Swedish American Line
(Svenska Amerika Linien - SAL)

Sweden

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Sailings October 1922-November 1923 (issued October 16, 1922)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Stockholm
Drottningholm
Gothenburg, New York

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Sailings October 1924-December 1925 (issued October 18, 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm Gothenburg, New York
Drottningholm Gothenburg, Halifax (westbound only, in Jan-Aug + Oct), New York
Stockholm Gothenburg, Halifax (westbound only), New York
Kungsholm Gothenburg, Halifax (westbound only), New York

(One roundtrip voyage only, in Nov 1924.)

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Sailings January-December 1926 (issued January 12, 1926)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm Gothenburg, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Boston (one voyage in April only), Gothenburg
Stockholm
Drottningholm
Gothenburg, Halifax (normally), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Halifax (Feb-Apr + Nov-Dec), Boston (May-June), Gothenburg

Sailings August 1928-December 1929 (August 27, 1928)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kungsholm Gothenburg, Halifax (two voyages only, in Apr-May), New York.
Returned directly to Gothenburg.
Gripsholm
Drottningholm
Gothenburg, Halifax (most voyages westbound, Nov-May only eastbound), New York
Stockholm Gothenburg, Halifax, New York.
Returned directly to Gothenburg.

(Two roundtrip voyages in Sep/Oct only.)

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Click to see photos of the interior of the Gripsholm

Sailings January-November 1930 (issued December 9, 1929)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Kungsholm
Drottningholm
Gothenburg, Halifax (most voyages westbound, but not during summer/autumn eastbound), New York

Sailings November 1934-December 1935 (issued October 6, 1934)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Kungsholm
Drottningholm
New York, Halifax (not during summer), Gothenburg

Sailings February-December 1938 (issued January 29, 1938)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kungsholm
Gripsholm
Drottningholm
Typical voyages:
Gothenburg, New York

(Occasionally, Gripsholm called at Halifax and Copenhagen both westbound and eastbound and Drottningholm called at Halifax both westbound and eastbound and at Copenhagen eastbound.
Only one voyage listed for Kungsholm was a roundtrip voyage, the others were one-way voyages going to or coming from cruises; this was also valid for some Gripsholm voyages.)

Sailings October 1938-October 1939 (issued October 10, 1938)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kungsholm
Gripsholm
Drottningholm
Stockholm
(Never in operation - burnt out in Dec 1938 when nearly completed.)
Typical voyages:
Gothenburg, New York

(Drottningholm called at Halifax eastbound on voyages in Nov-March; Gripsholm and Drottningholm made occasional calls at Copenhagen eastbound. No en route calls listed for westbound voyages.
A minority of the voyages listed for Kungsholm and Stockholm were roundtrip voyages, rather one-way voyages going to or coming from cruises; this was to a lesser degree also valid for Gripsholm.)

Sailings March-November 1947 (issued March 17, 1947)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Drottningholm
Gothenburg, New York

Sailings October 1949-December 1950 (issued October 10, 1949)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Stockholm
Gothenburg, Halifax (Gripsholm only, in March-May), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Gothenburg, Copenhagen (Stockholm on all voyages and Gripsholm on Dec voyages).

Sailings January-November 1950 (issued November 4, 1949)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm Gothenburg, Halifax (March-May only), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Gothenburg.
Stockholm Gothenburg, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Copenhagen, Gothenburg.


(From the collection of Gunnar Saltin)

Sailings January-October 1953
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Stockholm
Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Bremerhaven?, Halifax?, New York

Sailings November 1953-November 1954 (issued November 10, 1953)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kungsholm Gothenburg, Halifax (two westbound voyages only), New York
Gripsholm 1) Until March:
Gothenburg, Bremerhaven, Halifax, New York.
Return voyages: New York, Halifax (Dec + March only), Bremerhaven, Gothenburg (or: Gothenburg, Bremerhaven).

2) From April:
Bremerhaven, Gothenburg (Aug-Sep only), Halifax (Apr-July only), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Gothenburg (May-June only), Bremerhaven.

Stockholm Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Bremerhaven (until June), Halifax (until July), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Halifax (from Aug), Copenhagen (from June), Gothenburg, Copenhagen (until May).
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Sailings April-December 1956 (issued May 1, 1956)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Kungsholm Gothenburg, Copenhagen (until June + Oct), Halifax (until June), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Gothenburg, Copenhagen (occasionally).
Stockholm
(July 25 voyage from New York aborted after collision with Andrea Doria and remaining voyages cancelled.)
Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Bremerhaven (Apr-May only), Halifax (Apr-May only), New York.
Return voyages: New York, Halifax (Sep-Dec only), Bremerhaven (Sep-Oct only), Gothenburg, Copenhagen (or: Copenhagen, Gothenburg)
Click to view a photo of the Kungsholm
Click to view an illustration of the Stockholm

Sailings January-December 1957
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm (includes maiden voyage)
Kungsholm
Stockholm
Gothenburg and/or Copenhagen, New York.

(Frequent calls at Halifax and occasional calls at Bremerhaven and Aarhus. See the interior of the sailing list for the many combinations of ports of call on different voyages.)

Sailings January 1964-February 1965 (issued December 16, 1963)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Kungsholm
Gothenburg, Copenhagen (most voyages), New York
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Sailings May-August 1971 (issued January 1971)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Gripsholm
Kungsholm
Gothenburg, Copenhagen, New York.

(Only two voyages of Kungsholm - eastbound in May/June and westbound in June/July - and one voyage of Gripsholm - eastbound in Aug.)

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See the archives section for more brochures of Swedish American Line.
See also the shipping in 1971 section.

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For joint Swedish American Line/Rederi AB Transatlantic ("SAL-Trans") sailing lists, see Transatlantic.

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

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Lars Henningstam's A Tribute to the Swedish American Line has detailed histories of SAL's liners.

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The Simplon Postcards website has a page on the history of the Swedish American Line with many postcards/photos.

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The Norway Heritage website has a section on the Swedish American Line with the history and postcards/photos of the line's first five vessels.

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Kommandobryggan (The Bridge), has many photos of SAL's passenger liners and freighters.

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners and also has brief histories.
See the Index of Ships page. (See "Swedish American Line" section.)

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This page last updated June 24, 2012.