RMS Franconia Passenger List - 19 August 1938


Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line, Departing 19 August 1938 from Liverpool to New York and Boston via Belfast and Greenock

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Franconia of the Cunard Line, Departing 19 August 1938 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Belfast and Greenock, Commanded by Captain P. A. Murchie, OBE, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 172750569e


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain P. A. Murchie, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: R. B. Philip
  • Chief Officer: F. C. Hartley, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Surgeon: J. E. Thoresby
  • Chief Steward: T. W. Rigby
  • Tourist Stewart: J. Fogarty
  • Purser: A. J. Hurley
  • Tourist Purser:  W. J. Jolliffe


Tourist Class Passengers

  1. Miss C. H. Aitken
  2. Mrs. C. D. Aldrich
  3. Mr. T. H. Allan
  4. Mr. I. R. Alt
  5. Mrs. M. C. AItimas
  6. Miss M. H. Anderson
  7. Mr. O. Anderson
  8. Miss J. Anderton
  9. Mrs. E. Andrews
  10. Master R. Andrews
  11. Master J. Andrews
  12. Mr. J. T. Atkinson
  13. Mrs. Atkinson
  14. Mrs. E. T. Ayling
  15. Mr. A. Bain
  16. Miss M. Batchelder
  17. Mrs. M. N. Beck
  18. Mr. J. Beissel
  19. Mr. J. H. Bell
  20. Mrs. Bell
  21. Mr. R. S. Bell
  22. Mrs. Bell
  23. Mr. W. G. Bell
  24. Mr. P. K. Benedict
  25. Mr. G. Bennett
  26. Mrs. Bennett
  27. Mr. A. M. Bentley
  28. Rabbi S. Bogin
  29. Mrs. Bogin
  30. Miss S. Bogin
  31. Master M. Bogin
  32. Mr. W. E. Bossert
  33. Mrs. Bossert
  34. Miss E. M. Boulger
  35. Mrs. M. E. Bournan
  36. Miss E. M. Bowen
  37. Mrs. R. E. Bower
  38. Miss J. Boyd
  39. Mr. J. Brady
  40. Mrs. E. Brittle
  41. Miss M. Burnell
  42. Mr. H. W. Butler
  43. Mrs. Butler
  44. Mr. F. Caldwell
  45. Miss A. Campbell
  46. Miss A. K. Chalmers
  47. Mrs. C. W. Charlton
  48. Miss M. O. Chugg
  49. Mr. F. Clark
  50. Miss M. Clark
  51. Mr. G. M. Clausen
  52. Miss J. M. Cockburn
  53. Mrs. I. Colclough
  54. Mrs. M. Coleman-Norton
  55. Mr. J. Conacher
  56. Mrs. Conacher
  57. Miss N. Coolidge
  58. Miss E. Cornish
  59. Miss E. M. Crosby
  60. Mr. W. J. Davies
  61. Mrs. Davies
  62. Miss M. A. Dawson
  63. Miss E. Dearborn
  64. Miss M. De Boer
  65. Miss L. W. Dickinson
  66. Mr. W. F. Dillaway
  67. Mrs. Dillaway
  68. Miss I. Dimond
  69. Miss C. Donlon
  70. Miss M. W. Doyle
  71. Miss B. E. Drake
  72. Miss A. Duck
  73. Mr. J. Duncan
  74. Miss E. Dyer
  75. Mr. F. A. Edwards
  76. Mrs. Edwards
  77. Miss C. Evans
  78.  Miss V. Evans
  79. Rev. Fr. C. Fagen
  80. Miss M. Fairland
  81. Mr. B. Farber
  82. Mrs. M. Farrar
  83. Miss N. Farrar
  84. Rev. Fr. W. F. Farrell
  85. Mrs. A. M. Farris
  86. Mr. T. C. Feeley
  87. Mrs. Feeley
  88. Miss J. Feeley
  89. Mr. C. M. Ferguson
  90. Mrs. Ferguson
  91. Miss M. Fitzpatrick
  92. Mrs. R. A. Fitzpatrick
  93. Mrs. W. B. Forbes
  94. Miss E. Forbes
  95. Miss P. Forshaw
  96. Mr. W. D. Francisco
  97. Miss C. George
  98. Mrs. R. Giffen
  99. Mr. G. Gilmore
  100. Miss E. Glenn
  101. Mrs. T. B. Gornell
  102. Mrs. E. Graves
  103. Mrs. J. Gray
  104. Mrs. E. B. Gray
  105. Mrs. J. Gray
  106. Mr. L. Green
  107. Miss A. Guest
  108. Mr. R. Hall
  109. Mrs. Hall
  110. Mr. J. Hanks
  111. Mr. J. Hardy
  112. Miss M. Harrington
  113. Miss C. Harrington
  114. Mr. J. J. Harriman
  115. Mrs. Harriman
  116. Mrs. E. Harris
  117. Mr. C. H. Harrold
  118. Mr. G. B. Hart
  119. Mrs. H. P. Heffenger
  120. Miss A. P. Heffenger
  121. Miss B. Henderson
  122. Miss E. Henderson
  123. Mr. J. T. Hennessy
  124. Mrs. Hennessy
  125. Mrs. H. Higson
  126. Mr. D. Hill
  127. Mrs. Hill
  128. Mr. G. Holt
  129. Mrs. Holt
  130. Mrs. A. A. Hooper
  131. Miss M. Hooper
  132. Mr. S. Hotsko
  133. Miss A. M. Hughes
  134. Miss M. Hull
  135. Miss V. W. Hume
  136. Mrs. N. Jackson
  137. Mr. L. M. James
  138. Mrs. James
  139. Miss I. James
  140. Master L. James
  141. Miss M. Johnston
  142. Dr. A. W. Jonas
  143. Mrs. Jonas
  144. Mr. J. H. Jones
  145. Mrs. Jones
  146. Mr. E. A. Jorgensen
  147. Miss A. L. Jutsum
  148. Mr. J. Kelly
  149. Mrs. Kelly
  150. Miss F. Kelly
  151. Mr. J. A. Kerr
  152. Mr. A. V. Koppe
  153. Miss C. Kuenzli
  154. Miss H. Laing
  155. Miss C. Landers
  156. Miss H. Landers
  157. Miss E. Landsberger
  158. Mr. F. Lawson
  159. Mrs. E. Lennon
  160. Mr. T. G. Leslie
  161. Miss M. D. Litchfield
  162. Mrs. M. Loughlin
  163. Mr. D. Luoma
  164. Miss I. B. MacArthur
  165. Mr. A. Mackie
  166. Mrs. M. Mackie
  167. Mr. N. J. Mackinnon
  168. Mrs. Mackinnon
  169. Mrs. D. MacLean
  170. Miss A. J. MacLean
  171. Mr. J. MacLennan
  172. Mrs. MacLennan
  173. Miss J. MacLennan
  174. Mrs. C. F. MacMillan
  175. Prof. A. H. MacPhail
  176. Mrs. MacPhail
  177. Mrs. C. Mair
  178. Master G. Mair
  179. Mrs. O. M. Manamom
  180. Prof. H. A. Marquand
  181. Mrs. Marquand
  182. Master R. A. Marquand
  183. Master D. I. Marquand
  184. Mrs. E. Massam
  185. Miss L. Mather
  186. Mrs. N. McCann
  187. Miss R. McGuire
  188. Miss E. T. McLaurin
  189. Miss J. McMeekin
  190. Mr. R. D. Merrill
  191. Mrs. Merrill
  192. Miss R. M. Miles
  193. Mr. T. H. Miller
  194. Mrs. Miller
  195. Master A. P. Miller
  196. Mrs. A. Milne
  197. Miss M. Moran
  198. Dr. R. D. Morey
  199. Mrs. Morey
  200. Mrs. Morris
  201. Miss Morris
  202. Miss Morris
  203. Miss A. Morrison
  204. Mr. K. Morrow
  205. Miss M. J. Murray
  206. Mrs. M. Murray
  207. Mr. S. B. Neltnor
  208. Miss M. L. Niles
  209. Mr. J. Nolan
  210.  Mrs. Nolan
  211. Mr. J. J. O’Callaghan        
  212. Mrs. M. O'Halloran  
  213. Miss I. Opperud
  214. Miss C. Palmgren
  215. Miss A. Parker
  216. Mrs. M. J. Parmelee
  217. Miss N. Parr
  218. Mrs. M. H. Patterson
  219. Prof. L. W. Payne
  220. Mrs. Payne
  221. Mr. H. Perloff
  222. Mrs. K. Petrone
  223. Master J. P. Petrone
  224. Rev. D. A. Plummer
  225. Mrs. A. S. Porter
  226. Miss M. Priest
  227. Mrs. J. Pryde
  228. Miss H. Pryde
  229. Mr. R. M. Quigley
  230. Mrs. Quigley
  231. Mr. E. Rahlsan
  232. Mr. W. Ralston
  233. Mrs. Ralston
  234. Miss V. M. Ramsdell
  235. Mrs. E. A. Read
  236. Mrs. C. H. Rees
  237. Master W. C. Rees
  238. Miss M. Regan
  239. Miss M. C. Reynolds
  240. Miss E. Riggs
  241. Miss J. Robertson
  242. Mr. B. Rolfe
  243. Mrs. Rolfe
  244. Miss V. Rolfe
  245. Miss M. T. Rones
  246. Mr. T. H. Rustad
  247. Miss E. Ryan
  248. Mr. M. J. Ryan
  249. Mrs. E. Schneider
  250. Master J. Schneider
  251. Mr. W. C. Scroggio
  252. Miss E. Shanley
  253. Miss M. Siegley
  254. Mr. F. Silbergleit
  255. Mrs. Silbergleit
  256. Mr. W. N. Sim
  257. Mrs. Sim
  258. Mrs. D. B. Small
  259. Miss G. Small
  260. Mr. C. Small
  261. Miss A. J. Smith
  262. Mrs. A. M. Smith
  263. Mrs. C. Smith
  264. Miss E. Smith
  265. Mrs. A. M. Smith
  266. Mr. H. E. Smith
  267. Rev. J. J. Smyth
  268. Mrs. A. Sparrow
  269. Miss P. Sprague
  270. Miss P. W. Stahle
  271. Mr. W. Starmer
  272. Mrs. Starmer
  273. Mrs. H. M. Storm
  274. Mrs. E. J. Strachan
  275. Mrs. E. Stranghan
  276. Miss M. Streeks
  277. Mrs. O. Suihkonen
  278. Mr. T. L. Taggart
  279. Mrs. G. E. Taggart
  280. Miss M. T. Taggart
  281. Master T. L. Taggart, Junr.
  282. Mr. J. Tenander
  283. Mrs. Tenander
  284. Miss J. Thomas
  285. Mrs. J. C. Thompson
  286. Mrs. J. J. H. Thomson
  287. Dr. R. S. Tipson
  288. Mrs. Tipson
  289. Mr. R. G. Tomlinson
  290. Miss H. Townsend
  291. Miss T. Trondle
  292. Miss M. Tuft
  293. Miss H. Tuft
  294. Miss A. Twombly
  295. Mr. C. Tyrwhitt
  296. Mrs. Tyrwhitt
  297. Mrs. L. A. V. Upham
  298. Mrs. B Walmsley    
  299. Mr. E. Warmington 
  300. Miss L. J. Watkins  
  301. Mr. D. N. Webster  
  302. Mr. M. Werbin        
  303. Miss E. Wheeler     
  304. Mr. J. F. White       
  305. Mrs. White
  306. Mrs. M. White
  307. Miss A. Whittaker
  308. Mr. J. B. Whyte
  309. Mrs. Whyte
  310. Miss S. I. Whyte
  311. Mr. T. Wilkinson
  312. Mr. J. Wilson
  313. Mrs. Wilson
  314. Miss S. Wilson
  315. Mr. W. Wilson
  316. Mrs. Wilson
  317. Mr. F. Wroe
  318. Mr. E. Zelniker
  319. Mrs. Zelniker


Important Information Concerning Refund of United States Head Tax

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.


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 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

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 livestock 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 fer 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.

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

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 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.

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 dose 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 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.

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 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.

DEPARTURE FROM AMERICA—U.S. SAILING PERMIT. 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.

SWIMMING POOL is located on *'F’’ Deck 2nd 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.


Painting of the Cunard Line RMS Franconia - 19 August 1938.

Painting of the Cunard Line RMS Franconia Passenger List, 19 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 172789b5da


Cunard White Star Cruises from America, 1938-1939.

Cunard White Star Cruises from America, 1938-1939. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 19 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 21717759b8


Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, Montreal, New York, or Quebec, from 19 August 1938 to 5 November 1938.

Westbound Sailing Schedule, from Liverpool or Southampton to Boston, Montreal, New York, or Quebec, from 19 August 1938 to 5 November 1938. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 19 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 2171d13982


Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, Montreal, New York, Quebec to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Southampton, from 19 August 1938 to 4 November 1938.

Eastbound Sailing Schedule, from Boston, Montreal, New York, Quebec to Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Southampton, from 19 August 1938 to 4 November 1938. Ships Included the Alaunia, Andania, Antonia, Aquitania, Ascania, Athenia, Aurania, Ausonia, Britannic, Franconia, Georgic, Laconia, Letitia, Queen Mary, Samaria, and Scythia. RMS Franconia Passenger List, 19 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 2171fe654c


SS Franconia World Cruise 1939 Itinerary. Rates from $1,900 (Including Standard Shore Excursions).

SS Franconia World Cruise 1939 Itinerary. Rates from $1,900 (Including Standard Shore Excursions). RMS Franconia Passenger List, 19 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 217244a81f


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