Identification cards from the ship Athenia

February 01, 2009

Subject: Athenia

Hello Mac,

I have two immigration identification cards that are stamped Quebec, May 10, 1920 or 1926, G. L. M for passengers Agnes Sloan and Helen Miller from the ship Athenia.  The card details that their names appear on return sheet # 19, line 25 and 26.

The cards were found in the basement of an old house my niece purchased in Hamilton Ontario.  I hung onto to them as they struck me as an important part of someone’s history.

I didn’t know what to do with them and someone suggested I google the name of the ship. I came across some of your weblogs and thought you might be ale suggest where I could send them?

Thank you for your time 

Anita Champion


As you are no doubt aware, Athenia became the first casualty of WW2 on the first day of that conflict Sunday 3rd. of September 1939. I would suggest the Transport Museum at Glasgow would be interested in your cards.

Museum of Transport
Kelvin Hall
1 Bunhouse Road
Glasgow G3 8DP

They are in the process of building a new Transport Museum at Riverside which will include an Athenia Gallery.

Could you please send me a copy of these cards and we will add them to our Athenia Pages?

Best wishes. 

February 05, 2009

Dear Mac,

Thank you for your reply. I will forward the cards to that address. I'm very pleased that they will be preserved and hopefullly add a piece of history to the museum, be it in a small way.

I have scanned copies of the cards (including the back of one) for your website.

Take care.

Anita Champion


Thank you for that, we will add these immigration cards to AHOY's Athenia Pages.

Best wishes,

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