SS Britannic Passenger List - 15 October 1938

Front Cover, White Star Line RMS Britannic Tourist Class Passenger List - 15 October 1938.

Front Cover, Tourist Passenger List from the RMS Britannic of the White Star Line, Departing 15 October 1938 from Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh, Commanded by Captain A. T. Brown, RD, RNR. GGA Image ID # 13bdd9ede2


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain A. T. Brown, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: G. R. Montgomery
  • Chief Officer: N. H. Gale, R.D., R.N.R.
  • Surgeon: C. P. O'Brien
  • Purser: F. E. Owen
  • Tourist Purser: P. Jowett
  • Chief Steward: C. Dawick
  • Tourist Steward: S. Gabbott


Illustration of the SS Britannic of the White Star Line


Tourist Passengers

  1. Miss H. Ahern
  2. Mr. P. Alexander
  3. Mrs. Alexander
  4. Miss R. Alexander
  5. Mrs. E. Anders
  6. Master R. W. Ande
  7. Miss E. R. Ardill
  8. Mrs. E. Aron
  9. Mr. Auslaender
  10. Mr. A. Barnett
  11. Miss A. Battey
  12. Miss G. Berlinger
  13. Mrs. B. Betchetti
  14. Mr. J. P. Bierlich
  15. Mr. J. H. Bierlich
  16. Miss G. Bisenz
  17. Mr. E. S. Blake
  18. Mr. C. E. Bliss
  19. Mr. E. W. Bower
  20. Mr. W. S. Boycott
  21. Mrs. C. L. Boycott
  22. Mrs. J. Brady
  23. Mr. F. Brechbuhler
  24. Mrs. Brechbuhler
  25. Miss G. Brechbuhler
  26. Miss M. Brennan
  27. Miss M. Browton
  28. Mr. N. Buchheim
  29. Mrs. Buchheim
  30. Mr. J. Burke
  31. Mrs. F. C. Burrows
  32. Mrs. M. H. Carmichel
  33. Mme. W. Carre
  34. Mile. M. Carre
  35. Mr. W. Carroll
  36. Mrs. E. Cary-Smith
  37. Dr. W. G. Cheney
  38. Mrs. Cheney
  39. Mrs. E. Clarke
  40. Mr. M. Cleary
  41. Miss A. Coghlan
  42. Mr. A. Cohn
  43. Mrs. Cohn
  44. Miss T. Connery
  45. Mr. J. L. Connors
  46. Mrs. Connors
  47. Miss J. Conway
  48. Mrs. M. E. Daly
  49. Mrs. De Haas
  50. Madame D'Ollone
  51. Mr. C. B. Dolphin
  52. Mrs. H. G. Donald
  53. Miss Klara Dworiansky
  54. Mrs. D. Englander
  55. Miss E. Englander
  56. Mr. S. H. English
  57. Mrs. English
  58. Mr. J. Erteszek
  59. Mr. M. Folk
  60. Mr. T. O. Farnworth
  61. Mrs. Farnworth
  62. Miss K. Farrelly
  63. Mr. W. M. Findlay
  64. Mrs. Findlay
  65. Miss A. Findlay
  66. Miss J. Forbes
  67. Mr. H. H. Freer
  68. Mrs. G. Fromhold
  69. Mr. S. Fry
  70. Mrs. Fry
  71. Mr. R. M. Garcia
  72. Mrs. E. Gibson
  73. Miss J. Gibson
  74. Miss G. C. Gibson
  75. Mrs. S. Gillespie
  76. Mrs. R. B. Gillett
  77. Miss M. Glynn
  78. Miss C. Gray
  79. Miss P. Green
  80. Mr. T. G. Griffin
  81. Mrs. Griffin
  82. Miss H. Groag
  83. Mr. H. C. Hagemann
  84. Miss U. S. Halle
  85. Mrs. M. Halmai
  86. Mr. J. F. Harrington
  87. Miss M. E. Harrington
  88. Mrs. J. Harten
  89. Rev. A. W. Healy
  90. Miss L. L. Hellings
  91. Miss B. Hindle
  92. Miss G. Hindle
  93. Mr. P. Holster
  94. Mrs. Holsten and Infant
  95. Miss E. Hoyt
  96. Mr. D. S. Hudson
  97. Mrs. J. Huser
  98. Mrs. T. Huttner
  99. Miss J. Ivors
  100. Mr. L. E. Jaegg
  101. Mrs. I. M. Jenks
  102. Mr. J. A. Johnson
  103. Mrs. Johnson and child
  104. Mr. K. H. Kaelter
  105. Mrs. Kaelter
  106. Miss M. Kaelter
  107. Mr. J. Kahn
  108. Mrs. Kahn
  109. Miss M. Kahn
  110. Miss L. Kahn
  111. Mrs. J. W. Karlsen
  112. Mrs. K. Kaufmann
  113. Mr. C. A. Kenney
  114. Mr. W. J. Kitchen
  115. Mrs. E. Kluger
  116. Mr. B. Knox
  117. Mr. H. G. Kuczynski
  118. Mr. J. Kulmala
  119. Mr. Kyne
  120. Mr. M. I. Lennon
  121. Mrs. Lennon
  122. Mr. Lentschner
  123. Mrs. Lentschner
  124. Prof. W. Lipschitz
  125. Mrs. Lipschitz
  126. Mr. P. Lipschitz
  127. Miss G. Lipschitz
  128. Mrs. G. H. Lubbock
  129. Miss V. Lubbock
  130. Miss M. Luckin
  131. Mr. W. A. Lynn
  132. Mrs. Lynn
  133. Miss A. M. MacLean
  134. Rev. J. Maher
  135. Miss E. Maier
  136. Mr. A. Marsh
  137. Mr. A. W. Matheson
  138. Mrs. Matheson
  139. Miss M. McArdle
  140. Miss A. McCarthy
  141. Miss H. McCarthy
  142. Miss E. McConnon
  143. Mr. P. McDonagh
  144. Miss B. McDonagh
  145. Miss M. McGuinn
  146. Mr. J. McLean
  147. Rev. T. J. McNamara
  148. Mr. M. K. Mehta
  149. Mr. W. T. Millar
  150. Mr. H. Alexander Milnes
  151. Miss C. Mitchell
  152. Mrs. B. Mohrer
  153. Miss H. R. Mohrer
  154. Miss I. Mohrer
  155. Mrs. S. A. E. Muller
  156. Mr. H. Myers
  157. Mrs. Myers
  158. Miss F. Nef
  159. Miss H. Nelson
  160. Mr. E. P. Newton
  161. Mrs. E. A. Nichols
  162. Miss E. M. Norman
  163. Major L. E. Norris
  164. Mrs. Norris
  165. Mrs. M. O'Connor
  166. Mr. P. O'Keeffe
  167. Mr. D. O'Mahony
  168. Miss M. O'Sher
  169. Mrs. S. Ostrovitch
  170. Master B. Ostrovitch
  171. Mr. J. D. Parker
  172. Mrs. C. Pemberton
  173. Mr. J. Perlmutter
  174. Mrs. Perlmutter
  175. Mrs. N. A. Phibbs
  176. Mr. L. F. Phillips
  177. Miss A. B. Potts
  178. Mrs. K. Poyhonen
  179. Miss F. Pritchard
  180. Miss M. A. Proctor
  181. Miss A. Reckendorf
  182. Mr. H. Rein
  183. Miss G. Reisberg
  184. Mr. H. Riess
  185. Mr. M. J. Riley
  186. Mrs. J. M. Robertson
  187. Miss F. Roche
  188. Mrs. Dr. I. Rothman and two children
  189. Miss V. Russman
  190. Mrs. C. Ryan
  191. Miss Ryan
  192. Mrs. E. M. Sanderson
  193. Mrs. E. E. Sandow
  194. Mrs. M. Saraga
  195. Mr. D. H. P. Saunders
  196. Mrs. Saunders
  197. Mrs. Schein
  198. Mr. Schein
  199. Mr. J. R. Simpson
  200. Mr. C. R. Staubyn
  201. Mrs. T. Straka
  202. Mrs. G. Stone
  203. Miss F. Sugarman
  204. Mr. F. B. Surguine
  205. Mrs. Surguine
  206. Mr. T. Thompson
  207. Mrs. Thompson
  208. Mrs. L. E. Tucker
  209. Mrs. G. B. W. W. de Turner
  210. Mr. J. D. Twomey
  211. Mrs. Twomey
  212. Mrs. E. C. Vidal
  213. Mrs. M. S. Vojan
  214. Mr. L. Wachsner
  215. Mrs. Wachsner
  216. Miss M. Wachsner
  217. Miss G. Wachsner
  218. Mr. D. J. W. Walker
  219. Mrs. Walker
  220. Mr. P. Walsh
  221. Miss B. Walters
  222. Miss L. Watt
  223. Dr. J. O. Westwater
  224. Mr. A. Whale
  225. Mr. F. Wilkie
  226. Mrs. N. M. T. de Williams
  227. Miss A. de Williams
  228. Miss N. Williams
  229. Miss M. I. Willis
  230. Mrs. H. Wimpfheimer
  231. Miss M. Wimpfheimer
  232. Mr. C. Winawer
  233. Mrs. Winawer
  234. Master E. Winawer
  235. Miss F. Winters
  236. Miss E. S. Woodruff
  237. Mr. H. Woods
  238. Mr. F. I. Woodward
  239. Miss M Worsfold
  240. Mr. Wyssling
  241. Mrs. J. C. Young
  242. Miss R. Yule
  243. Miss E. Yule


Information for Passengers

Important Information Concerning Refund of United States Head Tax.

Passengers who have paid Head Tax intending to remain in the United States over sixty days are. under U.S. Government Regulations, unable to claim refund of this Tax if they happen to depart before the expiration of the sixty days.

The Regulations also prescribe that when visitors who have not paid the Tax fail to satisfy the United States Immigration Inspector at port of arrival (whose decision is final) that they will depart from the United States within sixty days, they will be required to pay the Head Tax to the Purser prior to disembarkation.

MEALS will be served as follows :—

When One Sitting
When Two Sittings
8:00 am
8:00 am and 9:00 am
1:00 pm
12-15:00 pm and 1:30 pm
7:00 pm
6:30 pm and 7:45:00 pm

Morning Soup and Afternoon Tea will be served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm respectively.

AUTOMOBILES. In order to facilitate Customs clearance uncrated automobiles must be included on the U.S. Declaration Form.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Purser or ship's Baggage Master.

U.S. Customs. All passengers are required to make a declaration of personal baggage for the U.S. Customs authorities at New York. Blank declaration forms are obtainable from the Purser.

Returning residents of the United States must declare all articles acquired abroad but wearing apparel and personal effects taken overseas from the U.S. in the first case are entitled to be passed free of duty upon return.

An exemption of $100.00 worth of purchases is allowed each returning resident, subject to certain conditions which will be detailed by the Customs officer.

Visitors may take in free of duty wearing apparel and personal effects not intended for sale, but must declare all articles not included in this category. Severe penalties are imposed upon persons who make false declarations as to value, ownership or use of articles or who attempt to bribe or recompense a Customs officer.

Customs Examination. All articles liable to Customs duty must be declared. Any passenger who is in doubt should see the Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest information available.

On arrival baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs shed for examination. To help the passing and claiming of baggage passengers should have one of the Company's labels, bearing the initial letter of their surname, affixed to each piece. The bedroom stewards have a supply of these labels and will affix them prior to landing.

It is for passengers themselves to see that ali their baggage is passed by the Customs authorities on landing, and they are specially requested to claim their baggage before leaving the Customs shed, otherwise delay and extra charges for carriage will be incurred in forwarding to destination any baggage not accompanying passengers directly from the ship.

Checking baggage on arrival at New York. Facilities are available whereby passengers may arrange with the ship's Baggage Master for the transfer of their baggage from the Company's pier in New York to any point in Greater New York, Jersey City and Hoboken; including railroad terminals, hotels, residences, express companies or warehouses.

Passengers are thus relieved of this detail after disembarking. Rates and further information regarding this service can be obtained at the Purser's office.

Baggage in Bond. Passengers en route to destinations outside the U.S.A. may have their checked baggage forwarded " In Bond " to a frontier point under Customs manifest without examination of the contents by a Customs officer at New York. The Purser or Baggage Master will be pleased to supply information.

Baggage Insurance. Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with the terms of the passage contract. Baggage Insurance carrying worldwide cover can be arranged through the Purser's office.

BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER. The ship carries a well-equipped Barber's Shop and competent Hairdresser.

CATERING. Passengers are invited to advise the Head Waiter of their preference in the matter of diet, and cooking and they can be assured of every attention to their wishes. Cooks of various nationalities are included in the kitchen personnel. It is suggested that passengers order their meals in advance, and the aforementioned official will readily assist passengers in making their choice.

CHEQUES. Passengers are advised that the Purser cannot accept private cheques.

CHANGES IN ACCOMMODATION. The Purser alone is authorized to make changes in accommodation and may only do so on payment of any difference in fare which may be required according to the Company's current tariffs.

COMPLAINTS. Passengers entertaining any cause for complaint are requested to communicate particulars to a responsible officer in the ship so that an opportunity may be afforded to adjust matters.

DECK CHAIRS, CUSHIONS AND RUGS are available for hire and can be obtained through the Deck Steward at the price of 5/- each article.

(Each rug is contained in a sealed envelope and bears a serial number worked into the material, thus enabling passengers to identify their own rugs).

DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs should be handed over to the care of the live-stock attendant and that they are not allowed in public rooms or on the passenger decks.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY. For the convenience of passengers the Purser is able to exchange a limited amount of English, U.S. and Canadian money at rates which will be advised on application.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS. Passengers are specially requested to exercise care in disposing of cigar and cigarette ends and matches, and to make use of the receptacles provided for the purpose in the different parts of the ship, in view of the serious consequences which can arise from carelessness in this respect. Throwing lighted cigarettes, etc., overboard should also be avoided.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS. Passengers are earnestly requested to acquaint themselves with the notice in the staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations.

The Captain specially appeals to passengers to assist him by promptly mustering at their appointed stations at all times when passenger boat station muster is being held. Only by immediate attendance at this important muster can passengers obtain the necessary instructions which are so vital to the well-being of all on board. The co-operation of every passenger is earnestly desired.

IMPORTATION OF LIQUOR. A considerable quantity of liquor imported in the baggage of passengers is purchased "in bond " at a price below the regular market value in the country of purchase and for that reason attention is called to the fact by the Collector. U.S. Customs Service, that the above market value must be ascertained and declared by the passenger instead of the price actually paid.

LANDING ARRANGEMENTS. The Purser will furnish passengers with a small card, detailing the landing arrangements, before arrival.

LANDING CARDS. It is necessary that passengers present their landing cards, together with passports to the Immigration Inspector for endorsement before leaving the ship.

LIBRARY. The ship has a fully equipped library and passengers are invited to borrow the volumes—no charge will be made.

PASSAGE TICKETS. Passengers are requested to hand their Passage Tickets to their bedroom stewards as soon as possible after embarkation.

PASSENGERS' MAIL. Inward and Outward Steamers.

Passengers expecting urgent letters or telegrams should notify the Purser's Office. For the convenience of passengers, telegrams and postal matter are received aboard and distributed but without any responsibility whatsoever on the part of Cunard White Star Limited for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.

Mail received for passengers addressed care of our New York office is assembled in readiness for distribution to passengers immediately on arrival, and when leaving the ship at New York passengers are requested to enquire for mail at the mail desk, which is located on the quay side.

Accommodation Addresses. When it is desired to use any of the Company's Offices as accommodation addresses, it is essential that the envelopes be endorsed prominently in the top left-hand corner " Passengers' Mail, to await instructions " and be addressed care of the appropriate Cunard White Star Office or Agency.

Cunard White Star Limited allow their offices to be soused and forward letters, telegrams and postal matter for the convenience of passengers only and shall be under no responsibility whatsoever for non-delivery, mis-delivery or delay.

PAYMENTS. Passengers should obtain a receipt on the Company's form for any payments made on board for additional passage money, rugs, chairs, excess baggage, etc.

PORTHOLES. As it is dangerous for passengers to handle the ports they are requested to ask the bedroom steward to open and close the ports in the staterooms as may be desired.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS are reported as frequently traveling in Atlantic ships and passengers are warned to take precautions accordingly.

LONG RANGE RADIO SERVICE. This vessel is also fitted with special long range radio apparatus which will enable passengers to communicate with their friends or business connections on shore at any time during the voyage across the North Atlantic.

For particulars regarding radio communications established or expected please consult the radio notice board, where full information is posted daily throughout the voyage.

RADIO AND CABLE MESSAGES. Information and rates will be supplied by the Radio office.

RADIO RECEIVERS AND 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.

RETURN ACCOMMODATION. For the convenience of those passengers who may be returning from the United States or Canada to Europe and who have not yet made the necessary arrangements the Purser will be pleased to radio for any accommodation required. This will enable passengers to complete their arrangements before leaving the ship and will consequently save them time and trouble after landing.

ROTARIANS traveling by this ship are invited to inspect the Rotary Register at the Purser's office and subscribe their names. The Purser will be glad, providing circumstances permit, to arrange an informal meeting during the voyage.


All passengers holding return tickets are requested to communicate with the most convenient Company's office, if possible at least a week in advance of their intended sailing from the United States or Canada, so that the necessary formalities may be arranged in connection with their passage.

If for any reason the holder of a return ticket should be unable to travel by the sailing shown thereon, immediate advice should be given to the nearest Company's office, so that any accommodation held can be released and new reservation made in sailing selected.


All passengers other than U.S. citizens require to obtain a sailing permit or income tax clearance prior to departure from the United States. This document can be obtained without difficulty from the Collector of Internal Revenue in each district, or on personal application, with passport and passage ticket a day or two before sailing, at Room 131. U.S. Custom House, foot of Broadway, New York City.

STEWARDS SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGES. Stewards speaking a number of European languages are available for the convenience of passengers and may be identified by the badge worn on the lapel of their coat bearing the flag of the country the language of which they speak.

SWIMMING POOL, is located on " E " deck and is available to passengers at hours which will be specified on the ship's notice boards.

THE SURGEON is authorized to make customary charges for his services, subject to the approval of the Captain.

A REGISTERED NURSE is on board, whose services are available as necessary under the direction of the ship's Surgeon.

TAXICABS are no longer permitted by the New York City Authorities to enter any City pier properties for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers or baggage.

The taxicab facilities heretofore provided on arrival day inside the pier are, therefore, no longer available. Passengers desiring taxicabs upon arrival at New York are now required to go outside the pier and make their own transportation arrangements.

Passengers are warned against using the services of unauthorized porters and baggage transfer men outside the pier gates in New York. Reliable baggage transfer men are available inside the piers. Authorised porters wear " Cunard White Star " blouses which are numbered.

TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Purser's office is at the disposal of passengers for furnishing detailed information concerning steamer, rail or air connections and arrangements can be made for tickets and reservations to be obtained.

UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in and out thereof on application to the Steward or Stewardess.

VALUABLES. In their own interests passengers are advised not to leave articles of jewellery or other valuables lying about. Articles not required for frequent wear may be deposited with the Purser and will be placed in an envelope sealed in the presence of the passenger for custody in the ship's safe. A receipt will be given but no liability as to contents can be accepted.

Passengers are advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board on application to the Purser.

VALETING SERVICE. A Clothes Pressing Room, in charge of an expert attendant, is provided and work of this kind will be carried out for passengers at the posted charges.


Cover, SS Britannic Passenger List - 15 October 1938


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