SS President Harding Passenger List - 18 July 1928

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 18 July 1928 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 18 July 1928 from Bremen to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain William Rind, USNR. GGA Image ID # 1655014a2d


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain William Rind, USNR
  • Chief Officer: M. Erikson
  • Chief Engineer: John B. Morris
  • Surgeon: Dr. P. R. Craft
  • Purser: G. J. Ross
  • Chief Steward: J. Nicholas


Cabin Class Passengers

  1. Mr. William Achilles
  2. Miss Helen Armstrong
  3. Mr. Wilbrod Aumais
  4. Mrs. Aumais
  5. Major Gladeon M. Barnes
  6. Miss Barbara Barnes
  7. Mrs. Evelyn M. Barnes
  8. Miss Eleanor A. Barnes
  9. Mrs. Louise Beatty
  10. Mr. Andry Belis
  11. Mrs. Anna Belis
  12. Mr. J. Berman
  13. Mrs. Berman
  14. Mr. B. Bloch
  15. Mr. F. E. Boling
  16. Mrs. Leonore Boyce
  17. Miss Josephine Boyce
  18. Mr. Perley Breed
  19. Dr. J. J. Buchanan M
  20. rs. Buchanan
  21. Mr. John G. Buchanan
  22. Mrs. Buchanan
  23. General Omar Bundy
  24. Mrs. Bundy
  25. Mrs. Elizabeth P. Carroll
  26. Rev. Charles A. Chval
  27. Mr. William Collins
  28. Mr. Charles C. Concannon
  29. Miss Alice M. Connor
  30. Mr. Harry O. Cook
  31. Mr. Stuart W. Cook
  32. Miss Ester Cross
  33. Dr. Stuart S. Crossland
  34. Miss Mignon Dallet
  35. Miss Inez Demomet
  36. Miss Marie Dixon
  37. Mr. Stefan Dlhopolec
  38. Major Francis Brooks Doherty
  39. Mr. A. Elmendorf
  40. Mr. F. A. Flader
  41. Mrs. Flader
  42. Mrs. W. J. Fawcett
  43. Miss Mary O. Fawcett
  44. Mr. Vojtech Fiser
  45. Mrs. Anita Flournay
  46. Mr. George H. Ford
  47. Miss Sally V. La Forge
  48. Miss Carmela Galluzzi
  49. Miss Elise M. Guion
  50. Mr. W. H. Habbeler
  51. Mrs. Habbeler
  52. Mr. Ernest E. Hart
  53. Mr. W. L. Hartnell
  54. Mr. Max L. Hirschhorn
  55. Mrs. H. C. Houx
  56. Master Edwin Houx
  57. Mrs. Anna Hubert
  58. Mr. Charles C. Irwin
  59. Mr. John James
  60. Mr. R. C. James
  61. Mrs. James
  62. Mr. Julius Josephsohn
  63. Mrs. Josephsohn
  64. Mrs. Christine Kardos
  65. Mr. Edward Kennedy
  66. Dr. Arthur L. Knight
  67. Mrs. Knight
  68. Mr. William D. Koenig
  69. Mrs. Koenig
  70. Mrs. Forrest Lamont
  71. Mrs. C. Larrabee
  72. Mr. C. W. Larson
  73. Miss F. M. Ledley
  74. Mr. Elmore Leffingwell
  75. Mr. Victor F. Lenzen
  76. Miss Cleona Lewis
  77. Mr. J. N. Lockard
  78. Mrs. Lockard
  79. Miss Christine Malloch
  80. Countess Cornelia Caroline Mansfeld
  81. Mrs. Rose Mazl
  82. Mr. W. J. M. McGee
  83. Mr. A. Merkel
  84. Mr. Paul J. Miller
  85. Mr. Emil Mock
  86. Mrs. Mock
  87. Mr. David Nachmann
  88. Mrs. Nachmann
  89. Mrs. Olga Nathan
  90. Mr. William L. Newton
  91. Mrs. Wm. L. Newton
  92. Miss Florence Newton
  93. Mrs. Anna Novak
  94. Mr. Frank O'Neil, jr.
  95. Mrs. J. W. Overend
  96. Mrs. John H. Parrott
  97. Mr. Thomas Parry
  98. Mr. Edwin Pearson
  99. Dr. Edward Purcell
  100. Mrs. Purcell
  101. Mr. Andrew Razus
  102. Mr. George S. Rice
  103. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Robinson
  104. Mr. L. A. Rogers
  105. Mrs. L. A. Rogers
  106. Dr. A. Rokeach
  107. Mr. George C. Rosa
  108. Mrs. Rosa
  109. Miss Mary Rosa
  110. Mr. Arthur Rosenthal
  111. Miss Lois Sanderson
  112. Miss Dorothy Seaton
  113. Mr. Morris Seidman
  114. Mr. William Self
  115. Mr. Ernst Seligman
  116. Miss Ameria Shacopsky
  117. Miss Louise Sherman
  118. Miss Leonore Simpson
  119. Mrs. Josephine K. Simpson
  120. Mr. Stanley S. Smith
  121. Mrs. Smith
  122. Mrs. Isabel Starrett
  123. Miss Mabel Starrett
  124. Miss Nancy Starrett
  125. Mr. M. Steinberg
  126. Mrs. Steinberg
  127. Mrs. E. Stewart
  128. Miss Betty Stewart
  129. Miss Eleanor Sweet
  130. Mr. Emil G. Thedell
  131. Miss Selma Tiefenbrun
  132. Mr. Ernest M. Waenke
  133. Mr. Walter Walls
  134. Mrs. Walls
  135. Miss Josephine Weinboeck
  136. Mr. W. Weiss
  137. Dr. William S. Wheeling
  138. Miss Helen Wheeling
  139. Mr. Dan. W. Willingmyre
  140. Mr. George T. Willingmyre
  141. Miss Mary Lucille Wolf

To Southampton

  1. Mr. Karl Honegger
  2. Mrs. Beatrice Pfeiffer
  3. Miss Norma Pfeiffer
  4. Master Max Pfeiffer
  5. Miss Johanne Ruebens

Corrections to Passenger List

  • Master Edwin Houx should read Mr. E. Houx
  • Mr. Charles C. Irwin should read Mr. C. C. Irvin
  • Mr. Thomas Parry should read Mr. T. W. Parry
  • Miss Ameria Shacopsky should read Miss Amelia Shacopsky

Additional Passengers

  1. Mr. H. M. Coffey
  2. Mr. W. Haase
  3. Mr. A. Helmken
  4. Mr. R. Kampf
  5. Mr. H. Peper
  6. Mr. D. Backroege
  7. Miss T. Bates
  8. Miss L. Bates
  9. Mr. G. A. Beecher
  10. Mrs. O. L. Beecher
  11. Mr. A. K. Benjamin
  12. Mr. W. M. Bermay
  13. Mr. R. E. de Castro
  14. Mrs. de Castro M
  15. aster R. de Castro
  16. Miss D. de Castro
  17. Mr. M. R. Delano
  18. Mrs. Delano
  19. Mr. H. Grunfeld
  20. Mr. R. E. Good
  21. Mr. E. I. Goldenberg
  22. Dr. S. Jordan
  23. Mrs. Jordan
  24. Mr. J. Maxwell
  25. Mr. C. Maxwell
  26. Mr. J. Moyer
  27. Mrs. Moyer
  28. Mr. J. S. MacPherson
  29. Mrs. MacPherson
  30. Miss G. T. Nowell
  31. Mrs. L. Olmsted
  32. Mr. B. N. Prieth
  33. Mr. R. Prieth
  34. Mr. N. Routman
  35. Mr. O. B. Rosenblum
  36. Mr. L. C Reiffel
  37. Mrs. Reiffel
  38. Madame F. Rozenberg
  39. Mrs. E. Rundle
  40. Miss G. Allen
  41. Mr. M. Stern
  42. Miss H. A. Shapiro
  43. Miss M. Winning
  44. Miss L. Winning
  45. Mrs. H. Van Elkay

Not on Board

  1. Mr. Harry O. Cook       
  2. Mr. Stuart W. Cook      
  3. Mr. W. L. Hartnell
  4. Mr. G. S. Rice


On Board

  • 182 Cabin Class Passengers
  • 110 Third Class Passengers
  • 233 Commander, Officers and Crew
  • 625 Total souls on Board


Information for Passengers

Hours for Meals are posted at the Office of the Chief Steward on the Steamer

Divine Service in the Social Hall on Sunday at 10.30 a. m.


This office has been provided for the convenience of Passengers. All inquiries for information should be made at the office.

Passengers are requested to ask for a receipt on the Lines' Form for any additional Passage Money or Freight paid on board.


Letters, Cables and Telegrams are received at the Information Bureau for dispatch, also all Mails will be distributed there. Cablegrams and Telegrams should be handed in an hour before the arrival at any port of call.

Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking, as mail for passengers is brought on board by a special courier.

Passengers' Addresses may be left at the Information Bureau in order that any letters sent to the care of the Lines may be forwarded.

None of the ship's staff, other than those on duty in the Information Bureau, is authorized to accept letters, cables or telegrams for dispatch.


The long range wireless equipment permits of the vessel communicating with the shore from any point during the trip to or from New York. Passengers desiring to send messages will consult the operator for rates.

Ocean Letters are accepted on board for transmission by Wireless to a vessel bound in an opposite direction. They will be forwarded to destination by registered mail from first port of call after reception. A charge of $1.25, including postage, is made for twenty words and four cents for each additional word. The maximum Ocean Letter is 100 words.


Passengers should arrange with the Chief Steward for seats at table.


Passengers are requested not to smoke in the Dining Saloon and Social Hall.


Contributions that passengers desire to make at Concerts or on other occasions, should be delivered to the Purser, who will make public announcement of the total amount collected, giving a receipt for the information of all passengers.

The total amount collected will be distributed by the Management of the United States Lines to the following charitable institutions:

  • Seamen's Charities in New York.
  • Seamen's Charities at terminal ports in Europe at which our steamers call.
  • The Actors' Fund of the United States.
  • No requests for contributions for musicians or other employees on the steamers will be made.


These may be hired at $1.50 each for the voyage on application to the deck steward.


The Surgeon will be in his office for the treatment of passengers requiring his attention from 9.30 to 10.30 A.M., from 4 to 5 P. M. and 8.30 to 9.30 P. M. Services are available at any hour in cases of urgency. In cases of illness originating on board, or after the departure of the steamer, no charge will be made for these services, and such medicines as are prescribed by the Ship's Surgeon will be furnished without extra expense to the passenger.

In cases of illness, not originating on board, the Surgeon is permitted to make a nominal charge subject to the approval of the Commanding Officer.


On disembarking, passengers are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Custom-Office, otherwise considerable delay and extra charge for carriage may be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passenger on the railway. Passengers are requested to pack only steamer trunks for their staterooms, as it is not always possible to put larger trunks in rooms.

It is recommended that passengers insure their baggage, as the Lines' liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. Baggage insurance can be arranged at any of the Lines' offices.

Westbound passengers can arrange with the United States Lines' offices in Europe for collection of baggage from hotel or residence and have such baggage placed aboard steamers at Southampton or Cherbourg. Arrangements have been made to have baggage stored at Paris, London or Bremen and placed aboard steamer for passengers embarking at other ports.


The purser is prepared, for the convenience of passengers, to exchange a limited amount of money at rates which will be advised on application. A receipt covering each transaction will be given.


The United States Lines has provided a safe in the office of the Purser, in which passengers may deposit money, jewels, or ornaments for safe keeping. The Lines will not be liable to passengers for the loss of money, jewels, or ornaments by theft or otherwise, left in baggage in staterooms, or carried on the person.


The United States Lines has placed on board its vessels American Express checks which may be secured from the Purser on application.


Pursers of the United States Lines can book your return passage. Sailing lists, rate sheets, cabin plans and other information will be furnished upon application at the Pursers' Office. Tickets can be secured or deposits to secure reservations can be made. The Purser will procure by radio, without charge to the passenger, reservations or any information necessary.

Bookings can also be made through the agencies of the United States Lines in all principal cities of the United States and Canada. Reservations, especially during the Summer months, should be made, if possible, several weeks in advance.


On arrival in New York your baggage will be subject to the same inspection on landing as on landing abroad. American Citizenship does not permit you to bring dutiable goods into the country without paying duty.

A blank will be furnished you aboard the steamer before landing. This must be filled out, listing in detail every article you obtained abroad which you are bringing home. The list is then given the ship's purser.

The list is called your "declaration" and should include all wearing apparel, jewelry and other articles, whether worn or not, carried on your person, in your clothing, or in your baggage. These items must give their cost or value abroad and whether they were bought or given to you.

Also jewelry and wearing apparel, taken out of the United States and remodeled abroad, must be listed with the cost of remodeling. Residents of the United States are allowed to bring into the United States $100.00 worth of personal effects bought abroad free of duty, in addition to all wearing apparel taken from the United States on sailing.


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 also necessary for this Transit Certificate Form 514 io be turned over to the Steamship Line 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.


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


Latitude means "distance north or south of the equator", and longitude means distance from the Meridian at Greenwich — near London. Both are recorded in degrees, minutes and seconds. At the Equator, a minute of longitude is equal to a nautical mile, but as the meridians converge after leaving the equator, meeting at the Poles, the size of a degree becomes less. Sailing eastward a ship moves against the revolution of the earth, thus her course makes her gain time, while if she were sailing to the westward with the movement of the earth she would lengthen her time.


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 crossing in five days the clocks will be set ahead each day approximately an hour; on slower ships, of course, less. Going westward the clock is set back daily in similar fashion.


Transatlantic steamships follow certain lanes or tracks, unless prevented from so doing by stress of weather, or work of rescue or relief or other unforeseen circumstances. From August 24 to January 14 a vessel going eastward follows the short track, and from January 15 to August 23 the long. Going west the short track is followed from August 15 to January 14, and the long from January 15 to August 14. Following these lanes makes for safety and enables vessels better to meet the exigencies of weather conditions.


It is possible to determine by sound how far distant a passing ship is if she blows her whistle or in case of a warship if she fires a gun. If the steam from a vessel's whistle is seen and ten seconds elapse before the sound is heard, she is just 2 l/10 miles off. If one second elapses, she is distant slightly more than one-fifth of a mile; if five seconds, a little more than one mile; if twenty seconds, 4 1/5 miles.


Formerly the two sides of a ship were called ' Starboard" and "Larboard", the two prefixes being derived from old Anglo-Saxon words meaning, respectively "loading" and "rudder", and the word "board" meaning side. The term "Larboard" has given place to the word "Port". To "port the helm" carries a vessel to starboard, and to "starboard the helm" carries her to port. The French equivalent for port is "Babord", and starboard is "Tribord".


Next to the mariner's compass and chart, the barometer is the most important aid to navigation ever invented. Many persons know that a barometer is an instrument for recording changes in the weather, and the student of physics is taught that this is done by measuring the weight or pressure of the atmosphere.

A rising barometer denotes the approach of good weather, a falling barometer, the reverse. A sudden fall warns the mariner to be on the lookout for a severe storm. The barometer was invented during the seventeenth century by Torricelli. The ship's barometer, which is kept in the chart room, is very different from the original device. It traces a barometer chart, recording the atmospheric pressure throughout the voyage.


The surface of the ocean rises and falls twice in a lunar day of about 24 hours and 52 minutes. The tides do not always rise to the same height, but every fortnight after the new and full moon they become much higher than they were in the alternate weeks. These high tides are called Spring Tides, and the low ones Neap Tides. The close relation which the times of high water bear to the times of the moon's meridian passage shows that the moon's influence in raising the tides is two and one-half times greater than that of the sun.


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 northeasterly 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 fallen no more than 14 degrees. The effect of the Stream upon the climate of Great Britain and the northwest coast of Europe, 4000 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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