Fred. Olsen Lines
(Fred. Olsen & Co.)

Norway

Sailings June-September 1928
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Bessheim
Oslo, Newcastle

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Sailings (undated; c. early 1930s - probably later than 1931)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Bessheim
Summer (mid-June-end Sep):

1) Oslo, Horten, Arendal, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Horten, Oslo.

2) Oslo, Horten, Newcastle.
Return voyages: Newcastle, Arendal, Horten, Oslo.

Winter:

Oslo, Newcastle

Brabant
Biarritz
Paris
Oslo, Antwerp
Compare this booklet to a booklet with identical cover on the archives page. The one on that page was issued slightly earlier, as evidenced by the contents.

Sailings June 1932-March 1933 (issued September 15, 1932)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Benjamin Franklin
Laurits Swenson
Knute Nelson
Abraham Lincoln
Granville
East Norway (Oslo?), Antwerp, Panama Canal, Central America (only Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln - one voyage each), San Pedro, San Francisco (terminal point for Abraham Lincoln on one voyage only), Portland, Seattle, Vancouver.
Return voyages: Vancouver, Puget Sound, Portland, San Francisco, San Pedro, Panama Canal, London, Hull, Bergen, Oslo.
George Washington East Norway (Oslo?), Antwerp, Panama Canal, San Pedro, San Francisco
Return voyage: San Francisco, Panama Canal, London, Hull.
(One voyage only.)
Click to view pictures of the Laurits Swenson


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings 1938
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Black Prince
Blenheim
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Bretagne
Brabant
Oslo, Antwerp
Baden
Jelø
Bonn
Oslo, Hamburg
Biarritz
Bali
Oslo, Kristiansand, Rotterdam


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1949
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bretagne Oslo, Newcastle
Bali Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Brabant
Bess
Oslo, Antwerp


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings effective April 24, 1951
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Bretagne Oslo, Newcastle

Sailings September 1952-April 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Bretagne Oslo, Newcastle
Brabant
Borre
Oslo, Antwerp

(No sailings listed for this route.)


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(From the collection of John Sutherland)

General information & rates booklet (no sailings listed) (issued 1953)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Buffalo
Bonanza

and others?
Oslo, Hamburg, Antwerp, Hull, Panama Canal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver.

(This is not the exact routing, but an indication of the ports that may have been called at.)


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle

Sailings summer 1954
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bretagne
Brabant
Oslo, Antwerp
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Bomma
Jelø
Last south/east Norwegian port, Amsterdam.
Return voyage: Amsterdam, Oslo or south/east Norwegian port.
Baden
Barok
Last south/east Norwegian port, Rotterdam.
Return voyage: Rotterdam, Oslo or south/east Norwegian port.
Bonn Last east Norwegian port, Hamburg.
Return voyage: Hamburg, Oslo or east Norwegian port.
Baldrian (or other vessel) Last east Norwegian port, Rouen.
Return voyage: Rouen, first east Norwegian port.


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1955
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1956
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle

Sailings May-September 1957 (issued February 1957)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings winter 1957-58
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1960
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1963
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings summer 1964
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings summer 1965
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings winter 1965-66
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings summer 1966
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings summer 1968
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Braemar
Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings summer 1968
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Black Prince Kristiansand, Amsterdam


(From the collection of John Sutherland)

Sailings winter 1969-70
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Braemar Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle

Sailings September 1970-May 1971
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Blenheim
Black Watch
London, Madeira (Funchal), Lanzarote (Arrecife), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas.
Returned directly to London.


Sailings summer 1972
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Braemar Oslo, Kristiansand, Newcastle
Blenheim 1) Kristiansand, Harwich

2) Kristiansand, Amsterdam

?
?

(Photo of Christian IV in the brochure)

1) Kristiansand, Hirtshals

2) Kristiansand, Arendal

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Sailings January-December 1984 (issued January 1984)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Bolero January-May & September-December:
1) Hirtshals, Stavanger, Bergen
or
2) Hirtshals, Stavanger

Mid June-August:
Kristiansand, Harwich

Borgen
Bolette
(summer only)

(Not mentioned in the brochure.)

Year-round:
1) Hirtshals, Kristiansand

Mid June-August only:
2) Hirtshals, Egersund
3) Hanstholm, Kristiansand
4) Hanstholm, Egersund

Information on the ferries of the Hirtshals/Hanstholm-Kristiansand/Egersund routes are from the Fakta om Fartyg website (see below).

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

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See Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab for Fred. Olsen's involvement in Den norske Sydamerika Linje.

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See also Norwegian Mediterranean Line (Den Norske Middelhavslinje), operated by Fred. Olsen & Co.

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Many of the brochures shown above are also in John Sutherland's photo album, plus several others.

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Fred. Olsen Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships has a page on Fred. Olsen with photos and other details of several of its ships.

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on Fred. Olsen Lines with many postcards/photos.

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This page last updated October 9, 2011.