SS Orca Passenger List - 6 July 1924


Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Orca of the RMSP, Departing 6 July 1924 from Hamburg to Québec and New York via Southampton and Cherbourg.

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Orca of the RMSP, Departing 6 July 1924 from Hamburg to Québec and New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain J. E. P. Matthews. GGA Image ID # 1fddb03272


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain J. E. P. Matthews, Commander
  2. Chief Officer S. Weller
  3. Senior Second Officer G. E. Lapsley
  4. Junr. Second Officer B. A. Gammon
  5. Senior Third Officer G. D. Bonner
  6. Junr. Third Officer H. A. Wright
  7. Fourth Officer R. C. S. Woolley
  8. Chief Engineer J. Lister
  9. Second Engineer C. J. Kernan
  10. Third Engineer J. B. Twist
  11. Fourth Engineer A. C. Robbie
  12. Surgeon C. E. Bashall, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lond.)
  13. Purser R. V. Stephenson
  14. Assistant Purser K. M. Hewson
  15. Assistant Purser L. W. Genlloud
  16. Assistant Purser S. H. Marsh
  17. Chief Steward C. J. Gale


The SS Orca departed from Hamburg on 6 July 1924 and from Southampton and Cherbourg on 9 July 1924 on to Québec and New York.


List of Cabin Passengers

  1. Miss M. Adair
  2. Mrs. H. C. Adams
  3. Mr. G. Allen Mrs. Allen
  4. Master G. Allen
  5. Mr. M. Anson
  6. Mr. C. Badenhausen
  7. Miss M. Baker
  8. Mrs. S. M. Baldwin
  9. Mr. R. A. Barbour
  10. Mr. M. L. Barry
  11. Mrs. Barry
  12. Miss O. Barry
  13. Q Mrs. L. G. Belk
  14. Mr. C. N. Bennett
  15. Mr. B. F. Blinn
  16. Mrs. Blinn
  17. Rev. F. G. Bossert
  18. Mrs. M. Boyle
  19. Mr. R. Breithut
  20. Q Mrs. M. E. Broad-Ross
  21. Miss M. N. Brown
  22. Miss S. E. Burmeister
  23. Miss M. J. Cadoo
  24. Mrs. L. E. Campbell
  25. Mrs. M. B. Clarke
  26. Mr. A. B. Commerford
  27. Mr. P. G. Corell
  28. Mrs. Corell
  29. Q Mr. A. A. Dear
  30. Q Mr. W. L. Dawes
  31. Q Mr. C. B. Dawes
  32. Miss V. Dixon
  33. Mr. D. McA. Eccles
  34. Mr. J. S. Edwards
  35. Q Mrs. L. Elwood
  36. Miss M. Engle
  37. Mr. C. Evers
  38. Mrs. Evers
  39. Q Mrs. D. W. Fairburn
  40. Mr. C. J. Feis
  41. Mrs. Feis
  42. Mr. W. L. Fink
  43. Mrs. Fink
  44. Mrs. E. K. Fox
  45. Miss C. L. Friethey
  46. Mrs. E. Fuchs
  47. Mrs. A. Fuchs
  48. Mr. L. Fuller
  49. Mrs. C. Gaisberg
  50. Mr. H. Gepp
  51. Mrs. Gepp
  52. Miss J. Guignet
  53. Q Rev. B. R. Hanton
  54. Mr. A. Harris
  55. Miss A. B. Harter
  56. Mrs. S. H. Havice
  57. Mr. E. Heise
  58. Q Mrs. M. J. Hofman-Steenbergen
  59. Mr. J. F. Holbrook
  60. Mr. A. C. Hugh
  61. Mr. C. B. Hugins
  62. Mrs. E. Humphrey
  63. Miss K. Jay
  64. Mr. F. A. Kemp
  65. Mrs. Kemp
  66. Mr. J. R. Kennedy
  67. Mrs. Kennedy
  68. Mr. L. Kennedy
  69. Mrs. Kennedy
  70. Miss E. M. Kenrick
  71. Mr. H. W. King
  72. Mr. A. H. Knoffel
  73. Miss E. Koopman
  74. Miss H. Kreber
  75. Miss R. Landauer
  76. Q Mr. K. Latvala
  77. Dr. C. N. Leach
  78. Mrs. Leach
  79. Mr. J. E. MacMaster
  80. Mrs. A. McCauley
  81. Mr. J. R. McCrerry
  82. Mrs. McCrerry
  83. Mr. W. H. Mann
  84. Mrs. Mann
  85. Mr. F. J. Matheson
  86. Mr. P. H. Means
  87. Q Mr. G. Medlycott
  88. Mr. A. Mirsky
  89. Mrs. S. P. Moore
  90. Mr. A. de Mun
  91. Mrs. C. A. Neville
  92. Q Mr. V. Nielsen
  93. Q Miss V. R. Nielsen
  94. Q Miss A. Nunn
  95. Miss E. O'Hara
  96. Mr. M. J. O'Hearn
  97. Mrs. O'Hearn
  98. Miss E. O'Hearn
  99. Q Mrs. D. S. Paul
  100. Miss M. B. Peck
  101. Mr. M. Pitt
  102. Mrs. H. P. Porter
  103. Miss D. H. Ratcliff
  104. Mrs. A. C. Redman
  105. Mrs. E. M. D. Reilly
  106. Mr. N. M. P. Reilly
  107. Miss A. A. B. Reilly
  108. Mrs. A. Robeson
  109. Miss E. B. Rowe
  110. Mr. J. Samenek
  111. Miss J. Schmid
  112. Mr. R. H. Sexton
  113. Mrs. Sexton
  114. Mrs. K. H. Sharp
  115. Miss E. B. Sharp
  116. Miss M. E. Sharp
  117. Mrs. L. S. Singer
  118. Mr. E. Sitlington
  119. Mrs. Sitlington
  120. Miss J. Skerett
  121. Miss E. S. Smith
  122. Miss M. T. Smith
  123. Mrs. S. Sperath
  124. Master A. Sperath
  125. Miss M. M. Steinbach
  126. Miss B. Sterling
  127. Miss M. F. S. Stewart
  128. Miss M. E. Strang
  129. Miss M. Taylor
  130. Mr. C. F. Thomas
  131. Mr. F. C. Thomas
  132. Mr. F. M. Townsend
  133. Mr. F. M. Townsend, Jr.
  134. Q Mr. K. J. Tyynismaa
  135. Mrs. L. Valli
  136. Miss I. Valli
  137. Master V. Valli
  138. Miss V. Walburn
  139. Mr. T. M. Ware
  140. Mrs. Ware
  141. Mr. R. Whitehead
  142. Mrs. Whitehead
  143. Q Mr. C. P. Wiles
  144. Mr. W. Williams
  145. Rev. W. W. Williamson

Q Disembarking at Quebec


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 cases 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 office: 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 declara tion 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 i the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams. Cherbourg. Passengers and their baggage are S landed by tender. The rail journey from Cherbourg Ei to Paris takes about 6 hours.

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

Southampton. Passengers and their baggage are F: landed at Southampton Docks. A special train E 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 am
  • Luncheon: 12 noon
  • Afternoon Tea: 4:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm

Half-an-hour previously a bell will he 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 hair-cutting, 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 he 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 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.


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 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.


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 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 purchasedfrom 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 Cornpi-my'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 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 7.74 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.

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.


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.")


Approximate Distance Table

  • Hamburg to Cuxhaven - 50
  • Cuxhaven to Southampton - 453
  • Southampton to Cherbourg 82
  • Cherbourg to New York 3,194
  • Total 3,779


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