Naples, Italy Passenger Lists 1894-1954

 

Naples, Italy Showing the Harbor circa 1906.

Naples, Italy Showing the Harbor circa 1906. GGA Image ID # 1766ff04b6

 

Naples is the capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy. The port of Naples is one of the most important in Europe and has the world's second-highest passenger flow level, after the port of Hong Kong.

 

 

1894-12-14 Passenger Manifest for the SS Werra

1894-12-14 SS Werra Passenger List

Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 14 December 1894

Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar

Commander: Captain G. Pohle

 

 

1900-12-18 Passenger Manifest for the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II

1900-12-18 SS Kaiser Wilhelm II Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 18 December 1900

Route: New York to Genoa via Gibraltar and Naples

Commander: Captain D. Hoegemann

 

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List from the SS Aller of the North German Lloyd, Departing 16 January 1901 from Genoa to New York via Naples and Gibraltar.

1901-01-16 SS Aller Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 16 January 1901

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain B. Wilhelmi

 

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest S. S. Fürst Bismarck, Hamburg America Line 1902

1902-01-26 SS Fürst Bismarck Passenger List

Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 26 January 1902

Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Heinrich H. Barends

 

1903-05-16 Passenger Manifest for the SS Vancouver

1903-05-16 SS Vancouver Passenger List

Steamship Line: Dominion Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 16 May 1903

Route: Naples to Azores and Boston

Commander: Captain MacDonald

 

Passenger Manifest, RMS Pannonia, Cunard Line, August 1905, Trieste to New York

1905-08-19 RMS Pannonia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 19 August 1905

Route: Trieste to New York via Fiume, Palermo, and Naples

Commander: Captain E. Pentecost

 

Front Cover - 1906-08-21 Passenger Manifest of SS Moltke

1906-08-21 SS Moltke Passenger List

Steamship Line: Hamburg Amerika Linie / Hamburg American Line (HAPAG)

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 21 August 1906

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples

Commander: Captain Reessing

 

Passenger Manifest, SS Cretic, White Star Line, August 1908, Italy to New York

1908-08-26 RMS Cretic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 26 August 1908

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Azores

Commander: Captain J. B. Kelk

 

Passenger Manifest, SS Romanic, White Star Line, October 1908, Genoa and Naples to Boston

1908-10-04 RMS Romanic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 4 October 1908

Route: Genoa to Boston via Naples, Almeria, and Azores

Commander: Captain R. Lobez

 

1908-11-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Prinzess Irene

1908-11-12 SS Prinzess Irene Passenger List

Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 12 November 1908

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain F. von Letten-Peterssen

 

 

1910-05-19 Passenger Manifest for the SS Friedrich Der Grosse

1910-05-19 SS Friedrich Der Grosse Passenger List

Steamship Line: Norddeutscher Lloyd (North German Lloyd)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 19 May 1910

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Palermo, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain R. Dahl

 

Passenger Manifest, SS Canopic, White Star Line, July 1911, Genoa to Boston

1911-07-23 SS Canopic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 23 July 1911

Route: Genoa and Naples to Boston via the Azores

Commander: Captain J. O. Carter

 

Front Cover, First and Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Berlin of the North German Lloyd, Departing 20 January 1912 from New York to Genoa via Gibraltar, Algiers, and Naples.

1912-01-20 SS Berlin Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 20 January 1912

Route: New York to Genoa via Gibraltar, Algiers, and Naples

Commander: Captain A. Harrassowitz

 

Front Cover, Cunard RMS Saxonia Saloon Passenger List - 21 August 1912

1912-08-21 RMS Saxonia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 21 August 1912

Route: Trieste to New York via Fiume, Patras, Naples, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain D. S. Miller (CDR R.N.R.).

 

1913-06-17 Passenger Manifest for the TSS Sant Anna

1913-06-17 TSS Sant Anna Passenger List

Steamship Line: Fabre Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 17 June 1913

Route: New York to the Mediterranean via Naples and Marseilles

Commander: Captain François Pavy

 

Front Cover of a Saloon Passenger List from the SS Carpathia of the Cunard Line, Departing 4 November 1913 from Fiume to New York via Trieste, Patras, Messina, Naples, Almeria, and Gibraltar

1913-11-04 SS Carpathia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cunard Line

Class of Passengers: Saloon

Date of Departure: 4 November 1913

Route: Fiume to New York via Trieste, Patras, Messina, Naples, Almeria, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain William Prothero

 

Front Cover, White Star Line SS Cretic First Class Passenger List - 22 November 1913.

1913-11-22 RMS Cretic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 22 November 1913

Route: Genoa to Boston via Naples and Azures

Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth

 

Front Cover, First and Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Berlin of the North German Lloyd, Departing 8 January 1914 from Genoa to New York via Neapel, Palermo and Gibraltar.

1914-01-08 SS Berlin Passenger List

Steamship Line: North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 8 January 1914

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Palermo and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain A. Harrassowitz

 

1914-04-16 Passenger Manifest for the TSS Canada

1914-04-16 TSS Canada Passenger List

Steamship Line: Fabre Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 16 April 1914

Route: Special Winter Voyage from New York to the Mediterranean calling at Algiers, Naples, Villefranche and Marseilles

Commander: Captain Victor Bouleuc

 

 

30 January 1926 Cruise Passenger Manifest - SS Transylvania

1926-01-30 SS Transylvania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Anchor Steamship Line

Class of Passengers: Cruise

Date of Departure: 30 January 1926

Route: New York to Funchal (Madeira); Lisbon; Cadiz, Spain; Gibraltar; Algiers; Tunis, Carthage; Phaleron Bay (Athens); Constantinople; Haifa; Alexandria; Naples; Villefranche (Nice); Monte Carlo; Cherbourg; and return to New York.

Commander: Captain D. W. Bone

 

1926-04-10 Passenger Manifest for the SS Colombo

1926-04-10 SS Colombo Passenger List

Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI)

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 10 April 1926

Route: New York for Palermo, Naples and Genoa

Commander: Captain Arturo Romano

 

1926-08-19 Passenger Manifest for the SS California

1926-08-19 SS California Passenger List

Steamship Line: Anchor Steamship Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 19 August 1926

Route: Naples to New York via Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Alex. Collie

 

Passenger Manifest, NGI Navigazione Generale Italiana SS Colombo, 1927 Genoa to New York

1927-03-16 SS Colombo Passenger List

Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI)

Class of Passengers: One

Date of Departure: 16 March 1927

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Palermo

Commander: Captain Filippo D' Esposito

 

Front Cover, Lloyd Sabaudo SS Conte Biancamano First Cabin Passenger List - 30 June 1927.

1927-06-30 SS Conte Biancamano Passenger List

Steamship Line: Lloyd Sabaudo

Class of Passengers: First Cabin

Date of Departure: 30 June 1927

Route: New York to Genoa via Gibraltar and Naples

Commander: Captain Giuseppe Turchi

 

One Class Passenger List from the SS Colombo of the NGI Line, Departing 7 September 1927 from Genoa to New York

1927-09-07 SS Colombo Passenger List

Steamship Line: Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI)

Class of Passengers: One Class

Date of Departure: 7 September 1927

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples

Commander: Captain Cav. Uff. Francesco Re.

 

Front Cover, Passenger List SS Patria 1928

1928-02-11 SS Patria Passenger List

Steamship Line: Fabre Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 11 February 1928

Route: Marseilles to New York via Naples and Palerme

Commander: Captain Juste Tempesti

 

Front Cover, 1929-02-08 SS Adriatic Passenger List

1929-02-08 SS Adriatic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 8 February 1929

Route: Alexandria to New York via Syracuse, Naples, Monaco, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain V. W. Hickson (Lt. Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)

 

1929-07-02 Passenger Manifest for the SS Providence

1929-07-02 SS Providence Passenger List

Steamship Line: Fabre Line

Class of Passengers: First and Second Class

Date of Departure: 2 July 1929

Route: New York to Marseilles via Boston, Ponta Delgada, Lisbon, Naples, Palermo, Piraeus, Beirut, and Malta

Commander: Captain Laurent Vidal

 

1929-08-25 Passenger Manifest for the SS Saturnia

1929-08-25 SS Saturnia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cosulich Line - Trieste

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 25 August 1929

Route: Trieste to New York via Patrasso and Naples

Commander: Captain Stuparich Cav Roberto

 

 

Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Laurentic - 1930-02-27

1930-02-27 SS Laurentic Passenger List

Steamship Line: White Star Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin

Date of Departure: 27 February 1930

Route: Mediterranean Cruise from New York to Madeira, Gibraltar, Algiers, Monaco, Naples, Athens, Constantinople, Haifa, Alexandria, Syracuse, Naples, Monaco, Gibraltar, Cherbourg, and Southampton.

Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)

 

1930-08-19 Passenger Manifest for the SS Vulcania

1930-08-19 SS Vulcania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Cosulich Line - Trieste

Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Class

Date of Departure: 19 August 1930

Route: Naples to New York via Cannes

Commander: Captain Antonio Hreglich

 

Front Cover of a First Mediterranean Cruise Passenger List from the SS France of the CGT French Line, Departing 10 January 1931 from New York to Marseilles via Vigo, Casablanca, Rabat, Gibraltar, Naples, Capri, Monaco, and return via Le Havre or directly to New York.

1931-01-10 SS France Passenger List

Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / French Line (CGT)

Class of Passengers: First and Tourist

Date of Departure: 10 January 1931

Route: New York to Marseilles via Vigo, Casablanca, Rabat, Gibraltar, Naples, Capri, Monaco, and return via Le Havre or directly to New York

Commander: Captain G. Burosse

 

1932-06-28 Passenger Manifest for the SS Exeter

1932-06-28 SS Exeter Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: One

Date of Departure: 28 June 1932

Route: New York to Alexandria via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Jaffa, Haifa, Beirut, and Naples

Commander: Captain C.C. Decker

 

1935-08-21 Passenger Manifest for the SS Rex

1935-08-21 SS Rex Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Special

Date of Departure: 21 August 1935

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Villefranche (Nice) and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Grand' Uff. Francesco Tarabotto

 

1935-09-13 Passenger Manifest for the SS Rex

1935-09-13 SS Rex Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Special

Date of Departure: 13 September 1935

Route: Naples for New York via Genoa, Villefranche (Nice) and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Francesco Tarabotto

 

1937-03-06 Passenger Manifest for the SS Conte Di Savoia

1937-03-06 SS Conte Di Savoia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italian Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 6 March 1937

Route: New York to Gibraltar, Naples, Villefranche, and Genoa

Commander: Captain Antonio Lena

 

1937-05-22 Passenger Manifest for the SS Roma

1937-05-22 SS Roma Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 22 May 1937

Route: New York to Madeira, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, and Genoa

Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone

Note: Annotated by the original owner (passenger)

 

1937-06-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Roma

1937-06-12 SS Roma Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 12 June 1937

Route: Genoa and Villefranche to New York via Naples and Gibraltar

Commander: Alberto Ottino

Note: Includes Color Map with preprinted Transatlantic Route

 

1938-07-13 Passenger Manifest for the SS Rex

1938-07-13 SS Rex Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 13 July 1938

Route: Genoa to New York via Cannes, Naples, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone

 

Front Cover - 1938-07-14 Passenger Manifest for the SS Vulcania<

1938-07-14 SS Vulcania Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 14 July 1938

Route: Trieste to New York via Dubrovnik, Patra, Naples, Palermo, Algiers, Gibraltar, Lisbon, and Azores

Commander: Captain William Lazzari

 

1938-08-09 Passenger Manifest for the SS Rex

1938-08-09 SS Rex Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 9 August 1938

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Giorgio Cavallini

 

1939-10-06 Passenger Manifest for the SS Rex

1939-10-06 SS Rex Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 6 October 1939

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples

Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone

 

 

1949-07-22 Passenger List for SS Saturnia

1949-07-22 SS Saturnia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 22 July 1949

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Gibraltar, and Azores

Commander: Captain Gianni Gladioli

 

 

1950-07-04 Passenger List for SS Saturnia

1950-07-04 SS Saturnia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 4 July 1950

Route: Genoa to New York via Cannes, Naples, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Arrigo G. Gladulich

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Conte Biancamano of the Italian Steamship Lines, Departing 11 August 1950 from Genoa to New York via Naples, Gibraltar, and Lisbon

1950-08-11 SS Conte Biancamano Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 11 August 1950

Route: Genoa to New York via Naples, Gibraltar, and Lisbon

Commander: Captain Pasquale Pezzuto

 

Passenger List, Italia SS Conte Biancamano Sep 1950

1950-09-14 SS Conte Biancamano Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 14 September 1950

Route: Genoa to New York via Nables, Gibraltar and Lisbon

Commander: Captain Pasquale Pezzuto

 

Front Cover, 1951-05-25 SS Vulcania Passenger Lists

1951-05-25 SS Vulcania Passenger Lists

Steamship Line: Italia Line

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 25 May 1951

Route: Genoa to Halifax and New York via Cannes, Naples, Palermo, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Giovanni Giurini

 

Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Conte Biancamano of the Italia Line, Departing 12 August 1951 from Genoa to Halifax and New York.

1951-08-12 SS Conte Biancamano Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Soc. An. Di Navigazione

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 12 August 1951

Route: Genoa to Halifax and New York via Naples and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Pasquale Pezzuto

 

1952-03-01 Passenger List for SS Constitution

1952-03-01 SS Constitution Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 1 March 1952

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Saturnia of the Italia Soc. An. Di Navigazione, Departing 11 March 1952 from New York to Naples via Gibraltar, Barcelona, and Genoa

1952-03-11 SS Saturnia Passenger List

Steamship Line: Italia Soc. An. Di Navigazione

Class of Passengers: Cabin Class

Date of Departure: 11 March 1952

Route: New York to Naples via Gibraltar, Barcelona, and Genoa

Commander: Commanded by Captain Piero Calamai.

 

1953-08-02 Passenger List for SS Independence

1952-10-27 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 27 October 1952

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer

 

1953-08-02 Passenger List for SS Independence

1953-08-02 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 2 August 1953

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Ernest H. Nelson

 

1953-08-21 Passenger List for SS Constitution

1953-08-21 SS Constitution Passenger List

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 21 August 1953

Route: New York to Naples via Gibraltar, Cannes, and Genoa

Commander: Captain Ernest H. Nelson

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Independence of the American Export Lines, Departing 24 August 1953 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes and Gibraltar

1953-08-24 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 24 August 1953

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes and Gibraltar,

Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Independence of the American Export Lines, Departing 3 July 1954.

1954-07-03 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: Tourist

Date of Departure: 3 July 1954

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer

 

1954-08-14 Passenger List for SS Independence

1954-08-14 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 14 August 1954

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Ernest H. Nelson

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 5 November 1954 from New York to Naples via Cannes and Genoa

1954-11-05 SS Constitution Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 5 November 1954

Route: New York to Naples via Cannes and Genoa

Commander: Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen

 

1954-11-09 Passenger List for SS Independence

1954-11-09 SS Independence Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 9 November 1954

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Hugh L. Switzer

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 7 December 1954 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

1954-12-07 SS Constitution Passenger List

Steamship Line: American Export Lines

Class of Passengers: First Class

Date of Departure: 7 December 1954

Route: Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

Commander: Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen

 

The Port of Naples, Italy.

The Port of Naples, Italy. Supplement to The Standard, 18 December 1912. GGA Image ID # 1d427612ff

 

During the early 20th century, efforts to industrialize the city were likewise hampered by administrative corruption and a lack of infrastructure. Facing a slumping economy, many poorer Neapolitans emigrated northwards or headed overseas to the United States and Argentina.

Naples and Genoa have all the natural advantages required for navigation by the largest vessels. Still, at each, the volume of trade has mostly outgrown facilities for handling goods.

Furthermore, this is true as regards merchandise for transportation by both the railroad and ocean lines. There are few piers at Naples at which vessels may discharge and load cargo, warehouses for safe storage are inadequate in number and limited in capacity, mechanical agencies for handling cargo are insufficient, and the manual force employed is not entirely efficient.

These deficiencies are augmented because Naples is simply a port of call, vessels touching there remaining, as a rule, no longer than twenty-four hours to discharge or take on passengers and cargo.

On the westward voyage, exigencies frequently arise, which shorten the stay at Naples. In such cases, vessels proceed to Genoa with cargo that the steamship lines could not discharge at the former port.

 

Emigrantion Through the Port of Naples (1911)

Naples has led all European ports in the number of emigrants embarking on the United States in recent years. At the time of the committee's visit, 12 steamship companies, including the White Star and North German Lloyd. Navigazione Generale Italiana. La Veloce, Fabre, Lloyd-Italiano, Hamburg-American, Anchor, Lloyd-Sabaudo, Spanish, Sicula-Americano, and the Prince lines carried immigrants from this port.

The above lines are mentioned in the order of their importance as emigrant carriers at the time under consideration. Emigrants arriving in Naples are quartered in boarding houses, which are under the supervision of the Government.

Sanitary officers and emigration officials frequently examine them. Steamship companies are required to board emigrants for one day before sailing. If a departure is delayed, they must maintain them until the ship sails and pay each 2 lire (40 cents) a day as damages for his detention.

The medical examination of emigrants at Naples takes place in the Capitaneria, a large building on the waterfront, just before the sailing of the ship. Emigrants pass in line before two United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service surgeons, one of whom examines for trachoma and the other for favus and other defects.

The inspection is made in the presence of the Italian emigration commission, representatives of the police department, and detail of carabinieri reali, or military police. Usually, there also present the ship's doctor, a doctor of the port, the Italian naval surgeon, who represents the Government on all ships taking emigrants from Italian ports, and an inspector of emigration.

Persons rejected by the United States medical officers are immediately removed from the enclosure. Persons not rejected pass before a police officer, who examines their passports. If this is satisfactory, the emigrant then goes aboard a lighter and is carried to the ship.

At the vessel's gangway, emigrants are met by police officers and a representative of the United States medical officials, who sees that inspection cards are appropriately stamped. Baggage labeled to indicate that it has passed the sanitary inspectors. Knives are also taken from the emigrants at this time by the police.

If everything is satisfactory, the seal of the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital Service is stamped on the inspection card. After passing the first group of inspectors, emigrants are again examined for trachoma and favus by the ship's doctor.

This supplementary medical visit on this ship was inaugurated at the request of the United States medical officer in charge to prevent substitution, which, previously, had been quite common.

The United States officers at Naples take no part in examining second-class passengers, except that occasionally their advice is sought concerning questionable cases. A physician examines the second-class passengers employed expressly by the steamship companies, in conjunction with and under the supervision of the Italian emigration commission.

In addition to the medical examination, the United States Public Health and Marine-Hospital surgeon in charge at Naples has complete control of the inspection and disinfection of emigrant baggage. This is done in a well-equipped plant near the emigrant station.

At the time of the committee's visit, The Port of Naples employed one inspector and seven assistant inspectors. These men were under the control of the Marine-Hospital surgeon, acting officially as a quarantine officer, and the steamship companies bore the expense.

Emigrants are required to be vaccinated before embarking at Naples. This was done in a station near the place of embarkation at the expense of the steamship companies but under the supervision of the United States medical officers.

American consular officers have no part in examining emigrants at Naples, the usual consular function being delegated to the Marine-Hospital officer in charge. The consul, however, signs the bill of health in conjunction with the medical officer.

 

"Naples," in Emigration Condition in Europe, Reports of the United States Immigration Commission, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1911, p. 115-117.

 

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