Cherbourg Passenger Lists
Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and commune, situated on the Cotentin peninsula in the Manche department of Lower Normandy in north-western France. Cherbourg was the first stop of RMS Titanic after it left Southampton, England.
Due to page size constraints, we have arbitrarily paginated our Cherbourg Passenger Lists Listings into 6 Pages:
The Passenger Lists, Port of Cherbourg, France are Organized by Date, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers (Saloon, First, Second, Cabin, Single Class, Tourist, Third or Steerage) and the route of the voyage. The listing may also contain other voyages that Terminated or stopped at the Port of Cherbourg. Each Passenger List contains Steamship Line, Steamship, Class of Passengers, Date of Departure, Route, and Commander. Some Ships Lists also contain Notes, and Notable Passengers.
In the struggle to take a prominent place among the Atlantic ports of the Continent, one of the most favorable competitors seems to be Cherbourg. British, American, French and German shipping companies use this famous French port in the course of their ocean trade.
The port authorities are keen on bringing Cherbourg to the fore in European shipping circles. However, the port has a long way to go yet before it can reasonably be placed among Europe's leading harbors. The depth of water in the main port is 40 ft ., which allows all types of modern shipping to use the port.
These include vessels of the Cunard, White Star, Royal Mail, Red Star, United States Line, American Line, Lloyd Royal Belge, and the Lloyd Royal Hollandais, as well as French lines. In a recent report on the harbor, which covers an area of 3,725 acres, Monsieur Jean Hersent stated : "Situated exactly on the route of the liners destined for The North Sea, the port of Cherbourg has become by force of circumstances our greatest port of call for foreign lines to America, which has almost all adopted it as a "speed port" for the transit of travelers."
Moreover, that "Cherbourg was the object of the solicitations of seven great foreign companies whose liners - veritable giants of the sea - could carry out there in all circumstances the trans-shipment of their passengers and the discharge of their cargo."