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White Star Line History and Ephemera

White Star Line Historical Archives

While half a century has elapsed since the White Star Line commenced running a regular steamer service between New York and Liverpool, the Line has actually been in existence since the middle of last century. Its original fleet consisted of some half dozen American-built clipper ships plying between England and Australia. 

The Line was born during the gold fever. It is said that within the space of seven years the White Star clippers carried half a million prospectors to the Antipodes in search of the yellow metal. They returned home via China carrying cargoes of tea.

Documents and Ephemera in Date Order

Memorandum of a Draft, White Star Line - 1880

Memorandum of a Draft - White Star Line 1880

A Memorandum of a Draft was often used as a receipt for for funds sent to immigrants still in the Old Country waiting to come to America.

Prepaid Steerage Agent's Record (1880)

Prepaid Steerage Agent's Record (1880) White Star Line

Agent's Record for a Prepaid passage on a White Star Line Steamship for passage from Cardiff, Whales, UK to Scranton PA via Steerage class in 1880. This was detached from the steamship ticket provided to the traveler and steamship line.

White Star Line Passenger Manifest 1896 Saloon Passengers

1896-07-22 RMS Germanic

  • Ship: RMS Germanic
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 22 July 1896
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain E. R. McKinstry, R.N.R
White Star Line Steamship Contract - Swedish Immigrant - 1902

1902-11-14 Passenger Contract - Gothenburg to New York

Original Steamship Contract from Gothenburg, Sweden to New York, 3rd Class Steerage Immigrant Ester Hilma Maria Magnuson of Stockholm on the White Star Line. Included the detachable receipt located on the right hand side (panel).

Inspection Card - White Star Line Germanic - 1902 Hans Johansen Rosholt

Immigrant Inspection Card - White Star Line RMS Germanic - 1902

Inspection Card issued to an immigrant traveling in Steerage by the White Star Line RMS Germanic in April 1902 that provided information about the immigrant including Name, Last Residence, evidence of Immunization, Port of Departure and Steamship name.

1903-02-04 SS Teutonic

1903-02-04 SS Teutonic

  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Ship: SS Teutonic
  • Date of Departure: 4 February 1903
  • Route: New York to Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain E. R. McKinstry
Passenger Manifest, SS Cretic, White Star Line, July 1904, Liverpool to Boston

1904-07-14 RMS Cretic

  • Ship: RMS Cretic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 July 1904
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain John James
Passenger Manifest, SS Celtic, White Star Line, August 1904, Liverpool to New York

1904-08-19 RMS Celtic

  • Ship: RMS Celtic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 19 August 1904
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Ranson, R.N.R
Passenger Manifest, SS Majestic, White Star Line, August 1905, Liverpool to New York

1905-08-30 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 August 1905
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain B. F. Hayes
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Cymric, 1906, Liverpool to Boston

1906-03-08 RMS Cymric

  • Ship: RMS Cymric
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 March 1906
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain F. E. Beadnell
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Cymric, September 1906, Liverpool to Boston

1906-09-07 RMS Cymric

  • Ship: RMS Cymric
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 7 September 1906
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain C. A. Bartlett
Front Cover, 1907 White Star Line Brochure Covering Their Fleet, History, Accommodations, and Services.

White Star Line Fleet, History, and Services - 1907

Excellent brochure from the White Star Line covering all three classes of services at the height of the transatlantic immigrant trade. Profusely illustrated with many photographs of the ships and accommodations.

Passenger Manifest, SS Republic, White Star Line, August 1907, Liverpool to Boston

1907-08-14 RMS Republic

  • Ship: RMS Republic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 August 1907
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain J. McAuley
Passenger Manifest, SS Oceanic, White Star Line, November 1907, Southampton to New York

1907-11-06 RMS Oceanic

  • Ship: RMS Oceanic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 November 1907
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg and Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain H. J. Haddock
Passenger Manifest, SS Cretic, White Star Line, August 1908, Italy to New York

1908-08-26 SS Cretic

  • Ship: SS Cretic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 26 August 1908
  • Route: Genoa to New York via Naples and Azores
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Kelk
Passenger Manifest, SS Romanic, White Star Line, October 1908, Genoa and Naples to Boston

1908-10-04 SS Romanic

  • Ship: SS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 4 October 1908
  • Route: Genoa to Boston via Naples, Almeria, and Azores
  • Commander: Captain R. Lobez
Front Cover, White Star Line Famous Big 4 - RMS Adriatic, RMS Baltic, RMS Cedric, and RMS Celtic dated 16 April 1909.

The Famous Big 4 - New York-Liverpool Service - 1909

This 8-Page White Star Line brochure on the Famous Big 4 of the New York Liverpool Service - The Adriatic, Baltic, Cedric, and Celtic, is packed with incredible photographs (Interior and exterior) some with actual passengers. Includes information on the ships and their accommodations.

Passenger Manifest, White Star Line, SS Arabic, 1909, Liverpool to New York

1909-06-11 RMS Arabic

  • Ship: RMS Arabic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 11 June 1909
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. Finch
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Oceanic, 1909, Southampton and Cherbourg to New York

1909-12-08 RMS Oceanic

  • Ship: RMS Oceanic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 December 1909
  • Route: Southampton and Cherbourg to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain H. J. Haddock C.B., R.D
Passenger Manifest, SS Cymric, White Star Line, July 1910, Liverpool to Boston

1910-07-26 RMS Cymric

  • Ship: RMS Cymric
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 26 July 1910
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth
Passenger Manifest, SS Teutonic, White Star Line, September 1910, Southampton to New York

1910-09-14 RMS Teutonic

  • Ship: RMS Teutonic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1910
  • Route: Southampton and Cherbourg to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain R. W. James
Passenger's Contract Ticket, Colonial Service, White Star Line, Australia to London 1910

1910-12-20 Contract Ticket - 3rd Class - White Star Line

Extraordinarily rare Third Class Passenger's Contract Ticket for a voyage on the SS Persic of the White Star Line from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia.

Passenger Manifest, SS Canopic, White Star Line, July 1911, Genoa to Boston

1911-07-23 SS Canopic

  • Ship: SS Canopic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 July 1911
  • Route: Genoa to Boston via Naples and Azores
  • Commander: Captain J. O. Carter
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line, RMS Titanic - 1912

1912-04-10 RMS Titanic

  • Ship: RMS Titanic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class (Saloon)
  • Date of Departure: 10 April 1912
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg and Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain E. J. Smith
Menu Card - Luncheon Menu, RMS Titanic, 14 April 1912

RMS Titanic - 14 April 1912

Privately published reproduction of the famous Luncheon Bill of Fare from the RMS Titanic feature such specialities as Cockie Leekie, Roast Beef, Veal & Ham Pie, and Virginia & Cumberland Ham.

Menu Card, White Star Line RMS Celtic - 1919

RMS Celtic - 6 July 1919

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Date on board the RMS Celtic of the White Star Line featured a limited Bill of Fare including Potage Brunoise, Boiled Salmon-Cucumber Hollandaise, and Brandy & Hard Sauce for dessert. The reverse side contained handwritten notaions from the passenger.

1913-06-24 RMS Laurentic

1913-06-24 RMS Laurentic

  • Ship: RMS Laurentic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 June 1913
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal
  • Commander: Captain J. Mathias, Lt. R.N.R.
Passenger Manifest, SS Cretic, White Star Line, November 1913, Genoa to Boston

1913-11-22 RMS Cretic

  • Ship: RMS Cretic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 November 1913
  • Route: Genoa to Boston via Naples and Azures
  • Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth
RMS Celtic Breakfast Bill of Fare Card 5 July 1919

RMS Celtic - 5 July 1919

Post World War I Breakfast Bill of Fare Card from the RMS Celtic of the White Star Line offers typical breakfast fare of Eggs, Saratoga Potatoes, Broiled Wiltshire Bacon and Broiled Palethorpe Sausage with Savoury Rice.

Passenger Manifest, RMS Baltic, White Star Line, December 1917, Liverpool to New York

1917-12-22 RMS Baltic

  • Ship: RMS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 22 December 1917
  • Route: Liverpool to New York
  • Commander: Captain W. Finch
SS Adriatic Passenger List - 16 June 1919

1919-06-19 SS Adriatic

  • Ship: SS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 June 1919
  • Route: New York to Liverpool
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Ranson, O.B.E., Lt-Cmdr R.N.R. (Retd.).
Passenger Manifest, RMS Adriatic, White Star Line, November 1919, Southampton to New York

1919-11-14 RMS Adriatic

  • Ship: RMS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 November 1919
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Ranson
Passenger Manifest, RMS Adriatic, White Star Line, April 1920, Southampton to New York

1920-04-07 RMS Adriatic

  • Ship: RMS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 7 April 1920
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Ranson, O.B.E., Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R. (Retd.).
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Adriatic, White Star Line, Eastbound, April 1920

1920-04-24 SS Adriatic

  • Ship: SS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 April 1920
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Ranson, O.B.E., Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R. (Retired)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Olympic - 1920 - Front Cover

1920-09-08 RMS Olympic

  • Ship: RMS Olympic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 September 1920
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Capt. Sir Bertram Hays
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Baltic - 1921

1921-09-10 RMS Baltic

  • Ship: RMS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 September 1921
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth
Transmigrant Certificate, Third Class Passenger Will Margarethe, RMS Olympic, 1921

Transmigrant Certificate, Third Class Passenger - 1921

Transmigrant Certificate, issued in 1921 to a third class passenger on the White Star Line RMS Olympic. It is intended as a health certificate notifying anyone that the carrier had been inspected, vaccinated, examined and vermin-free.

Front Cover of 1922 Brochure Majestic - The World's Largest Ship from the White Star Line.

RMS Majestic - The World's Largest Ship - 1922

One of the most exceptional brochures issued by the New York Office of the White Star Line. It covers the first-class accommodations with a visual record of the grand luxury of the public areas, dining saloon, lounges with a few photographs of the elegant second class accommodations.

Passenger Manifest, RMS Baltic, White Star Line, April 1922, Liverpool to New York

1922-04-01 RMS Baltic

  • Ship: RMS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 1 April 1922
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain F. E. Beadnell
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Majestic 1922

1922-09-06 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 6 September 1922
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Sir Bertram Hayes
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Adriatic - 1923

1923-08-18 RMS Adriatic

  • Ship: RMS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 August 1923
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain F. F. Beadnell
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Homeric - 1923-09-05

1923-09-05 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 5 September 1923
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain F. B. Howarth (Cmdr., R.N.R.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Majestic - 1924-05-07

1924-05-07 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 7 May 1924
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Sir Bertram Hayes, K.C.M.G., D.S.O., R.D.
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Pittsburgh - 1924-05-22

1924-05-22 SS Pittsburgh

  • Ship: SS Pittsburgh
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 May 1924
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Halifax, N.S.
  • Commander: Captain W. A. Morehouse
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line SS Pittsburgh - 1924-09-04

1924-09-04 SS Pittsburgh

  • Ship: SS Pittsburgh
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 4 September 1924
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Halifax, N.S.
  • Commander: Captain W. A. Morehouse
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Arabic - 1924-09-18

1924-09-18 RMS Arabic

  • Ship: RMS Arabic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 September 1924
  • Route: Hamburg to New York via Southampton, Cherbourg, and Halifax, NS
  • Commander: Captain V. W. Hickson (Lt. Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Celtic - 1925-05-27

1925-05-27 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 May 1925
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. Roberts, C.B.E., D.S.O., R.D. (Capt. R.N.R.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Celtic - 1925-05-30

1925-05-30 RMS Celtic

  • Ship: RMS Celtic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 May 1925
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain G. Berry
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Celtic - 1926-04-24

1926-04-24 RMS Celtic

  • Ship: RMS Celtic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 April 1926
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain G. Berry
1926-06-05 SS Majestic

1926-06-05 SS Majestic

  • Ship: SS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 5 June 1926
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain G. R. Metcalfe, Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Homeric - 1926-08-25

1926-08-25 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 25 August 1926
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. Holme
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Doric - 1927-04-16

1927-04-16 RMS Doric

  • Ship: RMS Doric
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 16 April 1927
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain S. Bolton, D.S.C., R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
SS Regina Dinner Bill of Fare Card - 13 June 1927

SS Regina - 13 June 1927

Vintage Third Cabin Tourist Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 13 June 1927 on board the SS Regina of the White Star Line featured Sea Bass à la Commodore, Ribs and Sirloin of Beef Horseradish, and Pouding Baronne for dessert.

Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Cedric - 1927-08-13

1927-08-13 RMS Cedric

  • Ship: RMS Cedric
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 August 1927
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain R. G. Smith
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Majestic - 1927-08-24

1927-08-24 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Cedric
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1927
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain G. R. Metcalfe, Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Albertic - 1927-09-09

1927-09-09 RMS Albertic

  • Ship: RMS Albertic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 9 September 1927
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain W. H. Parker, C.B.E., R.D. (Capt. R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Cedric - 1927-10-08

1927-10-08 RMS Cedric

  • Ship: RMS Cedric
  • Class of Passengers: American Legion (Cabin)
  • Date of Departure: 8 October 1927
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain R. G. Smith
Menu Cover for a Gala Dinner Menu, White Star Line SS Laurentic, 1928

SS Laurentic Gala - 27 January 1928

Vintage Gala Dinner Bill of Fare from Friday, 27 January 1928 on board the White Star Line SS Laurentic features gala selections for that era including Salmon `'rout, Bercy, Prawns a l'Indienne and Vermont Turkey.

Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Cedric - 1928-03-24

1928-03-24 RMS Cedric

  • Ship: RMS Cedric
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 March 1928
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain R. G. Smith
1928-05-19 RMS Doric

1928-05-19 RMS Doric

  • Ship: RMS Doric
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 May 1928
  • Route: Montreal to Liverpool via Quebec and Belfast
  • Commander: Captain C. P. Freeman
1928-05-19 SS Celtic

1928-05-19 SS Celtic

  • Ship: SS Celtic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 May 1928
  • Route: New York and Boston to Liverpool via Cobh (Queenstown)
  • Commander: Captain G. Berry
1928-06-14 RMS Albertic

1928-06-14 RMS Albertic

  • Ship: RMS Albertic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 14 June 1928
  • Route: Montreal and Quebec to Southampton, Le Havre, and London
  • Commander: Captain F. F. Summers, R.D., (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
RMS Albertic Dinner Bill of Fare Card 15 June 1928

RMS Albertic - 15 June 1928

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 15 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line features passenger annotated Bill of Fare selections offering Chicken Okra, Poached Kingfish, Homard, and Delaware Pudding. The reverse side has the Delaware Pudding recipe ingredients written out by the ship's chef.

SS Albertic - 17 June 1928

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Postcard from 17 June 1928 on board the SS Albertic of the White Star Line features Broiled Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce and Consommé Cloiseul with Chancellor Pudding for Desert. The reverse side contained the Bill of Fare and Postcard (postally unused).

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line RMS Albertic

RMS Albertic - 18 June 1928

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Monday, 18 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line featured Poached Halibut, Trouvillaise, Fore and Hind Quarters of Lamb, Mint Sauce, and Ice Cream and Wafers for dessert.

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line RMS Albertic - 19 June 1928

RMS Albertic - 19 June 1928

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from 19 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic featured an image of a French Frigate of the Olden Times. Bill of Fare selections included Cream Argenteuil, Poached Brill, Shrimp Sauce, and Chocolate Pudding for dessert.

Menu Card for a Dinner Menu, White Star Line Albertic - June 20, 1928

RMS Albertic - 20 June 1928

Vintage Dinner Bill of Fare Card from Wednesday, 20 June 1928 on board the RMS Albertic of the White Star Line. The Bill of Fare featured Cream Valencienne, Poached Turbot, Sauce Homard, and Bermuda Pudding for dessert.

Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Majestic - 1928-08-15

1928-08-15 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 August 1928
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain G. R. Metcalfe (Lt. Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Laurentic - 1928-08-17

1928-08-17 RMS Laurentic

  • Ship: RMS Laurentic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 August 1928
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Laurentic - 1928-09-14

1928-09-14 RMS Laurentic

  • Ship: RMS Laurentic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 September 1928
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
1929-04-20 SS Majestic

1929-04-20 SS Majestic

  • Ship: SS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 20 April 1929
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and Southampton
  • Commander: Captain W. Marshall, C.B., D.S.O., R.D. (Commodore R.N.R.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Homeric - 1929-09-18

1929-09-18 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 September 1929
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain G. E. Warner, R.D. (Capt. R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Laurentic - 1930-02-27

1930-02-27 RMS Laurentic

  • Ship: RMS Laurentic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 27 February 1930
  • Route: Mediterranean Cruise from New York to Madeira, Gibraltar, Algiers, Monaco, Naples, Athens, Constantinople, Haifa, Alexandria, Syracuse, Naples, Monaco, Gibraltar, Cherbourg, and Southampton.
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Doric - 1930-08-22

1930-08-22 RMS Doric

  • Ship: RMS Doric
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1930
  • Route: Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal via Belfast and Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain W. H. P. Jackson
1928-08-08 RMS Homeric

1928-08-08 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1928
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. H. Parker
1929-02-08 SS Adriatic

1929-02-08 SS Adriatic

  • Ship: SS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 February 1929
  • Route: Alexandria to New York via Syracuse, Naples, Monaco, and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Captain V. W. Hickson (Lt. Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
1929-05-18 SS Baltic

1929-05-18 SS Baltic

  • Ship: SS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: First Class and Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 May 1929
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain G. E. Warner, R.D. (Capt. R.N.R., Retd.)
Passenger Manifest, White Star Line RMS Cedric - 1929-06-08

1929-06-08 RMS Cedric

  • Ship: RMS Cedric
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 June 1929
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain J. Kearney (Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
1929-07-13 SS Baltic

1929-07-13 SS Baltic

  • Ship: SS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 13 July 1929
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain J. Kearney (Lt. Cmdr. R.N.R., Retd.)
1929-09-04 RMS Majestic

1929-09-04 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 4 September 1929
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore W. Marshall
Front Cover of 1930 Dutch Brochure from the White Star Line: Boston and New York in the Third Class.

White Star Line To Boston and New York in Third Class - 1930

Translated from a 1930 Dutch brochure on third-class accommodations on the "Big Four" - the Britannic, Baltic, Cedric, and Adriatic, with many interior photographs to document this class of travel in 1930.

1930-06-14 SS Baltic

1930-06-14 SS Baltic

  • Ship: SS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 14 June 1930
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain E. Davies
1930-08-23 SS Megantic

1930-08-23 SS Megantic

  • Ship: SS Megantic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1930
  • Route: Le Havre and Southampton to Quebec and Montreal
  • Commander: Captain R. Hume
1930-08-06 RMS Homeric

1930-08-06 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 6 August 1930
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Bulman
1930-10-01 RMS Majestic

1930-10-01 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 1 October 1930
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain E. R. White, R.D. (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
1931-06-24 RMS Homeric

1931-06-24 RMS Homeric

  • Ship: RMS Homeric
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 June 1931
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain J. B. Bulman
1931-07-31 SS Baltic

1931-07-31 SS Baltic

  • Ship: SS Baltic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 31 July 1931
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain E. Davies
1931-08-22 RMS Adriatic

1931-08-22 RMS Adriatic

  • Ship: RMS Adriatic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 August 1931
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Belfast and Glasgow
  • Commander: Captain J. W. Binks, R.D. (Lt. Cmdr, R.N.R., Retd.)
1932-07-30 RMS Adriatic

1932-07-30 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 July 1932
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Cobh and Galway
  • Commander: Captain F. F. Summers, R.D. (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
1932-08-10 RMS Majestic

1932-08-10 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 10 August 1932
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D., (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd. and Commodore, White Star Line)
1932-07-30 RMS Adriatic

1932-08-25 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 25 August 1932
  • Route: Liverpool to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain F. F. Summers, R.D. (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd.)
1933-08-23 RMS Majestic

1933-08-23 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1933
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant
1934-08-08 RMS Majestic

1934-08-08 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1934
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain E. L. Trant, R.D., (Cmdr., R.N.R., Retd. and Commodore, White Star Line)
1933-08-23 RMS Britannic

1934-10-06 RMS Britannic

  • Ship: RMS Britannic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 6 October 1934
  • Route: Liverpool to Boston and New York via Cobh And Galway
  • Commander: Captain P. R. Vaughan, D.S.C., R.D. (Cmdr. R.N.R. Retd.)
1935-09-04 RMS Majestic

1935-09-04 RMS Majestic

  • Ship: RMS Majestic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 4 September 1935
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain R. B. Irving, O.B.E., R.D., R.N.R
1935-10-04 RMS Britannic

1935-10-04 RMS Britannic

  • Ship: RMS Britannic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 4 October 1935
  • Route: Le Havre and Southampton to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain W. A. Hawkes, C.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
1936-08-08 RMS Britannic

1936-08-08 RMS Britannic

  • Ship: RMS Britannic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist and Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1936
  • Route: Southampton and Le Havre to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain G. Gibbons, R.D., R.N.R.
1936-10-17 RMS Georgic

1936-10-17 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 17 October 1936
  • Route: Southampton and Le Havre to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain J. C. Townley, R.D., R.N.R.
1937-07-24 RMS Georgic

1937-07-24 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 24 July 1937
  • Route: Southampton and Le Havre to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
1937-09-17 RMS Georgic

1937-09-17 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 September 1937
  • Route: Le Havre and Southampton to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
1937-10-06 RMS Georgic

1937-10-16 RMS Georgic

  • Ship: RMS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Members of the American Legion (First, Tourist and Third Class)
  • Date of Departure: 16 October 1937
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Le Havre and Cobh
  • Commander: Captain B. B. Oram, R.D., R.N.R.
1938-10-15 RMS Britannic

1938-10-15 RMS Britannic

  • Ship: RMS Britannic
  • Class of Passengers: Members of the American Legion (First, Tourist and Third Class)
  • Date of Departure: 15 October 1938
  • Route: Southampton and Le Havre to New York via Cobh
  • Commander: Captain A. T. Brown, R.D., R.N.R.
1939-07-08 SS Georgic

1939-07-08 SS Georgic

  • Ship: SS Georgic
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 July 1939
  • Route: New York to London via Cobh (Queenstown), Southampton, and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain G. R. Dolphin, R.D., R.N.R.
Front Cover, White Star Line - Merchant Fleets #19

1990 - White Star Line - Merchant Fleets #19

Despite the misfortunes of the White Star Line it is still regarded with esteem and affection. For those born after the end of White Star this vol. is, therefore, deliberately comprehensive and definitive. There is the usual chronological company history. Each of the 98 ships is illustrated by 74 scale profile drawings. The career history of each ship is given.

Other Ephemera from the White Star Line

Abstract of Log

Steamship Articles

Steamship Information and History

Concert Programs

Other Documents

Other White Star Line Documents in the Archives (Not Digitized)

  • 1920s Brochure: White Star Line Canadian Service: Tourist Third Cabin and Third Class Views, Plans and General Information for the SS Laurentic, SS Albertic, SS Calgaric, SS Megantic, SS Doric, SS Reginia. 25 Photographs mostly interior views and Deck Plans for the Albertic, Megantic, Laurentic, Calgaric, Doric and Regina.
  • 1922-09-09 Alien Card for a Cabin Passenger from Liverpool on the SS Canada The card was to be presented on arrival to the Aliens' Officer
  • 1923 Unused Stationery with engraving of White Star Line, On board SS Albertic has Watermark of McCorquodale Fine
  • 1928-06-14 Sports Events, SS Albertic, Montreal to London, Program for Saturday through Thursday.
  • 1928-06-21 Program of Grand Concert, RMS Albertic, Tourist Dining Saloon.
  • ca 1928 Brochure: Popular Tours to Europe: White Star Line Canadian Service. Informational brochure with details on a number of different tours through Europe with Itineraries and Costs. Steamship Photos included: Dining Room, Smoking Room, Ladies Lounge, Dance Hall, Two-Berth Cabin with Settee, Lounge all form Tourist Third Class (Ship's Not Identified). Illustration of SS Laurentic (1927) and an advertisement with photo for a European Standard Suitcase (27.5 x 14.5 x 8 inches). Additional photographs of destinations included in brochure. **
  • 1930 Brochure: Boston and New York Third Class Opportunity (Boston en New York Derde Klasse Gelegenheid) Features 9 large photographs of the 3rd Class Accommodations, A Group Photo of typical 3rd Class Passengers and some smaller photographs of accommodations and photos of the ships and Information on the Britannic (III), Baltic, Cedric and Adriatic. In Dutch.
  • 1930 Flyer: White Star Line Special Winter Cruises 1930: To the Mediterranean, Holy Land & Egypt.
  • 1931-08-29 Abstract of Log, SS Adriatic, Liverpool to New York via Belfast and Glasgow, Voyage 259, Westbound, August 22 - 29, 1931. 2,893 Miles, Passage: 7 Days, 2 Hours, 24 Minutes. Photograph of SS Adriatic on reverse side.
  • 1933 Photograph: Burial At Sea - Unidentified British Subject (Crewman), M.V. Britannic, Captain Brown presiding.
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