RMS Scythia Passenger List - 27 July 1929

Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Scythia Cabin Passenger List - 27 July 1929.

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the RMS Scythia of the Cunard Line, Departing Saturday, 27 July 1929 from Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R. GGA Image ID # 12f903c718


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Captain: R. B. IRVING, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: R. Campbell
  • Chief Officer: C. O. Illingworth, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Surgeon: J. O’Hea
  • Purser: E. C. F. Moore
  • Assistant Purser: W. J. R. Jordan
  • Chief Steward: J. Cheshire


Cabin Passengers

  1. Mrs. A. M. Albright
  2. Mr. W. Armstrong
  3. Mrs. Armstrong
  4. Mr. A. E. Baker
  5. Mrs. Baker
  6. Mr. L. E. Baker
  7. Miss J. Banker
  8. Father Barry
  9. Mrs. O. V. Beckett
  10. Miss O. M. Beckett
  11. Mr. C. F. Beiden
  12. Mr. N. Bingham M
  13. rs. Bingham
  14. Miss E. Bingham
  15. Miss M. Bingham
  16. Miss J. Bonn
  17. Miss M. E. Boon
  18. Mr. R. H. Borchers
  19. Mrs. Borchers
  20. Miss L. Borchers
  21. Mrs. F. Bowles
  22. Mrs. A. G. Bradford
  23. Mr. W. E. Brennan
  24. Miss M. A. Briggs
  25. Mr. Arthur Brighton
  26. Mr. A. Page Brown
  27. Mrs. Brown
  28. Miss P. M. Brown
  29. Mr. W. A. Buchanan
  30. Mrs. M. Bulkeley
  31. Mr. F. Leslie Burch
  32. Mrs. E. K. Burden
  33. Mr. J. A. Burns
  34. Mrs. Burns
  35. Mr. P. W. Butman
  36. Mrs. Butman
  37. Mr. C. Cafferty
  38. Mr. M. C. Campbell
  39. Mrs. Campbell
  40. Miss Esther Cantor
  41. Madame Yvonne Carbone
  42. Mrs. Margaret Carter
  43. Mr. John F. Casey
  44. Mrs. Casey
  45. Mr. Alfred Cast
  46. Mrs. Cast
  47. Mrs. J. T. Chapin
  48. Miss R. A. Chapin
  49. Master R. W. Chapin
  50. Master C. T. Chapin
  51. Master L. le B. Chapin
  52. Mr. C. G. Chattaway
  53. Mrs. Chattaway
  54. Mr. Roswell B. Clark, Jnr.
  55. Mrs. Clark
  56. Mr. E. B. Clarke
  57. Mrs. Clarke
  58. Miss J. B. Clelland
  59. Mrs. L. E. Cloyes
  60. Miss Rachel M. Cobb
  61. Miss E. Collins
  62. Mr. W. Cotter
  63. Mr. H. L. Counsel
  64. Mrs. Counsel
  65. Mr. Edgar R. Crammond
  66. Mr. T. Curtis
  67. Mrs. Curtis
  68. Mrs. W. W. Cutler
  69. Miss R. Cutler
  70. Mr. T. J. P. Daly
  71. Mrs. G. H. Dann
  72. Mr. D. P. M. Davis
  73. Madame C. A. Del Stanche
  74. Mr. A. Donachie
  75. Miss Mary Doyle
  76. Mr. Robert J. Dunkle
  77. Mr. Heber H. Dunkle
  78. Mrs. G. V. Dwyer
  79. Mrs. M. Eland
  80. Mr. H. B. Elgar
  81. Mrs. Elgar
  82. Mr. T. L. Elliott
  83. Mr. A. W. Elson
  84. Mr. J. Fisher
  85. Miss S. L. Fitzpatrick
  86. Mr. C. Fleury
  87. Miss S. C. Foster
  88. Mr. T. Fowler
  89. Miss F. Fox
  90. Miss Helen Gaffney
  91. Mrs. R. B. Gay
  92. Miss Vernice Gay
  93. Mr. A. A. Gillette
  94. Mrs. Gillette
  95. Mr. C. Glover
  96. Mrs. Glover
  97. Mrs. D. M. Goodsall
  98. Mr. R. Gordon
  99. Mr. R. Gordon
  100. Mrs. A. M. Grannatt
  101. Mrs. Green
  102. Miss K. W. Grier
  103. Mrs. E. Hammen
  104. Mr. Frank J. Hammer
  105. Miss V. E. Hammons
  106. Miss R. Hammons
  107. Mrs. H. Harper
  108. Miss I. E. Harper
  109. Miss H. Harris
  110. Miss W. Harrison
  111. Mrs. E. Harwood
  112. Miss B. Harwood
  113. Mr. Joseph F. Hatton
  114. Mrs. Hatton
  115. Mr. Edward S. Hatton
  116. Mr. Robert B. Hatton
  117. Mrs. E. Heath
  118. Mr. John Hegarty
  119. Miss M. T. Hennessy
  120. Miss J. Higgins
  121. Miss Abigail Hindermyer
  122. Mr. T. Hodgson
  123. Mrs. Hodgson
  124. Miss A. Hodgson
  125. Mr. C. J. Holditch
  126. Mrs. Holditch
  127. Mr. S. Holditch
  128. Mr. MacMillan Hooper
  129. Mrs. MacMillan Hooper
  130. Mr. MacMillan Hooper Jnr
  131. Mr. C. Hooper
  132. Mrs. W. Hosmer
  133. Mrs. C. L. Howe
  134. Mrs. M. Hoyts-Perrine
  135. Mr. H. V. Hubbard
  136. Mrs. Hubbard
  137. Mrs. Isabella Hudson
  138. Miss M. Huntoon
  139. Miss L. A. Hutchinson
  140. Miss R. F. Huxtable
  141. Mrs. E. Ingersoll
  142. Miss Emily Ingersoll
  143. Miss M. Ingersoll
  144. Miss Elizabeth Ingersoll
  145. Mr. Edwin E. Jack
  146. Mrs. Jack
  147. Mr. C. Jackson
  148. Mrs. Jackson
  149. Mr. H. R. Jacobs
  150. Mrs. Jacobs
  151. Miss E. L. James
  152. Mr. G. H. Jewett
  153. Mrs. Jewett
  154. Mrs. E. Johnson
  155. Miss H. Keating
  156. Mr. P. Keena
  157. Judge J. W. Keller
  158. Miss M. Kelly
  159. Mrs. L. L. Kennedy
  160. Miss K. A. Kennedy
  161. Mr. Frank Kessler
  162. Mrs. Kessler
  163. Master Phillip Kessler
  164. Master James Kessler
  165. Miss Helen Kiely
  166. Mlle R. D. Laknovitch
  167. Mr. A. Langley
  168. Mrs. Langley
  169. Mrs. K. D. Lawson
  170. Master Lawson
  171. Mrs. R. Lemonskiene
  172. Mr. Wm. F. Lloyd
  173. Mrs. Lloyd
  174. Mr. E. H. Longton
  175. Mrs. Longton
  176. Mr. W. E. Lovegrove
  177. Mr. William P. Lyons
  178. Mrs. Lyons
  179. Mr. W. C. Lyons
  180. Miss J. Lyons
  181. Miss B. Lyons
  182. Master R. Lyons
  183. Miss E. Lyons
  184. Miss Agnes Lyons
  185. Mr. J. F. McCauley
  186. Mrs. M. McCrindle
  187. Master Robert McCrindle
  188. Mr. Patrick J. McCulloch
  189. Mr. D. S. MacDonald
  190. Mrs. MacDonald
  191. Miss R. McDonnell
  192. Miss Kathleen Mcllwain
  193. Mr. M. H. Mackusick
  194. Mr. W. T. McLaughlin
  195. Mrs. W. T. McLaughlin
  196. Miss M. L. McLaughlin
  197. Mrs. M. Marcus
  198. Mr. J. H. Marr
  199. Mr. Frank Marsh
  200. Mrs. Marsh
  201. Miss E. M. Maurice
  202. Mr. W. H. Metcalf
  203. Miss B. A. Metcalf
  204. Mrs. Maude Morera
  205. Mr. St. D. Nettleton
  206. Mrs. S. Neustadt
  207. Mr. H. J. Nolan
  208. Dr. Ruth Nystrom
  209. Mr. F. J. O’Connor
  210. Miss Helen Palmer
  211. Miss L. F. Parks
  212. Mrs. D. Pearson
  213. Miss A. Pearson
  214. Mr. A. E. Powell
  215. Mrs. Powell
  216. Mrs. G. J. Putnam
  217. Mr. H. T. Putnam
  218. Mr. G. T. Putman
  219. Mr. Peter P. Quinn
  220. Miss I. D. P. Rée
  221. Miss M. Rée
  222. Dr. E. M. Rice
  223. Mrs. Rice
  224. Mrs. P. Richardson
  225. Mr. C. P. Rimmer
  226. Mrs. Rimmer
  227. Miss Betsey Rimmer
  228. Master C. P. Rimmer and Nurse
  229. Mr. F. Roberts
  230. Mrs. Roberts
  231. Miss Agatha Ryan
  232. Mrs. D. J. Sanford
  233. Mr. C. A. Sawin
  234. Mrs. Sawin
  235. Miss L. Sawyer
  236. Mrs. H. H. Schoenfeld
  237. Miss H. Sherry
  238. Rev. L. W. Sherwin
  239. Mrs. Sherwin
  240. Miss I. P. Sherwin
  241. Miss V. P. Sherwin
  242. Mr. James M. Shipley
  243. Dr. G. B. Shivers
  244. Mrs. Shivers
  245. Mr. Davis Simpson
  246. Miss Ada Whitney Simpson
  247. Mr. F. W. Simpson
  248. Mr. David R. Simpson
  249. Mrs. W. J. Smith
  250. Mrs. J. Smith
  251. Mrs. B. P. Sprague
  252. Dr. F. M. Stang
  253. Miss F. J. Stinson
  254. Miss I. M. Stinson
  255. Mr. F. T. Sutherland
  256. Mrs. Sutherland
  257. Mrs. B. H. Terwilliger
  258. Miss K. Terwilliger
  259. Mrs. L. P. Tilton
  260. Miss M. E. Tilton
  261. Miss E. K. Tilton
  262. Mr. C. Trawford
  263. Miss L. D. Tuckerman
  264. Miss R. Tuckerman
  265. Miss M. Vallat
  266. Mlle. Viaud
  267. Mr. H. B. Waring
  268. Mrs. Waring
  269. Mrs. S. Waters
  270. Master H. Waters
  271. Mr. J. S. Welsh
  272. Miss M. Winslow
  273. Mr. S. Wood
  274. Mrs. Wood


Information for Passengers

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

When 1 sitting:

  • Breakfast: 8 a.m.
  • Luncheon: 1 p.m.
  • Dinner: 7 p.m.

When 2 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.

The Bars in the Cabin will not be open later than Midnight, 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 Second Steward on board the Steamer 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, to First Class, Cabin, Second Class and Tourist Third Cabin passengers.

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.

BARBER. —The Barber's Shop is situated on "B” Deck.

MONEY EXCHANGE. — As a convenience to passengers the Purser has been authorized to carry funds for Exchange purposes but owing to fluctuations it is not possible to make any fixed rate of Exchange.

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.

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.


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.

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.


  • FIRST CLASS PASSENGERS.—Arrangements have been made with the Southern Railway (South Western Section) for early First Class trains from Waterloo to Southampton to connect with Cunard Sailings to have kitchen brakes attached for the convenience of First Class passengers wishing to partake of breakfast, which is served in their compartments, a table being fitted for this purpose, thereby obviating any change of seats. Any passenger wishing to reserve seats in the breakfast portion of the train should advise either of the Cunard Company’s London Offices.
  • CABIN, SECOND CLASS, TOURIST THIRD CABIN AND THIRD-CLASS PASSENGERS. —Breakfast baskets will be supplied by the Railway Company at a cost of 3/- each. 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.

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 HALIFAX. —Immigration regulations at the port of Halifax will not permit of passengers being examined after dark, that is, after 5-00 p.m. in the winter time and 7-00 p.m. in the summer. Steamers dock at Pier Two, Government Piers, at any hour.
If there are sufficient numbers, a special train is dispatched from alongside the steamer as soon as possible after landing of passengers—for Montreal and West. If there is no special, passengers leave on the regular trains.

Baggage is checked by the passengers when they come off the steamer and loaded by railway officials into baggage cars, free of charge.


RESIDENTS OF CANADA —Are required to declare to the Customs Officer at Port of Landing in Canada, all articles purchased or obtained abroad whether as gifts or otherwise. Failure to declare goods leaves same liable to seizure.

All goods, whether liable to duty or not, are required to be presented for Customs examination, and passengers are warned when in doubt as to whether or not an article is liable to duty, it should be produced for examination by the Customs Officer.

TOURISTS’ OUTFITS.—“Temporary Admission— Persons visiting Canada for a limited period of time, for health or pleasure, may bring with them such articles of tourists' outfits or sportsmen's equipment as they may require while in Canada for their own use and not for gain or hire, upon reporting same to the Customs Officer at the Canadian frontier port of entry, subject to departmental regulations."

The Customs Officer may require all packages of baggage to be opened for his examination; and responsibility for opening, unpacking and repacking the packages rests with the passenger or his agent.

BRIBERY. — Any person giving, offering or promising any bribe, recompense, reward or tip to an Officer is liable to severe penalties.

THROUGH BAGGAGE. —Passengers en route to destinations outside of Canada may have their checked baggage forwarded " In Bond" to a frontier port under Customs Manifest without examination of same by a Customs Officer.

SAMPLES.—(Such as carried by commercial travelers, are required to be delivered to the Customs Officer for entry purpose, and invoice or statement in detail showing the price— wholesale, of each sample as sold for home consumption, such invoice or statement should be attested to by the traveler.)

SETTLERS’ EFFECTS. — (Free, if actually in use for six months before removal to Canada but are required to be produced upon landing to Customs Officer for examination and entry.)

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

When any of the Company’s steamers arriving after 8 p.m. remain at the pier overnight, passengers have the option of remaining on board 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.

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.

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 dying 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 OP 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, who are destined to interior points, the Railroad Lines out of New York and 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.


All Cunard steamers now carry a code book issued by the Radiomarine 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 must bear the cost of the messages.


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.

INTERCHANGEABILITY OF RETURN TICKETS. —Tickets issued by the Furness Withy Line are interchangeable with the Cunard Line and vice versa—Passengers will of course require to pay difference in fare (if any).

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.

Passengers are requested not to carry liquids in their baggage, with a view to avoiding leakage and resultant damage.

BAGGAGE BY SPECIAL TRAINS. —The Southern Railway. —Passengers lauding 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 lauded 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 or Montreal for Cherbourg only, if not claimed at that port is forwarded direct to Paris at a charge of Fcs. 40.00 per package.

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, in which luncheons and dinners are served at moderate rates.

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.

SPECIAL RAIL RATES FOR FRIENDS OF WESTBOUND AND EASTBOUND OCEAN PASSENGERS.—Special cheap return tickets are issued to friends of Westbound and Eastbound ocean passengers wishing to travel from any point in England and Wales co Liverpool, Southampton, Plymouth, Glasgow, Greenock and Cardiff (General), to see off their friends or to meet them on landing. These tickets will be issued at a price approximating to one and a third times the ordinary single fare, the period of availability being five days.

ARRIVALS AT PLYMOUTH. — Passengers from the United States 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 a.m. between the period May 1st to September 30th.

LONDON.—The Great Western Railway will run special trains from Plymouth Docks to London (Paddington Station) when an ordinary express train is not available, for the equivalent of 30 1st class or 50 3rd class fares, 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 in the Waiting Room at Plymouth Docks.

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.

In the case of steamers inward bound from Montreal, Plymouth passengers are landed immediately on arrival. If this should take place at an inconvenient hour, arrangements will be made by our Plymouth Office for Hotel accommodation to be reserved for passengers’ use.

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 ¾ 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.

ARRIVALS AT LONDON. —Passengers disembark from New York steamers at King George V. Dock, whilst passengers travelling per Canadian Service disembark at Surrey Commercial Dock. Vessels unable to dock owing to missing the tide, land passengers by tender at Tilbury, a special train being in attendance to convey them to St. Paneras Station (L. M. & S. Rly.), London. Passengers landing at King George V. Dock proceed by special train to Liverpool Street Station. Where Surrey Commercial Dock is the terminal, passengers are conveyed, with their baggage, by Motor Conveyances to a waiting room at 234, Gray’s Inn Road, this location being centrally situated.

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 p.m. 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.—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. 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 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 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 be arranged for Aeroplane Services from London (Croydon) to Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Basle, Zurich, Hamburg, Berlin, etc., in connection with Imperial Airways, and also from Cherbourg to Paris in conjunction with Messrs. Compagnie Aerienne Française.

Application for the above should be made to the Purser., who keeps tariffs, timetables and other information.

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

LANDING CARDS. —Before leaving the vessel the holder must present this landing card to the Immigration Inspector for endorsement.

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.

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

  • 1-10 p.m. to 2-00 p.m.: Cabin Dining Saloon.
  • 3-30 p.m. to 4-30 p.m.: Drawing Room.
  • 7-10 p.m. to 8-00 p.m.: Cabin Dining Saloon.
  • 9-00 p.m. to 10-45 p.m.:  Drawing Room I (Orchestral) or Dancing.


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.
8 = 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


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 during the voyage 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.


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 ; landline 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., Chebacco 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 ; landline 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; landline 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 Sd. per word.


Wireless Letters are sent by Radio to Canard and certain other ships passing in an opposite direction for forwarding to their destinations by either 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 1d. 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.


Cunard Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - SS Scythia Passenger List, 27 July 1929.

Cunard Cunard Atlantic Track Chart - SS Scythia Passenger List, 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 12f9325586. Click to View Larger Image.


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