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Penang, Malaysia Passenger Lists 1926

Passenger Lists available from the GG Archives from the Port of Penang, Malaysia. Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain.

Penang is the chief northerly port of the British Straits Settlements, and its commercial importance lies in the excellence of the soil and the character of the climate. The rainfall amounts to 89.5 yearly. The main articles of export are sugar, spices, rice and tin. More attention is being given the production of rubber, and a steady increase in exportation has been noted in the last few years. The principal merchants and shippers are Chinese.

Steamer Lines Using the Port: P. & O. S. N. Co. Ltd., O. S. S. Co. Ltd., China Mutual S. N. Co. Ltd, Shire Line, Glen Line, Ben Line, and Nippon Yusen Kaisha calling at Penang on voyages between the United Kingdom and the Far East, B. I. S. N. Co. Ltd. to and from India and Burma and occasionally to Australia ; Indo-China S. N. Co. Ltd. and B. I. Apcar line, calling at Penang on voyages to and from India, China and Japan; the Straits Steamship Co. Ltd., trading between Singapore, Penang and F. M. S. ports; the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappy to Sumatra and Java and occasionally to Borneo.

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Van Buren of the Dollar Steamship Line, Departing 30 September 1926 from New York to Shanghai

1926-09-30 SS President Van Buren Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Dollar Steamship Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 September 1926
  • Route: New York to Marseilles via Havana, Cristobal, Balbao, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manilla, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Port Said and Alexandria
  • Commander: Captain M. Ridley


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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.