Finland Steamship Co.
(Finland Line - Finska Ångfartygs Ab - FÅA - Suomen Höyrylaiva Oy - SHO)

Finland

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Sailings Summer 1924
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ariadne Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn), Stettin

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Sailings Summer 1924 (issued May 15, 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ariadne

Rügen (Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn), Stettin
Mira
Aegir
Helsinki, Lübeck
Arcturus
Astraea
Helsinki, Hanko, Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Holtenau, Helsinki.
Oihonna Helsinki, Copenhagen
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn)
Capella
Orion
Helsinki, Antwerp
Torneå Helsinki, Hanko, Stockholm
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Hebe
Svea Line:
Aeolus
Bore Line:
Nordstjernan
Turku, Stockholm

Sailings May-September 1928 (issued May 1, 1928)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Ariadne

Rügen (Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn), Stettin
Astraea Helsinki, Lübeck
Arcturus
Oberon
Helsinki, Hanko, Kiel (Holtenau) (from June), Brunnsbüttel(from June), Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Kiel (Holtenau), Helsinki.
Wellamo Helsinki, Copenhagen
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn)
Poseidon Helsinki, Danzig.
Return voyages: Danzig, Riga, Helsinki.
Capella
Baltic
Helsinki, Antwerp
Oihonna Helsinki, Hanko, Stockholm
Svea Line:
Heimdall
Bore Line:
Bore II
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Torneå
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Bore Line:
Bore I
Turku, Stockholm

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Sailings June-September 1928
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Arcturus
Oberon
Helsinki, Hanko, Kiel (Holtenau), Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Kiel (Holtenau), Helsinki.
Ariadne
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Reval (Tallinn)

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Sailings Summer 1930 (undated)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Arcturus
Oberon
Hull, Kiel (Holtenau), Helsinki

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Sailings October 1932-April 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Wellamo

Nordland (Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Tallinn (Reval), Stettin
Mira Helsinki, Lübeck
Viola
Ebba Munck
Poseidon
Helsinki, Tallinn
Baltic
Capella
Helsinki, Antwerp
Ilmatar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Hanko, Copenhagen, Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Copenhagen, Helsinki.
von Döbeln Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Heimdall
Turku, Stockholm
Hanko substituted for Helsinki when ice conditions prevented ships to call at the latter port.

Sailings May 15-September 1933
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne

Nordland
Rügen

(Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Tallinn
Wellamo Helsinki, Copenhagen (July-August only), Lübeck
Baltic
Norma
Capella
Helsinki, Antwerp
Ilmatar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Hanko, Copenhagen, Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Copenhagen, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Poseidon
Polska Zegluga Morska (Zegluga Polska):
Slask
Cieszyn
Helsinki, Gdynia.
Return voyage: Danzig, Tallinn, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland and Bore Line vessels called at Hanko on outward voyages; one of them (no information given) also on return voyages.
Finland Line:
von Döbeln
Bore Line:
Nordstjernan
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Turku, Stockholm

Sailings May 15-September 1934
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne

Nordland
(Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Tallinn
Mira Helsinki, Lübeck
Polaris
Baltic
Norma
Helsinki, Antwerp
Ilmatar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Hanko, Copenhagen, Hull.
Return voyages: Hull, Copenhagen, Helsinki.
Wellamo Turku, Copenhagen, Hull
Finland Line:
Capella
Polska Zegluga Morska (Zegluga Polska):
Slask
Cieszyn
Helsinki, Gdynia.
Return voyage: Danzig, Tallinn, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland and Bore Line vessels called at Hanko in both directions during June-August sailings.
Finland Line:
von Döbeln
Bore Line:
Nordstjernan
Svea Line:
Aeolus
Turku, Stockholm

Sailings Summer 1934
(From the collection of David Levine)
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Sailings May 16-September 30, 1936
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Nordland
Rügen

(Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)
Helsinki, Stettin
Viola
Ebba Munck
Helsinki, Tallinn
Mira
Poseidon
Helsinki, Lübeck
Polaris
Baltic
Norma
Helsinki, Kiel (Holtenau), Antwerp
Ilmatar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hull
Wellamo Turku, Copenhagen, Hull
Finland Line:
Capella
Polska Zegluga Morska (Zegluga Polska):
Slask
Cieszyn
Helsinki, Gdynia.
Return voyage: Danzig, Tallinn, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Nordstjernan
Svea Line:
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland and Bore Line vessels called at Hanko in both directions during June-August sailings.
Finland Line:
von Döbeln
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm

Sailings May 16-September 30, 1936 (same issue as above)
(From the collection of David Levine)
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Sailings October 1936-April 1937
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Wellamo
Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Viola
Ebba Munck

Nordland (Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Tallinn
Mira Helsinki, Lübeck
Polaris
Baltic
Norma
Helsinki, Kiel (Holtenau), Antwerp
Ilmatar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hull
Finland Line:
Capella
Polska Zegluga Morska (Zegluga Polska):
Cieszyn
Helsinki, Gdynia.
Return voyage: Danzig, Tallinn, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
von Döbeln
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Heimdall
Turku, Stockholm
Hanko (and sometimes Turku) substituted for Helsinki when ice conditions prevented ships to call at the latter port.

Sailings Winter 1937-38
(From the collection of David Levine)
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Sailings May 16-September 30, 1938
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Nordland
Rügen

(Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)
Helsinki, Stettin
Suomi 1) Helsinki, Tallinn

2) Helsinki, Hogland.
(Summer peak period only.)

Baltic
Mira
Helsinki, Lübeck
Polaris
Rigel
Norma
Helsinki, Kiel (Holtenau), Antwerp
Aallotar
Ilmatar
Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hull
Arcturus Turku, Copenhagen, Hull
Finland Line:
Capella
Polska Zegluga Morska (Zegluga Polska):
Cieszyn
Helsinki, Gdynia.
Return voyage: Danzig, Tallinn, Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Nordstjernan
Svea Line:
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland and Bore Line vessels called at Hanko in both directions during June-August sailings.
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm

Sailings Summer 1938
(From the collection of David Levine)
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Sailings October 1938-April 1939
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ariadne
Ilmatar
Helsinki, Tallinn, Stettin
Suomi

Nordland (Owned by Rud. Christ. Gribel, Stettin)

Helsinki, Tallinn
Mira
Poseidon
Helsinki, Lübeck
Polaris
Rigel
Baltic
Norma
Helsinki, Kiel (Holtenau), Antwerp
Aallotar
Arcturus
Helsinki, Copenhagen, Hull
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Heimdall
Turku, Stockholm
Hanko (and sometimes Turku) substituted for Helsinki when ice conditions prevented ships to call at the latter port.

Sailings Summer 1939
(From the collection of David Levine)
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Sailings May-September 1939
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Polaris Helsinki, London
Juno
Leo
Kotka, London.
Return voyages to Helsinki.

Sailings May-August 1949
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Arcturus Helsinki, Holtenau, Antwerp
Fennia
Norma
Helsinki, Hull.
(No sailings listed for this route)
Capella
Clio
Helsinki, London.
(No sailings listed for this route)
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Regin
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen

Sailings May-September 1951
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Arcturus Helsinki, Holtenau, Antwerp
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore I
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Heimdall
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Oihonna
Bore Line:
Bore I
Bore II
Svea Line:
Regin
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen

Sailings May-September 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Arcturus Helsinki, Holtenau, Antwerp
Mira Helsinki or Kotka, Lübeck.
Return voyages to Helsinki.
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Regin
Birger Jarl

October-December:
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore II

Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Brynhild
Regin
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen

Bore Line/Finland Line/Svea Line
Sailings May-December 1956
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl

May, October-December:
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Regin (May only)

Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Regin

October-December:
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl

Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm

Sailings May-September 1958
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Oihonna Helsinki, Travemünde
Silja Turku, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl

May, September:
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Bore Line:
Bore II
Svea Line:
Regin

Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Wellamo

Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Regin
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen

Sailings May-September 1960
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Wellamo Helsinki, Travemünde
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore III
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen

Sailings May 1-September 30, 1963
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Silja
Helsinki, Travemünde
Finland Line:
Wellamo (May and early September-December)
Aallotar (late May-early September)
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Aallotar
Bore Line:
Bore
Svea Line:
Svea Jarl
Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen
Silja Line:
Nordia
Skandia
1) Turku, Mariehamn, Norrtälje

2) Turku, Norrtälje (late June-August only)

Finland Line/Svea Line/Bore Line/Silja Line
Sailings May-December 1965
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Ilmatar (May-June)
Aallotar (June-September)
Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl (except July)
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Bore Line:
Bore
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
July-August:

Turku, Stockholm

(Also a few voyages in December by Bore III and Birger Jarl)

Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Aallotar (May-June)
Bore Line:
Bore
Bore III (May only)
Svea Line:
Svea Jarl
May-August:

Turku, Mariehamn, Stockholm

Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Bore Line:
Bore
Bore III (September only)
Svea Line:
Svea Jarl
September-December:

Turku, Långnäs, Stockholm

Silja Line:
Nordia

Marina (Owned by Expresslinjen, subsidiary of Svea Line) (May only)

May-August:

Turku, Mariehamn, Norrtälje.
Return voyages omitted Mariehamn.

Skandia
Nordia
(May only)
May-August:

Turku, Norrtälje.
Return voyages called at Mariehamn.

Nordia
Skandia
September-December:

Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje

Marina (Owned by Expresslinjen, subsidiary of Svea Line) September-October:

Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje.
Return voyages omitted Långnäs.

Sailings May-September 1966
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finland Line:
Wellamo
Silja II
Helsinki, Travemünde
Finland Line:
Ariadne
DFDS:
Botnia
Helsinki, Copenhagen
Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Aallotar

Bore Line:
Bore III
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Helsinki, Stockholm
Finland Line:
Ilmatar
Aallotar

Bore Line:
Bore
Svea Line:
Birger Jarl
Svea Jarl
1) Turku, Mariehamn (In early May and from early Sep: Långnäs), Stockholm

2) Turku, Stockholm

Silja Line:
Fennia
Nordia
Skandia
1) Turku, Stockholm

2) Turku, Mariehamn (In early May and from early Sep: Långnäs), Norrtälje

3) Turku, Norrtälje

Holmia Naantali, Stockholm

Sailings May-September 1967
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finlandia Helsinki, Copenhagen, Travemünde

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See the archives section for more brochures of Finland Steamship Co.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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See also Bore Line and Svea Line.

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Finland Steamship Co. fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships has a page on Finska Ångfartygs Ab with photos and other details of many of the ships listed above.
The same site also has pages on some of the other lines mentioned on this page.

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on Finland Steamship Co. with many postcards/photos.

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This page last updated October 7, 2011.