RMS Laconia Passenger List - 16 March 1935

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Laconia Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List - 16 March 1935.

Front Cover of a Cabin and Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 16 March 1935 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Cobh, Commanded by Captain B. B. Oram, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 1309e703d3

Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain B. B. ORAM, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Officer: F. F. Steele
  • Chief Engineer: M. L. Price
  • Surgeon: J. O’Hea
  • Purser: H. R. Bennett
  • Tourist Assistant Purser: J. S. Dickson
  • Second Assistant Purser: V. McL. Phillips
  • Chief Steward: J. Morris
  • Tourist Class Steward: C. E. Stockton

Cabin Passengers

  1. Mr. Ernest L. Bass
  2. Mr. W. Noel Buckley
  3. Miss D. M. Bull
  4. Mr. H. E. Cunis
  5. Mr. F. H. Day
  6. Mrs. Day
  7. Mr. A. M. Drysdale
  8. Mr. James C. Dunlop
  9. Mrs. Dunlop
  10. Mr. E. H. Ettlinger
    Mr. S. J. Farmer
    Mr. T. C. Galvin
  11. Miss E. E. Groves
  12. Lady Herbert
  13. Mr. W. A. G. Hoskin
  14. Mrs. Hoskin
  15. Mr. T. L. Jones
  16. Mr. G. H. Magner
  17. Mrs. Magner
  18. Mr. Wilfred Maude
  19. Mr. George McCulloch
  20. Mrs. P. W. Oakden
  21. Mr. Edward Oldfield
  22. Mrs. Oldfield
  23. Mrs. Gertrud Ruehl
  24. Mr. James W. Sinnock
  25. Mr. Charles J. Stopford
  26. Mrs. Stopford
  27. Mr. G. E. Strange
  28. Mr. C. A. White
  29. Mrs. White
  30. Miss M. E. White
  31. Mrs. E. M. Wood, C.B.E.
  32. Miss C. M. Wood

Tourist Class Passengers

  1. Mr. A. A. Aguestad
  2. Mrs. L. T. Bostock
  3. Miss A. Bostock
  4. Miss M. K. Bradican
  5. Miss M. Bramham
  6. Miss E. Burke
  7. Miss M. A. Byrne
  8. Miss E. A. F. Cooper
  9. Mr. J. Cowling
  10. Mrs. Cowling
  11. Mr. W. Donahue
  12. Mr. J. J. Donnelly
  13. Mrs. Donnelly
  14. Miss E. Donnelly
  15. Mr. J. Doyle
  16. Miss M. Doyle
  17. Mr. H. G. Drake
  18. Mr. W. J. Driscoll
  19. Mrs. Driscoll
  20. Miss H. Durkin
  21. Miss E. A. G. Elwood
  22. Mr. W. W. Fearnside
  23. Mrs. W. Ferguson
  24. Mr. T. J. Fottrell
  25. Sister Mary Geraldine
  26. Mr. W. Gill
  27. Mr. E. J. Halligan
  28. Mr. F. Hamer
  29. Mrs. Hamer
  30. Miss D. Hannon
  31. Mrs. C. A. Hartley
  32. Miss E. M. Howard
  33. Miss P. Hutton
  34. Miss F. Kelly
  35. Mr. J. Kiely
  36. Mrs. Kiely
  37. Miss A. Kiely
  38. Master J. Kiely
  39. Miss M. Kiely
  40. Mr. P. J. Lawlor
  41. Miss G. N. Little
  42. Mr. A. W. Ljungquist
  43. Miss K. Madden
  44. Miss A. M. Malone
  45. Miss E. Martin
  46. Mrs. L. McCulloch
  47. Master D. B. McCulloch
  48. Miss C. L. Merry
  49. Mr. G. Mortimer
  50. Mrs. Mortimer
  51. Mr. T. Newsome
  52. Miss A. Nisbet
  53. Mr. J. J. O’Connell
  54. Mr. I. G. Payne
  55. Mr. A. F. Payne
  56. Dr. Jane Reynolds
  57. Miss M. Ryan
  58. Miss A. Shaw
  59. Miss K. Shawcross
  60. Miss A. Sinclair
  61. Mr. R. Strachan
  62. Mr. C. Sunderland
  63. Mrs. Sunderland
  64. Mrs. L. W. Tait
  65. Mr. A. Thorne
  66. Mr. R. M. Urquhart
  67. Mr. H. B. Urquhart
  68. Miss Van Twuyver
  69. Mr. Wagner
  70. Mr. F. A. Wallace
  71. Mrs. Wallace
  72. Mr. Whitteron
  73. Mrs. Whitteron
  74. Miss I. Williams

Information for Passengers

Recovery of U.S. Head Tax

Passenger* who desire to claim refund of Hcud Tax are required to comply with the following : —

  1. Temporary visitors to the United States should state in Question 24 on the U.S. Declaration Form, which should be completed at the time of booking, that they intend to leave the United States within a period of 60 days from the date of entry.
    Note— If a messenger states on the Declaration Form that the intended stay is to be in excess of 00 days, and later through unforeseen circumstances leaves within the prescribed period. United States Law stipulates that Head Tax is not recoverable.
  2. Application should be made to the Purser of the Westbound steamer for receipt covering the United States Head Tax paid. This is necessary to facilitate refund of the Head Tax after passengers have left the United States.
  3. Passengers should apply to the United States Immigrant Inspector at the port of arrival for Head Tax Transit Certificate (United States Form 514) without which form no refund of Head Tax will be considered by the Unites States Immigration Authorities, even though passengers should leave the United States within 60 days and would otherwise be entitled to refund of the Head Tax under existing United States law.
  4. Refund of Head Tax will only be made by the United States Authorities when completed Forms 514 are filed with them within a period of 120 days from the date of entry into the United States as shewn on the top right-hand comer of the United States Form 514. No application for refund of Head Tax will be considered by the United States Authorities after the expiry of such period.

Although the period of time between arrival at a Canadian port and departure from the United States may exceed 60 days, this does not necessarily mean that persons in this category are prohibited from securing refund of Head Tax, so long as the actual period spent in the U.S. does not exceed 60 days. The application for refund, however, must be filed with the Ü.S. Immigration Authorities within 120 days of the actual date of crossing the border from Canada into the United 8tates.

Passengers returning to Europe in vessels of the Company may—on presentation of the necessary documents- viz. :—Transit Certificate Form 514 completed, and the Company’s receipt for Head Tax paid—obtain refund of Head Tax from the Purser, providing the passengers have left the U.8. within the prescribed period of 60 days, and the completed Form 514 can be filed with the U.8. Authorities within 120 days of entry into the United States.

Refund of Head Tax is subject to strict compliance with the above procedure.

General Information for Passengers

MEALS will be served as follows :

When One Sitting

  • BREAKFAST: from 8-0a.m.
  • LUNCHEON: 1 -0 p.m.
  • DINNER: 7-30 p.m.

When Two Sittings

  • BREAKFAST: 8-0 a.m. and 9-0 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.

Each package should bear initial label of surname to facilitate correct grouping in Customs Shed, also label with owner’s name and address. On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs’ Shed. Passengers an* requested to attend personally at Customs examination.

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 considerable delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers on the railway.

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 world-wide cover can be arranged through the Purser’s office.

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

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

CATERING. In order to cater efficiently for the various nationalities of patrons. British and Continental Chefs are carried.

Passengers desiring any special dishes not included in the menus are requested to acquaint the Chief Steward, Second Steward or Tourist Steward with their particular wishes and every effort will be made to comply with them. The Chefs are well acquainted with the preparations of special national dishes.

CHEQUES. Passengers are respectfully 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 Company’s tariffs.

Facilities are now available whereby passengers may arrange with the 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. Please apply at the Purser’s office for rates and further information regarding this service.

CUSTOMS EXAM INATION. All articles liable to Custom Duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest information available.

U.S. CUSTOMS. All passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs Authorities at the port of landing. Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purser.

Returning Residents must declare all articles acquired abroad but wearing apparel and personal effects taken overseas from the U.S. in the first case are entitled to bo 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.

DECK CHAIRS, CUSHIONS AND RUGS are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at a price of five shillings 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.)

DIVINE SERVICE is held each Sunday at 11 a.m. in one of the Public Rooms.
There are frequent celebrations of Mass, according to the Roman Catholic Rite, fully equipped altars being available and facilities being placed at the disposal of Priests travelling in the ship.

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 earnestly 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. Serious consequences 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.

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.

MAIL. Passengers are requested to enquire for mail at the Purser’s office. Letters for dispatch should be handed to the Librarian who holds supplies of stamps.

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

PAYMENTS. Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser on the Company’s form for any payments made on board for additional Passage Money, Rugs, Chairs, Excess Baggage, Freight, 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 on Atlantic steamers and passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.

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


Passengers holding return tickets who are undecided about their United States and Canadian addresses should advise same to our nearest office in United States or Canada as soon as possible. If this is done by letter, please mention return sailing and accommodation reserved.

Ali passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with our nearest office at least a week in advance of their sailing from United States or Canada, so that necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their return passage.

If for any reason the holder of a return ticket is 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 other reservation made.

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 Rotary Luncheon during the voyage.

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

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

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

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

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

VALUABLES. In their own interests passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewellery 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.

WIRELESS AND CABLE MESSAGES. Information and rates will be supplied by the Wireless Office.

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