SS Pennland Passenger List - 27 July 1928


Front Cover, Red Star Line SS Pennland Cabin Class Passenger List - 27 July 1928.

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Pennland of the Red Star Line, Departing Friday, 27 July 1928 from Antwerp to Halifax and New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain V. L. Making. GGA Image ID # 14040d6719


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander: V. L. MAKING
  2. Chief Engineer: J. W. KENDALL
  3. Surgeon: Dr L. BAYER, M.D.
  4. Chief Steward: R. ALLAN
  5. Purser: R. S. RICHARDS
  6. Assistant. Purser: H. WROTH


How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes. Red Star Line 1928.

How to Know the Ship's Officers by Their Sleeve Stripes. Red Star Line 1928. GGA Image ID # 14045baaf0


  • COMMANDER: Four rows of gold lace, and on the LAPLAND a five-pointed star above the lace.
  • CHIEF ENGINEER: Four rows of gold lace with purple velvet between.
  • CHIEF OFFICER: Three rows of gold lace.
  • PURSER: Two rows of gold lace with white velvet between.
  • ASSISTANT PURSER: One row of gold lace with white velvet below.
  • SURGEON: Two rows of gold lace with red velvet between.
  • CHIEF STEWARD: Two rows of gold lace, zig-zagged.
  • SECOND STEWARD: One row of gold lace, zig-zagged.


Cabin Passengers

  1. Abbott, Mrs. Theo. J.
  2. Abbott, Miss Frances S.
  3. Allison, Mrs. E. J.
  4. Anderson, Mrs. M. A.
  5. Arnold, Mr VV. H.
  6. Arnold, Mrs.
  7. Ashley, Mr Clifford
  8. Baer, Miss Frida
  9. Baker, Mr F. A.
  10. Bartels, Mrs. Laura Greims
  11. Barter. Mrs. Bertha
  12. Barter, Miss Elisabeth
  13. Baruffaldi, Miss Anna
  14. Baruffaldi, Miss Madeline
  15. Baum, Miss Bertha
  16. Benthley, Mr J. A.
  17. Berlink, Miss Gertrude
  18. Bettman, Mr Alfred
  19. Bettman, Mrs.
  20. Billiiigs, Mr George
  21. Brohl, Mr Raymond
  22. Brown, Mr Frank
  23. Brown. Mr K. N.
  24. Buck, Mr Ronald
  25. Buck, Mrs.
  26. Burgess, Mr K B.
  27. Butterly, Mrs. J. N.
  28. Butterly, Miss Helen
  29. Butterly, Mr J. N.
  30. Butterly, Mr D R.
  31. Carle, Mr Louis
  32. Carle, Mrs. Minnie
  33. Casput. Mr F. T.
  34. Clinton, Mr Francis
  35. Connelly, Mrs. Patrich
  36. Cook, Mr Ruby
  37. Coppens, Rev. Charles
  38. Cornell, Mrs
  39. Corstorphine, Miss Frances
  40. Craft, Miss W.
  41. Crosley, Mrs. Raymond M.
  42. Daly, Miss Mary E.
  43. Dandridge, Mrs. E. P.
  44. Davia, Mr H.
  45. Davia, Mrs
  46. De Vylder, Mrs. Horlense
  47. Doncaster, Miss Emma
  48. Doyle, Mrs. Walter A.
  49. Dua, Mrs. Cyrla
  50. Dua, Miss Sura
  51. Dua, Master Luzer
  52. Duden, Mr Harold
  53. Emeneh, Miss F.
  54. Evans, Dr J. L.
  55. Evans, Mrs
  56. Evans, Miss Donna L.
  57. Evans, Mrs. Ethel May
  58. Falconer, Mr Colin
  59. Fall, Dr C. P.
  60. Fall, Mrs
  61. Fantle, Mr Wm J.
  62. Fantle, Mrs
  63. Fantle. Miss Marie B.
  64. Fink, Mrs. C.
  65. Fink, Miss Caroline B.
  66. Fitting, Mr William
  67. Flubacker, Mr George
  68. Flynn, Miss Helen M.
  69. Friedman, Dr Samuel
  70. Froelich, Mr Ed. I.
  71. Gardiner, Mr Francis
  72. Ghendler, Mrs. Liba
  73. Ghendler, Master Marc
  74. Gitchell, Mrs. B. H.
  75. Gleason, Miss Anna M.
  76. Gleason, Mr Marcellus
  77. Grace, Miss E. Lee
  78. Guenther, Dr F. J.
  79. Guenther, Mrs.
  80. Guett, Mr Monroe
  81. Guett, Mrs.
  82. Guett, Miss Bertha
  83. Henry, Miss L. S.
  84. Hester, Mr Frank J.
  85. Hester, Mrs.
  86. Heylbutt. Miss Johanna
  87. Hofmeyer, Mrs. Ellen G.
  88. Hollister, Miss M.
  89. Jones, Dr A.
  90. Kalhouge, Capt. S. V.
  91. Kalhouge, Mrs.
  92. Kalloch, Mr Dudley
  93. Kalloch, Mrs.
  94. Kalloch, Miss Dorothy
  95. Kapp, Mrs. Eisa
  96. Kapp, Master Hansrucdi
  97. Kapp, Master Ernest Paul
  98. Kass, Miss A.
  99. Keeling, Mr Robert
  100. Ketcham, Mr John S.
  101. Ketcham, Mrs.
  102. Ketcham, Master
  103. Kiehl.Dr Otto B.
  104. Kiffin, Mrs. J. B.
  105. Kiffin, Miss Mary
  106. Kimmelmann, Mrs. Jane D.
  107. Kimmelmann, Miss Dellana
  108. Klima, Dr
  109. Krueger, Miss Molie
  110. Ledman, Mr H. L.
  111. Lewis, Mr Benjamin
  112. Lewis, Mr Frank B.
  113. Liggett, Miss Irene
  114. Little, Mr Robert B.
  115. Mc Call, Mrs. Katleen
  116. Mc Call, Miss Patricia
  117. Mc Call, Miss Aranea
  118. Mc Call, Master Thomas
  119. Mc Erven, Mr W« R.
  120. Mc Knight, Mr Guy C.
  121. Mc Knight, Mrs.
  122. Mc Veigh, Miss
  123. Mc Veigh, Miss
  124. Mc Veigh, Miss
  125. Magrath, Mr L. W.
  126. Magrath, Mrs. L. W. and child
  127. Marsh, Mr R.
  128. Marsh, Mrs. R.
  129. Maxwell, Mr T. B.
  130. Maxwell, Miss Helene
  131. Mead, Mr Lawrence J.
  132. Mead, Mr Lawrence J. Jr
  133. Menist, Mr Salomon
  134. Menist, Mrs. Betje
  135. Menist, Mr Joel
  136. Mertens, Miss Louise
  137. Mitchell, Mr Allen
  138. Mitchell, Mrs. Georgina
  139. Moed, Mr Theodore
  140. Moed, Miss Françoise
  141. Moore, Mrs. Evelyn Bancroft
  142. Moore, Miss Elisabeth H.
  143. Mullen, Mr James Bernard
  144. Neeper, Mr H. P.
  145. Nollet, Mr Gaston
  146. Nollet, Miss Anna
  147. Nollet, Miss Maria
  148. Nollet, Miss Elza
  149. Nollet, Miss Maria
  150. Nollet, Miss Elisabeth
  151. Orr, Miss Katherine
  152. Parson, Mr A. B.
  153. Parson, Mrs.
  154. Peck, Dr William B.
  155. Peck, Mrs.
  156. Peck, Mrs. Cornelia
  157. Peterson, Miss R. V.
  158. Potak, Mrs. Zofia
  159. Radford, Mr S. J.
  160. Rauchwerger. Miss Regina
  161. Reed, Dr Walter
  162. Reye, Dr Heinrich A.
  163. Richardson, Mrs. Ethel
  164. Riddle, Mr Hugh
  165. Riddle, Mrs. Mary
  166. Riley, Miss Catherine
  167. Roach, Miss L.
  168. Roskopp, Miss Kate
  169. Roskopp, Miss Mannie
  170. Rothwell, Mrs. Albert C.
  171. Rothwell, Miss Regina
  172. Rothwell, Miss Yvon
  173. Salothurman, Mr G. A.
  174. Sanford, Mrs. Emilie
  175. Saxon, Miss E.
  176. Schleisinger, Mr J. VV.
  177. Schleisinger, Mrs.
  178. Schofllocher, Mrs. Florence E
  179. Scott, Dr Alfred
  180. Senave, Mrs. Elie
  181. Seydel, Mr Otto
  182. Sherwin, Mrs. Meta B.
  183. Stadelmann, Mr Hermann
  184. Stark, Miss Marceline
  185. Starz, Dr Léon A.
  186. Stephens, Father Cyril
  187. Taylor, Miss Ellen
  188. Tiffany, Miss Cynthia        
  189. Townshend, Mr H. O.
  190. Townshend, Mrs.
  191. Tracy, Mrs. Blanche
  192. Troop, Mr W. H.
  193. Troop, Mrs.
  194. Tufts, Mr Frank
  195. Tufts. Miss Katharine
  196. Tuttle, Mr Lawrence C.
  197. Uniache, Major J. B.
  198. Van der Vegt, Mr J. L.
  199. Van der Vegt, Mrs. Bertha
  200. Van Klooster, Mr H. S.
  201. Van Meibergen, Mr J. M.
  202. Van Meibergen, Mrs.
  203. Van Meibergen. Master
  204. Verwilghen, Rev. Henry F.
  205. Vogel. Dr J. H.
  206. Vogel, Mrs. J. H.
  207. Vogel. Mr Joseph
  208. Voight, Mr Carl
  209. Warren, Mrs. Shirley A.
  210. Warren. Miss Hermine
  211. Waikeys, Miss Mary B.
  212. Weber. Mr Harry M.
  213. Weingart, Mr Nathan
  214. Wells, Mr Gardner
  215. Wells, Mrs.
  216. White. Dr Samuel
  217. Wigle, Miss J.
  218. Wollstein, Mr Isaac
  219. Wollstein, Mrs. Laura
  220. Wollstein, Miss Rose
  221. Wooton, Miss Ed. H.


Information for Passengers

The Bugle is sounded at 8 A. M.

  • BREAKFAST from 8:30 am until 10:00 am
  • LUNCHEON at 1:00 pm
  • DINNER at 7:30 pm

The Bar opens at 8:00 am and closes at 11:30 pm

Lights are extinguished in the Saloon, Lounge, Beading Boom and Smoke Boom at midnight.

Divine Service in the Saloon on Sunday at 11:30 am

Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Company’s Form for any additional Passage Money, Chair or Steamer Bug Hire, or Freight paid on board.

Smoking is strictly prohibited in the Staterooms, Library and Dining Saloon.

Library. — Books can be obtained on applying to the Library Steward.
In addition to this library, an arrangement has been made with Harrods of London, to place on board every voyage the latest publications, to supplement the permanent library.

Deck Chairs and Steamer Rugs and also Deck Chair Cushions can be obtained on application to the Deck Steward, at a charge of $1.50, each for the voyage. Meals not permitted to be served in the Library.

Medical Attendance. — The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers at their request for any illness not originating on the voyage. In the case of sickness developed on the voyage, no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances.

Baggage. — Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Second Steward, who is the Ship’s Baggage Master. Trunks, Chairs, etc., which passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company, should be appropriately labeled and handed to the Ship’s Baggage Master, and such articles will be stored entirely at owner’s risk All charges must be paid to the Purser.

New York Arrival. — Baggage. — Should the steamer arrive at New York Wharf after 8:00 pm, all passengers who have been passed by the U.S. Immigration Authorities may land or remain on board over night at their own option.

Those passengers who have been passed by the Immigration Authorities and desire to remain on board may have all their baggage passed by the U.S. customs that night or the following morning at their own option. No baggage will be passed before 7:00 am the day following arrival. Breakfast will be served to those who remain on hoard over-night.

Upon landing at New York, and upon application to the representatives of the Railroads, who meet all arriving Bed Star Line steamers, railroad tickets may be purchased, and baggage of Passengers may be checked from the Steamship Pier to any point along the Lines of the Pennsylvania, New York Central, Erie, Lehigh Valley, Delaware and Lackawanna, Baltimore and Ohio, New York, New Haven and Hartford and connecting Railroads.

In the event of the steamer arriving at quarantine after the hours mentioned hereunder, passengers, other than United States Citizens, may be required by the U. S. Immigration Authorities to remain on board overnight, and to have their passports examined the following morning:

  • October to December inclusive: 5:30 pm
  • January to March: 6:00 pm
  • April to June: 7:30 pm
  • July to September: 7:15:00 pm

Breakfast will be served in the usual course.

Notice. — Before leaving the vessel the passengers must present their landing card to a U. S. Immigrant Inspector for endorsement.

Wardrobe Trunks. — Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible, also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages owing to their exceptional size.

They are therefore recommended to use steamer trunks in preference or to send their Wardrobe Trunks to ship’s Baggage room, which is open daily at fixed hours.

Precious stones or other similar articles of merchandise may not be taken as baggage but all passengers must deliver such goods to the Purser of the vessels upon which they arrive.

The pursers are requested to deliver passengers a receipt for merchandise so delivered and place the goods in the safes aboard their vessels until a customs permit is presented to the Inspectors, ordering the goods into the U.S. appraiser's stores for examination.

Valuables. — For the convenience of passengers, the Line has provided in the Purser’s Office a safe in which money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables may be deposited by passengers.

A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the Line does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1894 and of Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such Articles. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.

Dangerous articles such as Fireworks, Matches, Gunpowder, Gasoline, Cartridges, Moving Picture Films, etc. must not on any account be enclosed in baggage.

Travelers’ Cheques, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Red Star Line. These Cheques are accepted on board Bed Star steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

Exchange of Money.— The Purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of money, at rates which will be posted on Bulletin Boards outside the Enquiry Office.

Wines, etc.— Passengers are requested to sign cards when ordering Wines and Spirits, etc., at table, and accounts for these are presented at the end of the voyage by the Table Steward or Bedroom Steward, to whom payment may be made

Dogs. — Dogs are not allowed in the Staterooms or on the Passenger decks.
A Gymnasium, fully equipped with modern appliances, is situated on Deck A (Promenade Deck) and is open for exercise by Ladies, Gentlemen and children as follows:

  • 6. a. m. to 9. a. m. for Gentlemen only;
  • 10. a. m. to 12. noon for Ladies only;
  • 12. noon to 1. p. m. for Ladies and Gentlemen;
  • p. m. to 3:30 pm for Children;
  • 3:30 pm to 7. p. m. for Ladies and Gentlemen.

No charge is made for the use of the appliances.

The Company accept no responsibility whatsoever for any accident from whatever cause arising to any passenger using the Gymnasium.

Deck Games and Amusements. — Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck under the charge of a Quartermaster.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., may be obtained on application to the Smoking Room Steward.

Writing Paper. — Envelopes and Telegraph Forms will be found in the Library.

Railway and Steamship Time Tables of the various Companies can be obtained from the Library Steward.

Picture Postcards. — Picture Postcards of the steamer can be obtained on board gratis.

Upper Berths. — Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same by applying to the Steward or Stewardess.

Enquiry Office. — Passengers’ mail, telegrams, radios, etc., are received at and sent from this office. Postage stamps can be purchased here, and also from the Library Steward. None of the ship’s staff other than those on duty in the Enquiry Office are authorized to accept Letters or Telegrams for despatch.

Letters, etc., for Passengers will be brought on board before the passengers land.  

Mail. — Passengers should ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking. They are invited to leave their addresses at the Enquiry Office, or on the cards sent to the Staterooms for the purpose, for late correspondence to be re-directed.

Passengers’ Quarters. — Cabin passengers are not allowed to enter Third Class compartments, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

Public Telephones with booths and operators on our New York Piers.

Orchestra. — The steamer carries a string orchestra which will play at suitable times.

The Chief Steward holds a complaint book at the disposal of passengers.


This Tax may be recovered by passengers, if same has been paid, provided they inform the U.S. Immigration Inspector on arrival at New York of their intention to leave the United States within 60 days (the time prescribed by U.S. Law), and obtain from him Transit Certificate Form 514.

It is also necessary for Transit Certificate Form 514 to be handed to the transportation company when completed, in time to allow same to be placed before the Immigration Authorities in Washington within 120 days of passenger’s arrival in the United States.

Unless this regulation is complied with the Tax cannot be recovered.

Passengers, proceeding to the U. S. with the intention to stay in the States during a period exceeding 60 days, and make to this effect a declaration at the port of debarkation, will not be entitled to the reimbursement of the Head Tax, even if such passengers should leave the U. S. within the limit of 60 days.

Passengers, who desire to be reimbursed of the U. S. Head Tax, are politely requested to clearly indicate on arrival at the debarkation port and also on the declaration form they have to fill in when hooking passage that it is not within their intention to prolong their sojourn in the U. S. over the 60 days.

NOTE. — Will passengers who have not paid the Head Tax in consequence of their being in transit to Canada kindly complete Form 514 (which must be obtained from the Immigration Officials at New York) and forward same to the Red Star Line, 1, Broadway, New York, as soon as possible after their departure from the United States, or hand to the Purser of the steamer in which they return to Europe.


This Steamer is fitted with Marconi's system of Wireless Telegraphy and also with Submarine Signaling Apparatus.

The following rates do not include the forwarding charges beyond the coast station, which are additional. Every word in the address, text, and signature is counted. All charges must be prepaid, and a receipt should be requested.


This vessel is fitted with special long range wireless apparatus which will enable passengers to communicate with their friends or business connections on shore at any time during the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Wireless charge for messages directed through the Long Distance Wireless Station at Devizes, England is 10d. per word: directed through Louisburg, Nova Scotia, or Chatham, Mass, is 9d. per word.

The ship is constantly in touch with one or other of these stations.

Ship to Ship. — The general rate for messages exchanged between British ships is 8d. per word. For messages exchanged with ships of other nationalities, the general rate is 8d. per word, but as Dutch, Belgian and certain other vessels apply a Wireless ship charge with a minimum of 10 words, the charge for messages addressed to the vessels will be calculated as follows:

  • For less than 10 words: 3/6 plus a charge of 4 d. per word.
  • For 10 words or more: 8 ½ d. per word.


Ocean Letters. The Marconi Company have inaugurated an «Ocean Letter» service by which messages may be sent from one ship to another going in an opposite direction for delivery by Registered Post from the first port of call of the latter vessel.

For an «Ocean Letter» sent to a British ship controlled by the Marconi Company, the rate is (inclusive of wireless, postage and registration) 5 s. for 20 words, plus 2 d. for each additional word up to a maximum of 100 words.

For an «Ocean Letter» sent to a foreign ship, the rate is 5/6 for the first 20 words, plus 2 ½ d. for each additional word, up to a maximum of 100 words. This class of message must contain full postal address.

Poste Radio telegrams. — These messages are accepted for transmission to a selected vessel for mailing on arrival in port. This service provides a most economical channel of communication with friends and relatives on shore when full rate facilities are not desired.

Poste Radio telegrams should preferably be handed in during the early part of the voyage and should be addressed in a manner similar to the following example:

  • Poste-New York Brown 2464 Quincy Avenue
  • Boston PENNLAND.
  • Arriving Tuesday Well

The inclusive cost of the above message would be 2/10 ½

For particulars regarding Wireless communications established or expected, please consult the Wireless notice board, where full information is posted daily throughout the voyage.



  • Antwerp to Flushing: 40 Miles
  • Antwerp to Southampton: 261 Miles
  • Antwerp to Cherbourg: 285 Miles
  • Southampton to Cherbourg (via Nab): 89 Miles
  • Southampton to Cherbourg (via Solent): 82 ½ Miles
  • Plymouth to Cherbourg: 120 Miles
  • Scilly to Plymouth: 99 Miles
  • Lizard to Plymouth: 51 Miles
  • Cherbourg to Antwerp: 285 Miles
  • Cherbourg to Lizard: 143 Miles
  • Cherbourg to New York (Northern Track): 3071 Miles 
  • Cherbourg to New York (Southern Track): 3157 Miles
  • Cherbourg to New York (Extra Southern Track):3189 Miles
  • New York Pier to Ambrose Channel Lightship: 23 Miles
  • New York Pier to Fire Island Lightship: 53 Miles
  • New York Pier to Nantucket Lightship: 215 Miles
  • London (Gravesend) to Antwerp: 180 Miles

When returning to Europe

The Purser is prepared to make arrangements for return passage by any of the following Lines, and to give particulars regarding sailing dates, rates, etc. on request.

International Mercantile Marine Lines


  • New York-Plymouth-Cherbourg-Antwerp


  • New York-Cherbourg-Southampton
  • New York-Queenstown-Liverpool
  • New York-Boston-Queenstown-Liverpool
  • Montreal-Quebec-Liverpool


  • London-New York


  • New York-San Francisco (Through the Panama Canal calling at Havana, Cuba, San Diego, and Los Angeles Harbour.)


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