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The Fleets

DFDS - Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S / (The United Steamship Company)

Formed in Copenhagen in 1866 by the merger of several small Danish companies as Det forenede Dampskibs-Selskab A/S (The United Steamship Co.), the company became an important feeder service for emigrants travelling via the UK. Numerous Scandinavian companies were taken over, but one important company was the Thingvalla Line in 1898 which was reformed as the Scandinavia-America Line. In 1903, French and Russian subsidiary companies were formed and ships transferred to them. DFDS still operates passenger services between the Baltic and Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland and the UK and freight routes to North and South America and the Mediterranean.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Routes:

  • 1866- Copenhagen - Frederikshavn - Larvik - Horten - Moss - Christiania (Oslo)
  • 1866- Stettin - Copenhagen - Christiansand - Stavanger - Bergen
  • 1866- Copenhagen - Scotland - Torshavn - Iceland.
  • 1866- Copenhagen - Kiel
  • 1866- Baltic Ports - Copenhagen - Antwerp
  • 1866- Baltic Ports - Copenhagen - London / Hull.
  • 1874-1900 Copenhagen - Malmo - Landskrona - Helsingborg.
  • 1874- Stettin - Copenhagen - Christiania (Oslo)
  • 1875- Esbjerg - Thameshaven (1880 Harwich) later additional routes to London, Grimsby, Newcastle and Hamburg.
  • 1878-1953 Stettin - Copenhagen - Gothenburg.
  • 1884-1982 Copenhagen - Mediterranean ports.
  • 1887-1898, 1906-1914 Copenhagen - Black Sea.
  • 1894- Copenhagen - New Orleans (later to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore)
  • 1894-1902, 1920-1965 Copenhagen - Liverpool / Manchester
  • 1907- Copenhagen - Argentina (1914 extended to Brazil)
  • 1922-1939 Esbjerg - Antwerp - Dunkirk

Fleet:

(Ships marked * were on the Baltic - UK service and carried passengers)

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
A.N. Hansen 1877 1918 sank after collision with wreck off Cape Quiberon. 1,505
A.P. Bernstorff* 1913 1957 scrapped. 2,316
Aalborg (1) 1859 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1876 scrapped. 140
Aalborg (2) 1875 1907 wrecked at Vejro. 188
Aalborghus (1) 1914 1936 renamed Frederikshavn. 1,478
Aalborghus (2) 1936 1944 seized by Germany renamed Schill. 1945 reverted to Aalborghus, 1968 sold for scrapping but resold and renamed Obo. 2,079
Aalborghus (3) 1969 1971 renamed Dana Sirena. 1975 renamed Olau Dana, 1975 renamed Dana Sirena, 1976 renamed Robin Hood, 1978 renamed Dana Corona (2), 1985 sold to China, renamed Tiane. 7,697
Aarhus 1912 1948 renamed Botnia (2). 1966 sold to Norway. 1,627
Aarhuus 1865 1870 purchased from Dampskibs-Selskabit i Aarhuus, 1909 scrapped. 302
Adolph Andersen 1898 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ushant; loss of 1 life. 981
Akershus 1965 1973 sold to Mexico, renamed Mazatlan. 5,012
Alabama (1) 1899 1904 wrecked Stornoway. 4,454
Alabama (2) 1921 1933 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1949 sold to Italy, renamed Marilu. 4,575
Alabama (3) 1957 1971 sold to Liberia, renamed Unistate. 5,506
Alberta 1966 1972 sold to Italy, renamed Mazzini. 4,507
Alexander III 1889 1894 capsized and sank in North Sea; loss of 18 lives. 1,842
Alexandra (1) 1895 1927 sold to Italy, renamed San Francesco di Paola. 2,567
Alexandra (2)* 1931 1964 sold to Greece. 1,463
Algarve (1) 1899 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel; loss of 21 lives. 1,274
Algarve (2) 1921 1941 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 27 lives. 1,307
Algier 1938 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 1,654
Andros 1954 1969 sold to Panama, renamed George Bower. 1,810
Anglo Dane* 1866 1867 purchased from A. Leslie, London, 1917 mined and sunk North Sea. 708
Antwerpen 1887 1917 torpedoed in English Channel, beached but total loss. 1,713
Arcturus 1856 1867 purchased from Koch & Henderson, Copenhagen, 1887 sank after collision with SS Savona in Baltic Sea. 364
Argentina (1)   see Polarhavet.  
Argentina (2) 1943 1964 sold to Liberia, renamed Triton Tramper. 3,556
Arizona (1) 1922 1942 seized by Brazilian Government, transferred to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Gavealoide.1945 repurchased by DFDS, renamed Arizona, 1959 scrapped. 6,385
Arizona (2) 1960 1967 sold to Italy, renamed Enrico Dandolo. 5,513
Arkansas (1) 1897 1933 scrapped. 3,648
Arkansas (2) 1947 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Argy. 2,496
Arno 1898 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 1,386
Athos* 1962 1974 sold to Lebanon, renamed Baabda. 2,661
Atlanterhavet 1924 1924 renamed Brasilien (1). 1952 sold to Germany, renamed Adolf Ronnebaum. 5,334
Aurora (1) 1859 1867 purchased from Koch & Henderson, Copenhagen, 1901 sold to Northsea Trading Co., Norway. (Grounded and wrecked 1953 after a career of 94 years!) 202
Aurora (2) 1905 ex- Jorgen Jensen, 1907 purchased from Holm & Wonsild, Copenhagen and renamed Aurora, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 768
Avanti (1) 1875 1881 purchased from Christiansen, Frederikshavn, 1898 sold renamed Folden. 222
Avanti (2) 1912 1918 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 2,128
Avanti (3) 1921 1921 renamed Katholm (1). 1959 scrapped. 1,510
Axelhus 1950 1968 sold to Singapore, renamed Hoe Onn. 471
Axelhuus 1884 1888 purchased from Enke, Copenhagen, 1908 scrapped after grounding. 656
Baldur* 1876 1924 scrapped. 450
Bangsbo 1952 1968 sold to Italy, renamed Elvira M. 1,866
Baron Stjernblad 1890 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 999
Bastholm 1950 1967 sold to Panama, renamed Kastel Congo. 1,797
Beira 1899 1937 sold to Basse, Copenhagen renamed Ryaa. 1,273
Bellona (1)* 1924 1940 renamed Bellona II. 1940 bombed, on fire and wrecked off Scotland. 840
Bellona (2)* 1956 1972 sold to Phillippines, renamed Tagbilaran City. 1,481
Bellona II   see Bellona (1).  
Benedikt 1901 1951 scrapped. 337
Bergenhus (1)* 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 1,017
Bergenhus (2) 1922 1961 scrapped. 1,398
Bergenhus (3)* 1964 1968 sold to Burma, renamed Pha Shwe Gyaw Ywa. 780
Bergenhuus 1870 1888 purchased from Enke, Copenhagen, 1897 sold to Norway, renamed Mercur. 434
Birkholm 1950 1968 sold to Phillippines, renamed Sulu Sea. 1,797
Blenda (1) 1875 1891 purchased from Jobson, Warberg, 1905 sold to Andersen, Copenhagen. 274
Blenda (2)* 1956 1972 sold to Phillippines, renamed Gen.Santos City. 1,481
Bogo (1) 1903 ex- Brookside, 1907 purchased from J.Sheils, Belfast and renamed Bogo, 1923 sold to J. Kell, Sunderland, renamed Keltic. 309
Bogo (2) 1931 ex- Sundet I, 1943 purchased from Oresund, Copenhagen and renamed Bogo, 1945 capsized and sank in Kattegat. 98
Bolivia 1943 1964 sold to Bulgaria, renamed Afelion. 3,496
Borreby 1953 1967 sold to Cyprus, renamed Cyprian Producer. 1,875
Botnia (1)* 1891 1935 scrapped. 1,032
Botnia (2)   see Aarhus.  
Brage 1865 1870 purchased from Petersen, Randers, 1922 scrapped. 208
Brasilien (1)   see Atlanterhavet.  
Brasilien (2) 1954 1968 sold to Ethiopia, renamed Tana Haiq. 5,431
Broager 1953 1967 sold to Phillippines, renamed Sweet Bliss. 1,875
Broholm 1925 1941 requisitioned by USA, renamed Hindoo. 1,350
Bryderen 1884 1947 sold to Poland, renamed Posejdon. 417
Brynhild 1907 1926 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1953 sold to Turkey, renamed Komodore Hakki Burak. 2,195
Bygholm 1950 1967 sold to Cyprus, renamed Cyprian Trader. 1,797
C.F. Tietgen   C.F.TIETGEN - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
C.F. Tietgen (2) 1928 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Ulan then Dragonier, 1945 reverted to C.F.Tietgen, 1969 scrapped. 1,850
C.P.A. Koch 1893 1938 scrapped. 1,149
California 1913 1942 seized by Brazilian Government, transferred to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Pirailoide. 1945 repurchased by DFDS and renamed California, 1959 sold to Argonaut Shipping, London, renamed Argocal. 4,597
Castor 1885 1891 purchased from Wieting & Bunjes, Geestemunde, 1897 sank in Baltic Sea. 1,259
Ceres* 1883 1899 purchased from Petersen, Malmo, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 2 lives. 1,166
Charkow (1)* 1857 ex- Mowe, 1881 purchased from North German Lloyd and renamed Charkow, 1898 sold renamed Onsala. 521
Charkow (2) 1913 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 1,026
Chr. Broberg 1889 1914 mined and sunk in North Sea; loss of one life. 1,227
Christian IX* 1875 1916 sold to Iceland. 1,236
Christiania 1875 1904 sold to Forostawsky, Windau, renamed Refrigerator No.1. 837
Christianssund (1) 1881 1888 purchased from Enke, Copenhagen, 1903 sold to Ofstie, Aalesund, renamed Hjorungavaag. 574
Christianssund (2)* 1912 1916 mined and sunk in English Channel. 1,017
Cimbria 1897 1949 scrapped. 1,056
Colombia 1947 1965 sold to Christensen & Larsen, Copenhagen, renamed Eva Christensen. 5,146
Colorado 1958 1968 sold to Uganda renamed Uganda. 5,510
Constantin* 1880 1923 scrapped. 891
Dagmar (1)* 1866 1867 purchased from A. Leslie, London, 1873 wrecked on Swedish coast. 713
Dagmar (2)* 1872 ex- Theben, 1873 purchased from Kosmos, Hamburg and renamed Dagmar, 1916 sold to Sweden, renamed Runhild. 1,223
Dagmar (4)* 1903 ex- Imperator Nicolai II, 1919 purchased from Helmsing & Grimm, Riga. 1920 - 1941 renamed Dagmar, 1941 bombed and sunk off Cape St. Vincent. 2,471
Dammam Express   see Dana Futura (1).  
Dana Anglia* 1978 1991 still in service. 14,399
Dana Cimbria* 1986 2001 sold to Tor Line, Denmark renamed Tor Cimbria. 12,189
Dana Corona (1)   see Trekroner.  
Dana Corona (2)   see Aalborghus (3).  
Dana Futura (1)* 1976 1976 renamed Dammam Express.1977 chartered to Hansa Line, Bremen renamed Drosselfels, 1977 reverted to Dana Futura, 1983 sold to Difko, Esbjerg. 5,991
Dana Gloria   see Stafford.  
Dana Gloria (1)* 1976 1976 chartered to Hansa Line, Bremen renamed Drachenfels, 1977 renamed Dana Hafnia, 1985 sold to Molslinien, Esbjerg. 5,991
Dana Gloria (2)   see Mette Mo.  
Dana Gloria (3)* 1975 ex- Wellamo, 1981 purchased from Finland and renamed Dana Gloria, 1984 renamed Svea Corona, 1985 renamed Dana Gloria, 1989 renamed King of Scandinavia. 2002 Sold to Turkey renamed Cesme. 12,348
Dana Hafnia   see Dana Gloria (1).  
Dana Maxima* 1978 1991 still in service. 4,928
Dana Minerva 1979 1979 chartered to Nopal Line renamed Nopal Minerva, 1982 reverted to Dana Minerva, 1983 sold to Cayman Islands, renamed Kirk Challenger. 1,599
Dana Optima 1978 1979 chartered to Nopal Line renamed Nopal Optima, 1983 renamed Optima, 1983 renamed Dana Optima, 1984 sold to Ethiopia, renamed Meskerem. 1,599
Dana Regina* 1974 1989 sold to Bahamas. 12,192
Dana Sirena   see Aalborghus (3).  
Dana Sirena (2)   see Trekroner.  
Dania 1869 1877 wrecked on Danish coast. 397
Dania (2) 1895 1913 purchased from Hafnia, Copenhagen, 1929 scrapped. 3,462
Delaware   see Newa.  
Delaware (2) 1919 1933 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1956 sold to Panama, renamed Galatea. 2,280
Diana (1) 1851 1867 purchased from Koch & Henderson, Copenhagen, 1871 sold to Henderson, Bristol. 170
Diana (2)* 1911 1941 bombed and sunk off Faroes; loss of one life. 942
Diana (3)* 1945 ex- Linda Clausen, 1950 purchased from Clausen, Svendborg and renamed Diana, 1965 sold to Greece. 1,609
Douro 1889 1943 sunk in collision with German destroyer, later scrapped. 814
Drachenfels   see Dana Gloria (1).  
Dronning Alexandrine* 1927 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Alex, then Lome, 1945 reverted to Dronning Alexandrine, 1965 scrapped. 1,854
Dronning Lovisa 1861 ex- Drottning Lovisa, 1881 purchased from Sweden, and renamed Dronning Lovisa, 1900 sold, renamed Gladys. 531
Dronning Maud* 1906 1947 sold to Finland, renamed Bore II. 1,761
Dronningen 1876 1888 purchased from Kirsebom, Christiansand, 1916 sold to Holm, Kallundborg, renamed Samso. 411
Drosselfels   see Dana Futura (1).  
Ebro (1) 1912 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Bay of Biscay. 1,028
Ebro (2)* 1920 1942 wrecked Rattray Head. 1,547
Ecuador 1955 1968 sold to Panama, renamed Equador. 5,325
Egholm (1) 1924 1945 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 1,317
Egholm (2) 1944 ex- Rosnaes, 1945 purchased from Danish Government and renamed Egholm, 1963 sold to Greece, renamed Chios. 1,751
Elba 1966 1971 sold to Verner, Randers, renamed Edda Buur. 499
Ella 1897 1936 scrapped. 389
England (1)* 1932 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Grenadier, 1950 scrapped. 2,767
England (2)* 1964 1983 sold to Cunard Line. 8,221
Eos* 1881 1899 purchased from Petersen, Malmo, 1918 went missing at sea; loss of 26 lives. 838
Erik   see Erik II.  
Erik II 1900 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1923 renamed Erik. 1926 sold to Larsen, Rostock, renamed Ellen Larsen. 1,918
Esbern Snare (1) 1876 1926 scrapped. 480
Esbern Snare (2)   see Esbjerg (1)*.  
Esbjerg (1)* 1872 1876 purchased from J. Bork, 1928 renamed Esbern Snare (2). 485
Esbjerg (2)* 1929 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Kurassier, 1945 mined and sunk in Baltic, raised and sold to Spain, renamed Ciudad de Ibiza. 2,762
Etna 1883 1891 wrecked Denmark. 1,067
Expres* 1881 1883 purchased from Kier, Aalborg, 1929 scrapped. 654
Falken (2) 1911 1951 sold to Italy, renamed Falcodoro. 369
Falster 1866 1867 purchased from Nykjobing, Copenhagen, 1920 scrapped. 155
Fano* 1872 ex- Strauss, 1890 purchased from North German Lloyd and renamed Fano, 1897 sold to Algeria, renamed Rhone et Saone. 860
Ficaria (1)* 1896 1934 scrapped. 1,530
Ficaria (2)* 1951 1972 sold to Phillippines, renamed Sweet Lord. 1,811
Fiona 1890 1935 grounded and scrapped. 357
Firlingen 1967 1973 sold to Canary Islands, renamed Volcan de Yaiza. 299
Flora (1) 1851 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1871 sold to Henderson, London. 130
Flora (2)* 1909 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 1,218
Florida (1) 1898 1933 scrapped. 4,401
Florida (2) 1944 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Hilde Irina. 2,462
Forenede 1966 1966 renamed Suffolk. 1974 chartered to Nopal Line renamed Nopal Spray. 1976 reverted to Suffolk, 1979 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Nawaf. 999
Fredericia 1930 1963 sold and became pirate radio ship Caroline. 693
Frederik VIII   FREDERIK VIII - See Scandinavian-American Line.  
Frederik* 1872 1911 grounded, salvaged and scrapped. 1,113
Frederikshavn   see Aalborghus (1).  
Freesia* 1961 1972 sold to Singapore, renamed Able Reefer. 2,683
Frejr* 1883 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1926 scrapped. 473
Frigga* 1922 1950 hit wartime mine and sank. 1,504
Frode 1918 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1941 seized by USA, renamed Omaga. 2,137
Fylla 1863 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1913 sold to C. Jensen, Hellerup. 207
Garonne (1) 1899 1939 sold for scrap but converted to lighter. 1,491
Garonne (2)   see Seine.  
Gefion 1872 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 274
Generalkonsul Pallisen 1905 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1923 renamed Kentucky (2). 1953 sold to Costa Rica, renamed Lugano. 2,130
Georg* 1875 1880 purchased from Moller, Copenhagen, 1924 scrapped. 985
Georgia 1920 1933 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1941 requisitioned by USA, renamed Aristides. 1946 returned to DFDS, renamed Georgia, 1956 sold to Panama, renamed Aci. 2,272
Georgios I* 1888 1911 sold to Russian Northwest SS Co., Libau, renamed Odessa. 1,617
Gjedser 1887 ex- Clandeboye, 1889 purchased from Bangor & Larne Steamboat Co., Belfast, renamed Gjedser, 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 419
Gorm 1916 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1940 mined and sunk off Zeebrugge. 2,130
Gylfe 1872 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1900 sold to Oresund, Malmo. 272
H.P. Prior (1) 1878 1914 sold and converted to lighter. 548
H.P. Prior (2) 1950 1970 sold to Phillippines, renamed Sweet Faith. 3,155
Halfdan 1919 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1954 sold to Costa Rica, renamed Tio. 1,448
Hamlet 1857 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1876 scrapped. 102
Hans Broge 1939 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Storebaelt.1945 reverted to Hans Broge, 1970 sold to Cyprus, renamed Achilleus. 2,013
Harald 1903 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1953 scrapped. 1,955
Hebe (1) 1884 1888 purchased from Beijer, Malmo, 1911 scrapped. 227
Hebe (2)* 1912 1959 scrapped. 957
Hekla   HEKLA - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Hellig Olav   HELLIG OLAV - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Helmer Morch 1905 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1923 renamed Maine (1). 1937 sank in Atlantic in collision with SS Duchess of Atholl. 2,132
Helsingborg (1) 1856 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1884 sold to Sweden. 122
Helsingborg (2) 1884 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 180
Hengest* 1876 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1926 scrapped. 750
Hesselo 1901 1901 wrecked Sweden. 500
Heveen 1881 1900 sold to Sweden, renamed Hven. 202
Hindsholm* 1922 1959 scrapped. 1,512
Hjelm 1901 1929 sold to Andersen, Aarhus, renamed Agerso. 286
Hjortholm (1) 1905 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1935 sunk at Swansea in collision with Clan Macdougall, raised and scrapped. 1,471
Hjortholm (2) 1945 ex- Asnaes, 1945 purchased from Danish Government and renamed Hjortholm, 1962 sold to Greece, renamed Liakost. 1,732
Holar* 1893 ex- Vadso, 1898 purchased from Norway and renamed Holar, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of one life. 565
Horatio 1851 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1884 scrapped. 126
Horsens 1872 1921 scrapped. 180
Hroar* 1923 1960 scrapped. 1,401
Ibiza 1966 1972 sold to Portugal, renamed Cedros. 499
Imperator Nicolai II   see Dagmar (4)*  
Island   ISLAND - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Island (2)* 1915 1937 wrecked near Leith; no loss of life. 1,774
Issefjorden 1877 1899 sold renamed Frigga. 66
Ivar 1917 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1954 sold to Turkey, renamed Karadeniz II. 2,144
J.C. Jacobsen* 1890 1947 sank in North Sea; loss of 2 lives. 1,227
J.C. La Cour* 1901 1933 scrapped. 1,615
Jens Bang 1950 1971 sold to Greece, renamed Naias. 3,155
Johan Siem 1884 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1922 sold to Sweden, renamed Iris. 1,660
John Swartz 1854 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1882 scrapped. 132
Jolantha 1884 ex- Iolantha, 1888 purchased from Nielsen, Andersen & Co., Newcastle, renamed Jolantha, 1947 sunk in collision with SS Troll. 773
Jyden 1880 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1916 sold to Sweden renamed Nacka. 378
Jylland* 1926 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Musketier, 1945 bombed and sunk in Baltic with approx.800 lives lost. 2,762
Kasan* 1883 1926 sold to Petersen, Copenhagen, renamed Prins Hamlet. 1,132
Katholm (1)   see Avanti (3)  
Katholm (2) 1961 1968 sold to Finland, renamed Kaste. 684
Kentucky (1) 1897 1920 grounded Skirza Head, refloated and later scrapped. 3,649
Kentucky (2)   see Generalkonsul Pallisen.  
Kiew* 1881 1916 captured by Germany, allocated to Woermann Line. 1,131
King of Scandinavia   see see Dana Gloria (3)*.  
Kjobenhavn (1) 1869 1870 purchased from Dampskibs-Selskabit i Aarhuus, 1904 sold to Russia, renamed Express. 449
Kjobenhavn (2) 1918 1948 hit wartime mine and sank off Aalborg; loss of 48 lives. 1,670
Klausholm 1958 1966 sold to Duelund, Copenhagen, renamed Skals. 694
Klintholm 1950 1965 sold to Greece, renamed Dimitrios. 965
Knud   see Knud II.  
Knud II 1900 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1923 renamed Knud. 1953 scrapped. 1,946
Knudsholm 1959 1966 sold to Blaesbjerg, Aarhus, renamed Birthe Scan. 699
Knuthenborg* 1880 1884 purchased from Bandholm-England Line, 1916 sunk in collision with SS Rhone off Flamborough Head. 501
Kolding   see Koldinghus (1).  
Koldinghus (1) 1912 1958 renamed Kolding. 1959 scrapped. 674
Koldinghus (2) 1959 1969 sold to Canada, renamed C.T.M.A. 760
Koldinghuus* 1883 1904 converted to storage ship at Copenhagen, renamed Depotskib I, 1906 scrapped. 1,057
Kondsholm 1962 1967 sold to South Africa, renamed Berea. 693
Kong Haakon* 1906 1938 sold to Estonia, renamed Vironia. 1,761
Kong Olav V (1) 1961 1968 renamed Olav. 1969 sold to China Nav.Co., London, renamed Taiwan. 5,150
Kong Olva V (2) 1968 1984 sold to China, renamed New Gulangyu. 7,956
Korsholm 1950 1966 sold to Panama, renamed Ronald. 965
Korsika 1966 1972 sold to Portugal, renamed Lima. 499
Kreta 1966 1971 sold to France, renamed Renee R.E. 499
Kronen* 1882 1887 purchased from Nielsen, Nykjobing, 1899 sunk in collision with SS Blythville in River Tyne. 458
Kronholm 1962 1969 sold to Kenya, renamed Southern Trader. 693
Kronprins Frederik* 1941 1976 sold to Egypt renamed Patra. 3,895
Kronprins Olav 1937 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Frankfurt. 1945 reverted to Kronprins Olav, 1967 sold to Italy, renamed Corsica Express. 3,038
Kronprinsesse Ingrid* 1949 1969 sold to Neleman, Copenhagen, renamed Copenhagen. 3,968
Kureren (2) 1893 ex- Edda, 1905 purchased from builders renamed Kureren, 1916 sold to various owners, Copenhagen. 551
Kursk* 1881 1912 went missing at sea; loss of 27 lives. 1,131
Kyholm 1961 1965 sold to Norway, renamed Stavholm. 688
L.N. Hvidt 1857 1867 purchased from C. Koch, Copenhagen, 1878 sold to T. Koch, Copenhagen.

357

L.P. Holmblad 1893 1924 sold to Ferdinand, Rostock, renamed Hugo Ferdinand. 2,141
Labrador 1967 1980 sold to Liberia, renamed Viborg. 4,430
Laertes 1865 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1876 scrapped. 37
Laura* 1882 1910 wrecked Iceland, no lives lost. 1,068
Lemnos 1949 1968 sold to Lebanon, renamed Beiteddine. 1,768
Leopold II 1888 1911 sold to Russian Northwest SS Co., Libau, renamed Saratov. 1,618
Libau* 1879 1897 trapped in ice, scrapped. 491
Limfjorden (1) 1881 1903 sold to Russia, renamed Zasima. 376
Limfjorden (2) 1904 1952 scrapped. 397
Lion 1866 1874 purchased from Henderson, London, 1901 sold to Hierschfeld, Libau. 120
Loire 1899 1903 sold to French subsidiary. 1,492
Lolland* 1883 1909 capsized and sank in North Sea; no loss of life. 493
Louise* 1872 1916 sold to Sweden. 1,114
Louisiana (1) 1895 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 3,018
Louisiana (2) 1922 1959 scrapped. 6,513
Lund 1861 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 152
M.G. Melchior* 1885 1947 sold to Asmussens Eftf, Aalborg. 1,064
Magnolia 1963 1974 sold to Singapore, renamed C.Ranee. 2,359
Magnus 1906 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1939 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 20 lives. 1,297
Maine (1)   see Helmer Morch.  
Maine (2) 1945 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Hilde Manita. 2,463
Maja 1890 1897 purchased from Hecksher, Copenhagen, 1938 sold to Bentzen, Copenhagen, renamed Christian B. 390
Mallorca 1965 1972 sold to Portugal, renamed Gorgulho. 499
Malmo 1869 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1900 sold to Sweden. 211
Malta 1965 1971 sold to France, renamed Dina R.E. 499
Manitoba 1966 1980 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Nour. 4,507
Margrethe*   see Moskov (2).  
Marocco 1936 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Santa Cruz. 1,641
Maryland (1) 1914 1914 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 5,136
Maryland (2) 1921 1940 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 32 lives. 4,895
Melos 1949 1968 sold to Lebanon, renamed Bouar. 1,767
Mette Mo 1977 1977 renamed Dana Gloria (2). 1981 sold to Yugoslavia, renamed Balkanija. 2,445
Michigan 1966 1980 sold to Greece, renamed Zanet. 4,503
Mikkel Mols 1977 1980 sold to Torshavn owners, renamed Teistin. 2,430
Minnesota 1960 1969 sold to Zimbabwe, renamed Mulungushi. 5,513
Minsk (1)* 1858 ex- Schwan, 1881 purchased from North German Lloyd and renamed Minsk, 1898 sold H. Haslum, Moss. 521
Minsk (3) 1911 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 11 lives. 1,229
Missouri 1966 1980 sold to Greece, renamed Ermioni. 4,508
Moen (1) 1875 1898 sold to Meier, Copenhagen. 83
Moen (2) 1915 1960 scrapped. 357
Morso 1884 1922 sold to Homuth, Hamburg, renamed Friesland. 491
Moskov (1)* 1880 1913 sold to Sweden, renamed Gudrun. 1,049
Moskov (2)* 1914 1925 renamed Margrethe*. 1959 scrapped. 2,441
N.J. Fjord* 1896 1917 captured and sunk by German submarine in North Sea. 1,425
Nakskov 1875 1896 purchased from F. Dan, Nakskov, 1920 sold and converted to lighter. 77
Naxos 1955 1969 sold to Greece, renamed Ulysses Ogygia. 1,799
Nebraska 1966 1972 sold to Italy, renamed D'Azeglio. 4,505
Nevada (1) 1917 1942 seized by Brazilian Government, transferred to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Apaloide. 22nd Nov. 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 5 lives. 3,766
Nevada (2) 1943 ex- Amy Lowell, 1947 purchased from US Maritime Commission and renamed Nevada, 1959 sold to Liberia, renamed White Sea. 7,167
Newa 1920 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1923 renamed Delaware. 1926 sold to Finland. 2,441
Nicolai II 1895 1916 sold to Rumania. 2,567
Nidaros* 1890 1937 scrapped. 859
Niels Brock 1881 1922 scrapped. 421
Niels Ebbesen 1899 1936 scrapped. 869
Nishnij Novgorod 1880 1908 sold to Russia, renamed Johan Bogosloff. 1,048
Nopal Minerva   see Dana Minerva.  
Nopal Optima   see Dana Optima.  
Nopal Spray   see Suffolk.  
Nopal Surf   see Sussex.  
Nordjylland* 1884 1916 wrecked at Halmstad. 958
Norge   NORGE - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
O.B. Suhr* 1878 1917 shelled and sunk by U-boat in North Sea. 1,506
Octa 1885 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1910 sunk in collision with SS Riberhuus. 284
Odense 1924 1962 scrapped. 555
Odin (1)* 1857 1867 purchased from C. Koch, Copenhagen, 1896 sold to Munzone, Mineo & Co., Catania. 384
Odin (2) 1910 1953 scrapped. 646
Ohio 1956 1971 sold to Greece, renamed Vasia. 4,052
Oklahoma* 1956 1970 sold to Greece, renamed Eurodawn. 4,048
Olaf 1897 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1943 bombed and sunk at Emden. 1,890
Olau Dana   see Aalborghus (3).  
Olav   see Kong Olav V (1).  
Olga* 1875 1880 purchased from Moller, Copenhagen, 1924 scrapped. 985
Oluf Bager 1890 1931 sold for scrap but converted to a lighter at Bergen. 357
Omsk* 1884 1917 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off Bishop Rock. 1,590
Ontario 1967 1978 sold to India, renamed Marhaba. 4,423
Optima   see Dana Optima.  
Oregon (1) 1916 1945 wrecked near Belfast. 4,774
Oregon (2) 1943 ex- Clarence Darrow, 1947 purchased from US Maritime Commission and renamed Oregon, 1959 sold to Liberia, renamed White Cross. 7,170
Oresund 1871 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 255
Ornen (Oernen) 1865 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1909 sold to Weide & Skuyen, Riga, renamed Inspektor. 110
Orrik 1885 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1910 sunk in collision with SS Montauk, refloated, sold to Russia and renamed Maria. 409
Oscar II   OSCAR II - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Paraguay 1944 1964 sold to Liberia, renamed Triton Trader. 3,565
Parkeston* 1925 1964 sold to Norway, renamed Aker-2. 2,762
Pennsylvania (1) 1907 1931 wrecked Scotland. 3,759
Pennsylvania (2) 1959 1970 sold to Tanzania, renamed Ujamaa. 5,510
Perm* 1883 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel; loss of 2 lives. 1,132
Petunia 1963 1973 sold to Singapore, renamed C. Joyce.. 2,383
Phonix 1861 1867 purchased from C. Koch, Copenhagen, 1881 wrecked Iceland. 628
Polarhavet 1924 1924 renamed Argentina (1). 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Seal loss of 33 lives. 5,375
Pregel* 1889 1897 rebuilt to 977 tons, 1920 beached after cargo shifted, later wrecked. 697
Primula (1)* 1896 1938 scrapped. 1,524
Primula (2)* 1952 1972 sold to Phillippines, renamed Sweet Love. 1,812
Prince of Scandinavia   see Tor Britannia*.  
Princess of Scandinavia   see Tor Scandinavia*.  
Prins Hamlet *
(formerly Prinz Hamlet)
  1987 - 1988 built in 1973, 1987 purchased from Prinzlinien, Hamburg, and renamed, 1988 sold to Liberia, renamed Stena Baltica. 5,823
Prinsesse Margrethe (1) 1957 1968 renamed Prinsessen. 1971 sold to Finland. 5,061
Prinsesse Margrethe (2) 1968 1984 sold to China, renamed Lu Jiang. 7,956
Prinsessen   see Prinsesse Margrethe (1).  
Queen of Scandinavia 1981 ex- Finlandia, 1990 purchased from Finland renamed Queen of Scandinavia, 1991 still in service. 25,940
Randers 1855 1870 purchased from Petersen, Randers, 1901 sold. 84
Rapallo 1967 1967 renamed Tumlingen. 1973 sold to Mathisen, Grimstad, renamed Lindinger Surveyor. 299
Ravenna 1967 1967 renamed Rollingen. 1973 sold to Canary Islands, renamed Volcan de Tahiche. 299
Reserven 1874 1888 sold Larsen, Stavanger. 306
Rhodos 1948 1968 sold to Lebanon, renamed Beyrouth. 1,773
Rhone* 1916 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; loss of 9 lives. 1,064
Riberhus 1950 1968 sold to Cayman Islands. 471
Riberhuus* 1875 1918 sold to Nielsen, Copenhagen. 615
Rita 1892 1901 purchased from Hecksher, Copenhagen, 1942 mined and sunk off Samso; loss of 3 lives. 554
Robin Hood   see Aalborghus (3).  
Rollingen   see Ravenna.  
Romny (1)* 1857 ex- Adler, 1881 purchased from North German Lloyd and renamed Romny, 1898 sold to Lodders, Riga. 523
Romny (2) 1913 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Cape Barfleur. 1,024
Rota* 1923 1962 scrapped. 840
Russ 1897 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1922 sold to Sweden, renamed Fram. 2,463
Saga (1) 1876 1891 purchased from Jobson, Warberg, 1896 sold to South Dakota & Central American Trading Co. 220
Saga (2) 1904 ex- Scotscraig, 1907 purchased from Balgay Shipping Co., Dundee and renamed Saga, 1954 scrapped. 899
Saltholm 1882 1900 sold to Oresund, Copenhagen. 202
Samos 1948 1968 sold to Lebanon, renamed Baalbeck. 1,774
Saxo (1) 1866 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1905 sold to Andersen, Copenhagen. 159
Saxo (2) 1907 1917 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 703
Seine 1899 1903 sold to French subsidiary. 1935 re-purchased by DFDS, 1945 renamed Garonne (2). 1954 scrapped. 1,345
Sicilien 1938 1941 requisitioned by USA, renamed Usat Sicilien, 1942 torpedoed and sunk of Haiti. 1,654
Sigrun 1926 1940 torpedoed and sunk off Svenor. 1,337
Skalholt* 1892 ex- Vardo, 1898 purchased from Norway and renamed Skalholt, 1917 wrecked at Farsund. 566
Skipper Clement 1963 ex- Jens Kofoed, 1964 purchased from Jepsen, Ronne, renamed Skipper Clement, 1976 renamed Slavija. 1976 sold to Yugoslavia. 2,964
Skjold 1904 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1954 sold to Syria, renamed Alep. 1,300
Skyros 1962 1973 sold to Lebanon, renamed Beryte. 2,661
Slavija   see Skipper Clement.  
Sleipner*   see Trondjhem (1)  
Somerset* 1966 1981 converted and sold to Scandinavian Livestock Carriers, Liberia, renamed Purcell Livestock. 2,245
Sonderjylland (1) 1887 1903 sold to Norway, renamed Jylland. 457
Sonderjylland (2) 1904 1952 scrapped. 396
St Knud 1865 1867 purchased from Odense Dampskibs-Selskab, 1921 scrapped. 150
Stafford 1967 1984 renamed Dana Gloria. 1984 sold to Cyprus, renamed Voyager. 2,245
Stockholm 1850 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1894 sold to Sweden, renamed Jarl. 128
Storebelt* 1880 1883 purchased from Bottern, Nakskov, 1922 scrapped. 589
Suffolk   see Forenede.  
Surrey 1969 1993 sold to Cyprus renamed Patra. 3,375
Sussex   see United.  
Svanhild 1919 1926 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1944 sunk in collision off Bremen with SS Fortuna. 2,147
Svanholm 1922 1959 scrapped. 1,321
Svava 1926 1944 sunk in collision off Blyth with SS Fort de Beausejour. 1,190
Svea Corona   see Dana Gloria (3)*.  
Svend   see Svend II.  
Svend II 1920 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1924 renamed Svend. 1927 sold to Zelck, Rostock, renamed Lena Petersen. 2,104
Taarnholm 1905 1920 purchased from Carl, Copenhagen, 1951 sold to Italy, renamed Isa Vigo. 1,420
Taasinge 1900 ex- County Clare, 1907 purchased from Watson & Co, Liverpool and renamed Taasinge, 1927 sold to Reedness SS Co., Goole, renamed Eastoft. 322
Tejo 1891 1899 wrecked off Iceland. 827
Tennessee 1921 1933 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 2,342
Texas (1) 1899 1933 scrapped. 4,446
Texas (2) 1939 1963 sold to Greece, renamed Texas T. 2,328
Thingvalla   THINGVALLA - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Thunberg 1853 1874 taken over from Kjobenhavn-Malmo Line, 1882 sold to Sweden. 141
Thy 1869 1922 scrapped. 266
Thyra (1)* 1866 1867 purchased from A. Leslie, London, 1922 sold to M. Jebsen, Hamburg, renamed Polaris. 710
Thyra (2)* 1923 1957 scrapped. 1,088
Tiber 1899 1936 scrapped. 1,385
Tjaldur* 1898 ex- Vega, 1904 purchased from Schaumann, Nikolaistad and renamed Tjaldur, 1939 sold to Panama, renamed Dora. 795
Tomsk (1) 1885 1900 sold to Holland, renamed Jomina. 1,590
Tomsk (2) 1911 1959 scrapped. 1,229
Tor Britannia* 1975 ex- Scandinavian Star, 1982 purchased from Scandinavian Seaways, Nassau, and renamed Tor Britannia, 1991 renamed Prince of Scandinavia, 2003 still in service. 14,905
Tor Caledonia   1988 - 1991 built in 1976, 1988 purchased from Denholm Ship Management Ltd, 1991 still in service. 5,056
Tor Scandinavia* 1976 1981 purchased from Tor Line, 1982 chartered to Holland renamed World Wide Expo. 1983 reverted to Tor Scandinavia, 1991 renamed Princess of Scandinavia, 2003 still in service. 14,893
Trekroner 1970 1971 renamed Dana Corona (1). 1979 renamed Dana Sirena (2), 1983 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Al Qamar al Saudi II. 7,697
Trillingen 1967 1971 sold to Hjertaker, Bergen, renamed Flornes. 299
Trondjhem (1)* 1915 1922 renamed Sleipner*. 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea; no loss of life. 1,076
Trondjhem (2) 1923 1963 scrapped. 1,399
Tula (1)* 1857 ex- Schwalbe, 1881 purchased from North German Lloyd and renamed Tula, 1897 scrapped. 521
Tula (2) 1912 1959 scrapped. 1,251
Tumlingen   see Rapallo.  
Tunis 1936 1941 requisitioned by USA, renamed Aquila, 1945 renamed Bonanza. 1946 returned to DFDS and renamed Tunis, 1966 sold to Greece, renamed Maria T. 1,641
Tyr* 1890 1900 purchased from Jydske SS Co., Aarhus, 1951 scrapped. 526
Uffe 1906 1920 purchased from Gorm, Copenhagen, 1956 sold to Costa Rica, renamed Viron. 1,869
Uffo 1865 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1889 trapped in ice, salvaged and scrapped. 250
Ulf 1905 1926 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1930 sunk in collision with SS Iceland off Nordeney lightship. 1,344
Ulvsund 1904 1921 capsized and sank with loss of 20 lives, later salvaged and sold. 266
Union* 1875 1883 purchased from Kier, Aalborg, 1924 scrapped. 556
United 1966 1966 renamed Sussex. 1974 chartered to Nopal Line renamed Nopal Surf. 1976 reverted to Sussex, 1979 sold to Saudi Arabia, renamed Sattam. 999
United States   UNITED STATES - see Scandinavian-American Line.  
Uruguay 1943 1965 sold to Christensen, Copenhagen, renamed Edith Christensen. 3,565
Valdemar* 1866 1867 purchased from A. Leslie, London, 1908 wrecked on Norwegian coast. 681
Veile 1865 1872 purchased from P. Hansen, Vejle, 1895 sold. 138
Vendsyssel* 1877 1884 purchased from Jensen, Aalborg, 1922 sold to Lerhid, Danzig, renamed Gdynia. 572
Venezuela 1948 1965 sold to Greece, renamed Pantelis A. Lemos. 5,146
Vesta (1) 1858 1867 purchased from Koch & Henderson, Copenhagen, 1891 scrapped. 358
Vesta (2)* 1879 1899 purchased from Petersen, Malmo, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 5 lives. 1,122
Vesuv* 1881 ex- Corsican, 1883 purchased from MacFarlane, Glasgow and renamed Vesuv, 1902 sold to Germany, renamed Hittfeld. 949
Vidar (1) 1856 1870 purchased from Petersen, Randers, 1893 sold. 132
Vidar (2)* 1915 1940 torpedoed and sunk in North Sea. 1,353
Viking (1)* 1883 ex- Achille, 1891 purchased from Grandchamp, Dieppe and renamed Viking, 1917 shelled and sunk by German submarine in Bay of Biscay. 761
Viking (2) 1907 4-masted barque purchased (1915) for use as cadet schoolship, 1929 sold to Gustaf Ericsson, Mariehamn. 2,952
Virginia (1) 1899 ex- Euxinia, 1913 purchased from Hafnia, Copenhagen and renamed Virginia, 1927 sold to Malabar Shipping Co., London, renamed Carama. 3,754
Virginia (2) 1920 1933 purchased from Andersen, Copenhagen, 1952 sold to Israel, renamed Ben Nun. 4,088
Virginia (3) 1957 1968 sold to Italy, renamed Piero Foscari. 5,512
Vistula 1930 1944 seized by Germany, renamed Wurzburg. 1945 reverted to Vistula, 1966 sold to Finland, renamed Polar. 1,250
Waldimir Sawin 1898 1920 purchased from Danish-Russian Line, 1922 sold to Sweden, renamed Harmonia. 2,058
Winston Churchill* 1967 1996 sold to Emerald Empress Holding, St. Vincent for Miami service. 8,657
Wisconsin 1966 1972 sold to Italy, renamed Crispi. 4,508
World Wide Expo   see Tor Scandinavia*.  
Xenia 1895 1903 wrecked on Scottish coast; loss of 2 lives. 2,455
Ydun (1) 1859 1870 purchased from Petersen, Randers, 1901 sold. 151
Ydun (2) 1910 1953 scrapped. 645
Yrsa 1889 1900 purchased from Hecksher, Copenhagen, 1949 scrapped. 390
Zampa (1) 1856 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1876 scrapped. 180
Zampa (2) 1875 1911 scrapped. 358
Zephyr 1848 1867 purchased from H. Prior, Copenhagen, 1883 scrapped. 152

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