SS America Passenger List - 21 January 1948

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS America of the United States Lines, Departing 21 January 1948 from New York to Southampton.

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS America of the United States Lines, Departing 21 January 1948 from New York to Southampton via Cobh and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain Harry Manning, Captain, USNR. GGA Image ID # 166a3c850a


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain Harry Manning, Captain, U.S.N.R.
  • Executive Officer: Leroy J. Alexanderson, Cmdr., U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: Patrick Brennan, Captain, U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Purser: John A. Lock
  • Senior Assistant Purser: Edward Laflin,  Lt. Cmdr., (S.C.) U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Surgeon: John Sheedy, Lieutenant, U.S.C.G.
  • Assistant Surgeon: John G. O'Brien, Captain, U.S.A.
  • Chief Steward: Arthur Carey
  • Second Steward: Herman Mueller



We bid you a hearty welcome on board the AMERICA, the largest, fastest and finest ship of the American Merchant Marine.

It is the aim and endeavor of our Company to maintain on this great liner, service and cuisine of the highest standards, and to provide every facility which will add to the pleasure of the voyage. Every officer and every member of the crew is interested in your welfare and will do his utmost to insure your comfort and happiness while on board.

We hope you will thoroughly enjoy your crossing!


First Class Passengers

  1. Mr. William B. Abert
  2. Mrs. Julian Allen
  3. Miss Mary E. Allen
  4. Master Frederick Allen
  5. Mr. Laurance Armour Jr.
  6. Dr. Richard Augenblick
  7. Mrs. John H. Bacon
  8. Mr. R. T. Tupper Barrett
  9. Mrs. Barrett
  10. Miss Joan Barrett
  11. Mr. C. H. Battye
  12. Mr. Stanley Bauer
  13. Mr. Jean Bernard
  14. Mr. William Bleck
  15. Mrs. Bleck
  16. Mr. Roger Bloch
  17. Mr. Raymond Boas
  18. Mr. Ricardo Bouroncle
  19. Mrs. Bouroncle
  20. Mrs. Juliette Boxhorn
  21. Mrs. Anne M. Britt
  22. Master Albert S. Britt
  23. Master William O. Britt
  24. Mr. Isaac Carciente
  25. Mrs. Carciente
  26. Miss Margret Cody
  27. Mr. Alexis Colleuil
  28. Miss Dorothy L. Colyar
  29. Mr. Robert Conyes
  30. Mr. Joseph Cunningham, Jr.
  31. Mrs. Cunningham
  32. Mr. Jack Dabek
  33. Mrs. Dabek
  34. Count Dona Dalle Rose
  35. Countess Dalle Rose
  36. Countess C. Roussel De Courcy
  37. Baroness De Foucaucourt
  38. Mr. Jean Paul Drognon
  39. Mrs. Drognon
  40. Mr. J. Kemp Drysdale
  41. Mr. W. C. Duvall
  42. Mrs. William Easton
  43. Master William Easton, Jr.
  44. Mrs. Valentine Esmond
  45. Mr. Keeler Faus
  46. Mr. J. Morgan Fauth
  47. Mrs. Fauth
  48. Mr. W. M. Field
  49. Mr. Walter J. Fox
  50. Baroness M. Wodehouse Fox
  51. Miss Mildred Fraser
  52. Mrs. Esther Frazier
  53. Miss Anna Freiburghaus M
  54. r. Arthur Frimond
  55. Mrs. Louise Brooks Fry
  56. Miss Mary Jane Fry
  57. Mr. Meer Fuchs
  58. Miss Iris Gabriel
  59. Mr. George C. Gaede
  60. Mrs. Gaede
  61. Mr. Charles Gersbach
  62. Mrs. Christine Ghetu
  63. Mrs. Antoinette Gide
  64. Mr. C. D. Glendenning
  65. Mr. Morris Gold
  66. Mr. Laurent P. Goldberg
  67. Mrs. Goldberg
  68. Mr. Oscar Gottlieb
  69. Princess Helena Gourielli
  70. Mrs. S. E. Graeff
  71. Miss Sidney Ann Graeff
  72. Master John Graeff
  73. Mrs. Anneliese Graetz
  74. Mr. Alan Gregg
  75. Mr. Raymond Greilsamer
  76. Mr. Theodore J. Hadraba
  77. Miss Flora Harris
  78. Mr. Rene Hausenball
  79. Mr. William Heilbein
  80. Mrs. Heilbein
  81. Mr. Max B. Heim
  82. Mrs. Heim
  83. Mr. Patrick Henry
  84. Mrs. Henry
  85. Mr. J. Herrenschmidt
  86. Miss Margaret M. Herrick
  87. Mrs. Mary E. Herrick
  88. Mr. Pablo Herzig
  89. Mrs. Carter Chapin Higgins
  90. Col. Henry Hine, Jr.
  91. Mrs. Hine
  92. Miss Helen P. Hine
  93. Mr. Henry J. Hirtzel
  94. Dr. Nathan Hollander
  95. Mr. Fritz Horwitz
  96. Miss Jane C. Hutchinson
  97. Mr. George Jablow
  98. Mrs. Jablow
  99. Mr. Jacques Jacobson
  100. Mr. Modar Jan
  101. Miss Dorothy M. Jenkins
  102. Mr. H. M. Jolly
  103. Mrs. Edna H. Kase
  104. Mrs. Else Feist Katz
  105. Miss M. Patricia King
  106. Mr. Robert Knox
  107. Mr. Frank Korff
  108. Miss Mona May Korff
  109. Mr. Icek Korn
  110. Mrs. Korn
  111. Mr. J. Kott
  112. Miss Mary Kourembis
  113. Mr. E. H. Kyle
  114. Lt. Col. Howard S. Leach
  115. Miss Rae A. Levine
  116. Mr. Arnold Licht
  117. Mr. C. Liechti
  118. Miss Marcia Lindgren
  119. Mr. Frederick B. Lyon
  120. Mr. Justin MacCarthy
  121. Miss Minnie Magazine
  122. Mr. Louis Marr
  123. Mr. A. G. Masterson
  124. Mrs. John Merrill
  125. Mrs. Despina Messinesi
  126. Mr. Franz Meyer
  127. Mrs. Meyer
  128. Mr. William Michlin
  129. Miss Maxine Miller
  130. Mrs. Annie McCallum Miner
  131. M/Sgt. William B. Minyard
  132. Mrs. Minyard
  133. Miss Karol Minyard
  134. Mr. Thomas A. Monroe
  135. Mrs. M. Montgomery- Charrington
  136. Mr. L. E. Moore
  137. Mr. George Morgan
  138. Mr. V. Morrison
  139. Mr. David L. Moss
  140. Mrs. Moss
  141. Miss Carolyn Nash
  142. Mr. Norman Norel
  143. Mrs. Blima Nussbaum
  144. Dr. Werner Oppikofer
  145. Mr. Arthur A. Palmer
  146. Mrs. Liza Paravicini
  147. Mr. Martin Park
  148. Mrs. Park
  149. Mrs. Nona McAdoo Park
  150. Miss Billie R. Parrent
  151. Mrs. Jean L. Petersdorf
  152. Miss Kay Petersdorf
  153. Miss Parul Petersdorf
  154. Master John Petersdorf
  155. Mr. Harry Pilchman
  156. Mr. Emilio Pinocely
  157. Mrs. Pinocely
  158. Master Rene Pinocely
  159. Miss Maria Pinocely
  160. Miss Anna Maria Pinocely
  161. Mr. Jack Poses
  162. Mrs. Poses
  163. Mr. Rene Prévost
  164. Mrs. Prévost Mr. Alex Pruzan
  165. Mr. Van W. Rosendahl
  166. Mr. Frank S. Samuels
  167. Mr. Arthur Schwartz
  168. Mrs. Schwartz
  169. Mr. B. Schwartz
  170. Admiral Forrest Sherman
  171. Mrs. Sherman
  172. Mrs. Sophie M. Shonnard
  173. Mr. Andre Simon
  174. Mr. Walter E. Singer
  175. Mrs. George Palen Snow
  176. Miss Marianne Souza
  177. Mr. William Spencer
  178. Mr. Fred Spitalny
  179. Miss Irene Stancik
  180. Mrs. Rupert Stern
  181. Miss Elizabeth Stoyak
  182. Miss Nancy Taylor
  183. Mr. Maurice Tiktiner
  184. Mr. Angiolo Treves
  185. Mrs. Treves
  186. Mr. Jacob Trob
  187. Mr. Gonzalo Ulloa
  188. Mr. James E. Valentine
  189. Miss Cecilia Valle
  190. Mrs. Ruth M. Vange
  191. Miss June Vange
  192. Miss Beatrice Vulcan
  193. Mr. Paul Vulkan
  194. Mr. George R. Wadleigh
  195. Mrs. Wadleigh
  196. Miss Mary Wadleigh
  197. Mr. Herbert Weiner
  198. Mr. William J. Weigele
  199. Mr. Harris Weinstein
  200. Mr. Sidney Weiss
  201. Mr. John C. Weller
  202. Mrs. Weller
  203. Mr. Maurice Werblud
  204. Mrs. Werblud
  205. Mr. James Lee Williamson
  206. Mr. Norman C. Wyer
  207. Mrs. Victoria Youngman
  208. Miss Irene Zerner


Information for Passengers

Information Forms. Please fill out and return your Information Form to the Purser's Office, at your very earliest convenience. The information requested is necessary for the completion of passenger manifests and landing cards, the ordering of train equipment, etc. Failure to provide this information promptly may delay your debarkation.

Amusements on Board: Moving Pictures, Bingo Gaines, Horse Races, Deck Game Tournaments, Bridge Tournaments, Dancing and other activities on board, will be listed on the bulletin boards and in the ship's newspaper.

Baggage: Information regarding baggage matters may be obtained by consulting the Baggage Master whose office is located on the Main Deck forward (near Purser's Office). The Company accepts no responsibility for baggage or parcels left on board, except by arrangement with the Baggage Master.

Baggage Room: The Baggage Room is open to Passengers from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. daily. Special arrangements may be made during other hours by applying at the Purser's Office or the Ship's Baggage Master's Office.

Baggage Insurance: The Company's liability for loss of or damage to baggage and valuables is strictly limited, but Passengers can protect themselves by Baggage Insurance which may be purchased at the Purser's Office on board.

Barber Shop and Beauty Salon: These facilities are located on the Main Deck aft. A schedule of prices is posted in the shops, including the following:

Barber Shop         

  • Shave: $ 0.50        
  • Haircut: $1.00        
  • Tonic: $0.35 
  • Manicure: $1.25     

Beauty Salon

  • Hair Trimming: $1.00
  • Hair Set: $1.50 and up
  • Facials: $3.00 and up
  • Manicure: $1.25

Bellboy Service: Bellboys are available at all times during the day, answering calls in the absence of the Bedroom Steward or Stewardess. They will also deliver messages at the Passenger's request.

Cables and Telegrams (Please also see Radiograms and Radio- Telephone Services): These are received at the Radio Office forward on the Sports Deck for dispatch and should be handed in at least an hour before the arrival of the steamer at any port.

Catering: Arrangements may be made with the Chief Steward to continue any diet, necessary to the Passenger's health or habits during the voyage. Passengers are also invited to advise the Dining Room Headwaiters of their preferences in diet and cooking so that every attention can be given to their wishes.

Changes in Accommodations: Changes in accommodations can be made only by the Chief Purser, who must collect difference in fare, if any. A receipt will be issued on the Company's official form.

Children's Playroom: The Children's Playroom is located on the Sun Deck aft. A Matron is in attendance.

Complaints: It is the desire of the Company and the Ship's Staff to make your crossing as pleasant as possible. Any complaint regarding service should be reported promptly to the Chief Purser or the Chief Steward so that corrective action can be taken immediately.

Customs Examination: In order to avoid difficulty in Customs examinations, all articles liable to duty must be declared. Passengers should consult the Chief Purser or Baggage Master for the latest available information regarding the Customs regulations of any specific country.

Deck Chairs, Chair Cushions and Steamer Rugs: Deck Chairs can be rented for the voyage on application to the Deck Steward at $2.00 each; Chair Cushions, $1.00 each; Rugs, $1.50 each.

Divine Services: Protestant Service is held Sundays at 11:00 A.M. in the lounge.
Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated in the Lounge. The hours of the Masses are announced on the bulletin boards and in the ship's newspaper. A permanent altar is available and complete facilities for celebrating Holy Mass are at the disposal of Roman Catholic clergy by arrangement with the Chief Purser.

Doctor (Ship's Surgeon) : The Doctor's Office is located on Main Deck aft. The Doctor is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for the treatment of illnesses not originating on the voyage. In the case of illness contracted on the voyage, no charge will be made. Medicine prescribed will be provided free in all circumstances. A Registered Nurse is in attendance.

Doctor's Office Hours: 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P. M.

Dogs, Cats or Other Animal Pets: Pets are not permitted in staterooms, public rooms or on the passenger decks, and must be placed in care of the Kennel Attendant. The kennels are located on the Sports Deck.

Electrical Appliances: Passengers are cautioned against using electric irons or other appliances in staterooms, because of the serious danger of causing a short circuit in the lighting system.

Please call your Bedroom Steward before attempting to use current for any except usual purposes.

Electric Baths and Massage: Appointments can be made with the Attendant in Charge by Arrangement with the Purser's Office.

The services of a Masseur and a Masseuse are available. Hours:

  • Women: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • Men: 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Price List:

  • Cabinet Bath: $2.00
  • Shower—Scotch Douche: $0.50
  • Rub—Alcohol: $0.75
  • Rub—Oil: $1.00
  • Rub—Salt: $0.50
  • Scrub: $1.00
  • Sun Treatment: $1.00
  • Massage—Local: $2.00
  • Massage—General: $2.50
  • Massage—Stateroom: $4.00

Fire and Lifeboat Stations: Passengers are urgently requested to familiarize themselves with the notice in their staterooms regarding Emergency Station and Life Boat Number, and also to take part in the Fire and Boat Drills.

Fire Precautions: Passengers are particularly asked to use care when disposing of cigar or cigarette ends and matches and to place them in the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship. Do not throw overboard lighted cigar ends or cigarette butts as they may be drawn into open ports and cause fires. Careful observance of this request is earnestly urged of all Passengers.

Gymnasium : The Gymnasium located "C" Deck amidships, is fitted with apparatus for general exercise and is in the charge of an experienced Attendant. Open 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Passengers are requested to be careful while using the facilities provided as the Company cannot be held liable for any injuries sustained.

Handball Courts: Two Handball Courts are situated on the Sports Deck.

Interpreters: Should the services of an Interpreter be required; application may be made at the Purser's Office.

Laundry: A limited laundry service is available to passengers. A list with prices may be obtained at the Purser's Office. Your Bedroom Steward or Bellboy will pick up and deliver laundry to your room. Settlement of laundry account should be made directly with the Purser not later than the day prior to debarkation.

Library and Writing Room: This room is located amidships on the Promenade Deck and is in the charge of the Library Steward, who will provide writing paper and envelopes, and from whom United States Postage Stamps for mailing on board may be purchased.

Library: The books in the Library, which may be obtained upon application to the Library Steward, are for the use of passengers, free of charge. The cooperation of Passengers is requested in the prompt return of books as soon as they have been read.

Liquor Purchases: Liquor brought on board by or for Passengers, intended for landing upon arrival in the United States, cannot be considered as baggage and the company will assume no responsibility therefor.

The Company will however arrange for such liquor to be kept in the custody of the Baggage Master, who will issue a check against which delivery will be made on the pier, at the same time and place all other baggage is assembled for Customs inspection.

The Company does not assume liability for parcels of liquor taken into and kept in the stateroom.

Lost and Found Articles: These may be claimed or left at the Purser's Office.

Mail: Passengers are requested to call at the Purser's Office for Mail and Telegrams, where forwarding addresses may also be left.

Meal Hours: Passengers are earnestly requested to observe the FIXED HOURS for meals.

Compliance with this request will aid the Chief Steward and his Staff to maintain a high standard in the kitchen and improve the service in the Dining Room, and your cooperation will he greatly appreciated by the Officers and Crew of the ship and the Management ashore.

When One Sitting

  • Breakfast from 8:00 A.M.
  • Luncheon from 1:00 P.M.
  • Dinner from 7:00 P.M.


When Two Sittings

  • Breakfast: 8:00 A.M. and 9:15 A.M.
  • Luncheon: 12:00 Noon and 1:15 P.M.
  • Dinner:  6:00 P.M. and 7:15 P.M.

Ocean Press News: The latest news and the closing prices of the various Exchanges, received by radio, are printed in this paper, which is published daily and distributed to Passengers without charge.

Passenger Restriction: First Class Passengers are not permitted to enter Cabin or Tourist Class accommodations.

Payments on Board: Passengers are requested to obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any additional passage money, deck chair, steamer rug or chair cushion hire, cables, telegrams or baggage charges paid on board.

Photographer: The ship carries an expert photographer who will make individual or group pictures by appointment made twenty- four hours in advance with either the Lounge Steward or at the Purser's Office.

When conditions permit, the photographer will also develop passengers' negatives and make prints at reasonable rates.

Ports in Ship's Side: Passengers should not attempt to open ports. The Bedroom Steward will render this service when desired, provided it is not contrary to the Commander's orders and weather conditions permit. Careful observance of this precaution will avoid accidents, assure the comfort of Passengers, and will prevent injuries to Passengers and damage to baggage and personal effects.

Portable Typewriter: A Noiseless Portable Typewriter is available without charge for Passengers' use. The Purser's Office will deliver it to your room upon request.

Postage Stamps: These can be purchased from the Library Steward. Letters can be mailed on board.

Professional Gamblers: Passengers are reminded that professional gamblers are reported as frequently traveling on transatlantic passenger ships and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

Radio-Telephone (Ship to Shore Telephone Service) : Information concerning this service may be secured at the Radio Office, forward on the Sports Deck.

Radiograms (Please also see Cables and Telegrams) : Messages are accepted at the Radio Office, forward on the Sports Deck or the Bellboy assigned to the Radio Office will call for your message if a request is telephoned to the Radio Office.

Round Trip Passengers: Passengers holding return tickets, who are undecided about their addresses abroad, should send this information to the nearest office of the Company as soon as possible after landing, so that they may be promptly advised of possible changes in sailings and other matters pertaining to their return passage.

Those who hold return tickets are requested to communicate with our nearest office immediately on arrival in Europe or the United States to confirm their reservations and learn of any necessary formalities to be arranged prior to sailing.

If for any reason the holder of a return ticket is unable to travel by the sailing indicated on the ticket, immediate advice should be sent to the Company's nearest office so that the accommodations held may be resold and other reservations arranged. Otherwise the passage money may be forfeited.

Seats at Table: The Second Steward is in charge of the Dining Room and will assign table seating, if not previously arranged. Reservation Desk is located in the Main Deck Foyer.

Service Clubs: Rotarians, Kiwanians, Lions and members of similar organizations are invited to register their names at the Purser's Office so that the ship's officers may be able to acquaint them with other members of their respective organizations who are traveling in the ship.

Shoe Cleaning: Shoes will be cleaned and polished if left outside the stateroom door at night.

Swimming Pool: The Swimming pool, located "C" Deck amidships, is open daily from 7:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. No charge is made for the use of the pool and mixed bathing is permitted at all times.

Valet Service: Valet Service is provided for the convenience of passengers. Apply to your Bedroom Steward for this service:

Price List—Men's Garments

  • Suit (2- or 3-pieces): $ 1.00
  • Cost: $0.75
  • Trousers: $0. 50
  • Topcoat: $1.00
  • Heavy Overcoat: $1.25
  • Tuxedo Suit: $1.25
  • Full Dress Suit: $1.50
  • Sport Shirt: $ 0.50

Price List—Women's Garments

  • Suit (Coat and Skirt): $1.50
  • Skirt: $1.00
  • Jacket: $0.75


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