should be made to the Purser.

PASSENGERS’ MAIL AND ADDRESSES. — Mail for passengers at Southampton is sent to the steamer by the Pilots’ Tender, and letters received later are passed on board as soon as the steamer docks.

Passengers should apply at the Mail Office on board for such communications, and their addresses may be left there, in order that any letters received after passengers have left the ship may be re-directed.

Passengers may have Mail, Telegrams and Cables sent to the care of any of the Cunard Chief Offices.

BAGGAGE. —Westbound passengers proceeding from London to Southampton by special trains will pay to The Southern Railway at Waterloo Station, London, any ocean excess baggage charges due.

Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage, as the Company’s liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket.

All enquiries regarding baggage on board ship should be addressed to the Baggage Master.

Passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the Railway.


CABIN, SECOND CLASS, TOURIST THIRD CABIN AND THIRD-CLASS PASSENGERS. —Breakfast baskets will be supplied by the Railway Company at a cost of 3/-. Application for these baskets should be made through either of the Cunard Company’s London Offices.

A tea wagon is also in attendance on the platform prior to departure, where tea and coffee and light refreshments can be obtained.

It should be carefully noted that no kitchen brake is attached to these trains.

CUNARD TRAVELERS’ CHEQUES, payable all over Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Company. These Cheques are accepted on board steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

PICTURE POSTCARDS of the steamers can be obtained free of charge on application.

Long-Distance Wireless Service. This vessel is equipped with special up-to-date Wireless Apparatus which enables passengers to keep in constant touch with their friends or business houses throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.


VIA BRITISH COAST STATIONS. —For places in the United Kingdom the inclusive rate is 11d. per word; for other countries the rate is 10d. per word, plus landline and cable charges. Every word in the address, text and signature is counted; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA UNITED STATES COAST STATIONS.—The wireless rate via New York City, New London, Conn., Tuckerton, N.J., East Moriches, L.I., Chatham, and Boston, Mass., is 9d. per word; every word in the address, text and signature is counted; landing charges additional ; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA CANADIAN COAST STATIONS.—The wireless rate via Cape Race and Sable Island is 1s. 0 ½ d., and Louisburg 9d. per word, via Montreal, Quebec, Gross Isle, Clarke City, P.Q., St. John, N.B., Grindstone Island, N. Sydney, N.S., Chebucto Head, N.S., Yarmouth, N.S., Belle Isle, Pt. Amour, Father Point, and Fame Point, is calculated at 7d. per word : every word in address, text and signature is counted ; landing charges additional ; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA FRENCH COAST STATIONS. —The wireless rate is 8d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted; landing charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

SHIP TO SHIP. —The general rate on ship to ship messages is 8d. per word, but Dutch, Belgian and certain other vessels apply a ship tax with a minimum of ten words. The charges on messages to these vessels will be calculated as follows : English ship tax, 4d. per word, without minimum : Dutch or Belgian, etc., ship tax, 4d. per word, with a minimum of 3s. 4d. Thus for a message of ten words or more the charge is 8d. per word.


Wireless Letters are sent by Radio to Cunard and certain other ships passing in an opposite direction for forwarding to their destinations by cither ordinary mail, air mail, express delivery, or as Night Letter Telegrams, on arrival at their first port of call.

A special reduced radio charge of 4s. 2d. ($1.00) is made for twenty words ; for each word in excess of this number id. will be charged. Forwarding charges additional.

The text of Wireless Letters must be written in plain language, and letters for mailing by registered post at ports in the United States must shew in the address the Christian name of the addressee, or the title, “Mr., Mrs., or Miss.”

Particulars regarding Wireless Communications established or expected will be found posted on the Wireless Notice Board.

Time is saved and greater accuracy is secured by passengers handing in their messages direct to the Wireless or Purser’s Office, where full Information regarding rates, etc., may be obtained.

Passengers are requested to see that they obtain a signed receipt showing amount paid for each message handed in for transmission.

Time on board is marked by bells, the ship's bell being sounded in single and double strokes, viz.: —

Name of Watch: Middle Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = 12 Midnight
1 = 12.30 a.m.
2 = 1.00 a.m.
3 = 1.30 a.m.
4 = 2.00 a.m.
5 = 2.30 a.m.
6 = 3.00 a.m.
7 = 3.30 a.m.
8 = 4.00 a.m.

Name of Watch: Morning Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = 4.00 a.m.
1 = 4.30 a.m.
2 = 5.00 a.m.
3 = 5.30 a.m.
4 = 6.00 a.m.
5 = 6.30  a.m.
6 = 7.00 a.m.
7 = 7.30 a.m.
8 = 8.00 a.m.


Name of Watch: Forenoon Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = 8.00 a.m.
1 = 8.30 a.m.
2 = 9.00 a.m.
3 = 9.30 a.m.
4 = 10.00 a.m.
5 = 10.30 a.m.
6 = 11.00 a.m.
7 = 11.30 a.m.
8 = Noon



Name of Watch: Afternoon Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = Noon
1 = 12.30 p.m.
2 = 1.00 p.m.
3 = 1.30 p.m.
4 = 2.00 p.m.
5 = 2.30 p.m.
6 = 3.00 p.m.
7 = 3.30 p.m.
8 = 4.00 p.m.

Name of Watch: First Dog Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = 4 p.m.
1 = 4.30 p.m.
2 = 5 p.m.
3 = 5.30 p.m.
4 = 6.00 p.m.

Name of Watch: Second Dog Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
1 = 6.30 p.m.
2 = 7.00 p.m.
3 = 7.30 p.m.
4 = 8.00 p.m.


Name of Watch: First Watch
Number of Bells Struck = Hour
- = 8.00 p.m.
1 = 8.30 p.m.
2 = 9.00 p.m.
3 = 9.30 p.m.
4 = 10.00 p.m.
5 = 10.30 p.m.
6 = 11.00 p.m.
7 = 11.30 p.m.
8 = Midnight

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax

In order to facilitate refund of Head Tax paid, passengers should notify at the time of booking that it is their intention to leave the U.S. within 60 days, and apply to the Purser of the Westbound steamer for a receipt in respect of the amount in question. Passengers should also obtain from the U.S. Immigration Inspector at the U.S. Port of Landing, Transit Certificate Form 514. which will be issued on stating that it is their intention to leave the United States within 60 days. It is necessary that this form be returned to the Company when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities at Washington within 120 days of passenger’s arrival in the United States.

Passengers returning to Europe on Cunard Line steamers. on presentation of the necessary documents, can obtain refund of Head Tax from the Purser providing they have left the United States within the prescribed period of 60 days. Refund of Head Tax is subject to strict compliance with the above procedure.

Passengers who have not paid Head Tax in consequence of their being in transit to Canada should complete Form 514 which they will receive from the Immigration Officials at the United States Port of Landing, forwarding same to the Company’s Office, 25, Broadway, New York, as soon as possible after departure from the United States.

The "BERENGARIA” carries an orchestra of professional musicians, which will play at times to be arranged by the Purser.


Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - 20 March 1929.

Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - 20 March 1929. GGA Image ID # 12f736e46a. Click to View Larger Image.


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