Blue Funnel Line
(Alfred Holt & Co. - Ocean Steamship Co.)

United Kingdom

Sailings September 1926-August 1927 (issued October 1926)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Antenor
Hector
Aeneas
Sarpedon
Patroclus
Liverpool, Port Said, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
Return voyages: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Port Said, Marseilles, London.

White Star Line/Aberdeen Line/Blue Funnel Line
Sailings June 1927-March 1928 (issued July 1927) for:
Ceramic, Medic, Runic, Suevic (White Star Line);
Demosthenes, Themistocles, Euripides (Aberdeen Line);
Nestor, Ulysses, Anchises, Ascanius (Blue Funnel Line)

Ports of call:
Liverpool, London, Southampton, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town,
Durban, Fremantle, Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

Sailings October 1935-April 1936 (issued October 20, 1936)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ixion
Talthybius
Tyndareus
Tantalus
(one round-trip voyage only)
Hong Kong, Miike (except Tantalus), Kobe, Nagoya, Yokohama, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Tacoma.
Return voyages: Tacoma, Seattle, Vancouver, Yokohama, Kobe, Miike (except Tantalus), Shanghai, Hong Kong.

Sailings September 1937-October 1938 (issued September 1937) for:
Aeneas, Sarpedon, Patroclus, Antenor, Hector

Ports of call:
Liverpool, Marseilles, Port Said, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yokohama. Kobe and Aden on return.

Blue Funnel Line/Shaw Savill Line
Sailings January 1939-June 1940
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blue Funnell Line:
Anchises
Ascanius
Nestor
Ulysses
Liverpool, Madeira, Cape Town, Durban (only Nestor and Ulysses on outward voyages), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Shaw Savill Line:
Dominion Monarch Southampton, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington
Ceramic Liverpool, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney.
Called at Southampton for disembarkation on return voyages.
Themistocles Liverpool, Tenerife, Cape Town, Durban (outward voyages only), Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.
Called at Southampton for disembarkation on return voyages.

Blue Funnel Line/Shaw Savill Line
Sailings May-December 1954
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blue Funnell Line:
Jason
Helenus
Hector
Ixion
Liverpool, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Durban (some voayges), Fremantle or Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Stentor
Rhexenor
Liverpool, Suez, Fremantle or Albany, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane
Shaw Savill Line:
Dominion Monarch
Arawa
Southampton, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand ports
Athenic
Ceramic
London, Tenerife or Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, New Zealand ports
Ports of call above are based on the somewhat meagre information given in the brochure and may not be absolutely correct.

Sailings May-December 1964 (separate enclosure, issued November 1963) for:
Centaur

Ports of call:
Singapore, Fremantle
Click for a view of the enclosure

Sailings June 1977-January 1979 for:
Centaur

Ports of call:
Fremantle, Singapore, Port Kelang, Penang

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

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Blue Funnel Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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The Red Duster website has a detailed history of the Blue Funnel Line.

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Great Ships website shows a postcard of the Antenor.
(See "Other Ships and Lines" section towards the end of the page.)

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Then please credit them as being from the collection of Björn Larsson,
and preferably provide a link to my Introduction page.
Thank you!

This page last updated November 7, 2010.