Lusitania Passenger Lists, Crossing 202, departing New York City on 1 May 1915

Lusitania Crew Lists, Crossing 202, departing New York City on 1 May 1915


During the time of the Lusitania, Cunard termed first class “saloon” and termed second class “second cabin” on their ships.  This site follows the nomenclature of the times for the passenger manifests or passenger lists.

The list contains the names of four people who died soon after the disaster, one came on the official list of dead, but died later than the other three, so all four on the lists are saved.

  • Clarke, Mr. Alfred Russell.
  • McKetchan, Master Campbell, died on 15 September 1915 (He was on the official list among the victims).
  • Plank, Mrs. Harriet, died on 31 July 1915.
  • Knight, Mr. Charles, died of blood poisoning ten days after the disaster.

This site also assigns passenger citizenship by the national borders of 1915, so many Poles and Finns will be listed as “Russian” and Irish, Canadians, and Australians listed as “British.”  Most of those listed as Russian would have been either Polish or Jewish. Very few Russians traveled to the United States during this time period.

Pertaining to couples and families:

  • Newlywed nationalities are listed as to where man and wife were from before their marriage. Therefore, Leslie Mason would be listed as American even though her husband Stewart was English.
  • If there is insufficient information for all members of a family, that information will usually fall under the biographical entry for the patriarch.

Both are, admittedly, imperfect systems.

Steve Duke, Australia
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Jim Kalafus, USA
Paul Latimer
Mike Poirier, USA
Craig Stringer
Judith Tavares
Hildo Thiel, The Netherlands
Jean Richards Timmermeister, USA
Geoff Whitfield, UK

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