Bergen Line
(Bergen Steamship Co. - Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab - BDS)

Norway

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Sailings May-October 1936 (with exceptions) (issued June 1936)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab:
Irma
Polarlys
Midnatsol
Mira

Route operated jointly with ships of Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab (Dronning Maud, Erling Jarl, Kong Harald, Prinsesse Ragnhild and Sigurd Jarl), Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab (Sanct Svithun) and Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (Finmarken, Lofoten and Richard With). None of these ships are mentioned in the booklet, though sailing times are given.

"Hurtigruten":
Stavanger (every 3rd voyage), Haugesund (every 3rd voyage), Bergen, Florø, Måløy, Ålesund, Molde, Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Indre Kvarøy, Grønnøy, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvaer, Lødingen, Melbo, Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finsnes, Gibostad (northbound voyages only), Tromsø, Skjervøy, Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg, Båtsfjord (southbound voyages only), Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes.
(Underlined ports were called at on all voyages.)
Venus Bergen, Newcastle
Jupiter Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Newcastle.
(Outward voyages mid-July - August: Called at Haugesund and Stavanger on every other voyage only.)
Meteor Bergen, Newcastle.
(Occasional voyages as part of different cruises.)
Stella Polaris Bergen, Harwich.
(Occasional voyages as part of different cruises.)
Ariadne
Leda
Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund, Måløy, Florø, Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Rotterdam
Iris Bergen, Haugesund (optional; southbound only), Stavanger, Hamburg
Neptun
Leo
Lynx

Route operated jointly with two ships of Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab (Kong Halfdan and ? - no ships mentioned in the booklet). No sailings given for these ships.

Vadsø, Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund, Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Flekkefjord, Kristiansand, Mandal, Hamburg
Lyra Bergen, Thorshavn, Vestmannaeyjar, Reykjavik
Nora Oslo, Kristiansand (outward voyages only), Stavanger, Bergen, Thorshavn (optional), Fáskrúðsfjörður, Reyðarfjörður, Eskifjörður, Nordfjörður, Seyðisfjörður, Húsavik, Akureyri, Siglufjörður, Sauðárkrókur (optional), Isafjörður, Patreksfjörður (optional), Reykjavik
Crux
Cometa

Line operated jointly with Fred. Olsen & Co. and J. Ludwig Mowinckels Rederi (6 ships, though no names mentioned in the booklet).

"Den norske Sydamerika Linje":
Norway (Bergen?), Canary Islands, Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires.
(No sailings listed for this route.)
Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab:
Vela
Columba

Neptun Linie (Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft Neptun, Bremen):
Delia

Trondheim, Kristiansund, Ålesund, Bergen, Haugesund (optional), Stavanger, Antwerp.
Return voyages: Antwerp, Stavanger, Haugesund (optional), Bergen, Florø (occasionally), Måløy (occasionally), Ålesund, Sandnes (occasionally), Molde (occasionally), Kristiansund, Trondheim.
Also several freight routes (with possible limited passenger accommodations, though not mentioned) incl. sailings (only selected ports given below):

Oslo-Bergen-Trondheim-Tromsø-Kirkenes (Pallas and Clio jointly with unknown ships of Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab)
Oslo-Bergen-Trondheim-Narvik-Tromsø (Tellus, Edna and Sirius)
Bergen-Namsos-Mo-Tromsø (Saturnus and Uranus)
Oslo-Bergen-Trondheim (Capella, Nordstjernen and Canis)
Trondheim-Bergen-Hamburg (Diana jointly with Ottar Jarl - not mentioned - of Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibssselskab)
Trondheim-Bergen-Gothenburg-Malmö-Stettin (Kora jointly with Ulsnes of Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab, Danzig and Ost Preussen of Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin, and unknown ships of "Hallands Ångfartygs AB" *) )
Trondheim-Bergen-Gdynia-Königsberg-Danzig (Ursa jointly with Jæderen of Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab)
Trondheim-Bergen-London (Arcturus and Corvus)
and other routes

*) = Hallands Ångbåts AB, which was merged with Ångfartygs AB Nornan in 1928 to form Rederi AB Halland & Nornan

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Sailings May-September 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Leda June-early September:
Bergen, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Stavanger, Haugesund (every other voyage), Bergen.

May and late September only (typical itineraries):
1) Bergen, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Stavanger, Haugesund, Bergen.
or
2) Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Bergen.

Venus Bergen, Haugesund (every other voyage), Stavanger, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Bergen.
Jupiter Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Newcastle.
(Three voyages in September only.)

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Sailings October 1954-May 1955
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Leda
Venus
1) Bergen, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Stavanger, Haugesund, Bergen.

2) Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Bergen.

Astrea Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Newcastle
Nordlys Bergen, Newcastle

Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab/Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab/Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab/Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab
Sailings May-September 1957
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab:
Nordlys
Polarlys
Nordstjernen
Midnatsol

Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab:
Erling Jarl
Haakon Jarl
Ragnvald Jarl
Sigurd Jarl

Det Stavangerske Dampskibsselskab:
Sanct Svithun

Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab:
Lofoten
Finnmarken
Vesteraalen

"Hurtigruten":
Bergen, Florø, Måløy, Ålesund, Molde, Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik, Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvaer, Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy, Øksfjord, Hammerfest, North Cape, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Vardø, Kirkenes.
Return voyages from Kirkenes called at Vadsø, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Mehamn, Honningsvåg, Hammerfest and then same itinerary except omitted Nesna.

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See the archives section for more brochures of Bergen Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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See also Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab and SWAL - Scandinavian West Africa Line.

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