SS Orca Passenger List - 19 December 1923


Front Cover, First and Second Class Passenger List for the SS Orca of the RMSP, Departing 19 December 1923 from Hamburg to New York.

Front Cover, First and Second Class Passenger List for the SS Orca of the RMSP, Departing 19 December 1923 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain E. Clarke. GGA Image ID # 1fdc10b648


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain E. Clarke, Commander, R.D., R.N.R
  2. Chief Officer A. Murphy
  3. Second Officer J. W. M. FLETCHER
  4. Second Officer G. E. LAPSLEY
  5. Third Officer G. D. BONNER
  6. Fourth Officer R. C. S. WOOLLEY
  7. Chief Engineer J. LISTER
  8. Second Engineer F. A. Sanders
  9. Third Engineer J. B. TWIST
  10. Fourth Engineer A. C. ROBBIE
  11. Surgeon J. R. Dr.Per, M.D. (Camb.)
  12. Purser R. STEPHENSON
  13. Assistant Purser K. M. HEWSON
  14. Assistant Purser B. L. HARAM
  15. Assistant Purser S. H. MARSH
  16. Chief Steward C. J. GALE


The SS Orca Departed from Hamburg on 19 December 1923 and from Southampton and Cherbourg on 21 December 1923 then on to New York.


First Class Passengers

  1. Miss J. Becker
  2. Mr. H. Bloch
  3. Mr. J. Driebeek
  4. Miss F. Edes
  5. Mr. D. V. Garnham
  6. Mrs. E. Heymann
  7. Mr. C. G. W. Ludecke
  8. Mr. E. Lichtbau
  9. Miss R. Morris
  10. Mr. R. W. Winfield
  11. Mrs. X. Ziloti


Second Class Passengers

  1. Mr. C. B. Allen
  2. Mr. E. Alfonsus
  3. Miss R. Anderieth
  4. Mr. A. Anderieth
  5. Mrs. A. Awicus
  6. Mr. J. Brentel
  7. Mr. V. Bender
  8. Mrs. Bender
  9. Miss K. Bender
  10. Master G. Bender
  11. Master A. Bender
  12. Mr. G. Barkaszi
  13. Mrs. J. Bilak
  14. Mr. M. Berkalorieh
  15. Mrs. Berkalorieh
  16. Mr. M. Berkalorieh
  17. Mrs. E. Boehm
  18. Mr. M. Bruhl
  19. Mrs. Bruhl
  20. Miss T. Bruhl
  21. Miss E. Boom
  22. Miss A. Bernhard
  23. Mrs. Bernhard
  24. Miss M. Bernhard
  25. Miss W. Bernhard
  26. Miss E. Bernhard
  27. Master H. Bernhard
  28. Mrs. W. Biehl
  29. Mr. A. Bauer
  30. Mr. J. Bloch
  31. Mrs. E. Bloch
  32. Miss M. Bloch
  33. Miss E. Bloch
  34. Miss F. Bloch
  35. Mr. A. Csekits
  36. Mrs. Csekits
  37. Mrs. M. Cuevas
  38. Mr. M. Chuma
  39. Mrs. M. Chiscano
  40. Master M. Chiscano
  41. Mr. J. Czeczlich
  42. Mr. M. Cuevas
  43. Mrs. A. Destruhaut
  44. Mr. D. Derdak
  45. Mrs. Derdak
  46. Miss R. Derdak
  47. Mrs. J. Dekmar
  48. Mr. F. Dertinger
  49. Mrs. M. Degen
  50. Mr. H. Eistenhardt
  51. Mrs. Eisenhardt
  52. Miss Eisenhardt
  53. Master Eisenhardt
  54. Mr. G. Fresco
  55. Miss E. Friedlander
  56. Miss A. Grastat
  57. Mr. K. Gaiser
  58. Mr. F. Gentsch
  59. Mr. M. Ginsburg
  60. Mr. J. Goldberg
  61. Mr. H. Graumann
  62. Mr. P. Imrich
  63. Miss E. Jendrusak
  64. Mrs. Kolacevic
  65. Miss I. Kolacevic
  66. Mr. H. Kursak
  67. Mr. N. Klukovnica
  68. Master S. Klukovnica
  69. Mrs. A. Krafcik
  70. Mrs. J. Kofor
  71. Miss I. Kofor
  72. Miss M. Kofor
  73. Mrs. M. Kret
  74. Miss A. Kret
  75. Miss R. Kret
  76. Miss A. Kret
  77. Mrs. A. L. Karner
  78. Mr. K. Koehler
  79. Miss B. Kaecher
  80. Mrs. Knauth
  81. Miss A. Knauth
  82. Mrs. A. Kurtzbacher von Palmer
  83. Mr. J. Klein
  84. Mr. R. Krais
  85. Mr. J. H. Kaim
  86. Mr. J. Haas
  87. Mrs. Haas
  88. Miss S. Haas
  89. Miss J. Hopler
  90. Mrs. T. Huxhka
  91. Mr. W. Heymann
  92. Miss M. Hoffman
  93. Mr. H. Huber
  94. Mr. W. Huels
  95. Mrs. Huels
  96. Mr. E. Hundt
  97. Mrs. E. Heckters
  98. Miss I. Heckters
  99. Master P. Heckters
  100. Mrs. E. Lange
  101. Mr. T. Lopatka
  102. Mrs. Lopatka
  103. Mrs. G. Leitner
  104. Miss M. Lerch
  105. Miss W. Luderer
  106. Mr. J. Lefftz
  107. Miss A. Lasting
  108. Miss A. Mariono
  109. Miss C. M. Mills
  110. Mrs. J. Mendrecova
  111. Mr. M. Makos
  112. Mr. J. Makos
  113. Mrs. M. Mueller
  114. Mr. H. Moss
  115. Mr. R. Mager
  116. Mrs. Martzinek
  117. Master W. Martzinek
  118. Master H. Martzinek
  119. Miss E. Marx
  120. Mrs. T. Nestler
  121. Miss P. Obrocnikova
  122. Mr. M. Plunkett
  123. Mr. J. Pospisek
  124. Mrs. Pospisek
  125. Miss M. Pospisek
  126. Master J. Pospisek
  127. Mrs. P. Paposchek
  128. Mr. P. Poulymenaces
  129. Mr. FI. Pechstein
  130. Mr. H. Pingel
  131. Mr. S. Runjevac
  132. Mrs. Runjevac
  133. Miss R. Runjevec
  134. Mrs. J. Rothova
  135. Mr. L. Romeike
  136. Miss B. Rosa
  137. Mr. J. Rich
  138. Miss E. Sachsse
  139. Mr. K. Shimura
  140. Miss F. Soliner
  141. Mr. L. Steininger
  142. Mr. V. Sonntag
  143. Mrs. Sonntag
  144. Master W. Sonntag
  145. Mr. J. Schuller
  146. Miss G. Schmidt
  147. Mr. W. Scherz
  148. Mr. E. Schwarz
  149. Mr. A. Schmidt
  150. Master L. Schmidt
  151. Mrs. A. Strobel
  152. Miss W. Scheibe
  153. Mr. J. Stark
  154. Miss H. Taube
  155. Mr. J. Thiemann
  156. Mrs. Thiemann
  157. Mrs. S. Tamas
  158. Mrs. S. Viktorek
  159. Mrs. Volks
  160. Master R. Voiks
  161. Miss V. Wutzky
  162. Miss F. Wutzky
  163. Mr. K. Wahl
  164. Mrs. Wahl
  165. Mr. I. Weininger
  166. Mr. I. Weininger, Jnr
  167. Mrs. T. Weininger
  168. Miss A. Weininger
  169. Mrs. M. Weigand
  170. Master A. Weigand
  171. Master R. Weigand
  172. Master O. Weigand
  173. Mr. L. Wallschlaeger
  174. Mr. M. Weber
  175. Mrs. O. Wolff
  176. Dr. Zia
  177. Mrs. Zia
  178. Miss P. Zia


R•M•S•P & P•S•N•C Passenger Services

New York
Regular sailings from Hamburg via Southampton and Cherbourg. By Saloon and 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 Southampton by " A" Steamers, calling Cherbourg, Vigo and Lisbon.
2—From Liverpool by " D" Steamers, calling Coruna, Vigo. Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.
Fortnightly Servioe from Southampton, by " A " Steamers via Spain and Portugal.
'Fortnightly Service from Liverpool by ' 0" Steamers to La Rochelle Pallier, Coruna and Vigo; and Four Weekly Service to Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.

Canada To West Indies & DEMERARA via Bermuda
I—Fortnightly Mail Service from Halifax.
West Coast of South America
1--From Liverpool via France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, River Plate and Straits of Magellan.
2—From Liverpool via France, Spain, Havana and Panama Canal. 3— From New York to Valparaiso and Central American Ports via Panama Canal.

New York and Bermuda
Weekly Service by ARCADIAN " during winter

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

Bookings To ALL PARTS of The World The R-M.S.P. Company are in a position to book Passengers to all parts of the World. Particulars of dailings, fares, etc., may be had on application from any of the Company's Offices.

Inset No. 3. 22-6-23. (1221t)


Information for First and Second 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 Co-npany'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 Second Steward on board the steamer on day of sailing.

Hours for Meals-

First Class

  • 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

Second Class

  • Coffee or Tea served in Cabin.: 7:00 am
  • Breakfast: 8:00 am
  • Luncheon: 12 noon
  • Afternoon Tea: 4:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 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.

Children's Meal Hours

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.

Servants— 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.

Barber— 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.

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.

Surgeon- The Surgeon is authorized to charge for professional attendance. The fee for each visit is 7s. 6d. for first-class Passengers. For second-class Passengers the fee is 2s. 6d. for each visit.

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.

Orchestra — 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.

Wines — 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 11:00 pm 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.

Correspondence— Cablegrams and telegrams should be handed to the Social Hall Steward two hours before arrival at port.

Letters, etc., written on the high seas and posted :71 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).

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

Smoking— 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.

Valuables— 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 loss or injury.

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

Dogs, Birds, Etc.— No dogs or other animals, birds etc., conveyed by Passengers, are allowed in the Passengers' cabins or on the promenade decks.

Commander's Daily Inspection— The Commander will inspect the ship daily at 11:00 am, and in order to facilitate such inspection, Passengers are requested to vacate their cabins before that hour, unless prevented by indisposition.

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.

Second Saloon Passengers— Second saloon Passengers are not permitted to frequent the first saloon or the first saloon decks.

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.

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.

Shop— At which fancy articles, perfumes, sweets, picture post cards, playing cards, photographic films, souvenirs, sport prizes, etc., may be purchased, is situated on " C " Deck (" E " Deck, " Ohio.")


Eastbound Sailings to Europe, from 27 October 1923 to 12 April 1924.

Eastbound Sailings to Europe, from 27 October 1923 to 12 April 1924. Ships Included the Ohio, Orbita, Orca, and Orduña. SS Orca Passenger List, 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdc4bf40d


Title Page, SS Orca Cabin Passenger List, 19 December 1923.

Title Page, SS Orca Cabin Passenger List, 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdc97e8c8


List of Senior Officers and Staff on the SS Orca for the Voyage of 19 December 1923.

List of Senior Officers and Staff on the SS Orca for the Voyage of 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdc9d7fcd


Bell time: Middle Watch, Morning Watch, Day Watch, Afternoon Watch, Dog Watches, and Evening Watch.

Bell time: Middle Watch, Morning Watch, Day Watch, Afternoon Watch, Dog Watches, and Evening Watch. SS Orca Cabin Passenger List, 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdcce38ce


Approximate Distance Table.

Approximate Distance Table. SS Orca Passenger List, 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdcd615e9


Advertisement: Cruise to Norway and the Northern Capitals of Europe.

Advertisement: Cruise to Norway and the Northern Capitals of Europe. Cruises to Spain, Northern Africa, The Canary Islands, Teneriffe, Madeira, and Portugal. New York-Bermuda Service by RMSP. SS Orca Passenger List, 19 December 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdd1764ce


RMSP and PSNC Passenger Services and Tours Around South America. Inset No. 3. 27 June 1923.

RMSP and PSNC Passenger Services and Tours Around South America. Inset No. 3. 27 June 1923. GGA Image ID # 1fdd53d062


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