Where can I find the passenger list on a ship?
The National Archives
The National Archives has passenger arrival records, sometimes called “ship passenger lists,” for arrivals to the United States from foreign ports between approximately 1820 and December 1982 (with gaps). The records are arranged by port or airport of arrival.
Was there a ship closer to the Titanic?
SS Californian was a British Leyland Line steamship that is best known for its inaction during the sinking of the RMS Titanic, despite being the closest ship in the area.
What ships did immigrants sail on?
Immigration & Steamships
|Adriatic||1906||24,563 tons; 709′ x 75′|
|Alaska||1881||6,392 tons; 500′ x 50′|
Was there a third ship near the Titanic?
When the Titanic was hit hard & started sinking it began sending out distress signals. There were three ships which were nearby before it sunk, “The Sampson”, “The Californian” & “The Carpathia”.
What are passenger lists?
Passenger lists are typically used by family historians to document their immigrant ancestor’s trip to their new country, but don’t overlook the possibility of finding ancestors who were visiting relatives, traveling for business, or for pleasure.
How close was the SS Californian from Titanic?
However, many of Titanic’s survivors testified that there was indeed another ship about six miles north of Titanic. The inquiries concluded that the Californian had indeed been just six miles to the north of Titanic and could have reached the Titanic before it sank.
Was Titanic SS or RMS?
Although Titanic was primarily a passenger liner, she also carried a substantial amount of cargo. Her designation as a Royal Mail Ship (RMS) indicated that she carried mail under contract with the Royal Mail (and also for the United States Post Office Department).