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Entrance to Tilbury Docks, London in 1908

Entrance to Tilbury Docks, London in 1908

The SS Caronia docking near the Tilbury Docks in London circa 1923

The SS Caronia docking near the Tilbury Docks in London circa 1923

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. London was the world's largest city from about 1831 to 1925. The River Thames is navigable to ocean-going vessels as far as London Bridge, and to substantial craft well upstream of Greater London. Historically, the river was one of London's main transport arteries.

Tilbury is a town in the borough of Thurrock, Essex, England. As a settlement it is of relatively recent existence, although it has important historical connections, being the location of a 16th-century fort and an ancient cross-river ferry. It is also the location of a modern deep-water port.

Port of London is Great Britian's link with Empire both for passengers and merchandise. Goods worth nearly £500,000,000 pass yearly through the docks, over a third of their entire overseas trade. P.L.A. Docks cover an area of 4,247 acres and have 45 miles of quays.

Tilbury provides the first P.L.A. docks as vessels approach from sea, with an area of 725 acres and 4 miles a quays. Vessels using them trade principally with Australia, New Zealand, India and the Far East. Unsurpassed facilities for passengers, hundres of thousands arriving and departing every year. Landing Stage of 1,142 feet long enables liners to be accommodated during any state of tide. The King George V Dock, the most modern in London, was opened by King George in 1921.

Digitized Ships Lists for the Port of London (and Tilbury)

1899-04-28 RMS Orient

1899-04-28 RMS Orient Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 28 April 1899
  • Route: London (Tilbury) to Australian Ports (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Albany) via Plymouth
  • Commander: Lt. A. T. Pritchard, R.N.R
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Marquette 1899

1899-06-01 SS Marquette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 1 June 1899
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
15 September 1900 Passenger Manifest SS Marquette

1900-09-15 SS Marquette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 September 1900
  • Route: New York for London
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
1900-11-08 Passenger Manifest SS Marquette

1900-11-08 SS Marquette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 8 November 1900
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line, SS Minneapolis, 1902

1902-04-10 SS Minneapolis Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 10 April 1902
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line, SS Minnehaha, 1902

1902-08-16 SS Minnehaha Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 16 August 1902
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain J. Robinson
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line, SS Minnetonka, 1904

1904-06-18 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 18 June 1904
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Sydney Layland
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Minneapolis, Atlantic Transport Line, August 1904

1904-08-27 S. S. Minneapolis Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 August 1904
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
1904-09-03 Passenger Manifest SS Mesaba

1904-09-03 SS Mesaba Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 3 September 1904
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain J. Crichton
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minneapolis 1905 (Westbound)

1905-11-16 S. S. Minneapolis Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 16 November 1905
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minneapolis, 1906, London to New York

1906-05-12 SS Minneapolis Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 May 1906
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnetonka 1908

1908-07-25 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 July 1908
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain E. G. Cannons
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minneapolis 1909

1909-06-12 SS Minneapolis Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 June 1909
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret, R.N.R.
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnetonka, 1912-08-31 London to New York

1912-08-31 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 31 August 1912
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain E. O. Cannons
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line, SS Minnehaha 1913

1913-09-27 SS Minnehaha Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 September 1913
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
  • Note: Annotated by one of the Passengers - interesting read
Front Cover, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnetonka First Class Passenger List - 23 May 1914.

1914-05-23 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 May 1914
  • Route: New York to London
  • Commander: Captain E. G. Cannons
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnetonka, 1914-08-29 London to New York

1914-08-29 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 29 August 1914
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain E. O. Cannons
1922-07-26 Passenger Manifest SS Orduña

1922-07-26 SS Orduna Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (R.M.S.P.)
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 July 1922
  • Route: London to New York via Southampton and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain W. H. Lainson
1922-08-02 SS President Monroe

1922-08-02 SS President Monroe Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 2 August 1922
  • Route: London to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain M. L. Pittman, U.S.N.R.F
1923-02-24 SS President Garfield

1923-02-24 SS President Garfield Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 24 February 1923
  • Route: London to New York via Cherbourg and Queenstown (Cobh)
  • Commander: Captain H. L. Look, U.S.N.R.F
1923-07-18 SS President Van Buren

1923-07-18 SS President Van Buren Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: United States Lines
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 18 July 1923
  • Route: New York to London via Plymouth and Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. M. Moore, U.S.N.R.F
1924-05-31 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1924-05-31 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 31 May 1924
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and London
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
1924-07-29 RMS Belgenland

1924-07-19 RMS Belgenland Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Red Star Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 19 July 1924
  • Route: London to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Commodore J. Bradshaw
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line, SS Minnekahda, 1925

1925-07-11 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 July 1925
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain J. Jenson
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnekahda August 1925

1925-08-08 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 8 August 1925
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jenson (Lt. Cmdr. U.S.N.R.F.)
Passenger List, Aberdeen Line TSS Sophocles - 1925 - Front Cover

1925-08-13 TSS Sophocles Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Aberdeen Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 13 August 1925
  • Route: United Kingdom to Australia
  • Port of Calls: London to Brisbane Tenerife via Capetown, Albany, Melbourne, and Sydney
  • Commander: Captain A. Ogilvy
1927-04-23 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1927-04-23 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 April 1927
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
1927-06-11 Passenger Manifest SS Minnesota

1927-06-11 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 11 June 1927
  • Route: New York to Boulogne-sur-Mer and London
  • Commander: Captain W. F. Pollard
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Minnesota, Atlantic Transport Line, August 1927

1927-08-20 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 20 August 1927
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain W. F. Pollard, D.S.O., R.D
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnekhda - Sep 1927

1927-09-03 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 3 September 1927
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jenson (Lt. Cmdr. U.S.N.R.)
1927-10-15 Passenger Manifest SS Minnesota

1927-10-15 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 15 October 1927
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain E. Finch
1927-12-17 Passenger Manifest SS Minnetonka

1927-12-17 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 December 1927
  • Route: Tilbury (London) to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
Passenger Manifest, Atlantic Transport Line SS Minnekahda 1928

1928-03-31 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 31 March 1928
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jenson (Lt. Cmdr. U.S.N.R.F.)
1928-06-14 RMS Albertic

1928-06-14 RMS Albertic Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • 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.)
1928-06-23 Passenger Manifest SS Minnekahda

1928-06-23 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 23 June 1928
  • Route: London for New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jensen
1928-07-07 Passenger Manifest - SS Minnesota

1928-07-07 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 7 July 1928
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain E. Finch
1928-07-21 Passenger Manifest SS Minnekahda

1928-07-21 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 21 July 1928
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jensen
1928-08-08 Passenger Manifest - SS Minnesota

1928-08-04 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 4 August 1928
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain E. Finch, R.D., R.N.R.
1928-08-23 SS American Merchant

1928-08-23 SS American Merchant Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 23 August 1928
  • Route: New York to London
  • Commander: Captain not stated
1928-08-25 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1928-08-25 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 August 1928
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Minnesota, Atlantic Transport Line, September 1928

1928-09-01 SS Minnesota Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Not Stated
  • Date of Departure: 1 September 1928
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain E. Finch, R.D., R.N.R
1929-04-18 SS American Trader

1929-04-18 SS American Trader Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 18 April 1929
  • Route: New York to London
  • Commander: Captain not stated
1929-05-17 SS American Shipper

1929-05-17 SS American Shipper Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 17 May 1929
  • Route: London to New York
  • Commander: Captain not stated
  • Other: Maiden Voyage
1929-05-23 SS Llandaff Castle

1929-05-23 SS Llandaff Castle Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 23 May 1929
  • Route: London to South Africa via the Mediterranean
  • Ports of Call: London to Natal via Marseilles, Genoa, Port Said, Port Sudan, Aden, Mombasa, Tanga, Zanzibar, DarEs-Salaam, Port Amelia, Beira and Lourenço Marques (Maputo)
  • Commander: Captain E. F. Gilbert
Front Cover, Cunard Line TSS Tuscania Tourist Third Class Passenger List - 10 July 1929.

1929-07-10 TSS Tuscania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Class
  • Date of Departure: 10 July 1929
  • Route: New York to London via Plymouth and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain William Rome
Front Cover, Cunard Line TSS Tuscania Second Class Passenger List - 9 August 1929.

1929-08-09 TSS Tuscania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Second Class
  • Date of Departure: 9 August 1929
  • Route: New York to London via Plymouth and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain William Rome
1929-10-12 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1929-10-12 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 October 1929
  • Route: Tilbury (London) for New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
1930-02-22 Passenger Manifest SS Minnekahda

1930-02-22 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 22 February 1930
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jensen
Front Cover, Cunard Line RMS Aurania Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 20 June 1930.

1930-06-20 RMS Aurania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 20 June 1930
  • Route: Montreal to London via Plymouth and Le Havre
  • Commander: Captain G. R. Dolphin, R.D., R.N.R.
1930-07-12 Passenger Manifest SS Minnekahda

1930-07-12 SS Minnekahda Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 12 July 1930
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Commander: Captain J. Jensen
1930-08-02 SS Minnewaska

1930-08-02 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 2 August 1930
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and London
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret, O.B.E., R.N.R
1930-09-27 Passenger Manifest SS Minnetonka

1930-09-27 SS Minnetonka Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 September 1930
  • Route: London to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Thomas F. Gates
1927-09-27 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1930-09-27 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 27 September 1930
  • Route: New York to Cherbourg and London via Halifax, NS
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
1931-04-25 Passenger Manifest SS Minnewaska

1931-04-25 SS Minnewaska Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Atlantic Transport Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 25 April 1931
  • Route: Tilbury (London) to New York via Boulogne
  • Commander: Captain Frank H. Claret
Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS American Farmer, American Merchant Lines, June 1934, London to New York

1934-06-22 SS American Farmer Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 22 June 1934
  • Route: London for New York
  • Commander: Captain H. A. Pedersen, U.S.N.R
1935-06-01 SS Asturias

1935-06-01 SS Asturias Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Lines
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Saloon
  • Date of Departure: circa 1 June 1935 (Note 1)
  • Route: Southampton to Buenos Aires via London (Tilbury), Cherbourg, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Spain (Coruña Galicia, Las Palmas, Vigo), Portugal (Leixöes, Lisbon), Madeira, St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island, Brazil (Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, São Paulo), Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Commander: Captain A. Purvis
  • Note 1: Passenger List did not provide departure date from Southampton - Only the Arrival date (18 June 1935) for Buenos Aires Argentina
1936-06-26 SS American Trader

1936-06-26 SS American Trader Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: American Merchant Lines
  • Class of Passengers: One
  • Date of Departure: 26 June 1936
  • Route: London to New York via Boston
  • Commander: Captain Harold Milde, U.S.N.R
Front Cover, SS Montcalm Atlantic Isles and Seaboard Cruise from Tilbury Passenger List - 18 June 1938.

1938-06-18 SS Montcalm Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Canadian Pacific (CPOS)
  • Class of Passengers: Cruise Members
  • Date of Departure: 18 June 1938
  • Route: Atlantic Isles and Seaboard Cruise from Tilbury. (London - Gibraltar - Casablanca - Madeira - Lisbon - London)
  • Commander: Captain D. Pert
1939-07-08 SS Georgic

1939-07-08 SS Georgic Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: White Star Line
  • 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.
1939-07-14 RMS Windsor Castle

1939-07-14 RMS Windsor Castle Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin and Tourist Class
  • Date of Departure: 14 July 1939
  • Route: Cape Town to London via Madeira
  • Commander: Captain R. W. Goodacre, R.D., R.N.R
1947-12-30 RMS Orion

1947-12-30 RMS Orion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 December 1947
  • Route: London (Tilbury) to Sydney via Aden, Colombo, Port Said, Fremantle, and Melbourne
  • Commander: Captain C. Fox, C.B.E
1955-06-17 RMS Edinburgh Castle

1955-06-17 RMS Edinburgh Castle Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Union-Castle Line
  • Class of Passengers: First and Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 17 June 1955
  • Route: Cape Town to London via Madeira
  • Commander: Captain H. A. Deller
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