RMS Laconia Passenger List - 10 September 1938

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 10 September 1938 from Liverpool to New York and Boston via Dublin and Galway

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the RMS Laconia of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 10 September 1938 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Dublin and Galway, Commanded by Captain W. C. Battle, DSC, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 16d560d257

Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander: Captain W. C. Battle, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R.
  2. Chief Engineer: A. S. Fisher
  3. Surgeon: C. E. S. Harris
  4. Chief Officer: A. R. MacDonald
  5. Purser: J. E. Webster
  6. Tourist Purser: J. R. Dunderdale
  7. Chief Steward: J. Morris
  8. Tourist Steward: G. Newcombe

Tourist Class Passengers

  1. Mr. D. G. Anderson
  2. Mr. L. Astle
  3. Miss M. D. Baker
  4. Miss C. M. Balcam
  5. Mrs. D. Ballantine
  6. Miss A. Barnes
  7. Miss E. Barnett
  8. Miss M. Barry
  9. Mrs. R. W. Begley
  10. Miss Audrey Begley
  11. Miss D. Beirne
  12. Mrs. M. Bellucci
  13. Miss J. Bellucci
  14. Miss G. Bentley
  15. Mrs. C. A. Berger
  16. Mr. B. V. Bhoota
  17. Mrs. E. C. Borton
  18. Miss E. Borton
  19. Mr. J. Boughall
  20. Mrs. Boughall
  21. Miss H. Boyd
  22. Miss A. Brennan
  23. Miss E. H. Brigierdine
  24. Dr. Broderick
  25. Mr. H. P. Browning
  26. Mrs. T. Bruck
  27. Mrs. C. Buckley
  28. Miss C. Burke
  29. Miss B. Burke
  30. Miss E. Bustin
  31. Mr. P. Cangialosi
  32. Miss H. Carlos
  33. Mr. C. A. W. Carlson
  34. Mrs. Carlson
  35. Mrs. E. Carpenter
  36. Miss B. Carroll
  37. Mrs. E. Cassidy
  38. Dr. W. N. Chau
  39. Miss D. Clancy
  40. Mr. C. W. Clark
  41. Mrs. Clark
  42. Mrs. A. C. Classick
  43. Mr. J. S. Cockrane
  44. Mrs. E. J. Cockrane
  45. Miss J. Conefrey
  46. Miss K. Conefrey
  47. Miss A. Connolly
  48. Mrs. C. Conroy
  49. Miss M. Conroy
  50. Mr. John J. Conway
  51. Mrs. P. Corbett
  52. Mr. J. Cosgrave
  53. Miss A. Coyne
  54. Mr. S. J. Crowley
  55. Mr. H. K. Cudney
  56. Mr. T. Cummings
  57. Mrs. A. Cuneen
  58. Miss F. Cuneen
  59. Miss M. M. Daley
  60. Miss E. Darcy
  61. Sister Salla Davies-Scott
  62. Mr. A. Dean
  63. Mrs. Dean
  64. Miss M. Deane
  65. Miss N. M. Dixon
  66. Miss C. Dixon
  67. Miss E. Donnelly
  68. Rev. J. Donovan
  69. Mr. S. Dorfmann
  70. Mrs. Dorfmann
  71. Miss E. Dorr
  72. Mr. J. N. L. Douglas
  73. Mrs. Douglas
  74. Miss K. F. Doyle
  75. Miss M. Doyle
  76. Mr. G. H. Duggan
  77. Miss M. M. Durkin
  78. Miss E. English
  79. Mr. J. Enser
  80. Mrs. R. Ervin
  81. Mrs. M. Fallon
  82. Miss F. Fallon
  83. Rev. G. Fanning
  84. Mrs. P. M. P. Farley
  85. Mrs. J. D. Farrell
  86. Miss M. C. Farrell
  87. Mr. H. Finger
  88. Mrs. A. K. Finn
  89. Miss J. Finn
  90. Miss M. Firth
  91. Miss B. Fitzwilliams
  92. Miss E. Fletcher
  93. Miss A. T. Flynn
  94. Miss M. F. Flynn
  95. Rev. V. S. Flynn
  96. Mr. W. W. Ford
  97. Mrs. Ford
  98. Mr. J. Forde
  99. Mrs. Forde
  100. Mr. J. Forde
  101. Miss M. Forde
  102. Mrs. E. Fowkes
  103. Miss M. A. Gaffney
  104. Mrs. H. R. Galbraith
  105. Rev. M. Gallagher
  106. Mr. H. Gallagher
  107. Miss E. Geraghty
  108. Mr. D. Gilhuly
  109. Miss H. Gillen
  110. Miss M. E. Gillick
  111. Miss E. K. Gilman
  112. Miss M. Ginty
  113. Mrs. E. Gomersall
  114. Rev. W. C. Graw
  115. Mr. G. R. Green
  116. Mr. A. T. Grogan
  117. Mrs. E. Grundy
  118. Miss F. Grundy
  119. Mrs. R. A. Guihan
  120. Mrs. M. Hatch
  121. Miss E. Healy
  122. Mrs. B. S. Healy
  123. Miss B. Hedderman
  124. Miss M. A. Hedderman
  125. Mrs. C. Hellary
  126. Mr. R. Henderson
  127. Mrs. Henderson
  128. Miss S. I. Hickman
  129. Miss L. Hickmann
  130. Mrs. M. W. Hindle
  131. Mrs. G. Hirschberg
  132. Mr. D. Hogan
  133. Miss B. Holt
  134. Mr. J. Howard
  135. Mrs. R. Howell
  136. Miss E. Howell
  137. Miss M. K. Hunt
  138. Mr. C. V. Hutton
  139. Mr. E. Israelsky
  140. Mrs. D. James
  141. Miss A. Jardine
  142. Mrs. N. Johnson
  143. Mrs. A. I. Jones
  144. Rev. T. G. Jones
  145. Master F. V. Joyce
  146. Mr. T. Keady
  147.  Miss D. Kelly
  148. Miss B. A. Kenny
  149. Rev. Fr. T. Keogan
  150. Rev. Fr. P. Keogan
  151. Rev. P. J. Kilkenny
  152. Mrs. J. E. Krhom
  153. Mr. N. F. Kwang
  154. Miss E. M. Laney
  155. Mr. A. A. Langley
  156. Mr. J. E. Leander
  157. Mr. W. G. Lewis
  158. Mrs. Lewis
  159. Mr. W. Lewisohn
  160. Miss B. Logan
  161. Mr. H. G. E. Lowe
  162. Mrs. J. Madden
  163. Miss M. Madden
  164. Mrs. M. Maguire
  165. Mr. W. Mann
  166. Miss R. Martin
  167. Miss M. McCormack
  168. Miss M. A. McGovern
  169. Miss T. McGuinn
  170. Miss M. McHugh
  171. Mrs. M. F. McKenna
  172. Mrs. K. McNamee
  173. Miss M. McNamee
  174. Mrs. B. McRann
  175. Mr. E. Meisner
  176. Mrs. A. Millar
  177. Miss E. Millar
  178. Miss M. D. Miller
  179. Mrs. E. W. Mills
  180. Master R. Mills
  181. Master D. Mills
  182. Mr. G. W. Moffatt
  183. Miss M. Moreno
  184. Miss B. Mulcare
  185. Miss A. M. Murphy
  186. Miss M. Murphy
  187. Mr. C. B. Myers
  188. Rev. J. S. Nankivell
  189. Mrs. Nankivell
  190. Miss H. Nankivell
  191. Miss M. Nelly
  192. Mr. J. Newfeld
  193. Mrs. Newfeld
  194. Mrs. N. C. Norris
  195. Mr. P. O'Connor
  196. Rev. Fr. W. O'Donnell
  197. Rev. Fr. G. O’Donoghue
  198. Miss C. O'Hanlon
  199. Rev. Fr. C. O’Mahony
  200. Mr. M. J. O'Malley
  201. Mr. H. Orgler
  202. Mrs. J. W. O'Rourke
  203. Miss M. F. O'Rourke
  204. Rev. F. T. O’Toole
  205. Mrs. E. A. Parsons
  206. Miss V. M. Partington
  207. Miss F. N. Pepper
  208. Miss M. Pine
  209. Miss M. Purcell
  210. Mr. A. Radonsky
  211. Mr. G. R. Ranken
  212. Mrs. Ranken
  213. Miss B. Reilly
  214. Mrs. E. Reinkraut
  215. Miss E. Reynolds
  216. Miss A. Reynolds
  217. Rev. F. Reynolds
  218. Mrs. T. Richardson
  219. Mr. A. Robinson
  220. Mrs. Robinson
  221. Miss A. M. Rose
  222. Mrs. E. Rust
  223. Mrs. M. C. Sampson
  224. Master G. Sampson
  225. Mrs. C. Schmitz
  226. Mr. A. F. Schmitz
  227. Miss E. E. Schramm
  228. Mrs. M. See
  229. Mr. J. Shea
  230. Mrs. H. Shea
  231. Miss A. Shea
  232. Rev. J. J. Sheridan
  233. Mrs. C. Slade
  234. Mrs. L. Smith
  235. Miss M. R. Smith
  236. Miss E. Smith
  237. Miss A. Smith
  238. Miss S. Smith
  239. Mrs. E. Sowden
  240. Mrs. P. Sowden
  241. Mr. S. Soyak
  242. Dr. R. E. Spencer
  243. Mrs. Spencer
  244. Mrs. O. E. Stewart
  245. Mr. L. M Sutherland
  246. Mrs. E. Tankard
  247. Miss E. Tankard
  248. Mr. J. A. Tapley
  249. Mr. J. J. Tapley
  250. Mr. C. Taylor
  251. Mr. C. Thorn
  252. Mrs. Thorn
  253. Mr. J. V. Tierney
  254. Miss D. Tracy
  255. Miss A. Tunney
  256. Miss F. Walsh
  257. Miss M. Walton
  258. Mr. J. S. Wetton
  259. Mrs. Wetton
  260. Mrs. J. Whelan
  261. Miss T. Whelan
  262. Master F. Whelan
  263. Mrs. A. Wilde
  264. Mr. A. B. Wilkinson
  265. Mrs. Wilkinson
  266. Mrs. H. Williams
  267. Mr. R. M. Willis
  268. Mrs. E. Wood
  269. Mrs. H. C. Wright
  270. Miss B. Wynn
  271. Mrs. N. Wynn
  272. Mrs. H. Yates

Corrections to Tourist Passenger List


  1. Mr. F. W. Barrett
  2. Mr. W. M. Coffey
  3. Mr. P. D. La Fond
  4. Mr. R. R. Melbane
  5. Mr. R. E. Past
  6. Miss N. Walmsley


  1. Mr. L. Astle
  2. Mr. H. K. Cudney
  3. Mrs. R. Ervin
  4. Mr. H. G. E. Lowe
  5. Mr. H. Orgler
  6. Mrs. C. Schmitz
  7. Mr. A. F. Schmitz
  8. Miss F. Walsh
  9. Miss E. Barnett
  10. Miss A. Coyne


  • Mr. J. S. Cockrane should read Mr. J. S. Cochrane
  • Mrs. Cockrane should read Mrs. Cochrane
  • Sister Salla Davies-Scott should read Miss L. Davies-Scott
  • Rev. W. C. Graw should read Rev. W. C. Grau
  • Mrs. R. A. Guihan should read Miss R. A. Guihan
  • Mrs. C. Hellary should read Mrs. C. Hillary
  • Mrs. J. E. Krohm should read Mrs. J. E. Krohn
  • Mrs. M. F. McKenna should read Mrs. F. F. McKenna
  • Mr. A. Radonsky should read Mr. A. Radomsky
  • Mr. G. R. Ranken should read Mr. G. R. Rankin
  • Mrs. Ranken should read Mrs. Rankin
  • Mrs. N. C. Norris should read Mrs. N. C. Morris

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 persona! 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 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 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.

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 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 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, 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 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 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.

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 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.

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: 2s. 6d.
  • Lounge and Dress Coats: Is. 3d.
  • Trousers and Breeches: Is. 3d.
  • Overcoats—heavy: 2s. 3d.
  • Overcoats-light: 1s. 9d.


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

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

Painting of RMS Laconia, Cunard Line RMS Laconia Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 September 1938.

Painting of RMS Laconia, Cunard Line RMS Laconia Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 September 1938. GGA Image ID # 16d58f79e3


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