SS Kenilworth Castle Passenger List - 18 October 1935


Front Cover of a First and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Kenilworth Castle of the Union-Castle Line, Departing 18 October 1935 from Natal to Southampton.

Front Cover of a First and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Kenilworth Castle of the Union-Castle Line, Departing 18 October 1935 from Natal to Southampton via East London, Port Elizabeth, Capetown, and Madeira, Commanded by Captain E. S. Vincent, R.D., R.N.R. GGA Image ID # 1f952b3aca


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Commander: Captain E. S. VINCENT, R.D., R.N.R.
  2. Chief Officer: Mr. H. H. ROSE
  3. 1st Officer: Mr. E. B. GABRIEL
  4. 2nd Officer: Mr. J. W. BROOKS
  5. 3rd Officer: Mr. R. A. D. CAMBRIDGE, R.N.R.
  6. 4th Officer: Mr. H. S. HAYES
  7. Chief Engineer: Mr. J. B. DICKINSON
  8. 2nd Engineer: Mr. J. J. STOBO
  9. 3rd Engineer: Mr. W. H. BLOOD
  10. 4th Engineer: Mr. S. SINCLAIR
  11. Surgeon: Dr. W. R. SQUARE, M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R C.P. (London)
  12. Purser: Mr. R. J. LOGAN
  13. Chief Steward: Mr. A. E. RUSSELL


First Class Passengers

To England

  1. Mr. I. Buirski
  2. Mr. C. J. Chaplin
  3. Mr. J. L. Johnson Deane
  4. Mr. R. Edgcombe
  5. Mrs. A. de R. Edgcombe
  6. Mr. R. Fehl Mr. J. Frankfurth
  7. Mrs. Frankfurth
  8. Miss N. B. Franzsen
  9. Mr. A. Grossett
  10. Dr. E. J. Hamlin
  11. Mr. O. J. Hanson
  12. Mr. F. Hill
  13. Mr. A. L. Hope
  14. Miss Dulcie King
  15. Miss F. J. Lynch
  16. Mrs. E. Miller
  17. Mr. R. Pavry
  18. Mr. J. A. Reid
  19. Lady Richardson
  20. Miss Ethel Richardson
  21. Miss Audrey Richardson
  22. Sir Leslie Richardson, Bart.
  23. Mrs. N. D. Spiller
  24. Master J. M. Spiller
  25. Mr. J. E. K. Tucker
  26. Mr. A. Vernes
  27. Mrs. Vernes
  28. Miss Vernes
  29. Master Vernes
  30. Miss F. Walford
  31. Mr. J. H. Wilson
  32. Mr. H. Wolff


Tourist Class Passengers

To Madeira

  1. Mr. M. Gomes

To England

  1. Mr. A. Bellamy
  2. Mrs. N. Bettison
  3. Mr. H. Booth
  4. Mrs. Booth
  5. Miss Booth
  6. Mr. W. R. Britton
  7. Mrs. Britton
  8. Mrs. G. E. Cornelisse
  9. Mrs. K. Cowper-Johnson
  10. Mr. Curley
  11. Miss A. R. Davies
  12. Miss N. K. Davis
  13. Miss A. Duncan
  14. Mr. R. J. Dyson
  15. Mr. G. A. Ewing
  16. Mrs. A. Fairlie
  17. Miss E. Farrall
  18. Miss M. Ferrier
  19. Mrs. Firkin
  20. Mr. M. Fluxman
  21. Mr. G. Gee
  22. Mrs. Gee
  23. Mrs. M. Grieve
  24. Mr. P. Harrison
  25. Miss A. M. Hendry
  26. Mr. J. Holding
  27. Mr. L. T. Irwin
  28. Mr. J. Jones
  29. Miss E. C. Lovegrove
  30. Mr. L. Lowry
  31. Mr. F. E. Muntz
  32. Mr. Murray
  33. Mrs. C. E. Parkins
  34. Mr. A. S. Paxton
  35. Mrs. J. Peake
  36. Miss C. Rae
  37. Miss M. Rae
  38. Mr. G. Robb
  39. Mrs. F. Rohl
  40. Mr. I. Ross
  41. Mrs. E. de S. Saunders
  42. Miss D. M. Sherrin
  43. Mr. D. Surtees
  44. Miss U. Sweetnan
  45. Miss F. M. Swinburne
  46. Mr. W. J. Thornton
  47. Mrs. J. J. Van Heerden
  48. Master Van Heerden
  49. Master Van Heerden
  50. Master Van Heerden
  51. Mr. A. Watlington
  52. Mr. E. F. Watts


Information for Passengers


In the First Class the arrangements are:—

  • Tea, Coffee, etc., served in the Cabins from 6:00 a.m.
  • Dressing Bell or Bugle at 8:00 a.m.
  • Children's Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast at 8.30 a.m.
  • Children's Dinner at 12:30 p.m.
  • Luncheon at 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea at 4:00 p.m.
  • Children's Tea at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dressing Bell or Bugle at 6.30 p.m.
  • Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saloon Lights out at 11:00 p.m.

The Meals in the Tourist Class are :—

  • Tea, Coffee, etc., served from 6:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
  • Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon Tea at 3:30 p.m.
  • Children's Tea at 5:00 p.m.
  • Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saloon Lights out at 11:00 p.m.

CHILDREN.—Children are required to take their meals at the special tables provided for them.

DIVINE SERVICE, etc., will be held in the Main Saloon every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, and all are invited to attend.

BAGGAGE.—Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser.

SURGEON.—The Surgeon of the Vessel is authorized to charge for professional attendance at the rate of 7s. 6d. in the case of first class Passengers and 2s. 6d. in the case of Tourist class Passengers, per visit, this fee includes medicines. Accounts for medical attendance will be rendered by the Surgeon before the end of the voyage.

DECK CHAIRS.—Deck chairs are provided on board for hire to passengers at a charge of 2s. 6d. each for the continental voyage; 2s. 6d. each between England and Madeira, Las Palmas and Tenerife; 5s. each between England and St. Helena, Ascension, or any South or East African Port or Mauritius, and for the East Coast Voyage via Suez Canal; and 2s. 6d. each on the South and East African Coast between any two Coast Ports.

LETTERS, TELEGRAMS, etc.—For the convenience of Passengers, Mail will be made up on board prior to arrival at each port.

All information regarding telegraph rates, postal rates, stamps, etc., can be obtained from the Purser before the Vessel's arrival or departure.

All Passengers must furnish their addresses on the forms provided for the purpose on board. This information is required on the Outward Voyage by the Authorities in South Africa and the Homeward Voyage by the Port Sanitary Authorities.

The assistance of Passengers in this matter is requested to facilitate forwarding any Letters, Telegrams, etc., which may arrive after they have left the Vessel or any articles that may be left in the cabins. Circulars or other printed matter of a similar nature will not be forwarded.

Passengers must apply personally for Registered Letters and Packages to the Purser.

On the Homeward Voyage, on the arrival of the Vessel in England, Letters, etc., are sorted and handed out to Passengers in the respective classes on application. The Bureau is kept open until the passenger trains have left the shed when the Vessel comes alongside the Quay.

Passengers are recommended to attend to the pasting of their own Letters in the letterbox, and it must be distinctly understood that while every care will be taken, the Company cannot accept any responsibility in connection with the posting, receiving, forwarding, or transmission of Letters, Telegrams, Parcels, etc.

WIRELESS SERVICES in Mail and intermediate Vessels enable passengers to keep in touch with their friends throughout the voyage, either through wireless stations or, at much cheaper rates, by means of Wireless Ocean Letters. Full particulars and charges can be obtained from the Wireless Operators on board.

VALUABLES, etc.—Passengers' valuables or money may be handed to the Purser to be deposited in the Vessel's safe for custody during the voyage, for which a small charge is made of 3s. 6d. per £100 upon the declared value of each parcel or deposit, with a minimum charge of 2s. (parcels required during the voyage can be re-deposited at half rates), a receipt being given on behalf of the Company for valuables so deposited.

LIBRARY—The Library is open daily, and the Librarian is in attendance to give out and receive books.

Any books found lying about are returned to the Library, but Passengers will be held responsible for the loss of any book registered in their name. The charge for books lost from the 1st Class Library is 7s. 6d. per volume, and from the Tourist Class 2s. 6d. per volume unless otherwise shown.

TIME TABLES—Railway Time Tables, Postal Guides, etc., are in the charge of the Purser.

COMPLAINTS.—Any complaint should be addressed to the Commander at the time of daily inspection.


Outward, Homeward, and Coastwise Services

ROYAL MAIL SERVICE. The South African Royal Mail Vessels are dispatched from Southampton every Friday for Capetown, Port Elizabeth, East London, and Natal via Madeira.

On the outward journey, the Royal Mail Vessels proceed as far as Natal, at which Port they commence the homeward voyage, sailing thence every Thursday; from Hast London every Friday; from Fort Elizabeth every Saturday; arriving at Capetown usually on Monday morning, and proceeding thence to Southampton, via Madeira, on the Friday.

Passengers landing at Madeira may enjoy a fascinating excursion to Terreiro da Lucta by the Mount Railway Company's trains, which make the trip in half an hour. Tickets may be obtained from the Purser.

INTERMEDIATE SERVICE.—The Intermediate Vessels take First and Tourist Class Passengers only at lower rates than the Royal Mail Vessels and are dispatched fortnightly from London for Capetown, Fort Elizabeth, East London, Natal, Lourenço Marques (Dclagoa Bay), and Beira. These Vessels proceed alternately via Las Palmas (Grand Canary) and Tenerife, calling at Lohilo and Mossel Bay monthly.

The Intermediate Vessels calling at these Islands perform the Mail Service to St. Helena and Ascension, outward and Homeward, approximately every four weeks.

Intermediate Vessels from Beira, Lorenzo Marques, Natal, East London, Fort Elizabeth, and Capetown via Las Palmas or Tenerife to England is a regular homeward service.

EAST COAST SERVICE. Once each month, a Passenger Vessel is dispatched to East and South African ports via Suez, returning via the West Coast and Canary Islands. There is a similar service to South Africa via the Canary Islands, returning via East Coast ports and Suez.

MAURITIUS SERVICE.—The connection between England and Mauritius is maintained by Vessels at specific intervals.

WALVIS BAY.—Calls at Walvis Bay are made on the Outward voyage at stated intervals.

OCEAN RETURN TICKETS. -The amount of two Single Fares is reduced on Ocean Return Tickets. Ocean Return Tickets are available for twelve months.

SINGLE TICKETS, RE-BOOKING ALLOWANCE.—Passengers who have taken a Single Ticket only from England or South Africa (paying the full single tariff fare thereon) and who return within twelve months from the date of embarkation will be allowed a reduction of 10 percent on the amount of the single journey back, on production of the counterfoil of the first single ticket taken by them. This concession does not apply to passages Coastwise or Ports at which the Vessels of the Union-Castle Line do not call.

The period of twelve months specified above cannot, under any circumstances, be extended.

PREPAID PASSAGES, OUTWARD, OR HOMEWARD.—Passages can be prepaid in England or South Africa for friends on the other side, and advice on such passages can be sent by cable at a small additional expense if desired. The Company, however, does not accept any responsibility for any inaccuracy, mistake, or oversight on the part of the Company's Servants or Agents, or any other persons, in the wording, dispatch, or delivery of any telegram or letter in connection with these prepaid passages, or for any consequences arising from there.

Remittances of small amounts can also be made to passengers at the same time.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY TOURS at reduced rates are in operation at specific periods of the year to or from South and East Africa, Madeira, Canary Islands, Mediterranean Ports, and the Continent. Full particulars may be obtained from the Company's Offices or Agents.

Passengers can obtain complimentary copies of our Handbook of Information from the Purser on board.

THE SOUTH AND EAST AFRICAN YEAR BOOK AND GUIDE, over 1,100 pages with 64 pages of maps in color, on sale in the Hairdresser's Shop, price 2/6.


Union Castle Track Chart on the Back Cover, SS Kenilworth Castle First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 18 October 1935.

Union Castle Track Chart on the Back Cover, SS Kenilworth Castle First and Tourist Class Passenger List, 18 October 1935. GGA Image ID # 1f95687d58


Passenger List Images Courtesy of Richard Farrell, September 1923.


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