SS Athenia Passenger Lists 1925-1938
Cabin Class Smoking Room on the TSS Athenia of the Donaldson Atlantic Line. To Europe by Donaldson Atlantic Line. TSS Athenia and TSS Letitia, 1930s. GGA Image ID # 1d1be7c849
Athenia (1923) Anchor-Donaldson Line.
Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 13,465.
Dimensions: 526' x 66'. Twin- screw, 15 1/2 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and one funnel.
Passengers: (a) 516 cabin, 1,000 third; (b) 314 cabin, 310 tourist, 928 third.
Maiden voyage: Glasgow-Quebec-Montreal, April 21, 1923.
Note: First ship to be sunk in World War II. It was on September 3, 1939, that she was torpedoed and sunk 200 miles west of the Hebrides. Total loss among her passengers and crew amounted to 112.
Sister ship: Letitia.
All Digitized Passenger Lists For the SS Athenia Available at the GG Archives. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route.
- Steamship Line: Anchor-Donaldson Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin
- Date of Departure: 8 May 1925
- Route: Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal
- Commander: Captain James Black
- Steamship Line: Donaldson Atlantic Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist
- Date of Departure: 2 September 1938
- Route: Glasgow to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Liverpool
- Commander: Captain James Cook
Passenger Lists contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir list provided to the passengers of each cabin class (and other classes). Many of these souvenir passenger lists have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.