SS America Passenger List - 20 February 1948

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS America of the United States Lines, Departing 20 February 1948 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg and Cobh

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS America of the United States Lines, Departing 20 February 1948 from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg and Cobh, Commanded by Captain Harry Manning, Captain, USNR. GGA Image ID # 166aee44f1


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain Harry Manning, Captain, U.S.N.R.
  • Executive Officer: Leroy J. Alexanderson, Commander, U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: Patrick Brennan, Captain, U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Purser: John J. Wilkinson, Comm., (S.C.) U.S.N.R.
  • Senior Assistant Purser: John W. Ramey
  • Chief Surgeon: John Sheedy, Lieutenant, U.S.C.G.
  • Assistant Surgeon: J. J. O'Brien, Captain, Medical Corps, 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. Gustav F. Ahlbrandt
  2. Mrs. Marguerite Albrecht
  3. Mr. Vincente I. Andrade
  4. Mrs. Ignacia Andrade
  5. Mr. Joseph B. Andrews, Jr
  6. Mr. Chr. Anker
  7. Mr. Lawrence Armour, Jr
  8. Mr. Florenz Aubert
  9. Mrs. Grace Aubert
  10. Miss Marjorie Aubert
  11. Miss Juliette Aubert
  12. Mr. Albert Barsion
  13. Mr. Stanley Bauer
  14. Mr. Jacques Bellanger
  15.  Mr. Baruj Benacerraf
  16. Mrs. Annette Benacerraf
  17. M. Parul Bernard
  18. Mrs. Marthe Bernard
  19. Mlle. Michelle Bernard
  20. Mlle. Nicole Bernard
  21. Mr. William Bianchi
  22. Mr. Frank Bogaert
  23. Mr. Richard Bonomo
  24. Mr. Victor Carlos Bossart
  25. Mr. Erik Braagaard
  26. Mrs. Odna Brandeis
  27. Mr. George Branston
  28. Mr. Harry Broom
  29. Mr. Walter A. Brown
  30. Mrs. Brown
  31. Miss Michelina Buoncore
  32. Miss Therese Burke
  33. Mrs. Joana Carpenter
  34. Mr. Benjamin Carrion
  35. Prof. Konstantin Carsky
  36. Mr. Marius J. Cartel
  37. Mr. Myram Chase
  38. Dr. Jacques Codray
  39. Mrs. Natalie Codray
  40. Mrs. M. Collignon
  41. Mr. Robert R. Coly
  42. Mrs. Eileen Coly
  43. Mr. Donald P. Cook
  44. Mrs. Cook
  45. Master Christopher Cook
  46. Miss Jennifer Cook
  47. Mr. Daniel Dino Covo
  48. Mr. Alfred E. Davidson
  49. Mr. Thomas A. Dean
  50. Mr. George Derr
  51. Mr. Russel H. Downey
  52. Mrs. Anne Downey
  53. Mr. Andre Dubois de Warenghin
  54. Mrs. Dubois de Warenghin
  55. Mr. George S. Dudley
  56. Mrs. Dudley
  57. Mr. Max Duraffourg
  58. Mr. Jean Ehrsam
  59. Mr. Arthur Eisenberg
  60. Mrs. Helen G. Eisenberg
  61. Mr. Paul Elion Col. Robert Emmens
  62. Mrs. Justine Emmens
  63. Master Thomas Emmens
  64. Miss Jocelyn Emmens
  65. Master Michael Emmens
  66. Mr. Ernest L. Eslinger
  67. Mrs. Eslinger
  68. Mr. Grant S. Farquhar
  69. Mrs. Farquhar
  70. Mr. Bernard Forat
  71. Mrs. Nicole Forat
  72. Master Paul Forat
  73. Mr. Isiah Frank
  74. Mrs. Philomena Fried
  75. Dr. Martin Fuchs
  76. Mr. Charles Gersbach
  77. Mr. John N. Gilbert
  78. Mrs. Margaret Gilbert
  79. Mr. R. Goddard
  80. Mr. Morris Gold
  81. Mr. H. N. Gregory
  82. Mr. Maurice Grosmuth
  83. Mrs. Andree Grosmuth
  84. Miss Eliane Grosmuth
  85. Miss Adelaide Grumbach
  86. Baronne Guy de Gunzburg
  87. Miss Valerie Halse
  88. Mr. Gudliev Harg M
  89. rs. Charlotte Harrison
  90. Mr. John L. Haynes
  91. Mr. Robert A. Henderson
  92. Dr. K. Henner
  93. Mrs. J. Henner
  94. Mr. Guy Henneton
  95. Mrs. L. B. Herman
  96. Miss Joan Higgins
  97. Mr. Henry J. Hirtzel
  98. Mr. Richard C. Hollinger
  99. Mr. Edw. L. Horn
  100. Mr. Conrad Hurst
  101. Mr. George Jablow
  102. Mrs. Jablow
  103. Mr. Robert Jay
  104. Mr. Cesar M. Jeanlin
  105. Miss Nelle Rose Johnston
  106. Mr. Joseph Jurine
  107. Mr. George Kaplan
  108. Mr. Harold Kaplan
  109. Mrs. Celea Kaplan
  110. Miss Leslie Kaplan
  111. Master Roger Kaplan
  112. Miss M. M. Karff
  113. Mr. Donald S. King
  114. Mrs. Anne King
  115. Miss Diane King
  116. Mr. Robert Knox
  117. Mr. Dominco Landaza
  118. Mrs. Louise Lebre
  119. Mr. Jack Lee
  120. Mr. William Logie
  121. Mr. Henry R. Loomis
  122. Mrs. William F. Loomis
  123. Miss Catherine Lopatine
  124. Miss Marguerite de Lustrac
  125. Mr. Justin MacCarthy
  126. Mr. Dayton S. Mak
  127. Mrs. Marie C. le Maresquier
  128. Mr. Joseph Markiewicz
  129. Miss Alice McCloskey
  130. Dr. Oliver R. McCoy
  131. Mrs. McCoy
  132. Miss Caroline McCoy
  133. Master William McCoy
  134. Master Charles McCoy
  135. Miss Colette Meyer
  136. Col. Charles Miller
  137. Mrs. Lorraine K. Miller
  138. Miss Joan S. Miller
  139. Mr. C. B. Minnes
  140. Mrs. V. M. Mitchell
  141. Countess Edith Gaines de Moltkhuitfeldt
  142. Mrs. Lucia de Montoliu
  143. Miss Johanna Murphy
  144. Miss Ricarda Navarro
  145. Miss Alki Nicolet
  146. Miss Helene Nicolet
  147. Mr. Robert A. Nitschke
  148. Mr. Norman Norell
  149. Miss Mary O'Callaghan
  150. Miss Jennie O'Callaghan
  151. Mr. O' Meara
  152. Mrs. O'Meara
  153. Mr. O'Meara
  154. Mr. Patrick O'Sheel
  155. Mrs. O'Sheel
  156. Master Michael O'Sheel
  157. Miss Peggy O'Sheel
  158. Mr. Andre Charles Otten
  159. Mrs. R. Peiser
  160. Major William E. Perkins
  161. Mrs. Perkins
  162. Master Michael Perkins
  163. Miss Gillian Perkins
  164. Mr. Bernard T. Perlman
  165. Mr. Rene F. Perret
  166. Mr. Harry Pilchman
  167. Mr. M. H. Rawjee
  168. Mrs. Marie T. R. Reid
  169. Miss Catherine E. Reid
  170. Mr. Antoine Rivory
  171. Mr. Joseph Rosenzwog
  172. Mrs. Rosenzwog
  173. Miss Gertrude Rothschild
  174. Mr. Marcel J. Rougeron
  175. Mrs. Jeanne A. Rougeron
  176. Mr. Lucien Santini
  177. Mrs. Santini
  178. Mr. Isaac Schick
  179. Mrs. Schick
  180. Mr. Felix Schnur
  181. Mrs. Silvia Schnur
  182. Mr. Eddie H. Shipstad
  183. Mrs. Shipstad
  184. Mr. Walter E. Singer
  185. Mr. R. R. Spilman
  186. Mr. Fred Spitalny
  187. Mr. Marks Stein
  188. Mrs. Stein
  189. Mrs. Virginia G. Sterken
  190. Miss Virginia S. Sterken
  191. Consul Charles Stoppani
  192. Mrs. Alice Stoppani
  193. Miss Rosalie Sullivan
  194. Mr. Alex. Taub
  195. Mr. Frank C. Taylor
  196. Mr. Maurice Thrift
  197. Rev. Mario Joseph Teillard de Chardin
  198. Mr. Kenneth Upjohn
  199. Mrs. Upjohn
  200. Mr. James E. Valentine
  201. Mrs. Paul Van Den Hoeck
  202. Mr. Puai de Verrier
  203. Mrs. de Verrier
  204. Mr. Alphonse Vial
  205. Mr. Ernest M. Vollberg M
  206. rs. Vollberg
  207. Mrs. John H. Wade
  208. Rev. W. J. Wallace
  209. Miss Mary Weinberg
  210. Mr. Harris Weinstein
  211. Mr. Sidney Weiss
  212. Miss Rochell Wolfson
  213. Mrs. Goury du Wroslan
  214. Mr. Gustavo Zingg


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 (Porter Service) : Passengers are advised that the baggage porters on the Chelsea Piers, New York, are employed by the Company to assist them with their baggage and this service is provided without charge.

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.

Shopping Centre : Located on the Promenade Deck. Starboard side midship.
Here you will find a fine assortment of Wearing Apparel, Drug Supplies, French Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Soap, Novelties, Souvenirs and many other items for your comfort and convenience. Also a fine assortment of Gift items.

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
  • Coat: $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
  • Cloak: $1.00 and up
  • Silk Coat and Skirt: $1.50 and up
  • Dresses—plain: $1.50
  • Gowns: $1.75 and up
  • Slacks: $0.75

Valuables: Passengers are cautioned against leaving money or valuables in their staterooms. They should be delivered to the Purser's Office for safekeeping, and a receipt for same will be given on the Company's form. The Company cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage beyond the limitations stated in the contract ticket and passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be purchased at the Purser's Office.


All Westbound passengers to the United States must pay U.S. Head Tax of $8, except American Citizens and non-citizen children under 16 years of age when accompanied by parents.

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