DFDS Seaways

Denmark

For a brief history of DFDS until 1914, and especially of its trans-Atlantic service
operated under the Scandinavian-American Line brand, see this page.

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DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab
Sailings 1913
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kong Haakon
Dronning Maud
Stettin, Swinemünde, Copenhagen, Horten (normally), Christiania
Odin
Ydun
Stettin, Swinemünde, Copenhagen, Gothenburg
Bergenhus
Christianssund
Thyra
Stettin, Copenhagen, Arendal, Christiansand S, Stavanger, Haugesund, Bergen, Aalesund, Christiansund N, Trondheim.
Return voyages omitted Christiansand S and normally also Arendal.

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DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab
Sailings effective May 1931
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Esbjerg
Jylland
Parkeston
A.P. Bernstorff
Esbjerg, Harwich

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DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings 1939
Vessel(s) Ports of call
England
Jylland
Esbjerg
Parkeston

(No vessels mentioned in the brochure, but there is a photo of the England; the above ships are listed in another schedule issued specifically for the Esbjerg-Harwich route)

Harwich, Esbjerg
Kronprins Olav Copenhagen, Oslo
Frederikshavn Frederikshavn, Oslo
Vistula Copenhagen, Stettin

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DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings (undated; c. late 1940s)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Parkeston Copenhagen, Aalborg, Newcastle.
Returned directly to Copenhagen.

DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings valid October 6, 1953-May 22, 1954
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kronprinsesse Ingrid Esbjerg, Harwich

DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings winter 1954-55
Vessel(s) Ports of call
DFDS:
H.P. Prior
Jens Bang
Copenhagen, Aalborg
C.F. Tietgen
Hans Broge
Copenhagen, Aarhus
Fredericia Copenhagen, Fredericia, Kolding
Kronprins Frederik Esbjerg, Harwich
Alexandra Esbjerg, Grimsby
Tunis Copenhagen, Danish provincial port, London
Diana Copenhagen, Danish provincial port, Hull.
Returned directly to Copenhagen
Bergenhus Aalborg, Newcastle
Kronprins Olav Copenhagen, Oslo
Vistula Frederikshavn, Oslo
Dronning Alexandrine Copenhagen, Thorshavn, Trangisvaag, Vaag, Reykjavik.
Return voyages: Reykjavik, Thorshavn, Copenhagen.
Trondhjem Copenhagen, Danish provincial port, Leith, Thorshavn, Trangisvaag, Vaag.
Returned directly to Copenhagen.
DFDS:
Hroar
Botnia

Finland Line:
Ariadne
Copenhagen, Helsinki
The ship names mentioned in the timetable are often followed by the remark "or another ship". E.g. the C.F. Tietgen and Hans Broge were both lengthened during the validity of the timetable, so they must have been replaced by another ship. Oddly, the Kronprinsesse Ingrid, one of the largest and newest ships in the fleet and normally employed on the Esbjerg-Harwich route, is not mentioned at all. The old A.P. Bernstorff (1913) and Parkeston (1925) (see older timetables above) were still around and probably active as relief ships.

DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings valid May 1-September 27, 1958
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kronprinsesse Ingrid
Kronprins Frederik
Esbjerg, Harwich

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DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings valid May 2-September 16, 1959
Vessel(s) Ports of call
DFDS:
Botnia
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Copenhagen, Helsinki
Before May 2 and after September 16, DFDS sailings were operated by both the Botnia and the Hroar.

DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings summer 1966 (various dates)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
DFDS:
England
Kronprinsesse Ingrid
Esbjerg, Harwich
Kronprins Frederik Esbjerg, Newcastle
Kong Olav V
Prinsesse Margrethe
Copenhagen, Oslo
Akershus
Skipper Clement
Frederikshavn, Oslo
Kronprins Frederik
Kronprins Olav
Copenhagen, Thorshavn, Klaksvig, Trangisvaag, Reykjavik.
Return voyages: Reykjavik, Thorshavn, Copenhagen.
Jens Bang
H.P. Prior
Copenhagen, Aalborg
Aalborghus Copenhagen, Frederikshavn
C.F. Tietgen
Hans Broge
Copenhagen, Aarhus
DFDS:
Botnia
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Copenhagen, Helsinki
Mols-Linien:
Mette Mols
Maren Mols
(not mentioned, just listed as "other ship")
Sjaellands Odde, Ebeltoft

DFDS - Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab (United Steamship Co.)
Sailings valid May 22-September 20, 1966
Vessel(s) Ports of call
DFDS:
England
Kronprinsesse Ingrid
Esbjerg, Harwich
Kong Olav V
Prinsesse Margrethe
Copenhagen, Oslo
Akershus
Skipper Clement
Frederikshavn, Oslo
DFDS:
Botnia
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Copenhagen, Helsinki

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Sailings January-December 1980 (issued January 1980)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
DFDS Seaways:
Dana Anglia
Dana Regina
Esbjerg, Harwich
England
Winston Churchill
Esbjerg, Newcastle
Kong Olav V
Prinsesse Margrethe
Copenhagen, Oslo
England Esbjerg, Thorshavn
Dana Corona
Dana Sirena
1) Genoa, Tunis (La Goulette)
2) Genoa, Ibiza, Malaga

3)) Ancona, Patras, Heraklion, Alexandria

Mols-Linien:
Mette Mols
Maren Mols
Sjaellands Odde, Ebeltoft
Stena Line:
Stena Danica
Stena Jutlandica
Gothenburg, Frederikshavn
Stena Olympica
Scandinavica
1) Gothenburg, Kiel
2) Kiel, Korsør
Stena Saga Frederikshavn, Oslo
No names of the Stena Line ships are given in the brochure. Information is based on Micke Asklander's website Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships.

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

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See also Ellerman's Wilson Line, Finland Steamship Co.,
LNER - London & North Eastern Railway and Scandinavian-American Line.

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DFDS fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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Færgejournalen is a website with pages on DFDS (Domestic routes) and DFDS (International routes) with many photos.

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Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships has a page on DFDS Seaways with photos and other details of many of the ships listed above.

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The Simplon Postcards website has pages on DFDS with many postcards/photos.

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This page last updated October 7, 2011.