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The Fleets

Johnson Line / Red A/B Nordstjernan 1890-1993

Axel Johnson began shipowning in 1885 when he bought his first steamship and in 1890 he bought a second steamer.
Axel Johnson founded the shipping company AB Nordstjernan on 19th May, 1890 together with Gustaf Lettström, Carl Schnell, C.G. Thulin, Ernst Edlund and Captain Gustaf Blomberg.
The first new ship was delivered in 1891 for the new company.

In 1904 the company started a shipping route to South America under the name Johnson Line. On 26th April, 1914 a South Pacific shipping route was started. Axel Johnson died on 13th May, 1910 and was succeeded by his sons as directors.
On 17th June, 1914 the North Pacific route was begun when the KRONPRINS GUSTAF ADOLF was loaded for destinations on the North American West coast.
Poster Poster

In 1928 a refinery was founded in Nynäshamn and needed tankships to support the ships along the Swedish coast with fuel and lubrication oil, so several tank ships were built or purchased.

When the Germans occupied Denmark and Norway on 9th April, 1940 the Skagerak blockade was implemented. The Nordstjernan Company had seven ships inside Swedish ports and six outside. The route traffic was halted and the six ships outside Swedish ports were placed in traffic across the Pacific between Vladivostock and the USA. In 1940 Sweden managed to get the countries at war to allow limited traffic to and from Swedish ports. This safe-conduct traffic continued with few breaks until 1945.
During the forties the Lindholmens yard in Gothenburg was bought.
In December 1948 the first ship in the newly created Far East route began to load in Bombay and set off on New Years Eve 1949. This route was operated jointly with Everett Orient Line and became to be known as the Everett Star Line.

In the early sixties Nordstjernan chartered reefer ships to manage the transportation of fruit from Argentina and the company started to built reefer ships for transportation of cold cargo, but was reluctant to do so due to substantial investments required, so as a solution the fruit company Frans A Sanden AB was bought in 1963 for the price of 14 million SEK, keeping the Sanden brothers in charge of running the company. With this company behind them Nordstjernan built several new reefer ships.
In 1966 Johnson Line ordered five container vessels at Wärtsilä shipyard in Åbo, Finland to serve the newly opened container line, to the west coast of North America in 1969 together with the ship in the Rio - series rebuild semi container vessels. Then they need more special vessels on North Pacific-trade. After a long discussion, Nordstjernan solved the problem, sailing together with other ship owners. It was the Danish Østasiatiske Kompagnie and the English Blue Star Line, which 1972 begin to sail together with nine vessels under the name Johnson Scan Star. Nordstjernan had five ships and the other two compnies had two ships each.

In 1969 the Lindholmen shipyard was sold to the Eriksberg shipyard owned by the Broström Concern.

In 1975 Nordstjernan gained a majority in Rederi AB Fredrika and Stjärnbolagen and thereby also a majority in Rederi AB Svea (partner in the Silja Line) who had a fleet of 25 ships and 10 sightseeing boats in Stockholm.
Johnson Line and the Norwegian ships-owner Abraham Odfjell in Bergen, Norway created Odfjell Johnson Chemical Tankers (JO Tankers) in 1980 with nine new-build chemical tankers loading together 300,000 tons.
Johnson Line took part in the Eurosal-consortium which was a consortium between nine European and South American ship owners: Johnson Line, Armement Deppe (Antwerp), Compania Naviera Marasia (Madrid), Compania Sud-Americana de Vapores (Valparaiso), Hapag-Lloyd (Hamburg/Bremen), Lineas Navieras Bolivianas (La Paz), Nedlloyd (Rotterdam), Pacific Steam Navigation Company (Liverpool) and Transportes Navieros Ecuatorianos (Guayaquil).
In 1987 Empremar (Chile) and CNP (Peru) join the Eurosal-consortium. Johnson Lines share was 6.5%.

In 1986 an organization was formed for the collective Nordic South America traffic consisting of Laser Lines (Latin American Services) owned by Johnson Line with 70% interest, Finncarries (Effoa) with 20%, and Wilh. Wilhelmsen with 10%. Laser Line markets and administrates the Nordic ships owner’s activities in the Laser Stream, Laser RoSA and Laser Eurosal consortium. In 1989 Johnson Line bought the Norwegian interests in Laser Lines but Finncarriers still have 20%, also Johnson Line purchased the Norwegian part in Rosa Tucano.
In the late 1980s the group decided to concentrate on the construction business and real estate and sold its shipping interests which included the Silja Line and Linjebuss and in 1988 changed the Nordstjernan name to NCC. In 1993 the last remaining ships were sold.

Many thanks to Henk Jungerius and 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:
    • 1920 Stockholm, Gothenburg, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
    • 1920 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.
    • 1925 Gothenburg, Oslo (optional), Antwerp, Puerto Colombia, Panama, Acajutla, San José, San Pedro (Los Angeles), San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver
    • 1928 Helsingborg, Malmö, Stockholm, Limhamn, Gothenburg, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires (return also to Helsinki)
    • 1928 Gothenburg, Antwerp, San Pedro, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (return also to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki)
    • 1939 Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, ports in Guatemala and Salvador, Panama, Cristobal, port in UK or Continental port, Gothenburg
    • 1947 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.

Funnel & Flag:

Fleet:

Funnel Flag
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Aconcagua Valley 1968 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1981 sold renamed Pisang, 1985 sold renamed Frio Aegean, 1993 scrapped at Alang. 9,611
Amazonas 1943 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1964 sold to Guan Guan Shipping renamed Golden Wonder, 1973 sold to China and scrapped at Whampoa. 7,361
Annie Johnson (1) 1911 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Otto Hugo Stinnes 9, 1927 sold Hapag renamed Albingia, 1932 scrapped. 4,381
Annie Johnson (2) 1925 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1962 scrapped at Ystad. 4,927
Annie Johnson (3) 1969 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1986 sold to Regency Cruise Line, Greece renamed Regent Moon intended to rebuilt as cruise ship but not finished, 1986 sold renamed Alexandra as containership and still laid up, 1990 bought by Costa Grociere and rebuilt as cruise ship renamed Costa Azzurra, later Costa Allegra. 16,288
Annie Therese 1873 built by Reiherstieg Schiffwerfte, Hamburg | ex- Cyclop, 1890 purchased from Hamburg Amerikanische Paketfahrt Gesellschaft, Hamburg (Hapag) renamed Annie Therese, 1920 sold to Ystad Rederi renamed Beatrice, 1921 sold to Cia Naviera Bizkor (E. Isusi ) renamed Bizkor, 1925 sold to C. de Zabala renamed Gobelas, 1928 sold to E. Illueca renamed Manuel, 10th November 1936 sunk in Spanish civil war, 1937 raised repaired and back in service, 1940 deleted from Lloyd’s Register. 1,002
Antonia Johnson 1971 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1985 sold to MSC, Geneva renamed Regina D, 1994 renamed MSC Regina, 1999 renamed MSC Giovanna, 1999 scrapped at Alang. 16,123
Argentina (1) 1935 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 6th July 1942 struck mine and sunk with the loss of 5 lives. 5,300
Argentina (2) 1943 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1970 sold to S. Stravelakis et al renamed Ismini, 1975 renamed Eteoklis II, 1979 scrapped. 7,221
Atlantic Stream 1979 built by Oskarshamns Varv, Oskarshamn | ex- Gulf Express, ex- Finnclipper 1981, ex- Gulf Express 1981, 1982 purchased renamed Atlantic Stream, 1989 sold not renamed, 1991 sold renamed Anglebury, 1992 renamed Joly Oro, 1993 renamed Anglebury, 1994 sold renamed Und Deniz Cilik, 2007 Ulusoy 7. 8,759
Avesta (1) 1913 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1921 sold C.W. Winck renamed Osman, 16th March 1940 lost on the Norwegian coast. 1,316
Avesta (2) 1978 built by Nippon Kokan KK, Tau | 1981 renamed Ainara co-ownership Wallenius,1983 sold to Wallenius not renamed, 2000 laid up, 2006 renamed Morning Glory. 16,886
Axel Johnson (1) 1891 built by O.A. Brodin Varv, Gävle | 1901 sold to Ollgaard & Thoersen, Hamburg renamed Brietzig, 1917 confiscated by the British Government renamed Polalp, 1921 sold to Alfred Lotinga renamed Rondo, 1922 sold to F. Marchese Pucci renamed Accensione, 1924 renamed Nero, 1933 scrapped at Newport. 1,500
Axel Johnson (2) 1910 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Hilde Hugo Stinnes 10, 1927 sold to Hapag renamed Aragonia, 1931 laid up, 1932 scrapped. 4,100
Axel Johnson (3) 1925 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1962 scrapped at Ystad. 5,018
Axel Johnson (4) 1969 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1986 sold to Regency Cruise Line, Greece renamed Regent Sun intended to rebuilt as cruise ship but not finished, 1988 sold to Navyclub, Italy renamed Italia and partly rebuilt as cruise ship, 1988 sold to Costa Grociere, Naples completed as cruise ship renamed Costa Marina. 16,284
Bahia Blanca 1963 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,402gt, 1984 sold renamed Bahia, 1985 sold renamed Chimera, 1985 scrapped at Chittagong. 8,475
Balboa 1919 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1950 sold to Brenntag (H. Stinnes) renamed Wolfsburg, 1959 scrapped. 5,504
Bio-Bio 1944 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1969 damaged by fire, 1970 scrapped at Santander. 7,371
Bo Johnson 1984 built by Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha, Tsurumi | 1993 sold renamed Laser Pacific, 1996 Cap Corrientes, 1998 Aliança Mexico 1999 Cap Domingo. 31,446
Bolivia 1946 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1971 sold to Ybarra Cia Sa, Spain renamed Balboa, 1978 sold to Cia Tarragona de Nav, Panama renamed Shaheen I, 1979 scrapped. 7,231
Brasil (1) 1935 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 9th January 1943 struck mine and sunk. 5,301
Brasil (2) 1943 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1971 sold to United Maritime Management renamed Char Ming, 1976 scrapped Kaohsiung. 7,135
Brasilia 1961 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,287gt, 1983 sold renamed Bra, 1984 scrapped at Shanghai. 8,445
Buenos Aires (1) 1920 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 12th March 1940 bombed by German planes in Liverpool, used as stores vessel renamed Demeter, 1950 scrapped at Antwerp. 5,653
Buenos Aires (2) 1957 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,402gt, 1983 sold renamed Ares I, 1984 renamed Ares, 1984 scrapped at Karachi. 8,494
California 1953 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1977 sold to Gokal Shipping Group renamed United Vitality, 1978 sold for scrapping, 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,227
Canada (1) 1921 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1950 sold to Brenntag (H. Stinnes) renamed Berlin, 1958 sold for scrap, 1959 scrapped. 5,495
Canada (2) 1953 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1977 sold to Gokal Shipping Group renamed United Vision, 1978 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,211
Chile 1937 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1968 sold to E.P. Vlahoulis renamed Vakis, 1969 after engine failure scrapped in Taiwan. 5,380
Colombia 1937 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 24th December 1954 lost after running aground near Skag point. 5,305
Cometa 1921 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1921 sold on stocks to Bergenske Dampskibsselskab not renamed, 1940 torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U38 off the Shetland Isles. 3,794
Dalanäs 1934 built by Øresundsvarvet, Landskrona | 1940 sold to A. Castren, Finland renamed Hulda, 1940 reverted to Johbson renamed Dalanäs 1957 sold to J.A. Christensson renamed Dalavik, 1962 lengthened 499gt, 1965 sold to Poland renamed Turbacz. 462
Drottning Sophia 1901 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Heinrich Hugo Stinnes 7, 1929 sold to KR Lexzau Scharbau & Co. renamed Emsland, 1936 sold to A. Wiards same name, 20th January 1944 torpedoed by British aircraft, beached and lost. 4,932
Elfnäs 1949 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1963 lengthened 1,364gt, 1967 sold to K.G. Simonsson renamed Marlena, 1971 sold to Maritime Co. renamed Kian, 1999 deleted from Register. 1,202
Engelsberg (1) 1917 built by Göteborgs Nya Mekaniska Verkstads AB, Göteborg | 1921 sold to A. Christensen renamed Solfrid, 1934 sold to N.P. Hansen & Co. renamed Spedit, 1935 sold to O. Svensen renamed Bes, 1959 sold renamed to M. Coppola Agnese P, 1988 deleted from Register. 542
Engelsberg (2) 1969 built by Solvesborg Varf & Rederi AB, Solvesborg | 1975 lengthened 4,999gt, 1976 sold renamed Rio Grande, 1984 sold not renamed, 1985 sold not renamed, 2008 sold renamed Ciudad de Arauca. 3,709
Equador 1940 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1956 ran aground at Terschelling and wrecked. 6,980
Framnäs (1) 1949 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1965 lengthened, 1968 sold to L. Johansson renamed Tanus, 1969 sold to A. Haggblom & Co. renamed Tankmar, 1975 sold to D.J. Chandris renamed Copetank, 1980 renamed Elata, 1982 sold to Pyramid Nav Co. renamed Al Fatemah, 1987 sold to Knoll International renamed Imperial 23rd December 1985 wrecked and scrapped in 1987. 1,205
Framnäs (2) 1973 built by Nya Solvesborg Varf, Solvesborg | 1984 sold not renamed, 1985 sold not renamed, 2004 Rio Bravo, 2007 Rio Bravo I. 4,348
Golden Gate 1947 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1972 sold to C.T. Ho renamed Ahn Wei, 1972 sold, 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,193
Guayana 1948 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1971 sold to Stena renamed Rhodos, 1972 sold to Golden Crown Shipping Co. renamed Golden Crown, 1977 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,152
Hood River Valley 1965 built by Blohm & Voss A.G., Hamburg | 1971 sold renamed Asteri, 1985 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 6,200
Janus 1939 built by Øresundsvarvet, Landskrona | 20th October 1940 torpedoed in convoy HX79 by German submarine U46 and sunk with the loss of 4 lives. 9,965
Johnson Chemspan 1982 built by Ankerlokken Verft Floro A/S, Floro | 1988 sold to Odfjell renamed Jo Lind, 2008 sold renamed Gem of Kakinada. 18,697
Johnson Chemstar 1980 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1988 sold to Odfjell renamed Jo Gran, 2007 sold renamed Gem of Goa. 22,246
Johnson Chemstream 1983 built by Nakskov Skibsvaerft A/S, Nakskov | 1988 sold to Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corp Ltd, Madras, India renamed Spic Emerald, 2004 scrapped at Alang. 17,180
Johnson Chemsun 1980 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1988 sold to Odfjell renamed Jo Rogn, 2007 scrapped at Alang. 22,246
Jönköping 1910 built by S. Groth, Sjotorp | 1918 sunk. 197
Jönköping I 1881 built by Bartram, Haswell & Co. Ltd, Sunderland | ex- Elisabeth Allen built for J. Allen & Co., London, ex- Elisabeth 1898, 1917 purchased from P.L. Pahlsson renamed Jönköping I, 13th August 1918 torpedoed by German U boat in the North Sea and lost. 1,572
Jönköping II 1888 built by Gourlay Bros & Co., Dundee | ex- Ardle built for North Sea Steam Shipping Co. Ltd (Wilson & Berg), Dundee, ex- Stella 1906, 1918 purchased from C.A. Banck renamed Jönköping II, 24th January 1918 torpedoed by German submarine in the North Sea and lost. 1.294
Kedoe 1921 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1921 sold on stocks to Rotterdamsche Lloyd, Rotterdam not renamed, 1954 sold for scrapping, 1955 resold to Panama and back in service as Havana, 1955 rebuilt 3694gt, 1960 laid up, 1961 scrapped at Brughes. 3,714
Kronprins Gustaf 1901 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Adeline Hugo Stinnes 3, 1929 sold to KR Lexzau Scharbau & Co.renamed Stadt Emden, 1936 sold to A. Wiards same name, 13th June 1943 near Den Helder torpedoed by British airplanes. 5,180
Kronprins Gustaf Adolf 1914 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 29th July 1930 burnt and lost. 3,726
Kronprinsessan Margareta 1914 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1951 sold H. Stinnes renamed Ostpreussen, 1952 lengthened 5,039 BRT, 1963 scrapped. 3,690
Kronprinsessan Victoria 1905 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Else Hugo Stinnes 15, 1927 sold to Hapag renamed Artemisia, 1932 scrapped. 3,677
La Plata 1943 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 7th July 1957 damaged by fire and scrapped. 7,372
Lao (1) 1898 built by A. Rodger & Co. Port Glasgow | ex- Craigneuk built for Craig Line S.S. Co. Ltd (Russell, Huskie), Leith, ex- Hyllos 1907, 1915 purchased from G.W. Snellman renamed Lao, 1920 sold to A. Broome renamed Lestris, 1960 scrapped at Vasteras. 2,629
Lao (2) 1952 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | ex- Tosca, 1952 purchased from Wallenius renamed Lao, 1974 sold to Trans Globe Maritime renamed Glory of the Sea, 1957 sold to International Lines renamed Conti Sun, 1976 sold to Senko Unyu renamed Ocean Welfare, 1977 renamed Sabah Trader, 1979 sold to Pan Arab Shipping & Transport renamed Al Wabel, 1979 scrapped at Bombay. 5,553
Lima 1918 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 12th September 1942 torpedoed by German submarine U506 and sunk with the loss of 3 lives. 3,784
Lindesnäs 1949 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 17th April 1957 sank on the Swedish East coast. 1.202
Lions Gate 1949 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1973 sold to Raschid Fares Ent. rebuilt as sheep transport vessel renamed Farid Fares 30th March 1980 burnt and sunk. 6,938
Los Angeles 1948 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1972 sold renamed Gele, 1972 scrapped at Burriana. 7,216
Margaret 1912 built by Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co., Campbeltown | 27th November 1919 foundered near Oland in the Baltic. 1,342
Margaret Johnson (1) 1928 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1962 scrapped at Ystad. 5,110
Margaret Johnson (2) 1970 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1986 sold Regency Cruise Line, Greece renamed Regent Sky intended to rebuilt as cruise ship but not finished, 1987 scrapped at Aliaga. 16,111
Montevideo 1957 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,402gt, 1981 sold renamed Rock, 1988 renamed Rush and scrapped at Alang. 8,515
Nordic Stream 1979 built by Oskarshamns Varv, Oskarshamn | ex- Finneagle, ex- Qutar Express 1981, 1982 purchased renamed Noedic Stream, 1985 sold not renamed, 1992 Exonbury, 1992 Jolly Argento, 1993 Exonbury, 1994 Und Hayri Ekinci 8,708
Nordstjernan (1) 1900 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1920 sold to Rederi AB Falkvik, Solvesborg renamed Falkvik, 1955 scrapped. 1,204
Nordstjernan (2) 1935 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1968 sold to T.D. Baglantzis renamed Frances, 1969 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 5,301
Nynäs (1) 1929 built by Øresundsvarvet, Landskrona | 1956 sold to J.A. Johansson renamed Sebou, 1968 lengthened 361gt, 1980 sold to A.E.Gunnarsson renamed Tarina II, 1983 renamed Tarina 1985 sold to Gothen Line renamed Tarina II af Karlshamn, 1987 sold to Celica renamed Tarina II, 1990 sold to Straits Barge Co renamed Brunito, 1998 scrapped at Gibraltar. 301
Nynäs (2) 1963 built by Kremer & Sohn, Elmshorn | 1976 sold renamed Redo. 1,368
Oceanus (1) 1940 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1949 sold to A. Billner renamed Rolf Billner, 1959 sold to L. Parkfelt renamed Zelos, 1968 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 10,217
Oceanus (2) 1954 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1966 sold converted into a bulkcarrier 15,723gt renamed Falcone, 1974 sold renamed Tiria, 1982 scrapped at Castellon. 16,145
Oceanus (3) 1969 built by Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1978 shortened 58,143gt, 1982 sold renamed Lantau, 1984 sold renamed Archipelagos, 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 67,535
Okanagan Valley 1966 built by Blohm & Voss A.G., Hamburg | 1971 sold renamed Atalanti, 1985 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 6,235
Orinoco 1944 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1964 sold to Guan Guan Shipping renamed Golden Spring, 6th November 1971 wrecked. 7,359
Oscar Fredrik 1900 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Fritz Hugo Stinnes 5, 1929 sold to KR Lexzau Scharbau & Co. renamed Emsstrom, 1936 sold to A. Wiards same name, 1942 lengthened 5,119gt, 10th June 1944 mined and beached refloated, 16th February 1945 torpedoed by aerial torpedo, beached and lost. 4,517
Oscar II 1896 built by J. Laing & Son, Sunderland | 30th June 1916 damaged in collision, 3rd July 1916 sank in tow. 3,550
Pacific (1) 1914 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1951 sold H. Stinnes renamed Ellen Hugo Stinnes, 1964 sold to H.M. Gehrckens renamed Steinweg, 1966 reverted to H. Stinnes renamed Ellen Hugo Stinnes, 1971 sold to Fried. Krupp, Bremen renamed Nedderland, 1978 sold to Ensenada Armadora SA, Panama renamed Castos, 1979 laid up, 1980 scrapped. 3,641
Pacific (2) 1971 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1979 sold renamed Pacific Lumberman, 1981 sold renamed Malahat, 1981 renamed Malahat Saga, 1987 sold renamed Maria C, 1991 sold renamed Saepearl, 2005 scrapped in China. 23,588
Panama 1945 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1971 sold to Sea Empire Liberia renamed Sea Empire, 1972 sold to United Maritime Management renamed Wah Fung, 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,229
Paraguay 1947 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1972 sold to G. Karydas renamed Katarina K, 1976 scrapped at Perana. 7,240
Pedro Christophersen 1913 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1955 laid up, 1964 sold rebuilt into a work barge renamed Pedro. 3,731
Peru 1938 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1970 sold to Mavrakakis Comninos renamed Maco Venture, 1971 sold to China and scrapped at Shanghai. 6,114
Portland 1952 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1973 sold to Gokal Shipping Group renamed Five Lakes, 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,946
Prinsessan Ingeborg 1905 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1921 sold H. Stinnes renamed Ernst Hugo Stinnes 11, 22nd November 1925 stranded and lost near Gesko. 3,637
Reserv (1) 1882 built by E. Withy, Hartlepool | ex- Wellfield built for R. Ropner & Co., ex- Bestevaer 1899 for Stoomboot Reederij Bestevaer, ex- Merkur 1901, 1903 purchased from F. Malmros renamed Reserv, 1920 sold not renamed, 1932 sold to E. Hogberg renamed Holmia, 1935 scrapped. 1,907
Reserv (2) 1939 built by Wm Doxford & Sons, Sunderland | ex- Rodsley, 1951 purchased from Thomason Shipping Co. (Stephens, Sutton) renamed Reserv, 1952 sold to A.I. Langfeldt & Co. renamed Sirenes, 1963 sold to J. Livanos & Sons renamed Marcos G.F, 1965 sold to The Bradman Co. renamed Sampaguita, 1966 sold to B. Lim renamed Philippine Sampaguita, 1971-1972 scrapped at Singapore. 5,000
Rio de Janeiro 1956 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,402gt, 1980 sold renamed Ris 8 and scrapped at Barcelona. 8,495
Rio Negro Valley 1964 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1970 sold renamed Bamenda, 1982 sold renamed Nissos Serifos, 1988 scrapped in China. 5,955
Rosa Blanca 1985 built by Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha, Tsurumi | 1993 sold to Rosa Blanca A/S, Oslo ( Barber International) not renamed, 1994 sold idem, 1996 idem, 1998 Rokia Delmas. 33,047
Rosa Tucano 1985 built by Nippon Kokan Kabushiki Kaisha, Tsurumi | Co-ownership with Wilh. Wilhelmsen, 1989 sold to Rosa Tucano A/S, Oslo (Barber International) not renamed, 1993 sold to Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschiffahrt Gesellschaft, Liberia renamed Calapoggio. 1996 Rosa Tucano, 1998 Rosa Delmas. 33,047
Rosario 1960 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,238gt, 1981 sold renamed Zacapa, 1983 renamed Zapata, 1983 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 8,445
San Francisco (1) 1915 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 1950 sold to Brenntag (H. Stinnes) renamed Mühlheim Ruhr, 1958 laid up, 1959 scrapped at Antwerp. 3,705
San Francisco (2) 1970 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1986 sold to MSC, Geneva renamed Diego, 1994 renamed MSC Diego, 1998 renamed MSC Camille, 2007 sold renamed Vanilla, 2007 scrapped at Alang. 16,290
San Joaquin Valley 1968 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1981 sold renamed Durian, 1985 sold renamed Frio Arctic, 1987 sold renamed Reefer Uraba, 1988 sold renamed Crystal Star, 6th April 1991 damageg by fire and scrapped at Aliaga. 9,638
Santos (1) 1925 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 24th February 1940 torpedoed in convoy HN14 by German submarine U63. 3,877
Santos (2) 1958 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1968 lengthened to carry containers 10,364gt, 1983 sold renamed Santos III, 1983 scrapped at Chittagong. 8,495
Seattle 1947 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1972 sold to Thome & Co. renamed Timur Venture, 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,910
Silenus 1940 built by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd, Dundee | 1941 sold to British Government (MOWT) renamed Athelvictor for Tankers Ltd, Liverpool (Athel Line), 1952 sold to S. Chiarella California, 1962 scrapped at La Spezia. 8,410
Silver Gate 1951 built by Howaldtswerke A.G., Kiel | 1977 sold to Gulf Shipping Lines renamed United Vulcan, 1979 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,524
Sinus 1941 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1949 sold to R. Nilsson renamed Sira, 1962 sold to G.M. Barbagelata renamed Americano, 1982 scrapped at La Spezia. 8,277
Star Alcyone (1) 1939 built by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Chester, Penn. | Standard ship type C2, ex- Mormacgull built for Moore & McCormack, 1941 taken over by US Navy as a cargo ship renamed Alcyone, 1947 purchased renamed Star Alcyone, 1969 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 6,531
Star Alcyone (2) 1967 built by A.G. Weser Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven | ex- Heering Lotte 1971 purchased renamed Star Alcyone, 1974 sold renamed Amparo, 1986 sold renamed Merida, 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 11,410
Star Alcyone (3) 1976 built by Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Osaka | ex- Aristomachos, 1976 purchased from Freighters Navigation renamed Star Alcyone, 1979, sold renamed Jin Cheng. 11,377
Star Aldebaran 1962 built by AB Ekensberg Varv, Stockholm | ex- Kensington, 1963 purchased renamed Star Aldebaran, 1978 sold renamed Pinelopi, 1987 sold renamed Jivar, 1987 scrapped at Beypore. 6,299
Star Altair 1959 built by AB Ekensberg Varv, Stockholm | Launched as Fair Lady but completed as Vimeira, 1960 renamed Port Denison, 1965 renamed Vimeira, 1965 purchased renamed Star Altair, 1978 sold renamed Laertis, 1983 idem, 1984 Tessa 1985 sold for scrapping, 1986 scrapped at Gadani Beach. 6,140
Star Antares 1956 built by Nakskov Skibsvaerft A/S, Nakskov | ex- Ivaran, ex- Solholt 1962, 1963 purchased renamed Star Antares, 1979 sold renamed Jade, 1988 sold renamed Jader, 1988 scrapped at Alang. 6,500
Star Arcturus 1939 built by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Chester, Penn. | Standard ship type C2, ex- Mormachawk built for Moore & McCormack, January 1941 taken over by US Navy as a store, renamed Arcturus, 1946 reverted to United States Maritime Commision 1947 purchased renamed Star Arcturus, 1971 scrapped at Tadotsu. 6,523
Star Bellatrix 1955 built by Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Burntisland | ex- Capetan Cardamelitis, 1958 purchased renamed Star Bellatrix, 1978 sold renamed Tilemachos, 1987 sold renamed Tel Star, 1987 scrapped at Alang. 6,538
Star Betelgeuse 1939 built by Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co, Chester, Penn. | Standard ship type C2, ex- Mormaclark built for Moore & McCormack, 1941 taken over by US Navy as a cargo ship renamed Betelgeuse, 1947 purchased Star Betelgeuse, 1972 scrapped. 6,625
Star Procyon (1) 1967 built by A.G. Weser Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven | ex- Heering Susan, 1969 purchased renamed Star Procyon, 1974 sold renamed Elena, 1979 sold renamed Samia, 1981 sold renamed Jalapa, 1986 scrapped at Kaohsiung 11,543
Star Procyon (2) 1976 built by Mitsui Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd., Osaka | ex- Aristeidis, 1976 purchased from Freighters Navigation renamed Star Procyon, 1979 sold renamed Xiang Cheng. 11,377
Suecia (1) 1912 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 16th August 1942 torpedoed in convoy SC95 by German submarine U596 and lost. 3,726
Suecia (2) 1944 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1970 sold renamed Maco Fidelity, 1971 scrapped at Shanghai. 7,226
Suecia (3) 1971 built by Wärtsilä, Turku | 1979 sold renamed Pacific Forrester, 1981 sold renamed Kemano, 1987 renamed Kemano Saga, 1987 sold for scrapping, 1988 sold renamed Saga C, 1991 sold renamed Icepearl, 2005 scrapped in China. 23,587
Thai (1) 1913 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1921 sold to C.W. Winck renamed Oswin, 1951 sold to E. Hakansson Harding, 23rd December 1954 wrecked near Singo, SE Market, Aaland Islands. 1,321
Thai (2) 1947 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | ex- Boheme, 1950 purchased from Wallenius renamed Thai, 1972 damaged in Typhoon, 1973 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 5,553
Uranus 1941 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1948 sold to N.C. Evensen renamed Fenheim, 1962 scrapped at Barcelona. 10,370
Uruguay 1935 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1968 sold to T.D. Baglantzis not renamed, 1968 renamed Lilly, 1969 scrapped after collision at Kaohsiung. 5,372
Valparaiso 1917 built by A/S Burmeister & Wain, Copenhagen | 31st December 1940 torpedoed in convoy HX97 by German submarine U38 and sunk with the loss of 32 lives. 3,671
Venezuela (1) 1939 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 17th April 1941 torpedoed by German submarine U123 and sunk with all hands. 6,991
Venezuela (2) 1944 built by Götaverken, Göteborg | 1970 sold to Cyprice & Co. renamed Moonruby, 1972 scrapped at Kaohsiung. 7,230
Venus 1949 built by Kockums Mekaniska Verkstad, Malmö | 1949 sold to F.N.P. renamed President Dutra, 1954 renamed F.N.P. President Dutra, 1954 renamed President Dutra, 1969 renamed Anchietas, 1967 scrapped at Santander. 10,606
Vesterby 1917 built by Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1921 damaged by mine, repaired sold to P.L. Fisker renamed Vesterskov, 1928 sold to I.Akerman renamed Österklint, 1959 sold to A. Soini renamed Kaste, 1964 sold to Finnshipping renamed Carola, 17th November 1964 wrecked near Ruhnu Is, Gulf of Riga. 663
W.T. Marshall 1873 built by Hagglund, Sundsvall | ex- Carl Abraham Axell, 1885 purchased from J.V. Hellberg, Sundsvall renamed W T Marshall, 1888 sold to H.A. Reinert, Norway renamed Botnia, 1898 lost in the North Sea. 645
Yakima Valley 1963 built by Lindholmens Mekaniska Verkstad, Göteborg | 1970 sold renamed Manoka, 1982 sold renamed Nissos Spetses, 1988 scrapped at Huangpu. 5,954

Sources include:
http://miramarshipindex.org.nz/
http://areciboweb.50megs.com/fotw/flags/x~hf.html
http://www.edensborg.eu/nordstjernan/
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/index.htm
The Johnson Line 1890-1990, T. Rinman, Private Publication, 1990

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