SS Hellig Olav Archival Collection

 

The SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1934.

The SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line 1903-1934. 10,085 Tons, Twin Screw. Passenger Capacity: 130 First, 140 Second, and 900 Steerage. Cabin Service to Northern Europe, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11ca80a650

 

 

Hellig Olav (1902) Scandinavian-American Line

Built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 9,939. Dimensions: 500' x 58' (515' o.l.). Propulsion: Twin- screw, 16 knots. Triple expansion engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Passengers: 130 first, 140 second, 900 third. Service: Copenhagen-Oslo-New York. Last Voyage: Final Atlantic crossing in 1931. Fate: Scrapped in 1934. Sister ships: Oscar II and United States.

 

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Note: According to the Scandinavian-American Line Proposed Sailing Schedule, Westbound Voyages of the SS Hellig Olav Stop at Oslo Before Proceeding to New York. However, their Title Page Would Indicate a Direct Sailing to New York from Copenhagen.

 

Front Cover, Scandinavian-American Line SS Hellig Olav Cabin Class Passenger List - 23 August 1905.

1905-08-23 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 23 August 1905

Route: Copenhagen to New York

Commander: Captain J. P. Holst

 

1921-08-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Hellig Olav

1921-08-12 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 12 August 1921

Route: Copenhagen to New York

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

 

1921-11-06 Passenger Manifest for the SS Hellig Olav

1921-11-06 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: First and Second Cabin

Date of Departure: 6 November 1921

Route: Copenhagen to New York

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line, Departing 29 March 1923 from New York to Copenhagen via Kristiansand and Oslo.

1923-03-29 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 29 March 1923

Route: New York to Copenhagen via Kristiansand and Oslo

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List from the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line, Departing 31 May 1923 from Copenhagen to New York

1923-05-31 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 31 May 1923

Route: Copenhagen to New York

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

 

Front Cover of a Special Tour Passenger List from the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line, Departing 23 July 1927 from New York to Copenhagen.

1927-07-23 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian American Line / Skandinavien Amerika Linien

Class of Passengers: Special Tour: American Boys in Denmark's Homes

Date of Departure: 23 July 1927

Route: New York to Copenhagen via Kristiansand and Oslo

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

Note: Passengers were Members of "My Friend Abroad," American Boys in Denmark's Homes, Likely a Precursor to Present Day Foreign Exchange Students.

 

Front Cover, SS Hellig Olav Passenger List - 27 July 1929

1929-07-29 SS Hellig Olav Passenger List

Steamship Line: Scandinavian America Line / Skandinavien-Amerika Linie

Class of Passengers: Cabin

Date of Departure: 27 July 1929

Route: New York to Copenhagen via Kristiansand and Oslo

Commander: Captain L. F. Peronard

 

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Front Cover, 1912 Brochure "Scandinavia to America," From The Scandinavian-American Line.

1912 - Scandinavian-American Line - Scandinavia to America

50-Page brochure from the Scandinavian-American Line promoting their service from Scandinavia to New York focused on Third Class accommodations and persuading immigrants to cross the Atlantic on one of their steamships.

 

Front Cover 1917 Brochure, Scandinavian-American Line Regular Direct Communication Between New York and Scandinavia.

1917 - Scandinavian American Line Direct Services

1917 Brochure covers History, Fleet, Accommodations (First, Second and Third Class), Connections at Ports, Information on Scandinavia and Offices and Agencies. Numerous interior photographs make this brochure exceptional. Featured Ships: Oscar II, Hellig Olav, United States, and Frederik VIII.

 

Brochure Cover, Passenger Service to and from Northern Europe by the Scandinavian American Line.

1920s - Cabin Service to Northern Europe

16-page brochure from Scandinavian-American Line is devoted to their cabin service to and from Northern Europe. It contains information for passengers about their fleet and cabin accommodation. Featured Ships: Oscar II, Hellig Olav, United States, and Frederik VIII.

 

Brochure Cover for the Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin from 1928.

1928-02-01 Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin

8-Page brochure from the Scandinavian-American Line packs a lot of information and interior photographs of their Tourist Third Cabin accommodations, rates of passage, and other information for passengers. Produced by the New York office for American tourists to Europe. Featured Ships: Oscar II, Hellig Olav, and United States.

 

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Front Cover, SS Hellig Olav Dinner Bill of Fare - 25 June 1923

1923-06-25 SS Hellig Olav Dinner Menu

Vintage Cabin Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Monday, 25 June 1923 on board the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line featured Boiled Striped Bass with creamed Horseradish, Roast Loin of Veal Cauliflower à la hollandaise, and Ruben Steiner Cake for dessert. A Music Program was included with the Menu.

 

Menu Cover, SS Hellig Olav Dinner Bill of Fare - 10 May 1924

1924-05-10 SS Hellig Olav Dinner Menu

Vintage Cabin Dinner Bill of Fare from 10 May 1924 on board the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line featured Boiled Salmon, Sauce Mousseline, Calf’s Sweetbread à la Marachale, and Parfait Aida for dessert. The Bill of Fare was published in Danish and English and included a Music Program.

 

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Title Page, SS Hellig Olav First and Second Cabin Passenger List, 12 August 1921.

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav First and Second Cabin Passenger List, 12 August 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f45b6454f

 

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav First and Second Cabin Passenger List, 6 November 1921.

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav First and Second Cabin Passenger List, 6 November 1921. GGA Image ID # 1f458f01cd

 

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List, 29 March 1923.

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List, 29 March 1923. GGA Image ID # 20f7b4e611

 

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List, 1923-05-31.

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List, 1923-05-31. GGA Image ID # 210af0df36

 

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 27 July 1929.

Title Page, SS Hellig Olav Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List, 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f46c89917

 

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Senior Officers, SS Hellig Olav Passenger List, 23 August 1905.

Senior Officers, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Class Passenger List, 23 August 1905. GGA Image ID # 1f4568362d

 

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Tourist Third Cabin Plan—Upper Deck—S.S. United States, S.S. Oscar Ii, S.S. Heilig Olav.

Tourist Third Cabin Plan—Upper Deck—S.S. United States, S.S. Oscar II, S.S. Heilig Olav. Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin, 1928. GGA Image ID # 120ae90641

 

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1928 Rate Schedule for Tourist Third Cabin on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States

Rate Schedule for Tourist Third Cabin on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States of the Scandinavian-American Line in effect during 1928. Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin, 1928. GGA Image ID # 120ac0cdf1

 

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Route Map of the Scandinavian American Line. New York-Kristiansand-Oslo-Copenhagen.

Route Map of the Scandinavian American Line. New York-Kristiansand-Oslo-Copenhagen. Cabin Service to Northern Europe, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11cafc4dbf

 

Route Map, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List. 29 March 1923.

Route Map, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List. 29 March 1923. GGA Image ID # 20f7c5a68d

 

Sketch Map Showing Scandinavia and Central Europe.

Sketch Map Showing Scandinavia and Central Europe. Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin, 1928. GGA Image ID # 120c8d089d

 

Route Map and Memorandum of Log (Unused), SS Hellig Olav Passenger List, 27 July 1929.

Route Map and Memorandum of Log (Unused), SS Hellig Olav Passenger List, 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f461ca4d5

 

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Message from Relative of Passengers on Board the SS Hellig Olav, Voyage of 27 July 1929.

Message from Relative of Passengers (All Eight Birksted's in Tourist Third Cabin) on Board the SS Hellig Olav, Voyage of 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 1f4645dd8b

 

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Information for Passengers - 27 July 1929

A bugle is sounded half an hour before and at the beginning of each meal

Cabin

  • Breakfast 8 to 9:30 a. m.
  • Bouillon at 11:30 am
  • Luncheon at 12:30 pm
  • Coffee at 3:30 pm
  • Dinner at 7:00 pm
  • Tea at 9:30 p. m.
  • Danish Sandwiches at 10:00 pm

Tourist Third Cabin

  • Breakfast 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Luncheon at 12 noon
  • Coffee, Tea, Cacao with Danish pastry at 3:00 pm
  • Dinner at 6:00 pm
  • Tea at 9:00 pm

Seats at Tables can be arranged for through the Chief Steward in charge. If two sittings are necessary, children paying half fare take their meals at the first sitting.

Valuables. In the Purser’s Office the Company has provided a safe in which Passengers may deposit money or other valuables for safe-keeping. As the Company makes no charge for taking care of such articles during the voyage, no responsibility can be accepted for possible loss or damage however such may arise, but Passengers can protect themselves by insurance. The Company is not liable to the Passengers for the loss of valuables kept in the cabins.

Exchange of Money. For the convenience of the Passengers the Purser is prepared to exchange a limited amount of Foreign Money and will give due notice when the Exchange will be open.

Travelers Cheques are accepted in payment of accounts, but the Pursers do not always carry funds to enable them to cash same.

Deck Chairs can be rented from the Deck Steward at a charge of $1.00 each for the voyage.

Steamer Rugs can be rented from the Deck Steward at a charge of $1.00 each for the voyage.

Library. Books can be obtained on applying to the Library Steward.

Physician and Nurse. A Physician and Trained Nurse are in attendance during the voyage. Medicine will also be provided free. The Doctor’s office is open from 11 to 12 neon and from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Baths. Baths for ladies can be ordered from the Stewardess; baths for gentlemen can be ordered from the Barber.

Source: Hellig Olav Passenger List - 27 July 1929

 

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SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line in Kristiniafjord.

SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian-American Line in Kristiniafjord. Undated Postcard, Postally Used (Date Unreadable). GGA Image ID # 1dded06f35

 

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The SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and SS United States.

The SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 12102957cb

 

First Cabin Dining Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Cabin Dining Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1210ff7b9e

 

First Cabin Music Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Cabin Music Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 121058706c

 

First Class Ladies' Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Class Ladies' Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1210f7d390

 

First Cabin Writing Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Cabin Writing Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1211020994

 

First Cabin Smoking Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Cabin Smoking Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 12113f556d

 

First Cabin Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

First Cabin Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1212c32119

 

Second Cabin Dining Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

Second Cabin Dining Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1213370fea

 

Second Cabin Smoking Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

Second Cabin Smoking Room on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1dd86e2762

 

Second Cabin Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States.

Second Cabin Two-Berth Stateroom on the SS Oscar II, SS Hellig Olav, and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1212c87f49

 

Second Cabin Ladies' Room on the SS Hellig Olav and SS United States.

Second Cabin Ladies' Room on the SS Hellig Olav and the SS United States. Direct Services of the Scandinavian American Line, 1917. GGA Image ID # 1213191716

 

Modern Comfort Photo Collage. The top picture is of a private suite sitting room, on "Frederik VIII." On the left, a two-berth, cabin stateroom on "Heilig Olav" and "United States" is shown, with the Chambre-Deluxe on "Oscar II" at the right. The four berth room below is a second cabin stateroom on "Frederik VIII." Cabin Service to Northern Europe, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11cdecb783

 

 

Emigrant Ship SS Hellig Olav (1902) of the Scandinavian-American Line Leaves Copenhagen With a Crowd of Well-Wishers at the Pier.

Emigrant Ship SS Hellig Olav (1902) of the Scandinavian-American Line Leaves Copenhagen With a Crowd of Well-Wishers at the Pier as the Ship Departs from Copenhagen. GGA Image ID # 1d3ad3ad0a

 

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SS United Slates, SS Oscar II, and the SS Heilig Olav.

SS "United Slates," SS "Oscar II," and the SS "Heilig Olav." Three Highly Comfortable and Popular Vessels of the Scandinavian-American Line. Scandinavian-American Line Tourist Third Cabin, 1928. GGA Image ID # 120a562452

 

Scene on the Boat Deck of the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line.

Scene on the Boat Deck of the SS Hellig Olav of the Scandinavian American Line. Cabin Service to Northern Europe, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 11cb18598c

 

SS Hellig Olav (1902) of the Scandinavian-American Line.

SS Hellig Olav (1902) of the Scandinavian-American Line. Passenger Service to Northern Europe, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 1d3afd7e73

 

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Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Oslo (Kristiania), from 6 August 1920 to 6 January 1921.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Oslo (Kristiania), from 6 August 1920 to 6 January 1921. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and the United States. SS Frederik VIII Passenger List, 5 August 1920. GGA Image ID # 1e38cf4317

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Kristiana (Oslo), from 12 December 1922 to 21 June 1923.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Kristiana (Oslo), from 12 December 1922 to 21 June 1923. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and United States. SS United States Passenger List, 12 December 1922. GGA Image ID # 1e35f8752b

 

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 22 March 1923 to 4 December 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 22 March 1923 to 4 December 1923. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and United States. Scandinavian-American Line SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List - 29 March 1923. GGA Image ID # 20f75b7b72

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Kristiana (Oslo), from 15 May 1924 to 8 January 1925.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Copenhagen-Kristiana (Oslo), from 15 May 1924 to 8 January 1925. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and United States. SS United States Passenger List, 15 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 1e368cae44

 

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 14 July 1927 to 5 January 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 14 July 1927 to 5 January 1928. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and the United States. SS Hellig Olav Passenger List, 23 July 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f450db980

 

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 17 July 1929 to 7 January 1930.

Sailing Schedule, Copenhagen-Oslo-New York, from 17 July 1929 to 7 January 1930. Ships Included the Frederik VIII, Hellig Olav, Oscar II, and United States. SS Hellig Olav Passenger List, 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 1e3704a46f

 

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Music Program, SS Hellig Olav Dinner Menu, 25 June 1923.

Music Program, SS Hellig Olav Dinner Menu, 25 June 1923. GGA Image ID # 1f46de403f

 

Music Program, Hellig Olav Dinner Menu, 10 May 1924.

Music Program, Hellig Olav Dinner Menu, 10 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f46f8e54d

 

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Back Cover, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List. 29 March 1923.

Back Cover, SS Hellig Olav Cabin Passenger List. 29 March 1923. GGA Image ID # 20f86bb853

 

Back Cover, SS Hellig Olav Special Tour Passenger List, 23 July 1927.

Back Cover, SS Hellig Olav Special Tour Passenger List, 23 July 1927. GGA Image ID # 1f44df76e1

 

Back Cover, Scandinavian-American Line SS Hellig Olav Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 27 July 1929.

Back Cover, Scandinavian-American Line SS Hellig Olav Cabin and Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List - 27 July 1929. GGA Image ID # 1408710eb7

 

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Front Cover, Great Passenger Ships of the World, Volume 1: 1858-1912 by Arnold Kludas, Translated from the German by Charles Hodges, 1975.

Great Passenger Ships of the World 1858-1912

This initial volume deals with Ships from 1858-1912, from the first passenger ship of over 10,000 GRT to be placed in service (the Great Eastern) to those unforgettable sister ships, the Olympic and Titanic — the first of more than 40,000 GRT.

 

Front Cover and Spine, Passenger Ships of the World, Past and Present by Eugene W. Smith, 1963.

Passenger Ships of the World - 1963

Passenger Ships of the World, 1963, represents an incredible resource covering passenger ships that are Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, Trans-Pacific via Panama Canal, Latin American, Africa and the Eastern Oceans, and California-Hawaii.

 

Front Cover and Spine Plus, The Atlantic Liners 1925-70 by Frederick Earl Emmons, 1972.

The Atlantic Liners 1925-1970

THE ATLANTIC LINERS will be cherished by all the millions of Americans who love the sea. Frederick Emmons sketches the histories of every ocean liner that sailed between the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1970.

 

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