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The Lusitania, 1901 - Passenger List

Submitted by S Lynn Halstead

(This information is from National Archives of Canada, microfilm T-505 LUSITANIA Liverpool, England 1901-06-18 St. John, N.B. [1901-07-01]. Please note that these were the only passengers from that vessel listed on this passenger list. For a full passenger list see the Halifax arrivals reel T-495.

On June 18, 1901 a party of 17 children from the Bristol Emigration Society, Miss Foster in charge, sailed from Liverpool to Saint John, New Brunswick. They were on board the Lusitania, (not to be mistaken with the Cunard vessel Lusitania which was torpedoed and sank in 1917) a ship which was chartered from the Beaver Line by the Allan Line. The vessel was wrecked off Cape Race, Newfoundland, on June 26, 1901. The passengers were brought to Sydney, Nova Scotia by another smaller craft.

Description of the Lusitania

The Lusitania was a 3,877 gross ton ship, length 379.9ft x beam 41.3ft, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), clipper stem, iron construction, single screew and a speed of 12 knots. There was accommodation for 84-1st, 100-2nd and 270-3rd class passengers. Built by Laird Bros, Birkenhead, she was launched in June 1871 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. Her maiden voyage started on 13th Oct.1871 when she left Liverpool for Valparaiso via Cape Horn. Chartered to Anderson & Anderson's Orient-Pacific Line in Feb.1877, she started her first Plymouth - Melbourne voyage on 28th Jun.1877 and made the passage in 40 days. In 1878 she was purchased by the Orient Steam Navigation Co and continued on the London - Australia service. She was commissioned as an Armed Merchant Cruiser for six months in 1885 during the Russian scare, returned to her owners and re-engined in 1886. She was sold to Elder Dempster's Beaver Line on 31st Mar.1900 and was used on the Liverpool - Halifax - St John NB service. Reverted to Pacific Steam Nav. Co. in July for six months and went back to the Beaver Line in Feb.1901. Chartered to the Allan Line, she was wrecked on 26th Jun.1901 on Cape Race with no loss of life.[North Star to Southern Cross by John M. Maber][Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.1, P&O Line; vol.8, Pacific Steam Nav. Co.; vol.20, Elder Dempster Lines]

Port Liverpool
(Where Bound - Quebec wrecked in Newfoundland)
Place of ultimate destination of passengers etc St. John N.B.

Adults - 3
Children between 1 and 14 - 17
Infants not over 1 - 0
Total - 20

Name Age
Albert Sage (M) 13
Arthur Luceks 11
James Warren 13
Charles Newman 12
Frank Stoltham 11
Fred Newbury 11
Jesse Gibb (M) 13
Fred Sopp 13
Ernest Sopp 11
Fred Sedgebear 14
Harry Morgan 9
Thomas Gillaro? 13
James Britton 14
Henry? Harris 14
James Newman 20
Thomas Witchell? Mitchell? 12
Henry Brock 21
Wm Raymond Wall 21
Jessie Mitchell (F) 9
Daisy Gibbs (F) 10

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