RMS Samaria Passenger List - 23 August 1923

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Samaria Second Class Passenger List - 23 August 1923.

Front Cover of a Second Class Passenger List from the RMS Samaria of the Cunard Line, Departing 23 August 1923 from Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain G. S. Horsburgh, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R. GGA Image ID # 1232361cf9


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Captain: G. S. Horsburgh, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: W. Duncan, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Officer: L. R. Carr
  • Surgeon: J. J. Brennan
  • Purser: C. G. Johnson, R.N.R.
  • Assistant Purser : W. H. Harkness  
  • Chief Steward: E. B. Pimbley


Second Class Passengers

  1. Mrs. E. Ainsworth
  2. Miss R. Ainsworth
  3. Miss A. Ainsworth
  4. Miss M. Alleday
  5. Mrs. J. Alleday
  6. Mr. E. R. Anderson
  7. Miss L. D. Atkinson
  8. Mrs. H. Bancroft
  9. Mrs. M. Barker
  10. Mr. A. Barr
  11. Mr. R. Barrett
  12. Mrs. A. Baxter
  13. Mrs. Beck
  14. Mrs. A. Belinfonte
  15. Master L. Belinfonte
  16. Mrs. L. Bell
  17. Miss Bell
  18. Miss M. O. Bentley
  19. Miss E. D. Bentley
  20. Miss S. Berry
  21. Mrs. S. Best
  22. Miss G. Bigilow
  23. Mr. T. Blackshaw
  24. Mrs. E. Blackshaw
  25. Master A. Blackshaw
  26. Mrs. M. Bolton
  27. Miss M. A. Bolton
  28. Miss G. M. Bourne
  29. Dr. Jeanie Bowman
  30. Mrs. M. A. Bowden
  31. Mr. J. A. Bownocker
  32. Mrs. Bownocker
  33. Mrs. R. Bradbury
  34. Miss A. Brooks
  35. Mr. A. Brown
  36. Miss S. J. Brown
  37. Mr. J. Bryer
  38. Mrs. Bryer
  39. Mr. J. Buchanan
  40. Mr. S. Buchanan
  41. Mrs. Buchanan
  42. Mrs. G. E. Butler
  43. Mr. J. Caldwell
  44. Mr. M. Campbell
  45. Mr. J Canby
  46. Mrs. M. A. Canby
  47. Mrs. C. Canon
  48. Miss A. Carefoot
  49. Miss M. Carefoot
  50. Mr. D. Carey
  51. Mr. W. Carmichael
  52. Mr. E. Chandler
  53. Miss C. Chew
  54. Mrs. W. Clark
  55. Mr. J. Clarke
  56. Mr. A. J. Cliffe
  57. Mrs. E. Cliffe
  58. Mr. R. Clunie
  59. Mrs. Clunie
  60. Miss S. Coghlan
  61. Miss C. Colley
  62. Mr. J. Connolly
  63. Mrs. J. Connolly
  64. Miss M. Connolly
  65. Miss F. Connolly
  66. Rev. Sister Mary Constance
  67. Mr. F. Cooper
  68. Mrs. R. M. Copland
  69. Master N. Copland
  70. Miss R. Copland
  71. Mrs. T. Cowman
  72. Mrs. M. Cree
  73. Miss M. Cree
  74. Mr. J. W. Crowther
  75. Miss E. Crowther
  76. Mr. G. S. Davies
  77. Miss A. S. Davies
  78. Miss M. Davies
  79. Miss M. Davids
  80. Mrs. C. T. Dawson
  81. Mrs. S. C. Derby
  82. Miss M. Derby
  83. Mr. M. J. Desmond
  84. Miss I. L. De Wette
  85. Mr. C. De Wette
  86. Mr. L. De Wette
  87. Mr. W. Douglas
  88. Mr. A. Duckett
  89. Mrs. J. Duerden
  90. Mr. M. Duffy
  91. Mrs. A. Dugan
  92. Miss E. Durtcan
  93. Miss A. G. Dunlop
  94. Miss A. H. Dunlop
  95. Miss B. Edgecombe
  96. Mrs. A. Edwards
  97. Miss M. Edwards
  98. Mr. W. Ellam
  99. Mrs. W. Ellam
  100. Mr. E. Ellam
  101. Mr. J. Ellard
  102. Miss A. K. Emery
  103. Mr. E. Emmott
  104. Mrs. M. Falconer
  105. Miss M. Falconer
  106. Mr. F. Farmer
  107. Miss D. Farmer
  108. Mrs. J. Farquhar
  109. Master J. D. Farquliar
  110. Mr. J. Farquhar
  111. Mrs. Fenton
  112. Mr. F. H. Flaherty
  113. Mrs. F. Fletcher
  114. Mr. W. Gill
  115. Mrs. N. Gill
  116. Mr. J. Gray
  117. Mrs. J. Gray
  118. Mr. M. Hackett
  119. Mr. J. Hall
  120. Mrs. E. Hall
  121. Miss S. Hargreaves
  122. Mr. R. Hargreaves
  123. Mrs. Hargreaves
  124. Mrs. M. Harrison
  125. Mr. J. Harrison
  126. Mrs. Harrison
  127. Mr. M. D. Haven
  128. Mr. G. Hay
  129. Mrs. R. Hay
  130. Master G. Hay
  131. Miss A. Healy
  132. Mrs. D. Helme
  133. Mr. W. Henderson
  134. Mrs. E. Henderson
  135. Miss A. Henderson
  136. Miss G. Hetherington
  137. Mr. T. W. Hill
  138. Mrs. L. Hill
  139. Mr. A. Holm-Smith
  140. Miss M. Holtz
  141. Mr. E. Howgate
  142. Mrs. Howgate
  143. Miss E. C. Hoy
  144. Mrs. R. A. Hughes and Infant
  145. Miss E. J. Irving
  146. Miss E. L. Jackson
  147. Mr. R. G. Jeffrey
  148. Miss J. Kafel
  149. Mr. W. Kay
  150. Mr. W. B. Kendall
  151. Mr. G. F. Kennedy
  152. Mr. T. A. Kennedy
  153. Miss E. A. Kirby
  154. Miss K. Knight
  155. Mr. W. Larraway
  156. Mrs. Larraway
  157. Miss B. E. Larraway
  158. Mr. J. L. Lash
  159. Mrs. A. Lash
  160. Miss E. Lash
  161. Master B. Lash
  162. Mr. J. T. Leary
  163. Mrs. Leary
  164. Miss M. A. Lee
  165. Miss D. J. Lutz
  166. Mr. E. P. Lyon
  167. Mrs. Lyon
  168. Mr. G. Mackay
  169. Mr. Jas. McBurney
  170. Mr. Joseph McBurney
  171. Mr. A. McCraw
  172. Miss M. McDonagh
  173. Mrs. M. McDonald
  174. Miss McDonald
  175. Miss F. McDonald
  176. Miss A. McEnhill
  177. Mr. A. McHardy
  178. Mr. D. McKenna
  179. Mr. J. McKinley
  180. Mr. B. J. McNulty
  181. Mr. A. Manley
  182. Mrs. A. Manley
  183. Mrs. S. A. Marsden
  184. Miss E. Marsden
  185. Master H. Marsden
  186. Mrs. K, Martin
  187. Mr. J. L. Mathieson
  188. Mr. C. Maxwell
  189. Miss V. T. Milliken
  190. Mrs. L. Mills
  191. Mr. H. Mitchell
  192. Miss M. Mitchell
  193. Mrs. H. Mitchell
  194. Miss I. Mitchell
  195. Mr. H. W. Mottfield
  196. Mrs. N. Munro
  197. Miss j. E. Murphy
  198. Mrs. A. B. Noyes
  199. Master A. Noyes
  200. Mrs. R. Nuttall
  201. Master J. Nuttali
  202. Mr. P. A. O’Brien
  203. Mrs. O’Brien
  204. Rev. D. P. O’Connell
  205. Miss E. G. O’Connor
  206. Miss M. E. O’Connor
  207. Miss M. O’Connor
  208. Mr. P. J. O'Leary
  209. Rev. J. J. O’Mahoney
  210. Rev. M. V. O’Sullivarn
  211. Mr. J. Park
  212. Mr. E. A. Parr
  213. Mrs. Parr
  214. Mr. O. Patou
  215. Sister M. Patrick
  216. Miss M. A. Payton
  217. Mr. E. C. Pearson
  218. Miss G. Pearson
  219. Mr. T. Pick
  220. Mrs. S. A. Pick
  221. Mr. K. Pillsbury
  222. Rev. H. C. Piper
  223. Mrs. Piper
  224. Miss A. Pleadwell
  225. Mr. J. Porter
  226. Mr. W. Poulton
  227. Rev. C. Powell
  228. Mr. F. Proctor
  229. Mr. D. Prothero
  230. Mrs. E. S. Raffaldine
  231. Mrs. A. Raleigh
  232. Mrs. E. Ramsbottom
  233. Master J. Ramsbottom
  234. Miss H. T. Ransom
  235. Mr. F. Rearden
  236. Miss L. Reece
  237. Mrs. J. D. Rees
  238. Miss Rees
  239. Master H. W. Rees
  240. Miss S. A. Ridyard
  241. Mrs. S. G. Robinson
  242. Mrs. M. Rowbottom
  243. Mrs. Rowbottom
  244. Mr. J. Sainsbury
  245. Mr. C. Salisbury
  246. Mr. H. Scott
  247. Miss K. Shaughnessey
  248. Miss M. Shaughnessey
  249. Miss S. Sherrard
  250. Mr. J. Shields
  251. Mr. A. Slater
  252. Mrs. J. Slater
  253. Miss K. Slattery
  254. Mr. H. Smart
  255. Mr. W. Smith
  256. Mr. A. C. Smith
  257. Miss M. Spencer
  258. Rev. C. C. Sterling
  259. Mr. T. Stewart
  260. Rev. M. A. Stone
  261. Mrs. Stone
  262. Mrs. J. Sutherland
  263. Mrs. E. Sweeney
  264. Mr. E. L. Thaxter
  265. Mrs. M. Thomas
  266. Miss E. Thomas
  267. Master E. Thomas
  268. Mrs. J. Thomson
  269. Mr. A. Tompkins
  270. Mrs. C. Tompkins
  271. Mrs. M. J. Torrant
  272. Mr. A. Towey
  273. Mr. J. C. Trusdale
  274. Miss H. M. Varney
  275. Mrs. M. Walker
  276. Miss H. Walker
  277. Mr. F. Walsh
  278. Mrs. Walsh
  279. Master F. Walsh
  280. Mr. W. Waterson
  281. Mr. W. H. Watson
  282. Mr. J. Weir
  283. Miss C. Whelan
  284. Mr. E. Whithill
  285. Mrs. Whithill
  286. Mrs. I. Wilkinson
  287. Miss E. Wilkinson
  288. Rev. Sister Mary William
  289. Mr. P. Wood
  290. Mr. A. Wood
  291. Miss D. Woodrut
  292. Mr. J. Wright
  293. Mrs. Wright
  294. Miss G. M. Wyman


Information for Passengers

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

  • Breakfast from 7:30 am to 8:30 am
  • Luncheon from 12 Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Dinner from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Bars in the Second Class will not be open later than 11:00 pm., 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 may be made at any of the Chief Offices in advance, or to the Chief Second Class Steward on board the Steamer on day of sailing.

DIVINE SERVICE on Sunday at 10:30 am

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired at a cost of 6/6 (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, subject to the approval of the Commander, for treating any passengers at their request for any illness not originating on board the ship. In the case of sickness contracted on board no charge will be made and medicine will be provided free.

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.

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

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, but passengers can 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.

DOGS.—Passengers are notified that dogs 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 is taken on board. Dogs are carried at owner’s risk, rate being from ^3 upwards, payable to the Purser.


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.

BAGGAGE BY SPECIAL TRAINS.—Passengers can arrange with The Southern Railway, Waterloo Station, for their baggage to be collected and conveyed to Waterloo Station on a payment of one shilling per package.

Ocean passengers embarking at Southampton must personally claim their baggage at Waterloo Station or attend there and pay any excess charge due, failing which the baggage is liable to be detained.

REFRESHMENT FACILITIES ON SPECIAL BOAT TRAINS—LONDON TO SOUTHAMPTON.—Arrangements have been made with The Southern Railway for early Saloon trains run from Waterloo to Southampton in connection with Cunard sailings to have breakfast cars attached for the convenience of Saloon passengers. Any passengers wishing to reserve seats in this car should advise either of the Cunard Company's London Offices.

Breakfast baskets will be supplied for Second Class passengers by the Railway Company, and these baskets can be purchased by passengers prior to the departure of the special train from Waterloo or passengers can order them in advance through either of the Cunard Company’s London Offices.

REFRESHMENT FACILITIES ON SPECIAL BOAT TRAINS—LONDON TO LIVERPOOL.—Arrangements have been made with The London Midland & Scottish Railway for special trains run from Euston to Liverpool in connection with Cunard sailings to have breakfast, luncheon or dining car attached.

With regard to special coaches from Euston to Riverside attached to ordinary trains having breakfast, luncheon or dining cars, facility will be given for Cunard passengers to take their meals in these cars.

ARRIVALS AT BOSTON.—Passengers are landed at the Company’s Pier, East Boston, 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 8:00 pm, passengers have the option of remaining on board overnight and landing after breakfast the following morning.

There is a taxi-cab agent on the pier by whom a good service at reasonable rates is provided to passengers requiring same. Passengers are recommended to engage their taxis before leaving the pier.

PASSENGERS’ MAIL AND ADDRESSES.—Arrangements have been made whereby letters for passengers on board the Company’s steamers at Southampton and Liverpool can be accepted for inclusion in special bags, which will be made up for the ship in London and Ports of Departure.

The letters in question, which must be registered and addressed C/o The Commander, Cunard Packet Southampton (or Liverpool), can be posted in any part of the United Kingdom up to the time at which ordinary registered letters to go by the same packets are received.

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.

TOURIST DEPARTMENT.—A Department is maintained at each of the Cunard Company’s American and Canadian Offices, where accurate information and helpful assistance relative to travel in the United States and throughout the world is at the disposal of patrons.

Cruises in season to the West Indies, Pacific Coast, South America, etc.


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 10:00 pm, 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. 20.00 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. 20.00 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. 15.00 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.

ARRIVALS AT PLYMOUTH.—Passengers are landed at any time of the day unless the steamer anchors after 9 p.m. In this case passengers will be landed at 7 o’clock the following morning, the latter hour to be advanced to 6:00 am between the period May 1st to September 30th.

A special train will be dispatched to London providing the number of passengers warrants same.

Should the numbers not be sufficient for a special train and the steamer anchors before 9 p.m., passengers will be able to connect with the midnight train.

ARRIVALS AT SOUTHAMPTON.—Passengers will be landed up to 8:00 pm If the ship berths later passengers will disembark next morning after breakfast.

A Special Train will be dispatched to London (Waterloo Station) as soon as possible after landing, the journey occupying about 1 ¾ hours. Passengers are strongly recommended to purchase their rail tickets between Southampton and London 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.

ARRIVALS AT LIVERPOOL. TIME OF LANDING PASSENGERS.—Under normal conditions when any of the Company’s steamers arrive alongside the Liverpool Landing Stage after 7:00 pm. it is optional for the passengers to go on shore that night. In the event, however, of their remaining on board, they will be landed after breakfast the following morning either at the Stage or in dock as circumstances permit.

In the same way when the vessel reaches the river but does not come alongside the Stage, to prevent inconvenience and to meet emergencies, any passengers desirous of disembarking will on arrival of the steamer be landed, with hand-baggage only, by tender.

CUSTOMS.—Tobacco, cigars, etc., wines, spirits and perfumery are subject to duty on being brought into the United Kingdom, and the smallest quantities should be declared to the Customs Authorities. When required, reprints of copyright books and music will be confiscated.

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. Programs 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, Cherbourg and Hamburg are in a position to make arrangements for the hire of Cars to meet steamers at Hamburg and Cherbourg, and take passengers on long or short Tours, or direct to their destinations.

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 or Manchester to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, etc., also from Cherbourg to Paris. Applications should be made to the Purser.

PASSENGERS’ MAIL AND ADDRESSES —Passengers should apply at the Mail Office on board for letters, and their addresses may be left there, in order that any communications 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.

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

The “SAMARIA" carries an orchestra of professional musicians, which will play at the undermentioned times and places :

  • Second Class Lounge: 10.45 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Alternate Days.
  • Second Class Lounge: 3.45:00 pm to 4.30 p.m. Alternate Days.
  • First Class Lounge or as required for dancing in First or Second Class: 9.00 p.m. to 10:45 pm


This Tax can be recovered by passengers, if same has been paid, provided they inform the U.S. Immigration Inspector on arrival of their intention to leave the United States within sixty days (the time prescribed by U.S. law), and obtain from him Transit Certificate Form 514.

It is also necessary for Transit Certificate Form 514 to be handed to the transportation company when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of passenger's arrival in the United States.

Unless this regulation is complied with, the Tax cannot be recovered.

Note.—Will passengers who have not paid the Head Tax in consequence of their holding return tickets or being in transit to points outside of the United States kindly complete Form 514 which they will receive from the Immigration Officials at Boston, and forward same to the Cunard Line, 126. State Street, Boston, as soon as possible after departure from the United States, or hand to the Purser of the steamer in which they return to the United Kingdom.



VIA BRITISH 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 STATIONS.—The wireless rate via New York, New London, Newport, R.I., Bar Harbour, and Boston is 9d. per word, and Rockland, Maine, 7 d. per word; every word in the address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA CANADIAN STATIONS.—The wireless rate via Cape Race, Cape Sable and Sable Island 1s. 0 ½ d., and Barrington Passage 9d. per word, via Montreal, Quebec, Gross Isle, Three Rivers, Father Point, and Cape Bear, is calculated at 5d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional ; all charges must be prepaid.

VIA FRENCH STATIONS. — The wireless rates via Cherbourg, Brest and Ouessant is 8d. per word; every word in address, text and signature is counted; landline charges additional; all charges must be prepaid.

SHIP TO SHIP.—The general rate on ship to ship messages is 8d. per word, but as 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.

NOTE.—For messages passing through stations other than British, add 5% to total.

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


Ocean letters are accepted for transmission to a vessel proceeding in an opposite direction. They will be forwarded to destination by registered post from first port of call of the vessel after reception. A charge of 5s. 6d., which includes postage, is made for an

Ocean Letter of thirty words. For each additional word in excess of thirty the sum of one penny will be charged. 100 words is the maximum allowed in one Ocean Letter.

Ocean letters for posting in U.S. must shew in the address the Christian names of the Addressee, or the title Mr., Mrs. or Miss.

Full information regarding rates, etc., can be obtained from either the Wireless or Purser's Office.


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