Cunard Daily Bulletin - SS Slavonia - 23 October 1904
Front Page, SS Slavonia Onboard Publication of the Cunard Daily Bulletin for 23 October 1904. GGA Image ID # 132430971a
One of the earliest Cunard Daily Bulletins, this SS Slavonia Edition, greeted passengers at breakfast with a four-page morning newspaper comprised of Marconigrams, extracts from the voyage log including daily distance covered, daily weather and recapitulation of the passengers on board.
Note: The date on the cover appears to read 2nd October 1904, contents of the paper indicate that this should have read 23rd Octboer 1904.
TSS Slavonia of the Cunard Line. Dimensions:- Length: 510 Feet; Breadth: 59 Feet; Depth: 33 Feet, 6 Inches; Tons: 10,605. Cunard Daily Bulletin, Slavonia Edition, 23 October 1904. GGA Image ID # 13244c06fd
This Voyage: From Trieste 2nd October. 1904. To New York, via Fiume and Palermo.
Oct. 8. 7:00 a.m.
Wireless connection was established with the Italian Naval Station at Fortes Spurio, Sicily, where we marconigraphed our probable time of arrival at Palermo, and after exchanging messages, closed communication at 7:30 a.m.
Oct. 12, 1:50 p.m.
Established communication with the Admiralty Wireless Station at Gibraltar, at a distance of 45 miles East of the Hock, when operations were continuous for four-and-a-half hours, during which period official and other messages were exchanged, until we were 20 miles West of Europa Point (Gibraltar), when “ Good Bye” salutations were signaled, and connection severed at 6:30 p.m.
Oct, 20 9:05 a.m.
Came in contact with signals from the German steamer “ Kronprinz Wilhelm,” from New York, who wired us the following news, viz :—That a five days terrible slaughter had taken place at Mukden, and continues, result doubtful, also that Port Arthur is still holding out. She reported having had fine weather since leaving. Receiving final signals at 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 21. 7:00 a.m.
Made connection with the Cunard R.M.S. “Ultonia,” from New York to the Mediterranean, who reported having experienced fine clear weather, and gave us the latest war news:—Kuropatkin badly beaten ; loss 30,000 Russians. No change at Port Arthur.
Oct. 21 11:00 am
Established communication with the American Line steamer St. Paul,” who had nothing of importance to acquaint us with, therefore disconnected at 11:20 a.m.
Received signals from the Cunard R.M.S. “ Umbria,” from Liverpool for New York, who marconigraphed us the undermentioned later war news from the East : viz :—
Advices from the seat of war give full details of the terrible losses sustained both by the Russian and Japanese forces, during the great battle which is still raging with unabated fury in the region south of Mukden.
The awful slaughter which has filled the Japanese themselves with horror, still continues. 10,000 Russian dead have been buried.
Marshal Oyama estimates the Russian losses so far in the great battle will amount to 40,000, but these figures, large though they be, are regarded as far below the actual numbers.
The Japanese are reported to have had 60,000 killed and wounded.
General Meyendorff’s force on the extreme Russian right made a magnificent charge, with fixed bayonets, right up to the Japanese trenches, and succeeded, after a terrible struggle, in driving the enemy out, capturing one machine and ten other guns.
The feelings of the Russian troops have been aroused by General Kuropatkin's defeat, and declare that their firm resolve is to fight the battle to the bitter end.
Made connection with the French liner “ La Loraine," who had no business to transact, so wished us Good Bye at 4:15 p.m.
Communicated with the German liner “Bleucher," for Hamburg, who had no fresh news to impart, so exchanged compliments, and closed communication at midnight.
Oct. 22. 10:00 p.m.
Communication made with the Cunard R.M.S. Luçania from New York, with mails, passengers, and specie for Queenstown and Liverpool, who reported having had fine, clear weather since leaving, hut had no further war news of any significance to furnish us with. After exchanging messages we wished them "Bon Voyage" at midnight.
Oct. 23. 2:30 a.m.
Made connection with the wireless station at Sagaponack, Long Island, which was continuous until signals from Babylon were received at 6:00 a.m., when communication was constant until our arrival at New York.
FROM THE LOG
Left Trieste 2 Oct. 6:35 a.m.
Left Fiume 6 Oct. 11:12 a.m.
Left Palermo 9 Oct. 6:34 p.m.
Friday, 14th Oct, 1:30 p.m
Signaled the British Braque “Lalla Rookh,” of Liverpool, in Lat. 39.16 N.. Long. 17.12 W., who wished us to report them all well.
Distance -- Palermo to Sandy Hook Lightship: 4,083 Knots
Track Chart of Route Taken by the SS Slavonia Based on the Latitude and Logitude Coordinates Provided at the End of Each Day of the Voyage from Trieste to New York, October 1904. GGA Image ID # 1324584fd8
- Monday, 10 October 1904: Moderate gale and squally
- Tuesday, 11 October 1904: Moderate to fresh breeze
- Wednesday, 123 October 1904: Moderate to fresh breeze
- Thursday, 13 October 1904: Moderate to light breeze
- Friday, 14 October 1904: Light to moderate breeze
- Saturday, 15 October 1904: Fierce to strong gale
- Sunday, 16 October 1904: Strong to fresh breeze
- Monday, 17 October 1904: Moderate to fresh gale
- Tuesday, 18 October 1904: Strong breeze
- Wednesday, 19 October 1904: Strong to fresh breeze
- Thursday, 20 October 1904: Fresh to moderate breeze
- Friday, 21 October 1904: Moderate to fresh breeze
- Saturday, 22 October 1904: Moderate gale to light breeze
- Sunday, 23 October 1904: Moderate breeze
Summary of Passengers and Crew
- Saloon: 21
- Second Cabin: 83
- Third Class: 2,063
- Total Passengers: 2,167
- Crew: 222
- Total Souls On Board: 2,389
Divine Service was held in the Saloon on Sunday. the 16th inst., the Rev. Dr. Van Antwerp officiating, passengers and crew attending.
“ Slavonia,” Printing Office, Oct. 23, 1904.
ADRIATIC, MEDITERRANEAN, NEW YORK.
The “Pannonia,” “Ultonia,” and “Slavonia” are now running from New York to the Mediterranean, calling at Naples, Palermo, Trieste, and Fiume.
Passengers by these Steamers may land at any of the ports named, and visit at leisure places of interest in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Sicily, Austria or Hungary, continuing their journey overland to England; or, if they prefer to do so, they may remain in the ship all the time and return in her to New York; or, as a third course, they may make a stay in any of the Countries named and rejoin a subsequent Cunard Mediterranean ship at any of her calling ports.
Whichever course be selected, the traveler will be well repaid, for there is no round of travel in which so many exciting and beautiful places are found so near together as in the Mediterranean Sea.
The "Campania,", "Lucania," "Etruria," "Umbria," "Ivernia," "Saxonia," "Aurania," "Carpathia," "Slavonia," and "Pannonia" Are Fitted With Marconi's System of Wireless Telegraphy.
Report of Marconigrams, or Telegrams Sent or Received via the Marconi Wireless on the SS Slavonia from 21-23 October 1904. GGA Image ID # 1325099f25
Local Intelligence - Events of the SS Slavonia During Her Voyage from Trieste to New York in October 1904. GGA Image ID # 1325502266
Back Page Featuring a Photo of the SS Slavonia, Proposed Sailings between Liverpool, New York, and Boston, and Information on the Adriatic, Mediterranean, New York Voyages. GGA Image ID # 132566ae3f