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Rule book for Officers and Crew on
Passenger Ships Belonging to
The Swedish American Line

From the Dawe collection

Drottningholm 3rd Class

It is the duty of the 3rd Class Chief Steward:

  • to supervise that male passengers do not enter the female departments, and that passengers, except in the case of illness, leave their cabins at the announced time for cleaning, and that female passengers are in their cabins by 10 p.m.
  • to ensure that no unauthorized persons visit the 3rd class departments. 1st and 2nd class passengers have no reason or right to visit or intrude to that area, unless they have the written permission by the Captain or the Purser.


  • The Bartenders will keep the bars open and service obtainable therein at hours set by the Company. In 2 nd and 3 rd class, the bartenders will also serve beverages ordered in the dining room. In the 3rd class dining room and bar, only beer and soda is to be served.
  • In the 1st class beverages may be served in exchange for a signed receipt, for which payment is to be collected on the day before arrival, at the latest, after which only payment in cash will be accepted.
  • In 2nd and 3rd class, beverages may only be served in exhange for payment in cash.


Instructions for new employees on
The Swedish American Line

Instructions for new employees on
Broström Ships
From the Dawe collection.

Before Serving

  • Comb your hair.
  • Shave .
  • Buttons and neck chain
    should be shiny and buttoned.
  • Wash your hands several times per day, and keep your nails cean.
  • Remember to brush your shoes.
  • Never look sulky and sour in front of a guest. Greet him with a smile.
  • Your jacket should be clean and pressed.
  • Carry the napkin on your arm, not in your armpit.
  • Remember to brush and press your pants.
  • Rubber heels let you walk quietly.

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