SS Doric Passenger List - 19 May 1928


Front Cover, White Star Line SS Doric First Class Passenger List - 19 May 1928.

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Doric of the White Star Line, Departing Saturday, 19 May 1928 from Montreal and Quebec to Liverpool via Belfast, Commanded by Captain C. P. Freeman. GGA Image ID # 13c2d68afd


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: C. P. FREEMAN
  2. Chief Engineer: H. FISHWICK
  3. Surgeon: J. C. BRENNAN, m.b., B.Ch., B.A.O.(ire.), L.M.(Rot.)
  4. Purser: H. E. WARDROP
  5. Asst. Purser: R. R. ELLIS
  6. Chief Steward: J. REED
  7. Second Steward: J. W. DODD


Expanded Cover of White Star Line RMS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928.

Expanded Cover of White Star Line RMS Doric Passenger List, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 1fc4e260e0


Cabin Passengers

  1. Barford, Mr. W. G
  2. Barford, Mrs. W. G
  3. Beckit, Mrs. O. G
  4. Beckit, Mr. O. G
  5. Blanchette, Mr. R. de R
  6. Byass, Mr. D
  7. Byass, Mr. Alex
  8. Collins, Mr. R
  9. Collins, Mrs. R
  10. Collins, Miss Mary
  11. Collins, Miss Anne N
  12. Cori, Mr. Karl F
  13. Cori, Mrs. Karl F
  14. Dickson, Mrs. Grace
  15. Eves, Miss C
  16. Higgins, Mr
  17. Hubbard, Mr. J. W
  18. Levey, Mr. C. E
  19. Lodge, Mr. M
  20. Loynadian, Mrs. A. B
  21. MacDonald, Mrs. D. S
  22. MacFayden, Mr. J. C
  23. Macrorie, Mr. John
  24. McCall, Miss M. J
  25. McKee, Mr. D
  26. Mills, Mr. H. P
  27. Mills, Mrs. H. P. and Infant
  28. Muir, Mr. Wm
  29. Murray, Miss I. N
  30. Pattulio, Mr
  31. Phillips, Mrs. A. H
  32. Ross, Mrs. Guy
  33. Todd, Dr. T. Wingate
  34. Todd, Mrs. T. Wingate
  35. Todd, Mr. W. Arthur
  36. Todd, Mr. P. Donald
  37. Todd, Miss M. Eleanor
  38. Smith, Mrs. E. Bernard
  39. Smith, Miss Doreen
  40. Sneyd, Mr. R. S
  41. Woodhams, Mr. G. W


Information for Cabin Passengers

MEALS will be served as follows:—

  When One Sitting When Two Sittings
Breakfast 8:00 am 8:00 am and 9.00 am
Luncheon 1.00 pm 12 noon and 1.00 pm
Dinner 7:00 pm 6:00 pm and 7.15:00 pm

THE BAR opens at 8:00 am, and closes at 11:00 pm

LIGHTS are extinguished in the Saloon at 11:00 pm, Lounge, Drawing Room and Smoking Room at 11:30 pm

DIVINE SERVICE will be held in the Saloon on Sunday at 11:00 am

CONDUCTRESS. The Ship’s Conductress, (Miss M. E. Tate), is willing to interview any ladies traveling alone, and would be pleased to be of any service during the voyage or on arrival in port.

SMOKING is strictly prohibited in any of the Staterooms or Drawing Room. Smoking is permitted in the Dining Saloon after the second sitting, or if only one sitting, after 8:00 pm

SEATS AT TABLE. Passengers who have not previously arranged for seats at table to be reserved should apply for same to the Second Steward.

MEDICAL ATTENDANCE. The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject in each case to the approval of the Commander, for treating passengers at their request for any illness NOT ORIGINATING ON THE VOYAGE. In the case of sickness developed on the voyage no charge will be made, and medicine will be provided free in all circumstances. The Surgeon will be in attendance at the Surgery for consultations at the following hours: 10:00 am, 6:00 pm, 8.30 pm The Surgeon will be available at all times in cases of urgency.

LIBRARY. Books can be obtained on applying to Lounge Steward.

LETTERS, &c. FOR PASSENGERS will be brought on board before the passengers land. Passengers should personally ascertain whether there is any mail for them before disembarking and they are invited to leave their addresses at the Purser’s Office for any later dispatches to be re-directed.

Postage Stamps can be obtained at the Purser’s Office where Cable Dispatches and Telegrams will be taken care of for transmission. Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undertake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Ireland if the value of the contents is to be paid on delivery, unless prior arrangements are made with the Company.

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

DOGS. Passengers are notified that dogs cannot be landed in Great Britain unless a license has previously been procured from the Board of Agriculture, London. Forms of license must be obtained by direct application to the Department before the dog is taken on board at Port of Embarkation.

CHARGES PAID ON BOARD. Passengers are requested to ask for a Receipt on the Company’s Form for any additional Passage Money, Marconigrams, Cablegrams, Telegrams, Chair or Steamer Rug Hire, or Freight paid on Board.

AUTOMOBILE TOURS. Arrangements have been made whereby passengers by the White Star Line can hire automobiles to meet them on arrival of the steamer at Liverpool or Southampton for tours in the British Isles or on the Continent. Orders may be sent from America or Canada through the White Star Offices or direct from the steamer by the aid of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph.

TRAVELLERS’ CHEQUES, payable in all parts of Europe, can be purchased at all the principal offices of the Company. These Cheques are accepted on board steamers in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not carry funds to enable them to cash same.

BAGGAGE. Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Second Steward, who is the Ship’s Baggage Master on board. Trunks, Chairs, etc., which Passengers may desire to leave in charge of the Company should be appropriately labeled and handed to the Baggage Master on the Wharf at Port of Landing, and such articles will be stored entirely at owner’s risk. It is for Passengers themselves to see all their Baggage is passed by the Customs Authorities on landing.

DECK CHAIRS and STEAMER RUGS can be hired on application at a charge of $1.50 each for the voyage.

DECK GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS. Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard, Bull Board and other games are provided on deck under the charge of a Quartermaster. Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Lounge, Drawing Room and Smoking Room Stewards.

PASSENGERS’ QUARTERS. Cabin passengers are not allowed to enter Third Class Compartments, or vice versa, as complications might arise under the Quarantine Regulations.

BARBER. The Barber is authorized to make the following charges:





Hair Trimming 1 0 (25c.) Haircutting 1 0 (25c.)
Singeing 1 0 (25c.) Shaving 0 9 (20c.)
Shampooing 4 0 ($1.00) Singeing 0 9 (20c.)
Face Massage 2 6 (60c.) Shampoo (Wet) 0 9 (20c.)
Scalp Massage 2 0 (50c.) Face Massage 1 6 (40c.)
Part Waving 3 0 (70c.) Scalp 1 0 (25c.)
Waving and Dressing 6 0 ($1.50) Tonic Dressing 0 3 (6c.)

The Barber is allowed the privilege of selling various souvenirs and small articles on his own account.

COTS. The steamers are supplied with a limited number of cots for the use of infants. Application for same should be made to the Chief Steward.

BOOTS AND SHOES. These will be cleaned if left outside the Stateroom door.

PICTURE POSTCARDS. Picture postcards of the steamer can be obtained on board gratis.

A GYMNASIUM, fully equipped with modern appliances, is situated on Deck A (Promenade Deck), and is open for exercise by Ladies, ! Gentlemen and Children as follows:—

6:00 am to 9:00 am for Gentlemen only
10:00 am to 12 Noon for Ladies only
12 Noon to 1:00 pm for Ladies and Gentlemen
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm for Children
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm for Ladies and Gentlemen

No charge is made for the use of the appliances.

The Company accept no responsibility whatsoever for any accident from whatever cause arising to any passenger using the gymnasium.

A CHILDREN’S PLAYROOM in charge of an experienced matron is situated on Deck A (Promenade Deck.)

VALUABLES. For the convenience of Passengers, the Line has provided in the Purser's Office a safe in which money, jewels, ornaments, documents or other valuables may be deposited by Passengers.

A receipt for any articles so deposited will be issued by the Purser, but the Line does not, having regard to the ticket conditions and to the provisions of Section 502 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and of Section 4281 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, accept any responsibility for the safe custody of any such articles. Passengers are accordingly advised to protect themselves by insurance.


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


ORCHESTRA. The “DORIC” carries an Orchestra of skilled musicians which will play daily as follows:—

In the Main Companionway,

  • 11:00 am to 12 noon
  • 4.30 pm to 5.30 p.m
  • After Dinner


UPPER BERTHS. Passengers occupying upper berths can obtain steps for getting in or out of same by applying to the steward or stewardess.

WARDROBE TRUNKS. Passengers are advised that it is not always possible to arrange for the placing of Wardrobe Trunks in the passenger accommodation in a position where they are easily accessible; also that there is frequently difficulty with regard to the landing of such packages, owing to their exceptional size. They are therefore recommended to use Steamer Trunks in preference.


A special train for London will be despatched when the number proceeding to London warrants.

Rail tickets between Liverpool and London are on sale at the enquiry office, for the convenience of passengers.



The attention of Passengers is drawn to the fact that it is not possible for them to land immediately the inspection of passports is completed, as baggage has to be discharged and sorted in the shed for customs examination.

For the comfort of the passengers themselves and to facilitate the work of landing baggage, it is, therefore, requested that they will remain in the public rooms until notice is given for landing, and so avoid congestion in the companion ways.

When a Steamer lands passengers at Liverpool in the early morning, Breakfast will be served at the following hours :—

Week Days

  • April to September inclusive 7 A.M
  • October to March inclusive 8 A.M


  • All the year round 8 A.M

When the Steamer arrives at night, passengers will not be landed at the stage until the next morning, unless the vessel passes the Rock Lighthouse, Liverpool, before 7.30 pm (or 8.30 pm Summer Time).

Passengers will please note that any landing after 8:00 pm, Summer or Winter, is entirely at their own option; if they prefer it, they can remain on board and after breakfast, which will be served at 8 o'clock on the following morning, land either by tender or in dock, as may be arranged.

All heavy Luggage must be landed at the stage on arrival, and cannot be retained on board overnight.

The Steamers will be berthed at the Landing Stage

Week Days

  • April to September inclusive 7:30 am
  • October to March inclusive 8.30 A.M


  • All the year round 8.30 A.M



This Steamer is fitted with MarconVs System of Wireless Telegraphy and also with Submarine Signalling Apparatus.


This vessel is fitted with special long range wireless apparatus which will enable passengers to communicate with their friends or business houses on shore throughout the voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean.

The wireless rate for messages directed through the long distance wireless stations at Devizes, England, is 10d. per word; through Chatham, Mass., and Louisburg, N.S., 9d. per word; land telegraph or cable charges additional. The ship is constantly in touch with one or other of these stations.


The following rates do not include land telegraph and cable charges, which are additional. Every word in the address, text, and signature is counted. All charges must be prepaid.

Great Britain and Ireland. The rate via North Foreland, Niton, or other stations in Great Britain and Ireland is 10d. per word.

Germany. The Wireless rate via Cuxhaven and Norddeich is 8J^d. per word for messages containing 10 or more words. For messages containing less than 10 words, the charge is 3/6, plus 4d. per word.

Holland. The Wireless rate via Scheveningen is 9d. per word for messages containing 10 or more words. For messages containing less than 10 words, the rate is 3/8, plus 4 d. per word.

France. The Wireless rate via Boulogne or other French Stations is 8*4d. per word.

When the ship is nearing the American and Canadian shores, messages can also be forwarded through the ordinary Wireless coast stations situated on the Atlantic seaboard, at the following rates :—

United States. The Wireless rate via New York, New London, Siasconsett, Easthampton, Cape May or Chatham is calculated at 9 1/2d. per word.

Canada. The Wireless rate via Cape Race, Sable Island, Cape Sable, is calculated at 1/IK per word. The rate via Montreal, Quebec, Grosse Isle, Father Point, Clarke City, Fame Point, Harrington, St. John, Camperdown, Grindstone Island, North Sydney, Belle Isle, is calculated at 5d. per word.

Ship to Ship. The general rate for messages exchanged between British ships is 8d. per word. For messages exchanged with foreign ships the general rate is 8^d. per word, but as Dutch, Belgian and certain other vessels apply a Wireless ship charge with a minimum of 10 words, the charge for messages addressed to the vessels will be calculated as follows :—

  • For less than 10 words : 3/6 plus a charge of 4d. per word
  • For 10 words or more : 8 1/2 d. per word

Ocean Letters. Marconi Co. have inaugurated an “Ocean Letter” service by which messages may be sent from one ship to another going in an opposite direction for delivery by Registered Post from the first port of call of the latter vessel. For an “Ocean Letter” sent to a British ship controlled by the Marconi Company, the rate is (inclusive of wireless, postage and registration) 5s. for 20 words, plus 2d. for each additional word up to a maximum of 100 words. For an “Ocean Letter” sent to a foreign ship, the rate is 5/6 for the first 20 words plus 2 1/2d. for each additional word, up to a maximum of 100 words. This class of message must contain full postal address.

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




Letters to points in Canada, United States and Mexico, two cents for the first ounce, two cents for each additional ounce or fraction thereof (War Tax included); rates to points in Great Britain and all other places within the Empire, three cents for the first ounce, three cents for each additional ounce or fraction thereof (War Tax included); rates to other countries, eight cents for the first ounce, five cents for each additional 1 ounce or fraction thereof.

Postal Cards to points in Canada, Great Britain and all other places within the Empire, United States and Mexico, two cents each (War Tax included); rates to other countries four cents each.

Canadian Newspapers to points in Canada, Great Britain and certain places within the Empire, United States and Mexico, one cent for four ounces or fraction thereof; rates for other countries two cents for each two ounces or fraction thereof.

Printed Matter to points in Canada, United States and Mexico, one cent for two ounces; rates to other countries two cents for two ounces.

Literature for the Blind to points in Canada, United States, Mexico and Newfoundland free; rates to all other countries one cent per lb.

Commercial Papers to all countries other than Canada, eight cents for the first eight ounces, two cents for every additional two ounces.

Samples to points in Canada, United States and Mexico, one cent for two ounces; rates to all other countries four cents for the first four ounces, two cents every additional two ounces.

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Registered Articles to points in Canada and all other countries, ten cents if requested at the time of posting the article, 20 cents if requested after posting the article.


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.

The above rates apply to letters to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; the Bahamas, the Barbados, British Guiana, British Honduras, the Dominican Republic, the Dutch West Indies, the Leeward Islands, Newfoundland, Trinidad (including Tobago) New Zealand; and the Windward Islands (including Grenada, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and St. Lucia).

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

Rates on postal cards to all countries (except United States, Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and Panama, one cent to each)—two cents each; on return or reply cards, four cents each.


On all British Steamers British Postage Stamps and rates are used when mailing letters for European points, 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 Enquiry Office upon application.

The rates from British ships on the High Seas and from the United Kingdom are :—


From the High Seas for the United Kingdom :

From the United Kingdom or the High Seas for any British Dominion, Colony, Possession or Protectorate included in the Imperial Postage System, and Egypt, also letters addressed to the United States of America posted on a British ship conveying mails directly between the United Kingdom and the United States of America or in the United Kingdom

1 1/2 d. for first oz. and 1d. for each additional oz.

For all other destinations.

2 1/2 d. for first oz. and 1 1/2 d. for each additional oz.


From the High Seas for the United Kingdom : From the United Kingdom or the High Seas for all destinations abroad including British Possessions and the United States of America :

1 1/2 d. each.


For all destinations: 1 1/2 d.  per  2  oz.

Special attention is directed to the rate of postage for post­cards. Many postcards are posted incorrectly prepaid Id. only, and are consequently surcharged on delivery.



For the convenience of passengers returning from abroad and embarking at a British port for an overseas destination special arrangements have been made by the British customs for allowing the transit of silk and/or artificial silk goods brought as bona fide personal effects in baggage.

The Customs Officers at the British port must necessarily put certain questions to passengers arriving from abroad, at which time any silk and/or artificial silk goods should be declared.

Passengers are asked to be frank and open in their declarations and in these circumstances no difficulty need be anticipated with the British Customs officials who will facilitate the transit of passengers and their baggage.


Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Doric of the White Star Line, 19 May 1928.

Track Chart and Memorandum of Log (Unused), RMS Doric of the White Star Line, 19 May 1928. GGA Image ID # 1fc531cdd5


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