SS President Harding Passenger List - 14 September 1938

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 14 September 1938 from Hamburg to New York via Le Havre, Southampton, and Cobh

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 14 September 1938 from Hamburg to New York via Le Havre, Southampton, and Cobh, Commanded by Captain James E. Roberts (Lt. Cmdr. USNR). GGA Image ID # 15e203a143


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: JAMES E. ROBERTS, LT. CMDR. U.S.N.R.
  • Executive Officer: STANLEY H. THOMPSON, LT., U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: HOMER E. COMSTOCK, LT. CMDR., U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Purser: JOHN A. LOCK
  • Assistant Purser: ED. LAFLEN
  • Surgeon: HERMAN RHOAD
  • Chief Steward: GUSTAVE GRUTGEN
  • Second Steward: CHARLES HOLLDORB


Sailing Schedule

  • Sailing From Hamburg 14 September 1938
  • Via Havre 15 September 1938
  • Via Southampton 16 September 1938
  • Via Cobh 17 September 1938
  • To New York


Cabin Class Passengers

  1. Mr. Victor Anninger
  2. Dr. Laszla Arany
  3. Mrs. F. V. Armato
  4. Dr. D. T. Atkinson
  5. Mrs. Atkinson
  6. Dr. Joachim Auerbach
  7. Mrs. Auerbach
  8. Master Harry Auerbach
  9. Mrs. W. Barshad
  10. Miss Carl Barshad
  11. Miss Betty A. Barshad
  12. Mr. Ronald V. Beale
  13. Mrs. H. S. Bendixen
  14. Mr. Robert F. Blanks
  15. Mrs. Alice Blum
  16. Mr. Beverley W. Bond, Jr.
  17. Mrs. Selma Boss
  18. Mr. Charles J. Bouchet
  19. Mrs. Bouchet
  20. Miss Charlotte Bouchet
  21. Mr. Josip Bozulic
  22. Mr. Heinz G. W. Brown
  23. Mrs. Brown
  24. Dr. C. A. Browne
  25. Mrs. Browne
  26. Mrs. Caroline Browne
  27. Prof. Douglas L. Buffum
  28. Mrs. Buffum
  29. Mrs. Charles Burr
  30. Miss Pamela Burr
  31. Mr. Karl Citron
  32. Mr. George Citron
  33. Miss Greta Citron
  34. Mr. Appleton P. Clark, Jr.
  35. Mrs. Clark
  36. Dr. Roger F. Clutton
  37. Miss Eugenic Collette
  38. Mrs. Grace M. Cosper
  39. Mr. James G. Coulter
  40. Mr. Roman Cressin
  41. Mrs. Edmund Danish
  42. Dr. Louis Danziger
  43. Mrs. Danziger
  44. Countess Marguerite de Portales
  45. Miss Diane de Portales
  46. Miss Annette Ebsen
  47. Mr. E. A. Evans
  48. Mrs. Eric Fennel
  49. Miss E. A. Fennel
  50. Miss Aline L. Foster
  51. Mrs. Emil Frank
  52. Mr. Emil Frank
  53. Mr. Richarl French
  54. Dr. Caleb Gates
  55. Mr. Moore Gates
  56. Mrs. Moore Gates
  57. Master Moore Gates
  58. Master Harris R. Gates
  59. Mrs. Sibyl Glick
  60. Mr. Max Glucksman
  61. Mrs. Glucksman
  62. Mr. Ante Grbelja
  63. Dr. Leonard Greenburg
  64. Miss .Sarah Halls
  65. Mr. H. Hammond
  66. Miss H. R. Haven
  67. Mr. Craig Hazlewood
  68. Mr. Craig Hazlewood, Jr.
  69. Mrs. G. W. Heath
  70. Miss Cynthia Heath
  71. Miss Daphne Heath
  72. Mr. J. Hedges
  73. Mrs. Hedges
  74. Mrs. Ulla Hellner
  75. Mrs. T. Hesselberg
  76. Miss Jean Hetherington
  77. Mr. Robert Hicks
  78. Mr. John J. Hoey
  79. Mr. Heinrich Holzinger
  80. Mr. Carlton L. Hommel
  81. Mrs. Hommel
  82. Mr. Felix Horwitz
  83. Mrs. Horwitz
  84. Mrs. Ora L. Hunley
  85. Dr. Kamil Idil
  86. Mrs. E. E. B. Johnson
  87. Mrs. Wade C. Johnson
  88. Miss P. Kasper
  89. Mr. Kenneth B. Keener
  90. Mr. John Kennedy
  91. Mrs. Kennedy
  92. Mr. David J. Kerwin
  93. Miss Elizabeth Kerwin
  94. Mr. Gunter Kirchheimer
  95. Mr. Simon Kirchheimer
  96. Mrs. Kirchheimer
  97. Mr. Ernst Kirchheimer
  98. Mrs. Jessie R. Leighton
  99. Judge John C. Lewe
  100. Mr. Bernhard Lewin
  101. Dr. W. H. Lewis
  102. Mr. Carroll E. Lindsey
  103. Miss Anne B. Loonan
  104. Miss Mary Frances Loonan
  105. Mrs. Fanny B. Lovell
  106. Mr. Stuart B. Marshall
  107. Mrs. Marshall
  108. Mr. Martin Mayer
  109. Mr. D. A. Menzies
  110. Dr. Hans Mettler
  111. Mrs. W. R. Milford
  112. Vice-Consul George C. Minor
  113. Dr. Julian Morgenstern
  114. Mr. Lewis K. Neff
  115. Mrs. Neff and Maid
  116. Master Eric Neff
  117. Miss Alice Neuhaus
  118. Mr. Henri Gerard Noorberg
  119. Mr. Clark W. Osburn
  120. Mrs. F. W. Osburn
  121. Miss E. Page
  122. Miss Lillian Parks
  123. Mr. Herbert C. Pell
  124. Mrs. Pell
  125. Mr. Claiborne Pell
  126. Mr. Maurice Henri Pirenne
  127. Mr. George W. Podell
  128. Miss Eloise Re Qua
  129. Dr. Ernst Reyersbach
  130. Mrs. Reyersbach
  131. Master Heinz Reyersbach
  132. Mrs. Rosalie Richter
  133. Dr. David Robinson
  134. Mrs. Robinson
  135. Miss Alice Robinson
  136. Mrs. J. E. Roman
  137. Mr. Julio Roman
  138. Mr. Frank Roman
  139. Mr. B. V. Rowley
  140. Mrs. Henry Norris Russell
  141. Miss Elizabeth Russell
  142. Mr. C. T. Rust
  143. Miss Iris Ryle
  144. Mr. Jacob Schloss
  145. Mrs. Schloss
  146. Master Manfred Schloss
  147. Mrs. Jeanne Shaw
  148. Lieut.-Comm. M. M. Smith
  149. Mr. Erwin Spanier
  150. Mr. Albert Spanier
  151. Mr. H. G. Spaulding
  152. Mrs. Spaulding
  153. Master John Spaulding
  154. Miss Use Stengel
  155. Mr. Thos. W. Stephenson
  156. Mr. Alfred Stern
  157. Mrs. Frieda Stern
  158. Mr. Hans Strauss
  159. Mr. Hans Strauss
  160. Mrs. Else Strauss
  161. Mrs. Rose G. Strauss
  162. Mr. P. Swords
  163. Mrs. Swords
  164. Miss Margaret C. Tolson
  165. Dr. Joso Tomasevic
  166. Mr. O. H. Truman
  167. Mrs. Truman
  168. Capt. Chas. Ubel
  169. Mr. Ignacis Uglesic
  170. Mr. Erich Uhlfelder
  171. Mr. John Valens
  172. Miss Marie Theresa Valens
  173. Mr. Georges A. Van Hecke
  174. Dr. Hans Wedell
  175. Mr. Julius Weil
  176. Mrs. Weil
  177. Master Manfred Weil
  178. Mr. O. Wendle
  179. Mr. Thomas J. White
  180. Mrs. White
  181. Mr. Charles A. Wichmann
  182. Mrs. Albert Wilkinson
  183. Mr. Rollin R. Winslow
  184. Mrs. Winslow
  185. Miss Alice B. Winslow
  186. Miss Cynthia R. Winslow
  187. Master Donald M. Winslow
  188. Master John H. Winslow
  189. Mr. William J. Youden, Jr.


Cabin Class Passenger Photographs

Passengers Dining on the SS President Harding Circa 1938.

Passengers Dining on the SS President Harding Circa 1938. From Left to Right: Ship Steward, Judith Mary Morris-Mason in a Floral Dress, a Small Boy in Front With a Fancy Dress Is John Ritchie Morris, Ship Crew – Note He Has Two Strips on His Sleeve. This Photo Was Taken in Late 1938/39. I Am Not Sure If It Occurred Over the Year-End That They Sailed, and the Pics Are of a New Year Party on the Ship. Many Children Were Moved From the UK to the USA During WWII in ~ 1939. Photograph Courtesy of Ritchie Morris, South Africa. GGA Image ID # 15e237f3ee


Another Group of Passengers in the Dining Room on the SS President Harding circa 1938.

Another Group of Passengers in the Dining Room on the SS President Harding circa 1938. Photograph Coutesy of Ritchie Morris, South Africa. GGA Image ID # 15e250b3e0


Information for Passengers


We extend to you a hearty welcome on board this "President" ship flying the American flag.

There are only two "President" ships engaged in regular service in the North Atlantic trade— the PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT and the PRESIDENT HARDING. Together with the WASHINGTON and the MANHATTAN they maintain a regular weekly service Eastbound from New York to Cobh, Plymouth, Havre and Hamburg, and Westbound from Hamburg, Havre, Southampton and Cobh to New York.

This all-American service is attracting a constantly increasing number of discriminating Americans who appreciate the extension to the seas of the high standard of living to which they are accustomed on shore.

This American liner is your home afloat and each member of the crew will make every effort each day that you are aboard to insure a most happy time while you are "at home" with us.


"TRAVELERS abroad are to a great extent unofficial envoys of their country, and can often influence some of those they meet to return their visit, to the benefit of International understanding, commerce and good-will."

How To Know The Ship's Officers by Their Sleve Stripes

Officer Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines, 1938.

Officer Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines, 1938. GGA Image ID # 15e195c897

  • COMMANDER: Four rows of gold lace with five-pointed star above.
  • CHIEF OFFICER: Three rows of gold lace with five-pointed star above.
  • CHIEF ENGINEER: Four rows of gold lace.
  • CHIEF PURSER: Three rows of gold lace with white velvet between.
  • SENIOR ASST. PURSER: Two rows of gold lace, with white velvet between.
  • JUNIOR ASST. PURSER: One row gold lace, one row white velvet.
  • SURGEON: Two rows of gold lace with red velvet between.
  • CHIEF STEWARD: Three rows of gold lace zig-zagged.
  • SECOND STEWARD: Two rows of gold lace zig-zagged.


When visiting the United States and Canada, the Offices of the United States Lines are at your service to advise and assist in any way possible.

Travelers with special purposes in view— business, social, educational, etc., are invited to make use of this service, which—gratis of course— will do everything possible to assist in bringing the passenger in touch with the desired persons or firms.



Tel. Dlgby 4-5800

PIER OFFICE, Pier 62, North River, West 23rd Street
Telephone Chelsea 3-6760

  • BALTIMORE, MD: 313 N. Charles St.
  • BOSTON, MA: 563 Boylston
  • CHICAGO, IL: 216 N. Michigan Ave.
  • CLEVELAND, OH: 1418Euclid Ave. (Hanna Bldg.)               
  • DALLAS, TX: Cotton Exchange Blvd.              
  • DETROIT, MI: 1255 Washington Blvd.             
  • HALIFAX, NS: St. Paul Bldg.
  • LOS ANGELES, CA: 715 West 7th St.
  • MEMPHIS, TN: 206 Cotton Exchange Bldg.               
  • MONTREAL, PQ: Dominion Square Bldg., Cor. Peel and St. Catherine Sts.
  • NORFOLK, VA: 200-02 E. Main St.
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA: 1620 Walnut St.
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 665 Market St. (Palace Hotel)
  • SEATTLE, WA: Vance Bldg., 3rd and Union Sts.         
  • ST. LOUIS, MO: 411 North 7th St.
  • TORONTO, ON: 19 King St. East
  • WASHINGTON, DC: 743-14th St. N.W.
  • HAVANA, CUBA: Wm. Harry Smith Agency, 75 Obispo St.
  • ACAPULCO. GUERRERO, MEXICO: Wells, Fargo & Co. Express. S. A. P. O. Box 50
  • MEXICO, D. F.: Wells, Fargo & Co. Express, S. A. Ave. Madero

All information of a general character may be obtained at the Purser's Office located on "A" Deck.


SHUFFLEBOARD, DECK TENNIS, DECK GOLF and many other forms of entertainment are available to passengers at any hour during the day.

BINGO, HORSE RACING, and showing of latest

TALKING PICTURES are arranged at various intervals during the voyage. Watch bulletin board for time.

AUTOMOBILES: Passengers entering the United States should list uncrated automobiles on their U.S. Declaration form to facilitate Customs Clearance on arrival.

BAGGAGE:  Forwarding, transshipment and storage of baggage may be arranged with the Baggage Master. The company accepts no responsibility for baggage or parcels left on board, except by arrangement with the Baggage Master.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE: The Company's liability for loss of or damage to baggage and valuables is strictly limited, but passengers can protect themselves by insurance which may be procured at the Purser's office.

BARBER SHOP—BEAUTY SALON: These facilities are located on "A" Deck, opposite the Purser's office. A schedule of prices is posted in the shops.

BATHS: Upon application to the Bath Steward, passengers may arrange for the use of baths at a specified time each day.

BELLBOY SERVICE: Bellboys are available at all times during the day, to answer calls in the absence of the Bedroom Steward or Stewardess. They will also deliver messages at the passengers' request.

CABLES AND TELEGRAMS: These are received at the Purser's Office 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 during the voyage, any diet necessary to the passengers' health or habits.
Passengers are also invited to advise the Saloon Steward of their preferences in diet and cooking so that every attention can be given to their wishes.

CHAIR CUSHIONS: (Please also see Deck Chairs, etc.) These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.00 each for the voyage.

CHANGES IN ACCOMMODATIONS: Changes in Accommodations can be made only by the Chief Purser who must collect any difference there may be in fare. A receipt will be issued on the Company's official form.

COMPLAINTS: It is the desire of the Company and the ship's staff to make your crossing as pleasant as possible. Any inattention or cause for complaint regarding the service should be reported immediately to the Chief Purser or Chief Steward so that it can be corrected promptly.

CUSTOMS EXAMINATION: In order to avoid difficulty with Customs Officials, all articles subject to Duty must be declared. Any passenger who is at all in doubt should see the Chief Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest available information regarding the Customs regulations of the country to be visited.

DECK CHAIRS AND STEAMER RUGS: These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.50 each for the voyage.

DIVINE SERVICES: Protestant Service is held Sundays at 11:00 A.M. in the Lounge.

When there is a Roman Catholic priest aboard Mass is celebrated in the Lounge. Hours of the Mass are posted by the Chief Purser. An altar is available and complete facilities for celebrating Mass are at the disposal of priests by arrangement with the Chief Purser.

DOCTOR (SHIP'S SURGEON): The Doctor's Office is located on "A" 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.

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.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES—ELECTRICAL APPARATUS: Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loud speakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY: For the convenience of passengers, the Purser will exchange a limited amount of American and Foreign monies at rates which will be advised on application.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS: Passengers are urgently requested to familiarize themselves with the notice in their staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations, 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 stubs and matches and to use the receptacles provided for the purpose in different parts of the steamer. Do not throw overboard lighted cigar or cigarette stubs as they may be drawn into open ports and cause fires. This is a serious fire hazard and careful observance of this request is earnestly urged on all.

INFORMATION FORMS: It is earnestly requested that passengers co-operate with the Purser's Office in the completion of information forms used in preparing the Manifest; also in all matters pertaining to landing cards and landing arrangements.

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 co-operation of passengers is requested to assure the prompt return of books as soon as they have been read.

MAIL: Passengers are requested to call at the Purser's Office for mail and telegrams. Mail forwarding addresses may be left at the Purser's Office.

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 at 7:30 and 8:45 A.M.
Lunch at 12 Noon and 1:15 P.M.
Dinner at 6:00 and 7:15 P.M.

Morning Bouillon and Afternoon Tea are served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. respectively.

OCEAN PRESS NEWS: The latest wireless news and closing prices of the various Stock Exchanges are given in this paper which is published daily and distributed to passengers without charge.

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

PASSENGER RESTRICTION: Cabin passengers are not permitted to enter Third Class accommodations, or vice versa.

PORTS IN SHIP'S SIDE: Passengers should not open ports. The Bedroom Steward will render this service when desired, provided it is not contrary to the Captain's orders and weather conditions permit. Careful observance of this precaution will avoid accidents, assure the comfort of passengers and prevent water damage to baggage and personal effects.

POSTAGE STAMPS: These are obtainable from the Library Steward on the Promenade Deck. Letters can be mailed on board.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS: Passengers are reminded that professional gamblers are reported as frequent travelers on trans- Atlantic passenger steamers and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

RETURN ACCOMMODATIONS: Passengers desiring information regarding return passage on steamers of the United States Lines or associated lines, including the Panama Pacific Line to and from California, can obtain it from the Chief Purser. Reservations will be secured by radio and deposits to cover received.

ROUND TRIP PASSENGERS: Passengers holding return tickets, and 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.

All those who hold return tickets are also requested to communicate with our nearest office at least a week in advance of their departure so that any necessary formalities may be arranged prior to the day of sailing.

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

SAILING PERMITS: All persons who are not citizens of the United States, including visitors, transients and residents in the United States, must secure Sailing Permits (Income Tax Clearance) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the week prior to the departure from the United States.

These permits may be secured at the U.S. Customs House, located at Bowling Green and Battery Place, New York City, or at any other office of the U.S. Internal Revenue. The permit is presented to the Internal Revenue inspector at the embarkation desk on the pier the day of sailing when tickets and passports are examined.

Further information will be given at any office of the United States Lines.

SEATS AT TABLE: The Second Steward is in charge of the Dining Room and will assign tables if they have not been arranged for previously.

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

TENNIS COURTS: A Deck Tennis Court is situated on the Sun Deck.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Passengers may secure information concerning steamship, rail or air routes at the Purser's Office. Arrangements can be made to secure tickets and reservations for the transportation desired.

VALET SERVICE: An excellent valet service is provided for the convenience of passengers. Apply to your Bedroom Steward for this service.

Pressing—Gentlemen's Garments:

  • Suit $1.00
  • Tuxedo $1.00
  • Overcoat $1.00
  • Jacket $0.50
  • Trousers $0.50

Ladies' Garments:

  • Dresses—Stains Removed and Pressing $1.50
  • Suit $1.00
  • Dress (Plain) $1.00
  • Evening Gown $1.50
  • Pleated Dress $1.50
  • Skirt or Jacket $0.50
  • Vest $0.25
  • Evening Gown Stains Removed and Pressing $2.00
  • Stains Removed without Cleaning Whole Garment $1.00

VALUABLES: It is inadvisable to leave money or valuables In your cabin. 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 conditions expressed in the contract ticket and passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board at the Purser's Office.


Panama Pacific Line, a United States Lines Company, Advertisement for a 17-Day, 5,000 Mile "Cruse-Voyages" via the Famous Sunshine Route to California and Mexico by Sea

Panama Pacific Line, a United States Lines Company, Advertisement for a 17-Day, 5,000 Mile "Cruse-Voyages" via the Famous Sunshine Route to California and Mexico by Sea for $160.00 up ($185 up, Some Seasons) 1938. GGA Image ID # 15e208cae4


Back Cover, United States Lines SS President Harding Cabin Class Passenger List - 14 September 1938

Back Cover, United States Lines SS President Harding Cabin Class Passenger List - 14 September 1938. GGA Image ID # 15e2040d91


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