2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2021 11:32 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking passenger list for the Aquitania

    Margaret Lindsey Newbie

      I am looking for the complete (or first class) passenger list for the Aquitania, a Cunard line ship, as it left New York City on September 29, 1931, on route to Cherbourg, France.

        • Re: Seeking passenger list for the Aquitania
          Susannah Brooks Pioneer

          Departing passenger lists for that time period are not available.  First class passengers were often listed in newspapers of port cities.  I found the following in the NY Times for 29 Sep 1931, p. 20.  I could only download the article in pdf format, which does not work here, so I retyped the short item.

          Passengers for France and England, in the Cunarder Aquitania, include:

          Sir Arthur and Lady Dickinson

          Col. and Mrs. A. B. Carrington

          Capt. H. B. Taylor

          Sir Enoch and Lady Hill

          John McLain

          Sir Allan and Lady Powell

          A. K. Jennings

          Mrs. R. W. Van Rensselaer

          Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Rice

          • Re: Seeking passenger list for the Aquitania
            Cara Jensen Tracker

            Dear Ms. Lindsey,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            United States ports were not required to maintain departure passenger lists.  As passenger names were occasionally listed in a newspaper for the departure port as traveling on a certain ship on a certain date, we suggest that you search the local newspaper archives for passengers on that voyage.  Please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.


            We searched online and located a biography of the RMS Aquitania that may be of interest.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!