SS Orbita Passenger List - 8 October 1924


Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Orbita of the RMSP, Departing Monday, 8 October 1924 from Hamburg to New York.

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Orbita of the RMSP, Departing Monday, 8 October 1924 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain W. H. Parker. GGA Image ID # 1fe9a496ae


List of Senior Officers

  1. Captain W. H. Parker, C.B.E., R.D., R.N.R., Commander
  2. Chief Officer G. A. Robinson. R.D., R.N.R
  3. Second Officer R. V. Rutley, R.N.R
  4. Second Officer (Junior) B. A. Gammon
  5. Third Officer S. G. Page
  6. Third Officer (Junior) A. A. Martin. R.N.R
  7. Chief Engineer G. Hailey
  8. Second Engineer W. Adams
  9. Third Engineer S. Gilmore
  10. Fourth Engineer A. Collier
  11. Surgeon T. F. Lums, M.R.C.S., Eng. L.R.C.P., Lond
  12. Purser F. Schofield
  13. Assistant Purser J. M. McKenna
  14. Assistant Purser A. C. Story
  15. Assistant Purser J. D. Smithwhite
  16. Chief Steward W. J. Camidge


The SS Orbita departed from Hamburg on Wednesday, 8 October 1924, arriving at Southampton and Cherbourg on Friday, 10 October, proceeding on to New York, where they arrived on Monday, 20 October 1924.


List of Cabin Passengers


▓▓▓ "A" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. P. Adams
  2. Miss E. Adderley
  3. Miss L. Adderley


▓▓▓ "B" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. M. H. W. Baltz
  2. Miss S. D. Banks
  3. Mrs. O. H. S. Banks
  4. Miss O. Barker
  5. Miss E. C. Barrett
  6. Mrs. C. Barrett
  7. Miss E. Bartels
  8. Master B. C. Bauchop
  9. Master R. G. Bauchop
  10. Miss A. G. Bauchop
  11. Mrs. A. G. Bauchop
  12. Mr. I. H. Baum
  13. Mr. D. T. Beamer
  14. Mr. F. Beutler
  15. Mrs. Beutler
  16. Mrs. B. E. Bladworth
  17. Mrs. E. M. Blair
  18. Mrs. M. Block
  19. Miss K. N. Bradford
  20. Mrs. T. H. Bradford
  21. Miss E. P. Bridal
  22. Miss E. Brynolf
  23. Master B. Bunje
  24. Miss G. Bunje
  25. Mrs. E. Bunje


▓▓▓ "C" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. C. Cameron
  2. Mrs. J. Campbelf
  3. Master G. W. Campbell
  4. Mrs. B. W. Carter
  5. Mrs. N. Cazals
  6. Mr. W. Comstock
  7. Miss L. F. Cooper
  8. Mrs. J. L. Cooper
  9. Mr. P. A. Courbis
  10. Mrs. Courbis
  11. Miss E. Cumming
  12. Mrs. C. Cumming
  13. Master G. L. Currid
  14. Master A. S. Currie


▓▓▓ "D" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. J. Dammann
  2. Mr. J. K. Danby
  3. Miss E. M. Dawes
  4. Mr. D. B. Dawes
  5. Mrs. W. Degenhardt
  6. Mrs. C. Dreyer


▓▓▓ "E" ▓▓▓

  1. Miss A. Elliott
  2. Mrs. E. K. Elliott
  3. Mr. F. Elsner
  4. Mrs. Elsner
  5. Mr. W. Erpel
  6. Mrs. Erpel


▓▓▓ "F" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. L. Fenderson
  2. Mr. A. Fenz
  3. Mrs. Fenzy
  4. Master A. Fischer
  5. Mrs. A. Fischer
  6. Mr. O. Fischer
  7. Mr. G. Franklin
  8. Miss E. M. Freeman
  9. Miss E. W. Freeman
  10. Miss E. M. French
  11. Miss A. Fritzsche


▓▓▓ "G" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. R. Gebhardt
  2. Mr. F. Gehle
  3. Master F. G. Godwin
  4. Mrs. E. P. Godwin
  5. Mrs. A. Goebel
  6. Miss M. Goldstein
  7. Miss R. Graff
  8. Miss A. Green
  9. Miss H. I. Green
  10. Mrs. E. A. Green
  11. Miss J. Grube
  12. Miss Y. Gruet


▓▓▓ "H" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. W. Hadley
  2. Master T. Hamilton
  3. Mrs. E. Hamilton
  4. Miss K. Hansen
  5. Miss J. Harman-Brown
  6. Mr. C. M. Harnies
  7. Mrs. D. M. Harrison
  8. Miss M. Haus
  9. Mr. B. Hayes
  10. Mr. R. Hayes
  11. Mrs. Hayes
  12. Mr. W. Heegaar
  13. Miss E. Heinrich
  14. Miss D. Helm
  15. Mrs. E. R. Heppell
  16. Miss C. R. Hodges
  17. Mrs. M. Hooks
  18. Miss A. Hough
  19. Miss Emma Hough
  20. Miss Ethel Hough
  21. Miss N. Howard
  22. Mr. H. J. Hoxby
  23. Mrs. M. J. Hunt


▓▓▓ "I" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. C. W. Iliff


▓▓▓ "J" ▓▓▓

  1. Master T. Jacques
  2. Miss W. Jacques
  3. Mrs. M. Jacques
  4. Mr. V. Jones


▓▓▓ "K" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. I. Karasik
  2. Mr. J. W. Karner
  3. Miss K. Kaufmann
  4. Mrs. C. King
  5. Mr. T. Kinnell
  6. Mr. G. Kischel
  7. Miss E. Kleibs
  8. Miss S. Kleimann
  9. Mrs. D. Kleimann
  10. Mr. B. Konke
  11. Mrs. Konke
  12. Miss M. Krpcova
  13. Miss J. Kuttendreier


▓▓▓ "L" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. C. Lane
  2. Miss L. Long
  3. Miss H. Love
  4. Mrs. G. Love
  5. Miss G. Love
  6. Miss L. Love
  7. Mr. J. W. Lucas
  8. Mrs. Lucas


▓▓▓ "M" ▓▓▓

  1. Dr. G. C. MacCurdy
  2. Mrs. MacCurdy
  3. Mrs. J. Madeler
  4. Mr. W. C. Mead
  5. Master C. Meyer
  6. Mr. C. Meyer
  7. Mrs. Meyer
  8. Miss A. Mills
  9. Mrs. J. L. Mills
  10. Mr. T. F. T. Morland
  11. Mr. B. M. Morris
  12. Mrs. H. Morris
  13. Miss A. Morrison
  14. Mrs. G. Morrison
  15. Mr. M. Mozes
  16. Mrs. Mozes


▓▓▓ "N" ▓▓▓

  1. Miss M. Nicholls
  2. Mrs. M. K. Nicholls
  3. Mrs. J. K. H. Nightingale


▓▓▓ "O" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. H. H. Oddie
  2. Mrs. Oddie
  3. Miss M. Orthwein
  4. Mrs. J. Orthwein
  5. Miss M. Osbon
  6. Mrs. M. A. Osbon
  7. Miss H. Oster


▓▓▓ "P" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. J. Paisley
  2. Mr. E. E. Pearce
  3. Miss B. Pekarkova
  4. Miss Z. Pekarkova
  5. Mr. D. Pekarkova
  6. Mr. F. Pekarkova
  7. Mr. J. Pekarkova
  8. Mrs. M. Pekarkova
  9. Master H. Pfeil
  10. Mrs. C. Pfeil
  11. Miss A. Pisotura
  12. Mr. C. K. Pollard
  13. Master W. Printz
  14. Mrs. L. Printz
  15. Miss K. Putnam


▓▓▓ "Q" ▓▓▓

  1. Miss A. Quate
  2. Mr. R. H. Quayle


▓▓▓ "R" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. G. P. Rand
  2. Mrs. G. Rehfuss
  3. Mr. J. Reinhardt
  4. Mr. G. R. Rickards
  5. Miss F. Ries
  6. Miss A. Rincones
  7. Miss E. Roser
  8. Mrs. I. Roser
  9. Master F. Roser


▓▓▓ "S" ▓▓▓

  1. Mr. H. Scherer
  2. Miss E. L. Schmidt
  3. Mr. A. Schmidt
  4. Mrs. K. L. Schmidt
  5. Mr. L. Schropel
  6. Mr. A. Schuh
  7. Mrs. Schuh
  8. Miss A. Shemin
  9. Mr. F. Shnayerson
  10. Miss A. M. C. Sims
  11. Miss E. L. Sinclair
  12. Mr. A. P. Smith
  13. Mrs. Smith
  14. Mr. F. Steiner
  15. Miss B. Stevenson
  16. Mr. C. K. Stewart
  17. Mrs. Stewart
  18. Mrs. M. Stone
  19. Mr. H. H. Suplee


▓▓▓ "T" ▓▓▓

  1. Miss H. Taylor
  2. Mr. E. A. Taylor
  3. Mrs. M. Toland
  4. Miss E. Towson
  5. Miss F. Tracy
  6. Mr. O. Trautmann
  7. Miss R. L. Travous
  8. Mr. R. Trowbridge


▓▓▓ "V" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. R. van der Wyk
  2. Mr. J. Van Gelderen
  3. Miss E. Varez
  4. Miss A. Vaughan
  5. Miss A. Vorwald


▓▓▓ "W" ▓▓▓

  1. Mrs. E. J. Warren
  2. Mrs. S. Waters
  3. Mr. B. Welling
  4. Mrs. Welling
  5. Miss I. Wheeler
  6. Mr. A. Winter
  7. Mrs. H. Winter
  8. Mrs. H. S. Woodbury
  9. Mr. S. E. Woodcock


Information for Cabin Class Passengers


Enquiries as to hold or baggage room should be addressed to the Chief Officer, and cabin baggage to the Purser.

Passengers are recommended to insure their Baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with Contract Ticket.

Baggage for Great Britain

  1. The principal articles commonly brought by Passengers on which duties of Customs are chargeable on importation into the United Kingdom are : Cinematograph films, clocks, watches and parts, cocoa, coffee, dried fruits, motor cars, motor cycles and parts, saccharine and mixtures, spirits, liqueurs, perfumery, sugar, confectionery, tea, tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, and wine.
    Any quantities,however small,of such articles brought in the baggage or on the persons of Passengers must be declared and produced to the Customs Officers in attendance for the examination of baggage.
    The discovery by the officers of any such articles which have not been so declared may lead to the detention of the passenger and his baggage, and, in eases of obvious concealment, to arrest and prosecution and confiscation of the dutiable articles.
    Gold or silver plate of foreign manufacture which has not been assayed in this country must be produced.
    Foreign reprints of registered copyright works, including music, and extracts of tea, coffee, chicory or tobacco are prohibited, and if found will be forfeited.
    Merchandise is prohibited to be imported in baggage
  2. Explosives are prohibited to be imported in baggage. Such goods, together with the package in which they are found, will be detained
  3. The importation of dogs is prohibited unless authorized by a licence issued by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. Attempts to land dogs illegally may lead to the forfeiture of the animals and the prosecution of the offenders
  4. Any bribe, recompense, or reward, given, offered, or promised by any person to an officer of His Britannic Majesty's Customs as an inducement to him to neglect his duty in any way renders such person liable to a penalty of £200, and the officer who accepts it liable to dismissal

These enactments will be strictly enforced. The baggage of any passenger who contravenes the law will be retained for special examination after the baggage of all the other Passengers has been cleared.

New York Baggage

All Passengers, before being allowed to land at New York, will require to fill in a baggage declaration form, which can be obtained on application to the Purser. No baggage will be cleared through the Customs unless such form has been completed.


New York. Passengers are landed at the Company's Pier, No. 42, North River, Foot of Christopher Street. After landing, Passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

Cherbourg. Passengers and their baggage are landed by tender. The rail journey from Cherbourg to Paris takes about 6 hours.

Hamburg. Passengers and their baggage are landed either at Cuxhaven or Hamburg. In the case of the former they will be conveyed by train to Hamburg without extra charge.

Southampton. Passengers and their baggage are landed at Southampton Docks. A special train leaves for Waterloo from alongside about one hour after debarkation.


Dining Saloons

Seats at Table. Application should be made to the Chief Saloon Steward on board the steamer on day of sailing.

Hours for Meals

  • Coffee or Tea served in Cabin: 7:00 am
  • Breakfast: 8.30-9.30 am
  • Luncheon: 12:30 pm
  • Afternoon Tea: 4:00 pm
  • Dinner: 7:00 pm

Half-an-hour previously a bell will be rung or a bugle blown.

All Passengers in good health are expected to take their meals at the public table, and to appear suitably dressed.

Meals cannot be served in the state-rooms or on deck, except in cases of illness.

Only children paying full fares are allowed seats at the saloon table.

Meal Hours (Children's)

The hours for meals for children are as follows :

  • Breakfast 8:00 am
  • Lunch Noon
  • Tea 3.30 pm
  • Dinner 5.30 pm

The menus are varied as much as possible, but parents are recommended to consult with the Chief Steward as to the requirements of their children.


Passengers' servants (including valets) will take their meals at the times stipulated for children.

Deck Chairs and Rugs

Deck chairs and rugs can be hired for the voyage at fixed charges.

Payment should be made to the Deck Steward, who will issue a ticket, which can be placed in the space provided at the back of the chair.

Deck chairs may be had free of charge between Southampton and Cherbourg or Hamburg or vice versa.


The ship's Barber is authorized to charge for his services according to a fixed scale, a copy of which can be seen on application.

Foreign money will be taken at the rate of exchange authorized by the Company, the list of which can be seen in the Barber's shop.

As the space in the shops is so limited it is required that not more than five persons should be in the rooms at the same time.

Electric hair curlers are supplied for the use of Passengers free of charge, and can be obtained on application to the Stewardess.

The use of spirit and other lamps (a source of great danger) is prohibited on board.

The Barbers have instructions that they are not to leave customers who may be there for haircutting, etc., to serve others with goods.

A detailed price list of the articles for sale may be seen in the Barber's shop.


At which fancy articles, perfumes, sweets, picture post cards, playing cards, photographic films, souvenirs, sport prizes, and light articles of clothing likely to be required on the voyage, etc., may be purchased, is situated on " C " Deck (" E " Deck, " Ohio.")

Property Retained By The Passenger

Property retained by the Passenger in cabin or upon person must not be left lying about the ship or cabin, but, when not in actual use, must be locked in trunk, etc., so as not to be easily opened or removed. Failure of a passenger to observe these requirements shall, in case of loss, etc., be deemed negligence of the passenger.

The Company will not be responsible for any property left unguarded by the passenger in the cabin or elsewhere on board whilst the steamer is in port.


The Surgeon is authorized to charge for professional attendance. The fee for each visit is 5/-.

Accounts will be rendered by the Surgeon before the termination of the voyage. Medicines prescribed will be supplied by the Company free.

Money Exchange

A money exchange office has been provided on board and will be open at the times notified on the ship's notice-board.

Wireless Telegraphy

The Marconi house is situated on the boat deck, and all messages should be handed to the operator, who will supply full information regarding charges.

All messages are subject to censorship on the part of the Company's Officers, who must be satisfied as to the meaning of code words.


The Bandsmen on board the steamers are on the ship's articles and are properly remunerated by the R. M.S. P. Company. It is the desire of the Company that subscriptions for the band should not be encouraged. If, however, any subscriptions are made on their behalf they can only be regarded as voluntary on the part of Passengers, from whom no subscription is necessary.


A choice selection of Wines, Spirits, Beer, Mineral Waters, Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobacco is obtainable at reasonable prices as per Wine Lists and Wine Cartes exhibited on board the steamers.

Smoke-Room Bar

Smoke-room bar is closed at midnight or at the discretion of the Commander.

Code Books

Copies of Bentley's and A.B.C. (Fifth Edition) Codes are provided on board for the use of Passengers. Application should be made to the Enquiry Office.


Cablegrams and telegrams should be handed in at the Purser's Office two hours before arrival at port.

Letters, etc., written on the high seas and posted in the ship's letter-box will be handed over to the Postal Authorities at the next port of arrival, and must have British postage affixed.

Letters, etc., can be weighed, and stamps purchased from the Social Hall Steward.

In order to facilitate the forwarding of letters and telegrams, Passengers are requested to hand to the Purser a note of the address to which they will proceed after leaving the steamer.

Divine Service

Divine Service is held on Sundays at 10:30 am in the dining saloon (weather and other circumstances permitting).


Application for books should be made to the Steward in Charge. Passengers are requested to see that all books are returned before leaving the steamer.


Cheques cannot be accepted on board the Company's steamers in payment of passage money, wine or other accounts.


Smoking in State Rooms is prohibited, and, in the interests of the safety of all on board, Passengers are requested to refrain from the practice.


Money, Jewelry or other valuables should not be packed with personal effects, but should be deposited with Purser of the steamer for safe keeping. Unless so deposited the Company shall not be liable for any logs or injury.

Southampton Passengers

For full particulars regarding landing arrangements at Southampton, see separate Blue Leaflet obtainable from the Purser.

Dogs, Birds, Etc.

Small lap dogs may, by special permission, be carried in their owners' cabins, but large dogs and other animals, birds, etc., must be given into the charge of the appointed official.


In the event of any Passengers considering that they have cause for complaint, either of the food, service or accommodation, they are requested to bring the matter directly to the notice of the Commander during his daily inspection.

Ship's Regulations

Passengers must conform with any regulations which the R.M.S.P. Co. or their officials may at any time consider necessary for the discipline or comfort of all on board.

Sailing Notices

On the ship's arrival at a port an announcement will be displayed on the ship's notice board, giving information as to time of departure or transfer to other ships, etc.

R.M.S.P. Services

Information regarding the R.M.S.P. services throughout the world and/or special touring arrangements can be obtained from the Purser.

Enquiry Office

Is situated on Deck " C," to which all enquiries should be addressed.


Approximate Distance Table

  • Hamburg to CUXHAVEN - - 50
  • CUXHAVEN to Southampton - 453
  • Southampton to Cherbourg - 82.5
  • Cherbourg to New York - 3,194
  • Total 3,779.5


The Royal Mail & Pacific Lines Passenger Services

New York and Canada

Regular sailings from Hamburg via Southampton and Cherbourg. By Cabin Class Steamers.

Greenock to New York by Cabin Class Steamers.


1—By " A " Steamers Fortnightly to and from Southampton and Cherbourg.

2— By " 0 " Steamers every four weeks from Liverpool. 3—By " D" Steamers Fortnightly to and from Liverpool.

France, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & Madeira

1—From Southamptor by " A " Steamers, calling Cherbourg Vigo and Lisbon.

2— From Liverpool by "D" Steamers calling Cherbourg, Corers Vigo, Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon


Fortnightly Service from Southampton, by " A " Steamers via Spain and Portugal.

Fortnightly Service from Liverpocl by "O" Steamers to La Rochelle Panics, Coruna and Vige; and Four Weekly Service to Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.

Canada To West Indies & DEMERARA via Bermuda.

1—Fortnightly Mail Service from Halifax.

West Coast of South America

1—From Liverpool via Franco, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, River Plate and Straits of Magellan,

2—From Liverpool via France, Spain, Havana and Panama Canal. 8—From New York to Valparaiso and Central American Ports via Panama Canal.

New York and Bermuda

Weekly Service by R.M.S.P. " ARCADIAN" during winter months.

New York and West Indies

Winter Cruises by R.M.S.P. " ORCA."


1—From Liverpool per " O " Steamers, calling La Rochelle Coruna, Vigo, Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.

LOCAL Pacific Services

1—Between Cristobal (Colon) and Central American Ports.

Tours Round South America

Services To ALL PARTS of The World


Sailing Schedule, New York-Hamburg-Southampton, from 13 September 1924 to 9 January 1925.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Hamburg-Southampton, from 13 September 1924 to 9 January 1925. Ships Included the Ohio, Orbita, Orca, and Orduña. SS Orbita Passenger List, 8 October 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fea5a2809


Title Page, SS Orbita Cabin Class Passenger List, 8 October 1924.

Title Page, SS Orbita Cabin Class Passenger List, 8 October 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fea285c8e


List of Senior Officers and Staff on the SS Orbita Voyage of 8 October 1924.

List of Senior Officers and Staff on the SS Orbita Voyage of 8 October 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fea08b8ca


Pleasure Cruises by the R.M.S.P. "Arcadian" from June 1924 to April 1925 Covering Norway, Mediterranean, etc.

Pleasure Cruises by the R.M.S.P. "Arcadian" from June 1924 to April 1925 Covering Norway, Mediterranean, etc. Additional Mediterranean Cruises by the R.M.S.P. "Orbita" from January to March 1925. SS Orbita Passenger List, 8 October 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fe9bf90a5


The Royal Mail & Pacific Lines Passenger Services, 1924-1925.

The Royal Mail & Pacific Lines Passenger Services, 1924-1925, Covering New York and Canada, Brazil and River Plate, and France, Spain, Portugal and Madeira. Additional Services Include Canada to West Indies and Demerara via Bermuda; New York and Bermuda; New York and West Indies; France, Spain, and Portugal; and Local Pacific Services. SS Orbita Passenger List, 8 October 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fe9a5d541


Badges of Rank for Officers of the R.M.S.P.

Badges of Rank for Officers of the R.M.S.P. Inset No. 2. 13 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 1fe9ae4c21


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