SS Leviathan Passenger List Supplemental Information 11 October 1927

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Information for Passengers

INFORMATION OFFICE.—This office, located amidships on " E ” deck, has been provided for the convenience of Passengers, and all inquiries for information of a general character should be made there.

PASSENGER DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVE, located amidships B Deck, will give information concerning sailings and bookings on UNITED STATES LINES steamers. Sailing lists, rate sheets, cabin plans and other information will be cheerfully furnished. Reservations can be secured and deposits to cover will be received.

LETTERS, CABLES AND TELEGRAMS are received at the Information Office for dispatch. Cablegrams and telegrams should be handed in an hour before the arrival at any port of call.
None of the ship’s employees, other than those on duty in the Information Office, is authorized to accept letters, cables and telegrams for dispatch.

PASSENGERS’ ADDRESSES.—Passengers’ addresses may be left at the Information Office in order that any letters, received after passengers have left the ship, may be forwarded.
Passengers may have Mail, Telegrams and Cables sent in care of any of the UNITED STATES LINES offices.

Letters for incoming passengers on the UNITED STATES LINES steamers are accepted for delivery in special bags made up in New York, Paris and London Offices, for distribution on board. Passengers will please call at the Information Office for them.

The PURSER’S Office is located amidships, on “ E ” deck.

The CHIEF STEWARD’S Office is located amidships, on “ F ” deck, near entrance to main Dining Saloon.

HIGH SEAS MAIL.—United States Postage Stamps and rates are used when mailing letters, and such letters should be posted in the ship's letter box in the ordinary way.

The mail bag is closed a few hours previous to arrival. Full particulars can be obtained at the Information Office upon application.

Rates on letters to points in the United States, Canada and British Colonies, and to Great Britain and Ireland, two cents an ounce or fraction thereof.

Rates on letters to all other countries—five cents for the first ounce, and three cents for each additional ounce or fraction.

Rates on postal cards to all countries (except United States, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and Panama, i£ cent to each)—two cents each; on return or reply cards, four cents each.
Postage stamps can be purchased at Information Office.


EQUIPMENT.—The radio equipment of the f* Leviathan ” is of the most modem R.C.A. type, manufactured especially for this ship, and embracing the latest improvements developed by the General Electric Company, the Western Electric Company and the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. It is the most powerful apparatus on any passenger ship afloat, capable of maintaining direct communication with land throughout the entire voyage.

SERVICE.—Radiograms may be filed at the radio office for anyone—anywhere—anytime. The words in radiograms are counted and charged for in the same manner as cablegrams.
Through the special long distance service made available by the Radio Corporation of America (RCNEWYORK), passengers can keep in close touch with business and personal affairs even though the ship is in mid-ocean.

SHIP TO SHORE.—Full information regarding rates to all points may be obtained at the radio office.

SHIP TO SHIP.—Radiograms are also accepted for passengers on other ships, for which the charge is 16c. per word.

OCEAN LETTERS.—Ocean letters, not to exceed 100 words each, may be filed for transmission to a ship proceeding in the opposite direction. Such messages are mailed to destination from the first port of call of the latter vessel. The charge is $1.20 for first twenty words and 4c. for each additional word.

SHORE TO SHIP.—Radiograms for passengers on the “ Leviathan ” may be filed at any public telegraph office. Messages originating in the United States, addressed to passengers, need only be routed RCNEWYORK.

Example radiogram—

NEWS SERVICE.—The “ Leviathan ” subscribes to the Chicago Tribune—RCA News Service, which is transmitted by the powerful radio station at Chatham, Mass. The daily dispatches, consisting of from 800 to 1,000 words of the world’s latest news, results of sporting events, stock reports, etc., are received on board during the early morning hours and printed in the daily paper published and delivered to passengers.

RADIO TELEPHONE.—The “ Leviathan ” is equipped with a complete radio telephone transmitting and receiving outfit of the most modern duplex type. However, until other ships and shore stations are provided with similar apparatus, the telephone service is, of necessity, restricted.

DINING ROOMS.—Meals will be served at the following hours in the First Class Dining Saloon :—

  • BREAKFAST, from 7:30 am
  • LUNCHEON, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • DINNER, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

and in the Second Class Dining Saloon :—

  • BREAKFAST, 7:00 am to 9:00 am
  • LUNCHEON, 12 NOON to 1:30 pm
  • DINNER, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

SEATS AT TABLES.—Applications may be made to the Second Steward in advance, or on day of sailing on board the Steamer. The Second Steward's office is located on “ D " deck amidships, directly over Main Dining Room.

SMOKING.—Passengers are requested not to smoke in the Main Dining Saloon.

ORCHESTRA.—The vessel carries a first-class orchestra which will play daily at the under-mentioned times and places :

  • 1:00 pm to 2.0 pm, First Class Dining Room
  • 4.0 pm to 5.0 pm, First Class Social Hall
  • 7:00 pm to 8.0 pm, First Class Dining Room
  • 9.0 pm to Midnight, First Class Social Hall

DANCING.—Dancing in the Ball Room commences every evening at 9.0 o’clock; weather permitting.

DECK GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS.—Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck. Deck Stewards will furnish them.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Social Hall or Library Stewards.

SWIMMING POOL AND ELECTRIC BATHS.—The Swimming Pool is one of the leading features of the SS “ Leviathan.” The Pool will be open, without charge, for

  • Gentlemen from 6 to 9 a.m
  • Ladies from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Ladies, gentlemen and children from 12 noon to 7:00 pm

A fully equipped Electric Bath is located on Deck " G.” Experienced attendants are in charge.
The Electric Baths will be available for ladies from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and for gentlemen from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, tickets being obtainable at the Purser’s Office at $1.25 each.

A GYMNASIUM, fully equipped with modern appliances, is located on Deck “ A ” and is open for ladies, gentlemen and children, as follows :—

  • Gentlemen, 6:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Ladies, 10:00 am to 12 NOON
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, 12 NOON to 1:00 pm
  • Children, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, 3.30 pm to 7:00 pm

No charge is made for the use of the appliances.

BOOKS.—Books are obtainable from the Library on deck “ B ” by application to the Steward in charge.

DIVINE SERVICES.—On Sundays at hours to be announced on shipboard.

BARBER, HAIRDRESSER, AND MANICURIST.—The Barber's hours are from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, but for the general convenience of the greater number, passengers are requested not to apply for hair-cutting or shampooing except between the hours of Noon and 5:00 pm

The Barber's Shop is located on " F " deck forward of the Swimming Pool.

The following charges are authorized :—

  • Shaving $ .25
  • Face Massage $ .75
  • Haircutting .50 Scalp Massage 50
  • Shampoo, Plain 50
  • Tonic Dressing 25
  • Shampoo, Crude Oil 1.00
  • Manicure 1.00
  • Singeing $ .50

SPECIAL LADIES’ DEPT, for the scientific care of hair, face and nails :—

The following charges are authorized:—

  • Shampoo, Special $2.00
  • Marcel Waving 1.50
  • Shampoo, Plain $1.00
  • Cutting and Singeing 1.50
  • Facial Treatment 2.00
  • Manicure 1.00
  • Water Waving $1.50

A CLOTHES CLEANING AND PRESSING ROOM is in charge of an expert attendant. A printed tariff of charges may be obtained at the Purser’s Office.

BOOTS AND SHOES will be cleaned if left outside stateroom door.

STENOGRAPHER.—An experienced stenographer is prepared to work for the convenience of passengers at the following charges :—

  • 5 cents per folio (72 words)
  • 2 cents per folio for Carbon copies
  • 30 cents minimum for a letter

Particulars can be obtained at the Purser’s Office.

PHOTOGRAPHIC DARK ROOM.—A dark room fitted with all the necessary equipment has been installed for the use of passengers wishing to develop photographs during the voyage.

BANKING.—FOREIGN MONEY EXCHANGE.—The \ UNITED STATES LINES have arranged with the FARMERS I LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY to establish on board a | branch bank, which is located on the port side, “ E ” Deck, I amidships.

Passengers wishing to exchange money, or transact other banking business, will receive every attention.

MEDICAL ATTENTION.—The Surgeon is always at the disposal of passengers requiring his services. In case of illness originating on or after the departure of the steamer, no charge will be made for services. Medicines prescribed by the Ship’s Surgeon will be furnished without charge. In case of illness not originating on board, the Surgeon is authorized to make the following charges :—

  • For Office visits $1.00 per visit
  • For Stateroom visits 2.00 per visit
  • With a maximum charge of 4.00 per day

All charges are subject to the approval of the Commander. The hours for consultation are as follows :—

  • 9:00 am 4:00 pm 8.30 p.m

but the Surgeon is available at all times in case of urgency. The purpose of the UNITED STATES LINES is to make its service satisfactory to all passengers.

BERTHING OF PASSENGERS No changes can be made except officially by the Purser.

DECK CHAIRS AND RUGS may be hired for the voyage on application to the Deck Steward, rental $1.50 each.

PASSENGERS’ QUARTERS.—First Class Passengers are not allowed to enter Second or Third Class compartments or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

BAGGAGE.—Passengers are requested to check their baggage at the Baggage Master’s desk on the Pier before going aboard. It is recommended that Baggage be insured as the Company’s liability is limited in accordance with Ticket. All inquiries regarding Baggage on board ship should be made at the Baggage Master’s Office, located on “ E ” Deck, amidships.
On disembarking, passengers are specially requested to 1 claim their baggage before leaving the Customs Baggage Room, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage I may be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage j not accompanying passengers.

BAGGAGE ROOM.—All baggage not placed in cabins is stowed in the Baggage Room, where access can be had to it during the voyage if required.

VALUABLES.—The United States Lines are not responsible for theft of valuables or money kept in Staterooms. The same should be placed in charge of the Purser for deposit in his safe, and a receipt will be given on the Company’s form.

The wardrobe in each Stateroom is equipped with private strong box, keys for which may be obtained from the Purser on payment of $2.00.

PAYMENTS.—Passengers should obtain a receipt from the Purser, on the Company's form, for any additional passage money, excess baggage or freight charges, etc., paid on board.

PASSENGER ELEVATORS.—Four Modern elevators are provided for the convenience of Cabin passengers.

SUGGESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS.—Suggestions, complaints or criticisms of service or of personnel should be addressed to the General Manager, United States Lines, 45 Broadway, New York City.

NOTICE.—Passengers are warned that professional gamblers are reported as frequently crossing on Atlantic steamers.

DOGS are shipped as freight, and are carried at the Owner’s risk. The Company's charge is ^4 each, regardless of size. Arrangements for carrying the dogs should be made by communicating with the UNITED STATES LINES, or if this has not been done, the Purser should be notified.

Trans-Pacific and South American Service

The offices of the UNITED STATES LINES in Europe and in America will make through bookings to the Far East, Australia, India, South Africa and South America. Full information and rates will be cheerfully quoted on application to any of our offices.

The Trans-Pacific Service of the AMERICAN MAIL LINE and DOLLAR STEAMSHIP LINES, joint service from Seattle and Tacoma via Victoria and from San Francisco and Los Angeles via Honolulu to Yokohama, Kobe,Sanghai,Hongkong, and Manila is specially recommended.

The UNITED STATES LINES are also agents for the PAN-AMERICAN LINE, operating between New York and Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

The very highest quality of service is given on these ships and everything possible is done to assure the comfort of passengers.

AMERICAN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS.—On the Westbound trip, baggage will be subject to inspection on landing in America as on landing abroad.

A blank will be furnished aboard the steamer before landing which must be filled out, listing in detail every article obtained abroad. This list should be handed to the Purser and is known as your “ declaration."

An abstract of the applying U.S. Customs Regulations Law follows :—

Art. 352. Persons arriving from foreign countries.—Persons arriving from foreign countries are divided into two classes for customs purposes—first, residents of the United States returning from abroad, and, second, all other persons.

Art. 353. Residence.—The residence of a wife follows that of her husband, and the residence of a minor child follows that of its parents. Citizens of the United States, or persons who have formerly resided in the United States, shall be deemed to be residents thereof returning from abroad, within the meaning of the tariff act, unless satisfactory evidence is presented that they had given up their place of abode in this country and acquired an actual fixed place of abode in a foreign country.

Art. 354. Non-residents.—All persons not residents of the United States returning from abroad will be treated for customs purposes as non-residents, and are entitled to bring in free of duty all wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects, without limitation as to value, which were actually owned by them and in their possession abroad at the time of or prior to their departure from a foreign country which are necessary and proper for their wear and use, provided they are not intended for other persons or for sale.

Art. 355. Returning residents.—Residents of the United States returning from abroad may bring in free of duty;—

(a) Articles up to but not exceeding $100 in value acquired abroad for personal or household use, or as souvenirs or curios, if not intended for sale or purchased on commissions for other persons. Such articles purchased or agreed to be purchased abroad by returning residents may be admitted free notwithstanding they do not accompany the passenger.

(b) All wearing apparel, personal and household effects, and articles for personal use taken abroad by them, if not advanced in value or improved in condition while abroad. If such effects or articles be advanced in value or improved in condition while abroad by reason of repairs or cleaning further than that necessarily incident to their wear and use while abroad, or by remodeling or alterations, the cost or value of such repairs, cleaning, remodeling, or alterations is subject to duty, and must be declared. Such cost or value may, however, be included within the $100 exemption.

Art. 356. Each member of family entitled to exemption.— Each member of the family is entitled to the exemption of $100 for articles purchased abroad of the character described in paragraph 642 of the tariff act of October 3, 1913. When a husband and wife and minor and dependent children are traveling together the articles included within such exemption may be grouped and allowance made without regard to which member they belong.

Amended as follows :—

Par. 1695. Wearing apparel, articles of personal adornment, toilet articles, and similar personal effects of persons arriving in the United States; but this exemption shall include only such articles as were actually owned by them and in their possession abroad at the time of or prior to their departure from a foreign country, and as are necessary and appropriate for the wear and use of such persons and are intended for such wear and use, and shall not be held to apply to merchandise or articles intended for other persons or for sale; Provided, That all jewelry and similar articles of personal adornment having a value of $300 or more, brought in by a non-resident of the United States, shall, if sold within three years after the date of the arrival of such person in the United States, be liable to duty at the rate or rates in force at the time of such sale, to be paid by such person; Provided further, That in case of residents of the United States returning from abroad all wearing apparel, personal and household effects taken by them out of the United States to foreign countries shall be admitted free of duty; without regard to their value, upon their identity being established under appropriate rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided further, That up to but not exceeding $100 in value of articles required abroad by such residents of the United States for personal or household use or as souvenirs or curios, but not bought on commission or intended for sale, shall be admitted free of duty.

RECOVERY OF U.S. HEAD TAX.—The United States Government imposes a ” head tax ” of $8.00 on all aliens. This tax can 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 sixty days (the time prescribed by U.S. Law), and obtain from him Transit Certificate Form 514.

It is necessary for this 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 passengers’ arrival in the United States.
Unless this regulation is complied with, the Tax cannot be recovered.

ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK.—Passengers are landed at the Company’s pier No. 86, North River, foot of West 46th Street, New York, where transportation tickets can be purchased and baggage checked to any part of the United States or Canada. After landing, passengers should inquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

Should the steamer arrive at the pier after 8:00 pm, passengers may remain on board over night and land after breakfast the following morning.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES.—Telephone service with booths and operators in attendance will be found on the pier at New York.

SPECIAL NOTICE. — Musicians are not authorized to solicit contributions.

HOTEL RESERVATION.—Owing to the fact that hotels in New York and other large cities are so often crowded, passengers are invited to take advantage of facilities offered by the United States Lines for reserving rooms in advance. Application should be made to the Information Office. No charge is made for this service.

The chief office of the UNITED STATES LINES is located at 45 Broadway, New York City, where the facilities afforded are based upon a thorough understanding of the requirements of the pleasure traveler and business man, and link with those of the branches throughout Europe, to provide all services in every department of Ocean Travel.

TIME ON SHIPBOARD.—Between New York and London there is a difference in time of five hours, and as the sun rises in the East, as we say, when the ship is going eastward she meets sunlight earlier each day and thus gains time. Exactly how much is computed each day at noon, and the ship’s clocks are immediately set at the correct time for that longitude. On a vessel which makes the crossings in five days the clocks will be set ahead each day approximately an hour; on slower ship, of course, less. Going westward the clock is set back daily in similar fashion.

On the voyage from Europe, owing to the alteration in time as the ship proceeds Westward, it is necessary to put the clock back every 24 hours. The alteration in time is made at about midnight, and the clock is usually put back 45 minutes on each occasion, the exact amount of time depending upon the distance the ship is estimated to make by noon the next day. During the first 24 hours, however, owing to the change from Mean Time to Apparent Time, the alteration is likely to be considerably more than 45 minutes, especially while Summer Time is in use.


New York Wharf to Ambrose Channel Lightship 23 miles
New York Wharf to Fire Island Lightship 53miles
New York Wharf to Nantucket Lightship 215 miles
New York to Cherbourg (Northern Track) 3,07I
New York to Cherbourg (Southern Track) 3,157 miles
New York to Cherbourg (Extra Southern Track) 3,189 miles
Southampton to Nab Tower 22 miles
Southampton to Hurst Point 19.5 miles
Southampton to Cherbourg (via Nab) 89 miles
Southampton to Cherbourg (via Solent) 82.5 miles
Cherbourg to Lizard 143 miles

KILOMETERS, KILOGRAMS and MILES.—‘ Kilo ” is the abbreviation of “ Kilogramme/' or kilogram, and a kilogramme is exactly 2*205 pounds. The “ kilometer," the French standard of distance measurement, and which is used generally on the Continent of Europe, is equal to 3,367*88 feet—approximately £ of a mile. The metre, or meter, the nearest Continental measure to our yard, is 3*281 feet. A land mile measures 5,280 feet; a nautical or sea mile or " knot ” is 6,080 feet in length. The Continental standard of liquid measure is the " litre,” which is equal to 1*76 pints.

PORT AND STARBOARD.—Starboard is the right side of the ship, looking forward. Port, the left side.

THE GULF STREAM.—By far the most important, as well as best known of the great ocean currents, derives its name from the Gulf of Mexico, out of which it flows between Cuba and the Bahamas on the one side and the Florida Keys on the other. In its narrowest portion the Gulf Stream is about fifty miles wide, and there it has a velocity at times of as much as five miles an hour. Flowing in a north-easterly direction along the American coast, its current gradually widens and its velocity diminishes. Reaching the banks of Newfoundland it turns and sweeps across the Atlantic; then, dividing into two portions, it sends one arm down toward the Azores and the coast of Morocco, while the other passes near the shores of the British Isles and on to Norway.

As it emerges from the Gulf of Mexico it has a temperature of 84 degrees in summer, higher than that of the ocean at the equator. Even by the time it has reached mid-Atlantic, it has not fallen more than 14 degrees. The effect of the Stream upon the climate of Great Britain and the north-west coast of Europe 4,000 miles away from the Gulf, is to raise the winter temperature about 30 degrees above what would be the normal temperature of those latitudes.

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