SS Orbita Passenger List - 8 October 1924

Front Cover - 8 October 1924 Passenger List, SS Orbita, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (R.M.S.P.)

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Orbita of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (RMSP), Departing Monday, 8 October 1924 from Hamburg to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain W. H. Parker.

List of Senior Officers

  1. Captain W. H. Parker, C.B.E., R.D., R.N.R., Commander
  2. Chief Officer G. A. Robinson. R.D., R.N.R
  3. Second Officer R. V. RUTLEY, R.N.R
  4. Second Officer (Junior) B. A. GAMMON
  5. Third Officer S. G. PAGE
  6. Third Officer (Junior) A. A. Martin. R.N.R
  7. Chief Engineer G. HAILEY
  8. Second Engineer W. ADAMS
  9. Third Engineer S. GILMORE
  10. Fourth Engineer A., COLLIER
  11. Surgeon T. F. Lums, M.R.C.S., Eng. L.R.C.P., Lond
  12. Purser F. SCHOFIELD
  13. Assistant Purser J. M. MCKENNA
  14. Assistant Purser A. C. STORY
  15. Assistant Purser J. D. SMITHWHITE
  16. Chief Steward W. J. CAMIDGE

The SS Orbita departed from Hamburg on Wednesday, 8 October 1924, arriving at Southampton and Cherbourg on Friday, 10 October, proceeding on to New York, where they arrived on Monday, 20 October 1924.

List of Cabin Passengers

  1. Mr. P. Adams
  2. Miss E. Adderley
  3. Miss L. Adderley
  4. Mrs. M. H. W. Baltz
  5. Miss S. D. Banks
  6. Mrs. O. H. S. Banks
  7. Miss O. Barker
  8. Miss E. C. Barrett
  9. Mrs. C. Barrett
  10. Miss E. Bartels
  11. Master B. C. Bauchop
  12. Master R. G. Bauchop
  13. Miss A. G. Bauchop
  14. Mrs. A. G. Bauchop
  15. Mr. I. H. Baum
  16. Mr. D. T. Beamer
  17. Mr. F. Beutler
  18. Mrs. Beutler
  19. Mrs. B. E. Bladworth
  20. Mrs. E. M. Blair
  21. Mrs. M. Block
  22. Miss K. N. Bradford
  23. Mrs. T. H. Bradford
  24. Miss E. P. Bridal
  25. Miss E. Brynolf
  26. Master B. Bunje
  27. Miss G. Bunje
  28. Mrs. E. Bunje
  29. Mrs. C. Cameron
  30. Mrs. J. Campbelf
  31. Master G. W. Campbell
  32. Mrs. B. W. Carter
  33. Mrs. N. Cazals
  34. Mr. W. Comstock
  35. Miss L. F. Cooper
  36. Mrs. J. L. Cooper
  37. Mr. P. A. Courbis
  38. Mrs. Courbis
  39. Miss E. Cumming
  40. Mrs. C. Cumming
  41. Master G. L. Currid
  42. Master A. S. Currie
  43. Mr. J. Dammann
  44. Mr. J. K. Danby
  45. Miss E. M. Dawes
  46. Mr. D. B. Dawes
  47. Mrs. W. Degenhardt
  48. Mrs. C. Dreyer
  49. Miss A. Elliott
  50. Mrs. E. K. Elliott
  51. Mr. F. Elsner
  52. Mrs. Elsner
  53. Mr. W. Erpel
  54. Mrs. Erpel
  55. Mrs. L. Fenderson
  56. Mr. A. Fenz
  57. Mrs. Fenzy
  58. Master A. Fischer
  59. Mrs. A. Fischer
  60. Mr. O. Fischer
  61. Mr. G. Franklin
  62. Miss E. M. Freeman
  63. Miss E. W. Freeman
  64. Miss E. M. French
  65. Miss A. Fritzsche
  66. Mr. R. Gebhardt
  67. Mr. F. Gehle
  68. Master F. G. Godwin
  69. Mrs. E. P. Godwin
  70. Mrs. A. Goebel
  71. Miss M. Goldstein
  72. Miss R. Graff
  73. Miss A. Green
  74. Miss H. I. Green
  75. Mrs. E. A. Green
  76. Miss J. Grube
  77. Miss Y. Gruet
  78. Mr. W. Hadley
  79. Master T. Hamilton
  80. Mrs. E. Hamilton
  81. Miss K. Hansen
  82. Miss J. Harman-Brown
  83. Mr. C. M. Harnies
  84. Mrs. D. M. Harrison
  85. Miss M. Haus
  86. Mr. B. Hayes
  87. Mr. R. Hayes
  88. Mrs. Hayes
  89. Mr. W. Heegaar
  90. Miss E. Heinrich
  91. Miss D. Helm
  92. Mrs. E. R. Heppell
  93. Miss C. R. Hodges
  94. Mrs. M. Hooks
  95. Miss A. Hough
  96. Miss Emma Hough
  97. Miss Ethel Hough
  98. Miss N. Howard
  99. Mr. H. J. Hoxby
  100. Mrs. M. J. Hunt
  101. Mr. C. W. Iliff
  102. Master T. Jacques
  103. Miss W. Jacques
  104. Mrs. M. Jacques
  105. Mr. V. Jones
  106. Mr. I. Karasik
  107. Mr. J. W. Karner
  108. Miss K. Kaufmann
  109. Mrs. C. King
  110. Mr. T. Kinnell
  111. Mr. G. Kischel
  112. Miss E. Kleibs
  113. Miss S. Kleimann
  114. Mrs. D. Kleimann
  115. Mr. B. Konke
  116. Mrs. Konke
  117. Miss M. Krpcova
  118. Miss J. Kuttendreier
  119. Mrs. C. Lane
  120. Miss L. Long
  121. Miss H. Love
  122. Mrs. G. Love
  123. Miss G. Love
  124. Miss L. Love
  125. Mr. J. W. Lucas
  126. Mrs. Lucas
  127. Dr. G. C. MacCurdy
  128. Mrs. MacCurdy
  129. Mrs. J. Madeler
  130. Mr. W. C. Mead
  131. Master C. Meyer
  132. Mr. C. Meyer
  133. Mrs. Meyer
  134. Miss A. Mills
  135. Mrs. J. L. Mills
  136. Mr. T. F. T. Morland
  137. Mr. B. M. Morris
  138. Mrs. H. Morris
  139. Miss A. Morrison
  140. Mrs. G. Morrison
  141. Mr. M. Mozes
  142. Mrs. Mozes
  143. Miss M. Nicholls
  144. Mrs. M. K. Nicholls
  145. Mrs. J. K. H. Nightingale
  146. Mr. H. H. Oddie
  147. Mrs. Oddie
  148. Miss M. Orthwein
  149. Mrs. J. Orthwein
  150. Miss M. Osbon
  151. Mrs. M. A. Osbon
  152. Miss H. Oster
  153. Mr. J. Paisley
  154. Mr. E. E. Pearce
  155. Miss B. Pekarkova
  156. Miss Z. Pekarkova
  157. Mr. D. Pekarkova
  158. Mr. F. Pekarkova
  159. Mr. J. Pekarkova
  160. Mrs. M. Pekarkova
  161. Master H. Pfeil
  162. Mrs. C. Pfeil
  163. Miss A. Pisotura
  164. Mr. C. K. Pollard
  165. Master W. Printz
  166. Mrs. L. Printz
  167. Miss K. Putnam
  168. Miss A. Quate
  169. Mr. R. H. Quayle
  170. Mr. G. P. Rand
  171. Mrs. G. Rehfuss
  172. Mr. J. Reinhardt
  173. Mr. G. R. Rickards
  174. Miss F. Ries
  175. Miss A. Rincones
  176. Miss E. Roser
  177. Mrs. I. Roser
  178. Master F. Roser
  179. Mr. H. Scherer
  180. Miss E. L. Schmidt
  181. Mr. A. Schmidt
  182. Mrs. K. L. Schmidt
  183. Mr. L. Schropel
  184. Mr. A. Schuh
  185. Mrs. Schuh
  186. Miss A. Shemin
  187. Mr. F. Shnayerson
  188. Miss A. M. C. Sims
  189. Miss E. L. Sinclair
  190. Mr. A. P. Smith
  191. Mrs. Smith
  192. Mr. F. Steiner
  193. Miss B. Stevenson
  194. Mr. C. K. Stewart
  195. Mrs. Stewart
  196. Mrs. M. Stone
  197. Mr. H. H. Suplee
  198. Miss H. Taylor
  199. Mr. E. A. Taylor
  200. Mrs. M. Toland
  201. Miss E. Towson
  202. Miss F. Tracy
  203. Mr. O. Trautmann
  204. Miss R. L. Travous
  205. Mr. R. Trowbridge
  206. Mrs. R. van der Wyk
  207. Mr. J. Van Gelderen
  208. Miss E. Varez
  209. Miss A. Vaughan
  210. Miss A. Vorwald
  211. Mrs. E. J. Warren
  212. Mrs. S. Waters
  213. Mr. B. Welling
  214. Mrs. Welling
  215. Miss I. Wheeler
  216. Mr. A. Winter
  217. Mrs. H. Winter
  218. Mrs. H. S. Woodbury
  219. Mr. S. E. Woodcock

Information for Cabin Class Passengers

Enquiries as to hold or baggage room should be addressed to the Chief Officer, and cabin baggage to the Purser.

Passengers are recommended to insure their Baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with Contract Ticket.

Baggage for Great Britain

  1. The principal articles commonly brought by Passengers on which duties of Customs are chargeable on importation into the United Kingdom are : Cinematograph films, clocks, watches and parts, cocoa, coffee, dried fruits, motor cars, motor cycles and parts, saccharine and mixtures, spirits, liqueurs, perfumery, sugar, confectionery, tea, tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, and wine.
    Any quantities,however small,of such articles brought in the baggage or on the persons of Passengers must be declared and produced to the Customs Officers in attendance for the examination of baggage.
    The discovery by the officers of any such articles which have not been so declared may lead to the detention of the passenger and his baggage, and, in eases of obvious concealment, to arrest and prosecution and confiscation of the dutiable articles.
    Gold or silver plate of foreign manufacture which has not been assayed in this country must be produced.
    Foreign reprints of registered copyright works, including music, and extracts of tea, coffee, chicory or tobacco are prohibited, and if found will be forfeited.
    Merchandise is prohibited to be imported in baggage
  2. Explosives are prohibited to be imported in baggage. Such goods, together with the package in which they are found, will be detained
  3. The importation of dogs is prohibited unless authorized by a licence issued by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries. Attempts to land dogs illegally may lead to the forfeiture of the animals and the prosecution of the offenders
  4. Any bribe, recompense, or reward, given, offered, or promised by any person to an officer of His Britannic Majesty's Customs as an inducement to him to neglect his duty in any way renders such person liable to a penalty of £200, and the officer who accepts it liable to dismissal

These enactments will be strictly enforced. The baggage of any passenger who contravenes the law will be retained for special examination after the baggage of all the other Passengers has been cleared.

New York Baggage
All Passengers, before being allowed to land at New York, will require to fill in a baggage declaration form, which can be obtained on application to the Purser. No baggage will be cleared through the Customs unless such form has been completed.


New York. Passengers are landed at the Company's Pier, No. 42, North River, Foot of Christopher Street. After landing, Passengers should enquire at the desk on the wharf for letters and telegrams.

Cherbourg. Passengers and their baggage are landed by tender. The rail journey from Cherbourg to Paris takes about 6 hours.

Hamburg. Passengers and their baggage are landed either at Cuxhaven or Hamburg. In the case of the former they will be conveyed by train to Hamburg without extra charge.

Southampton. Passengers and their baggage are landed at Southampton Docks. A special train leaves for Waterloo from alongside about one hour after debarkation.

Dining Saloons

Seats at Table. Application should be made to the Chief Saloon Steward on board the steamer on day of sailing.

Hours for Meals
Coffee or Tea served in Cabin ... 7:00 am
Breakfast ... 8.30-9.30 am
Luncheon 12:30 pm
Afternoon Tea ... ... 4:00 pm
Dinner ... ... 7:00 pm

Half-an-hour previously a bell will be rung or a bugle blown.

All Passengers in good health are expected to take their meals at the public table, and to appear suitably dressed.

Meals cannot be served in the state-rooms or on deck, except in cases of illness.

Only children paying full fares are allowed seats at the saloon table.

Meal Hours (Children's)
The hours for meals for children are as follows :
Breakfast 8:00 am
Lunch Noon
Tea 3.30 pm
Dinner 5.30 pm

The menus are varied as much as possible, but parents are recommended to consult with the Chief Steward as to the requirements of their children.

Passengers' servants (including valets) will take their meals at the times stipulated for children.

Deck Chairs and Rugs
Deck chairs and rugs can be hired for the voyage at fixed charges.

Payment should be made to the Deck Steward, who will issue a ticket, which can be placed in the space provided at the back of the chair.

Deck chairs may be had free of charge between Southampton and Cherbourg or Hamburg or vice versa.

The ship's Barber is authorized to charge for his services according to a fixed scale, a copy of which can be seen on application.

Foreign money will be taken at the rate of exchange authorized by the Company, the list of which can be seen in the Barber's shop.

As the space in the shops is so limited it is required that not more than five persons should be in the rooms at the same time.

Electric hair curlers are supplied for the use of Passengers free of charge, and can be obtained on application to the Stewardess.

The use of spirit and other lamps (a source of great danger) is prohibited on board.

The Barbers have instructions that they are not to leave customers who may be there for haircutting, etc., to serve others with goods.

A detailed price list of the articles for sale may be seen in the Barber's shop.

At which fancy articles, perfumes, sweets, picture post cards, playing cards, photographic films, souvenirs, sport prizes, and light articles of clothing likely to be required on the voyage, etc., may be purchased, is situated on " C " Deck (" E " Deck, " Ohio.")

Property Retained By The Passenger
Property retained by the Passenger in cabin or upon person must not be left lying about the ship or cabin, but, when not in actual use, must be locked in trunk, etc., so as not to be easily opened or removed. Failure of a passenger to observe these requirements shall, in case of loss, etc., be deemed negligence of the passenger.

The Company will not be responsible for any property left unguarded by the passenger in the cabin or elsewhere on board whilst the steamer is in port.

The Surgeon is authorized to charge for professional attendance. The fee for each visit is 5/-.
Accounts will be rendered by the Surgeon before the termination of the voyage. Medicines prescribed will be supplied by the Company free.

Money Exchange
A money exchange office has been provided on board and will be open at the times notified on the ship's notice-board.

Wireless Telegraphy
The Marconi house is situated on the boat deck, and all messages should be handed to the operator, who will supply full information regarding charges.

All messages are subject to censorship on the part of the Company's Officers, who must be satisfied as to the meaning of code words.

The Bandsmen on board the steamers are on the ship's articles and are properly remunerated by the R. M.S. P. Company. It is the desire of the Company that subscriptions for the band should not be encouraged. If, however, any subscriptions are made on their behalf they can only be regarded as voluntary on the part of Passengers, from whom no subscription is necessary.

A choice selection of Wines, Spirits, Beer, Mineral Waters, Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobacco is obtainable at reasonable prices as per Wine Lists and Wine Cartes exhibited on board the steamers.

Smoke-Room Bar
Smoke-room bar is closed at midnight or at the discretion of the Commander.

Code Books
Copies of Bentley's and A.B.C. (Fifth Edition) Codes are provided on board for the use of Passengers. Application should be made to the Enquiry Office.

Cablegrams and telegrams should be handed in at the Purser's Office two hours before arrival at port.

Letters, etc., written on the high seas and posted in the ship's letter-box will be handed over to the Postal Authorities at the next port of arrival, and must have British postage affixed.
Letters, etc., can be weighed, and stamps purchased from the Social Hall Steward.

In order to facilitate the forwarding of letters and telegrams, Passengers are requested to hand to the Purser a note of the address to which they will proceed after leaving the steamer.

Divine Service
Divine Service is held on Sundays at 10:30 am in the dining saloon (weather and other circumstances permitting).

Application for books should be made to the Steward in Charge. Passengers are requested to see that all books are returned before leaving the steamer.

Cheques cannot be accepted on board the Company's steamers in payment of passage money, wine or other accounts.

Smoking in State Rooms is prohibited, and, in the interests of the safety of all on board, Passengers are requested to refrain from the practice.

Money, Jewelry or other valuables should not be packed with personal effects, but should be deposited with Purser of the steamer for safe keeping. Unless so deposited the Company shall not be liable for any logs or injury.

Southampton Passengers
For full particulars regarding landing arrangements at Southampton, see separate Blue Leaflet obtainable from the Purser.

Dogs, Birds, Etc.
Small lap dogs may, by special permission, be carried in their owners' cabins, but large dogs and other animals, birds, etc., must be given into the charge of the appointed official.

In the event of any Passengers considering that they have cause for complaint, either of the food, service or accommodation, they are requested to bring the matter directly to the notice of the Commander during his daily inspection.

Ship's Regulations
Passengers must conform with any regulations which the R.M.S.P. Co. or their officials may at any time consider necessary for the discipline or comfort of all on board.

Sailing Notices
On the ship's arrival at a port an announcement will be displayed on the ship's notice board, giving information as to time of departure or transfer to other ships, etc.

R.M.S.P. Services
Information regarding the R.M.S.P. services throughout the world and/or special touring arrangements can be obtained from the Purser.

Enquiry Office
Is situated on Deck " C," to which all enquiries should be addressed.

Approximate Distance Table

Hamburg to CUXHAVEN - - 50
CUXHAVEN to Southampton - 453
Southampton to Cherbourg - 82.5
Cherbourg to New York - 3,194
Total 3,779

The Royal Mail & Pacific Lines Passenger Services

New York and Canada
Regular sailings from Hamburg via Southampton and Cherbourg. By Cabin Class Steamers.
Greenock to New York by Cabin Class Steamers.

1—By " A " Steamers Fortnightly to and from Southampton and Cherbourg.
2— By " 0 " Steamers every four weeks from Liverpool. 3—By " D" Steamers Fortnightly to and from Liverpool.

France, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & Madeira
1—From Southamptor by " A " Steamers, calling Cherbourg Vigo and Lisbon.
2— From Liverpool by "D" Steamers calling Cherbourg, Corers Vigo, Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon
Fortnightly Service from Southampton, by " A " Steamers via Spain and Portugal.
Fortnightly Service from Liverpocl by "O" Steamers to La Rochelle Panics, Coruna and Vige; and Four Weekly Service to Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.

Canada To West Indies & DEMERARA via Bermuda.
1—Fortnightly Mail Service from Halifax.

West Coast of South America
1—From Liverpool via Franco, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, River Plate and Straits of Magellan,
2—From Liverpool via France, Spain, Havana and Panama Canal. 8—From New York to Valparaiso and Central American Ports via Panama Canal.

New York and Bermuda
Weekly Service by R.M.S.P. " ARCADIAN" during winter months.

New York and West Indies
Winter Cruises by R.M.S.P. " ORCA."

1—From Liverpool per " 0 " Steamers, calling La Rochelle Coruna, Vigo, Leixoes (Oporto) and Lisbon.

LOCAL Pacific Services
1—Between Cristobal (Colon) and Central American Ports.

Tours Round South America

Services To ALL PARTS of The World

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