Johnson Line
(Johnsonlinjen - Rederi AB Nordstjernan)

Sweden

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Sailings December 1920-January 1921 (departures) (issued December 7, 1920)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Annie Johnson Stockholm, Gothenburg, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Prinsessan Ingeborg Malmö, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Talcahuano, Valparaiso, Antofagasta, Iquique, Callao, Guayaquil, Balboa, San Pedro, San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Central American ports, Columbian and Venezuelan ports, Gothenburg and other European ports.

(The exact order of ports of call can not be determined from the schedule. The route via the east coast of South America, Strait of Magellan, west coast of South America, U.S. and Canadian west coast, Central America, Panama Canal, West Indies and back to Europe is believed to be correct.)

The brochure lists many other ships arriving in Scandinavia from Brazil/River Plate (Santos/Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires), West Indies (San Juan), Central America (San Salvador/Guatemala), North Pacific (San Francisco/Seattle/Vancouver) and South Pacific (Guayaquil/Valparaiso).

(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)
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General information & rates brochure/deck plan (no sailings listed) (issued October 1925)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Axel Johnson
Annie Johnson
Buenos Aires
Balboa
Canada
Santos
Valparaiso
Lima
Typical route:

Gothenburg, Oslo (optional), Antwerp, Puerto Colombia, Panama, Acajutla, San José, San Pedro (Los Angeles), San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver


(From the collection of Pär Carlgren)
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Sailings January-February 1928 (issued January 24, 1928) for:
Axel Johnson, Annie Johnson, Suecia, Balboa, Buenos Aires, Santos, Valparaiso, Pacific, San Francisco, Pedro Christophersen, Kronprins Gustaf Adolf, Kronprinsessan Margareta

Ports of call:
Helsingborg, Malmö, Stockholm, Limhamn, Gothenburg, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires (return also to Helsinki);
Gothenburg, Antwerp, San Pedro, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (return also to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki);
others

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General information and rates brochure/deck plan (no sailings listed) (Undated; c. early 1930s)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Margaret Johnson
Axel Johnson
Annie Johnson
Buenos Aires
Balboa
Canada
Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, ports in Guatemala and Salvador, Panama, Cristobal, port in UK or Continental port, Gothenburg

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Promotional brochure (no sailings listed) (issued 1939)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Margaret Johnson
Axel Johnson
Annie Johnson
Buenos Aires
Balboa
Canada
Argentina
Brasil
Nordstjernan
Uruguay
Colombia
Chile
Peru
Venezuela

The 8 last listed ships above (the Argentina class) were mostly used on Johnson Line's routes to the east and west coasts of South America.

Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, ports in Guatemala (San José de Guatemala) and Salvador (La Libertad), Panama, Cristobal, London, Hull or Continental port(s), Gothenburg
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Promotional brochure (no sailings listed) (issued 1947)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Nordstjernan
Uruguay
Colombia
Chile
Peru
Ecuador
Argentina
Brasil
Suecia
Venezuela
Panama
Bolivia
Paraguay
Guayana
(building)
La Plata
Amazonas
Orinoco
Bio-Bio
Gothenburg, Antwerp, La Guaira, Curaçao, Cristobal, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao, Arica (occasionally), Valparaiso.
Return voyages: Valparaiso, Antofagasta, Callao and/or other Peruvian ports, Cristobal, Curaçao, Antwerp, Gothenburg.

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Sailings (outward services only) November 1961-January 1962 (issued December 1, 1961)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Brazil/River Plate Service
Peru
Montevideo
Uruguay
Northern Swedish ports, Stockholm (except Uruguay), Gothenburg, Salvador (Uruguay only), Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Buenos Aires
Santos
Rio de Janeiro
Buenos Aires
Annie Johnson
Northern Swedish ports, Stockholm (except Rio de Janeiro), Gothenburg, Recife (Annie Johnson only), Santos (Annie Johnson only), Montevideo, Buenos Aires
Also itineraries for sailings of Margay and Guayana to Buenos Aires.
North Pacific Service
(Caribbean & Caribbean Coast of South America/Central America/West Coast of North America/Hawaii)
Golden Gate
Los Angeles
Canada
Stockholm, Finnish ports, Copenhagen (except Golden Gate), Aarhus, Gothenburg, Antwerp, Curaçao, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello (Golden Gate only), Barranquilla/Cartagena, Cristobal, La Libertad, San José de Guatemala, San Diego (Golden Gate only and Canada "subject inducement"), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland
Seattle Stockholm, Finnish ports, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Antwerp, Curaçao, Cristobal, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland
Silver Gate Stockholm, Finnish ports, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Antwerp, Curaçao, Barranquilla/Cartagena, Cristobal, La Libertad, San José de Guatemala, San Diego ("subject inducement"), Los Angeles, San Francisco ("subject inducement"), Hawaii
Also itineraries for sailings of Paraguay, Brasilia and Portland to North Pacific ports. No ports of call listed en route to the North Pacific.
South Pacific Service
(Caribbean Coast of South America/West Coast of South America)
Orinoco
Venezuela
Brasil
Stockholm, Northern Swedish ports (except Brasil), Finnish ports, Gdynia, Copenhagen, Aarhus (Venezuela only), Gothenburg, Antwerp, Guanta (Orinoco only), La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Maracaibo (Venezuela only), Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao, Mollendo/Matarani, Valparaiso, Talcahuano
Caroline Smith Finnish ports, Gothenburg, La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, Buenaventura, Callao, Valparaiso
Also itineraries for sailings of Amazonas and Bio-Bio to South Pacific ports. No ports of call listed en route to the South Pacific.


General information and rates brochure/deck plan (no sailings listed) valid from June 1, 1966 for:
Nordstjernan, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brasil, Suecia, Venezuela, Panama, Bolivia, Guayana, Bio Bio, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santos, Rosario, Brasilia, Bahia Blanca, Seattle, Golden Gate, Los Angeles, Lions Gate, Silver Gate, Portland, California, Canada

Ports of call:
Gothenburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Curaçao, Panama Canal/Cristobal, San Pedro, San Francisco, Vancouver, Hawaii;
Gothenburg, Antwerp, La Guaira, Curaçao, Panama Canal/Cristobal, Buenaventura, Guayaquil, Callao, Valparaiso;
Gothenburg, Hamburg, Bremen, Antwerp, Southampton, San Juan (P.R.), La Guaira, Aruba, Puerto Cabello, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Buenaventura, Puntarenas, San Juan del Sur, Corinto, La Union, La Libertad, Acajutla, San José de Guatemala, Champerico;
Gothenburg, Hamburg, Antwerp, Las Palmas, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
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General information and rates brochure/deck plan (no sailings listed) (undated; c. late 1960s) for:
Santos, Montevideo, Rosario, Bahia Blanca

Ports of call:
Vancouver, Gothenburg.
Intermediate calls not clearly stated as other ports are also listed. Probably similar to the route in 1966 (above).
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See the archives section for more brochures of Johnson Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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

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Pär Carlgren's tribute site (in Swedish) to Johnson Line has many photos of its ships,
including all of those mentioned on this website's pages on Johnson Line.

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Berry Gunnarsson's Johnson Line is another tribute site with lots of photos.
You may also find an abridged English version which includes the history of the line.

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Yet another site, Kommandobryggan (The Bridge), has many photos of Johnson Line's ships and details its history (in Swedish).

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This page last updated June 17, 2012.