SS Red Cross Passenger List - 13 September 1914


Front Cover of a Special Passenger List of Doctors, Nurses and Officers for the SS Red Cross of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 13 September 1914 from New York to Falmouth, England

Front Cover of a Special Passenger List of Doctors, Nurses and Officers for the SS Red Cross of the Hamburg America Line, Departing 13 September 1914 from New York to Falmouth, England, Commanded by Captain Armistead Rust, U.S.N. (Retired). The passengers consist solely of surgeons and nurses sent by the American National Red Cross for Service in Europe during the war. Ship carried 10,000 tons of Medical Supplies. GGA Image ID # 1784567e68


Included Dinner Menu for 23 September 1914.


SS Red Cross

Due to British Royal Navy control of the seas she was caught in New York at the outbreak of World War I.

Chartered by the American Red Cross to take medical personnel and supplies to Europe and renamed Red Cross, she left New York in mid-September, 1914 and called at Falmouth, England; Paulliac, France; and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, before re-crossing the Atlantic in October with American refugees on board. She remained at New York for the next two and a half years.

This passenger list is from the first voyage of the SS Red Cross.


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander: Captain Armistead Rust, U.S.N. (Retired)
  2. Executive Officer: Cmdr. J. S. Doddridge U.S.N. (Ret.)
  3. Chief Engineer: Cmdr. E. H. Delaney, U.S.N. (Ret.)
  4. Navigator: Lt. G. Darst U.S.N. (Ret.)
  5. Paymaster: R. D. L. Mohun


Watch Officers

  1. Chief Boatswain: T. Sullivan U.S.N. (Ret.)
  2. Chief Boatswain: M. Wogan U.S.N. (Ret.)
  3. Boatswain P. H. Byrne U.S.N. (Ret.)
  4. Boatswain C. C. Beach U.S.N. (Ret.)


Other Officers, Staff and Crew

  1. Extra Master: P. Devantier
  2. Chief Officer: J. Paradise
  3. Chief Engineer: J. T. McClarity
  4. Extra Chief Engineer: G. Arlt
  5. Purser: M. Schryver
  6. Surgeon: E. C. Kuhr
  7. Chief Steward: T. J. Clarkin
  8. Red Cross Agent: L. Weickum
  9. Assistant Red Cross Agent: J. Roeder Jr.




Major Robert J. Patterson, U. S. A. (United States Army)



  1. Dr. Reynold M. Kirby-Smitli
  2. Dr. John C. Colsten
  3. Dr. M. H. Todd
  4. Dr. R. Fayerweather
  5. Dr. L. C. Spencer
  6. Dr. H. C. Slack
  7. Dr. Wm. S. Magill
  8. Dr. P. Newton
  9. Dr. P. H. Zinhan
  10. Dr. R. W. Hinds
  11. Dr. Fred W. Eastman
  12. Dr. Henry M. Shaw
  13. Dr. Charles McDonald
  14. Dr. Russell A. Jewitt
  15. Dr. John C. Miller
  16. Dr. Howard W. Beal
  17. Dr. V. N. Leonard
  18. Dr. Wm. T. Fitzimmons
  19. Dr. B. F. Bradbury
  20. Dr. R. H. Newmann
  21. Dr. John C. Lancer
  22. Dr. Edgar H. Egbert
  23. Dr. Brown S. McClintic
  24. Dr. Arthur M. Zinkhan
  25. Dr. Charles H. Sanders
  26. Dr. J. F. Spearman
  27. Dr. Grover A. C. Stem
  28. Dr. Cary A. Snoddy
  29. Dr. Fred G. Benton
  30. Dr. Walcott Denison



  1. Helen Scott Hay in Charge
  2. M. McKenney
  3. M. Graham
  4. N. Eisenhard
  5. H. K. Koechlein
  6. F. H. Meyer
  7. K. J. Elmer
  8. A. B. W. Weston
  9. E. Rosenberg
  10. H. B. Moore
  11. L. K. Miers
  12. E. J. Thomas
  13. E. Dooley
  14. E. Weimann
  15. C. Richardson
  16. M. J. Leonard
  17. A. Domefshausen
  18. G. Dyer
  19. M. T. McCarthy
  20. M. Eagen
  21. A. S. Barclay
  22. F. B. Latimer
  23. Ch. Burgess
  24. F. L. Hartmann
  25. M. A. Moritz
  26. E. Klee
  27. M. F. Bowman
  28. M. W. McCary
  29. M. M. A. Weiss
  30. C. W. Bell
  31. M. Y. Borwnell
  32. C. M. O’Neill
  33. E. E. Rivers
  34. K. P. Hankins
  35. B. M. Butterfield
  36. K. Volk
  37. Margaret Lehmann (See Letter Regarding this Voyage at the bottom of this page, written by Margaret Lehmann)
  38. Agnes E. Jacobs
  39. M. B. Purvis
  40. Fay L. Fulton
  41. E. Niles
  42. A. C. Lewing
  43. L. Wentzel
  44. M. A. Mulcahy
  45. M. C. McNelis
  46. M. L. Henderson
  47. E. B. Loose
  48. M. M. Bowman
  49. L. Minnigerode
  50. S. V. Kiel
  51. R. U. Torrence
  52. M. F. Farley
  53. B. Horner
  54. H. Lindcrman
  55. H. G. Northwood
  56. M. M. H. Metcalf
  57. R. L. Cromwell
  58. M. Pepper
  59. F. E. W. Farmer
  60. F. E. Snyder
  61. A. Beatle
  62. K. Hertzer
  63. A. P. Mautner
  64. C. Schofield
  65. R. Volk
  66. M. McGuire
  67. C. P. Reynolds
  68. G. Bentley
  69. E. L. Stone
  70. L. K. Halliday
  71. S. A. McCarron
  72. L. E. Siegel
  73. G. Wilday
  74. A. E. Goertz
  75. A. Reutinger
  76. M. Minshall
  77. L. B. Martin
  78. A. Sutter
  79. E. K. Hoff
  80. M. Bodkin
  81. A. E. Henderson
  82. M. B. Boyle
  83. F. M. Waters
  84. C. D. Barclay
  85. R. Watson
  86. S. A. Lewis
  87. E. W. Riffel
  88. H. Covey
  89. S. W. Crosley
  90. V. Case
  91. M. Hartmann
  92. E. L. Dentist
  93. J. B. Bowman
  94. E. Weber
  95. R. Taylor
  96. E. Reese
  97. E. I. Welsh
  98. M. A. Strycker
  99. M. Hennessey
  100. A. Thomas
  101. E. M. Scott
  102. J. T. Parsons
  103. M. Mason
  104. C. Buhrman
  105. Ch. Eaton
  106. D. G. Burgar
  107. M. A. G. Hickey
  108. M. S. Welsh
  109. L. A. Bennett
  110. R. A. Carney
  111. E. T. Riley
  112. G. K. Perkins
  113. N. M. Strong
  114. A. Gilborne
  115. A. E. Foerster
  116. A. Hansen
  117. G. G. Hard
  118. M. E. Hill
  119. L. E. Bartram
  120. L. W. Anderson
  121. B. H. Becht
  122. D. Mann
  123. L. Me Eneny
  124. V. A. Rau
  125. H. A. Fritz


The passengers consist solely of surgeons and nurses sent by the American National Red Cross for service in Great Britain, France, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Austria during the war.

The only cargo in this ship of 10000 tons is medical supplies contributed by the American people to the different nations at war.


Autographs Included Within This Passenger List Dated 13 September 1914.

Autographs Included Within This Passenger List Dated 13 September 1914. GGA Image ID # 17849c858b


Miss Delano has just forwarded the following letter from Miss Margaret Lehmann, one of the nurses on the Red Cross ship.

Miss Lehmann was Superintendent of the Visiting Nurses' Association in Philadelphia and was granted a leave of absence for the Red Cross service. We are sure that her letter will be of great interest to all our readers. S. S. Red Cross, Sept. 23, 1914. The Public Health Journal: Greetings from the S. S. Red Cross and Unit A - the Philadelphia group.

Long before this, you have heard all about the preliminary preparation for this expedition, and I thought you might like to know just how the American Red Cross Nurses have spent their time during the sea voyage. The days have been truly busy, more like the training school, patients included, for seasickness was very much in evidence the first few days.

The daily schedule has been as follows: 8:00 A. M.- Breakfast. 9: 30-11: 30 — Lectures by doctors. 11:30 A. M.— Many nurses made use of the gymnasium. 1:00 P. M.- Luncheon. 2:00-3:00 P. M.- Quiz and practical nursing. 4:00 P. M.- French or German. 7:00 P. M.— Dinner. 8:30 P. M .-- Prayers conducted by Sister Helen (Scott Hay). 10:00 P. M.- Quiet.

The doctors have given lectures on such subjects as First Aid, Contagious and Infectious Diseases, Anatomy, Anesthesia, Surgical Work, Metric System, etc. The afternoon classes have been conducted by their assistants and consisted of the nursing care of the patients.

At odd times between lectures and classes could be seen groups of nurses practicing bandaging or holding general discussions on some nursing subject.

By the way, we are all known as sisters; Sister Helen has given splendid talks on our future work, our attitude towards those with whom we may come in contact, on discipline and has given the supervisors many valuable suggestions.

Besides the regular lectures and classes, Major Patterson gave two very instructive lectures, one on Military Hospital Camp and the other on some contagious diseases, viz: Dysentery, Cholera, Smallpox, Bubonic Plague.

Mr. Mohun, one of the officers on board, gave an intensely interesting and instructive lantern slide lecture on his expedition 16 years ago, through Africa, and another lecture was describing his expedition through the same country 20 years ago.

The entire time during the trip has been one of preparation for our future work, and it has been amazing how fast the time had passed when there was nothing to look at but sea and sky.

We all feel keenly the trust and confidence placed in us by the American Red Cross Society, representing the United States as a whole, the various cities, and training schools as individuals.

It is the earnest prayer of each and every one that in every way possible, in whatever country we go, that we may prove ourselves a credit to our country and our colors by rendering the valuable assistance expected of us to those in great need.

Very cordially yours,



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