Southampton Passenger Lists 1930-1960

View of the RMS Queen Elizabeth on the left and the RMS Queen Mary on the right at Southampton on September 27, 1946.

View of the RMS Queen Elizabeth on the left and the RMS Queen Mary on the right at Southampton on September 27, 1946. The photo was taken just before the RMS Queen Elizabeth's sea trials, having been completed and fully repainted in Cunard livery. RMS Queen Mary is still in her war colors as she was concluding her war duties on this day. GGA Image ID # 1d43f54063

 

Note: Typically, only the origination and final destination ports are listed in each link. Other intermediary ports of call are not listed.

 

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Cunard Line 1930s

 

 

 

North German Lloyd / Norddeutscher Lloyd - 1930s

 

 

 

 

United States Lines 1930s

 

 

The RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line is Grounded on Thorne Knoll Near Southampton, 1935.

The RMS Aquitania of the Cunard Line is Grounded on Thorne Knoll Near Southampton, 1935. GGA Image ID # 1d4423282a

 

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Compagnie Générale Transatlantique / CGT - French Line 1950s

 

Cunard Line 1950s

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: Typically, only the origination and final destination ports are listed in each link. Other intermediary ports of call are not listed.

 

More Information About the Port of Southampton

 

The Image Shows the RMS Mauretania Departing Southampton on 2 July 1935.

The Image Shows the RMS Mauretania Departing Southampton on 2 July 1935. She Was One of the Three Express Liners of the Cunard Line - The Lusitania, Aquitania, and Mauretania. She Had Been Sold to Metal Industries, Who Would Soon Break up This Fine Liner. The RMS Olympic Is Visible in the Background. GGA Image ID # 1d44393290

 

From several points of view, Southampton is one of the most exciting ports in the British Isles. It is, for instance, an outstanding example of a port developed by a railroad company for the sake of the passenger traffic commanded by a favorable location.

Then it possesses the extraordinary phenomenon of four tides a day. A glance at the map will understand the explanation of this natural endowment. One will see that Southampton lies some six miles up Southampton Water and that opposite the end of this deep inlet stands the Isle of Wight.

 

The Piers at Southampton, 1905.

The Piers at Southampton, 1905. The Detroit Publishing Company Print # 11251. GGA Image ID # 1d44abb6dc

 

When a tide sweeps up the English Channel, it sweeps up Southampton Water. Still, when the ebb tide begins through the Channel and sweeps again past the Isle of Wight, the flood is held in Southampton Water and cannot get out.

The result is that two hours after every high tide in the English Channel, it is high tide for a second time at Southampton. Thus Southampton has practically four hours of the high tide every twenty-four hours. 

When released from their wartime service, the Aquitania and the Olympic, the two largest British-built ships, were placed on this express terry between Southampton and New York.

The Mauretania and the ex-German Berengaria have all been in the big dock at Southampton simultaneously, forming a unique spectacle.

By the way, this dock is, from prolonged usage by the White Star Line, called the "White Star Dock." The name, of course, is not precisely relished by the Cunard Company, whose big liners are also obliged to use it.

Particulars of the White Star Dock, the largest and deepest at Southampton, are as follows:

  • Water area, 16 acres
  • Length of quayage, 3,800 feet
  • Length of the dock, 1,600 feet
  • Width of the entrance 400 feet
  • Depth of high water, ordinary spring tides, 53 feet
  • Depth at low water, ordinary spring tides, 40 feet

 

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Port of Southampton Passenger Lists Continued

 

A. Vernon Thomas, "Southampton's Present Prosperity Duet to Railway Company's Improvements," in The Nautical Gazette, New York: The Nautical Gazette, Inc., Vol. 101, No. 13, Whole No. 2614, 24 September 1921, pp. 394-395.

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