SS Stavangerfjord Archival Collection

SS Stavangerford at the Norwegian America Line Pier, c1920s.

SS Stavangerford at the Norwegian America Line Pier, c1920s. Photo by Narve Skarpmoen. National Library of Norway. GGA Image ID # 1ed84bb702

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Stavangerfjord (1918) Norwegian-America Line

Built by Cammell, Laird & Co., Birkenhead, England. Tonnage: 13,156. Dimensions: 532'x 64' (553' o.l.). Twin- screw, 16 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Two masts and two funnels. Launched: May 1917. Service: Oslo-Bergen-New York. Converted later to quadruple expansion engines and low pressure steam turbines. WWII Service: In World War II served as a troop hotel ship. Post War Service: Resumed trans-Atlantic service in August 1945. Passengers: 122 first, 222 cabin, 335 tourist. Tonnage: 14,015. Fate: Scrapped 1964 in Hong Kong by Patt, Manfield & Co. Ltd.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Front Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line (NAL), Departing 13 September 1927 from Oslo to New York.

 

1927-09-13 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

Cabin Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line (NAL), Departing 13 September 1927 from Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen, Commanded by Captain K. S. Irgens.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 11 September 1937 from Oslo to New York.

 

1937-09-11 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist and Third Class Passenger List for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 11 September 1937 from Oslo to New York via Stavanger and Bergen, Commanded by Captain Ole Bull. Récapitulation: 98 Cabin Class, 222 Tourist Class, 624 Third Class, 944 Total Passengers.

 

Front Cover of a Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger list for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 6 July 1939 from New York to Oslo.

 

1939-07-06 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

Cabin, Tourist, and Third Class Passenger list for the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 6 July 1939 from New York to Oslo via Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand, Commanded by Captain K. S. Irgens. Passengers Included Members of the Norwegian Royal Family.

 

Front Cover, Norwegian-America Line SS Stavangerfjord First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 February 1953.

 

1953-02-10 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 10 February 1953 from Oslo to New York via Copenhagen and Kristiansand, Commanded by Captain Olaf Bjørnstad.

 

Front Cover of a First, Cabin, and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing Tuesday, 14 July 1953 from New York to Oslo.

 

1953-07-14 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

First, Cabin, and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing Tuesday, 14 July 1953 from New York to Oslo via Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand, Commanded by Captain Olaf Bjørnstad, R.N.R.

 

Front Cover of a First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 29 September 1954 from Oslo to New York via Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Bergen

 

1954-09-29 SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List

First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List from the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line, Departing 29 September 1954 from Oslo to New York via Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Bergen, Commanded by Captain Olaf Bjørnstad.

 

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Brochures

 

Front Cover of 1915 Brochure from the Norwegian America Line Created by their New York Office.

 

1915 - Norwegian America Line New York to Norway

18-Panel Brochure from the Norwegian America Line, developed by their New York office to promote tourism to Norway. Profusely illustrated with many photographs of the ships and accommodations for first, second and third-class passengers. Featured Bergensfjord and Stavangerfjord.

 

Front Cover, 1915 Brochure from the Norwegian America Line

 

1915 - Norwegian America Line - Sweden to America

1915 brochure produced by the Norwegian-America Line to promote Immigrant traffic from Sweden to America in the Third Class. Many interior and exterior photographs along with illustrations make this a superb booklet that is very useful for genealogy research. Featured Ships: Bergensfjord, Kristianiafjord, and Stavangerfjord.

 

Front Cover, 1920s Brochure from the Norwegian America Line "Visit the Vikings"

 

1920s - Norwegian America Line Visit The Vikings

Early 1920s brochure covers the ships and accommodations of the Norwegian-America Line, tours of Norway, brief information about major cities in Norway, and many photographs that help promote a visit to beautiful Norway. Featured Ships: Bergensfjord and Stavangerfjord.

 

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Menus

 

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from the 1920s.

 

1920s - SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Third Class Dinner Menu Card from the 1920s Onboard the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-American Line Featured Fried Halibut with Brown Butter, Roast Leg of Reindeer with Cream Sauce, and Coupe Africaine (African Cup) For Dessert.

 

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu - 30 September 1950

 

1950-09-30 SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu

A Setesdal, Norway Folk Costume Adornes the Front Cover of this Vintage First Class Dinner Menu from 30 September 1950 on Board the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-American Line Featured Boiled Redfish with Egg-butter, Roast Leg of Reindeer with Cream Sauce, and Vanilla Pudding for Dessert.

 

Front Cover, SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu - 21 July 1953

 

1953-07-21 SS Stavangerfjord Farewell Dinner Menu

Vintage Farewell Dinner Bill of Fare from 21 July 1953 on board the SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line featured Boiled Norwegian Salmon Parsley Butter, Roast Ptarmigan Cream Sauce Compote, and Pyramide Cake for dessert. The Cover included autographs from fellow passengers.

 

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Passage Contracts, Tickets, and Receipts

 

Front Cover, Eastbound Passage Contract No. E 4699 from the Norwegian America Line dated 29 June 1953

SS Stavangerfjord and SS Oslofjord Passage Contract - 14 July 1953

First Class Eastbound passage contract on the Norwegian America Line SS Stavangerfjord sailing on 14 July 1953. Ticket was purchased with the Westbound return passage on the SS Oslofjord sailing on 9 September 1953.

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Oslo-Stavanger-Bergen-New York, from 13 September 1927 to 1 September 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Oslo-Stavanger-Bergen-New York, from 13 September 1927 to 1 September 1928. Ships Included the Bergensfjord and Stavangerfjord. Includes Trip Number and Port of Departure. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 13 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1ed512ff66

 

Sailing Schedule for the SS Bergensfjord and SS Stavangerfjord from 8 June through 8 December 1928.

Sailing Schedule for the SS Bergensfjord and SS Stavangerfjord from 8 June through 8 December 1928. Includes Trip Number and Port of Departure. SS Bergensfjord Passenger List, 8 June 1928. GGA Image ID # 1db0529624

 

Sailing Schedule for the SS Bergensfjord and SS Stavangerfjord from 27 July through 11 December 1935.

Sailing Schedule for the SS Bergensfjord and SS Stavangerfjord from 27 July through 11 December 1935. Includes Trip Number and Port of Departure. SS Bergensfjord Passenger List, 27 July 1935. GGA Image ID # 1db05dafdb

 

Sailing Schedule , Oslo-Kristiansand-Stavanger-Bergen-New York, from 11 September 1937 to 6 July 1938.

Sailing Schedule , Oslo-Kristiansand-Stavanger-Bergen-New York, from 11 September 1937 to 6 July 1938. Ships Included the Bergensfjord and Stanvangerfjord. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 11 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1ed56e47ee

 

Sailing Schedule, New York-Oslo-Kristiansand-Stavanger-Bergen, from 6 July 1939 to 18 October 1939.

Sailing Schedule, New York-Oslo-Kristiansand-Stavanger-Bergen, from 6 July 1939 to 18 October 1939. Ships Included the Bergensfjord, Oslofjord, and Stavangerfjord. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 6 July 1939. GGA Image ID # 1ed5b0e109

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

Route Map, SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 13 September 1927.

Route Map, SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 13 September 1927. GGA Image ID # 1ed46c34b1

 

Route Map, SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 11 September 1937.

Route Map, SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 11 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 1ed5a78136

 

Route Map, Norwegian-America Line SS Stavangerfjord First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 February 1953.

Route Map, Norwegian-America Line SS Stavangerfjord First, Cabin, and Tourist Class Passenger List - 10 February 1953. GGA Image ID # 12c6f29b52

 

Norwegian-America Line Route Map. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 14 July 1953.

Norwegian-America Line Route Map. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 14 July 1953. GGA Image ID # 1ed5fd5423

 

Norwegian America Line Route Map of the North Atlantic, 1954.

Norwegian America Line Route Map of the North Atlantic, 1954. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 29 September 1954. GGA Image ID # 1611043640

 

Abstract from the Log, Included in a SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu, 30 September 1950.

Abstract from the Log, Included in a SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu, 30 September 1950. GGA Image ID # 1ed6ef0211

 

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Photographs

 

Iceberg Seen During the Voyage of the SS Stavangerfjord from New York to Oslo in July 1939.

Iceberg Seen During the Voyage of the SS Stavangerfjord from New York to Oslo in July 1939. GGA Image ID # 1e0c3feb58

 

SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian America Line.

SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian America Line. NAL New York to Norway Brochure, 1915. GGA Image ID # 1e2c2e28c9

 

SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line.

SS Stavangerfjord of the Norwegian-America Line. NAL Sweden to America Brochure, 1915. GGA Image ID # 122f92a601

 

The SS Stavangerfjord in the Stavangerfjord.

The SS Stavangerfjord in the Stavangerfjord. Visit the Vikings Brochure, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 122b91d023

 

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Illustrations and Paintings

 

Title Page Featuring a Painting of the Modern Twin-Screw Passenger and Mail Steamers "Stavangerfjord" (12,078 Tons, 552 Feet Long).

Title Page Featuring a Painting of the Modern Twin-Screw Passenger and Mail Steamers "Stavangerfjord" (12,078 Tons, 552 Feet Long). "Bergensfjord" (10,709 Tons, 530 Feet Long) is also Featured in Text. Visit the Vikings Brochure, 1920s. GGA Image ID # 12279023a1

 

Stavangerfjord 30 September 1950 Dinner Menu Painting on Cover.

Stavangerfjord 30 September 1950 Dinner Menu Painting on Cover. Setesdal is a valley and a traditional district in Aust-Agder County in southern Norway. It consists of the municipalities of Bykle, Valle, Bygland, Iveland, and Evje og Hornnes. The Otra river flows through the valley of Setesdal into the sea near Kristiansand. GGA Image ID # 1ed6fc8514

 

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Cap Tally (Cap Ribbons)

 

Norwegian-America Line SS Stavangerfjord Black Cap Tally.

Norwegian-America Line SS Stavangerfjord Black Cap Tally. GGA Image ID # 1e84930008

 

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Autographs

 

Autographs on the Back Cover of the SS Stavangerfjord Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from the 1920s.

Autographs on the Back Cover of the SS Stavangerfjord Third Class Farewell Dinner Menu from the 1920s. GGA Image ID # 12b7c45aef

 

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Programs

 

Music Program, SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu, 21 July 1953.

Music Program, SS Stavangerfjord Dinner Menu, 21 July 1953. GGA Image ID # 1ed792b3d9

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Information for Passengers, September 1927

 

Meals will as a rule be served at the following hours: Breakfast 8-9.30 am, bouillon 11:00 am, lunch 1:00 pm, tea 4.30 pm dinner 7:00 pm

A Gong or bugle is sounded half an hour before and at the beginning of meals.

Seats at The Dining Tables are assigned by the Steward after sailing. In assigning the seats there will as far as possible be shown due regard to the wishes of the Passengers. Children under 10 years, who pay half fare, will as a rule be served at the Second sitting.

Meals will be served in staterooms or on deck only in case of sickness.

Public Rooms are open for the use and comfort of the Passengers from 7 A. M. all day to 11 P. M. Lights are extinguished at 11 P. M. (in the smoking rooms at 11.30 P. M.) and after these hours the Passengers are not allowed to stay in the public rooms. Nothing is served after 11 P. M.

Smoking is not allowed in the dining rooms, music rooms, state-rooms and corridors.

GAMBLING is prohibited.

Baths. Splendid uptodate bathrooms with hot and cold salt water and fresh water showerbaths are conveniently located.

" Baths, which are free, should be ordered from the bathroom or stateroom servants.

Library. Books may be borrowed from the ship's library by applying to the music room attendant to whom the books must be returned the day before arrival.

Baggage Only ordinary steamertrunks and handbaggage is allowed in the staterooms. Baggage labeled "Baggage Room" will be placed in the baggage room, to which there is access every day 9.30 to 10.30 A. M. and 3 to 4 P. M. Baggage labeled "Hold" will be placed in ship's hold.

Deck Chairs may be secured by applying to the deckwaiter, Charge kr. 5.00.

Blankets and Pillows must not be taken from the staterooms for use on deck.

Rugs may be hired for doll. 0.50 for the voyage by applying to the deckwaiter.

Wireless Telegrams are received for transmission by the wireless operator.
The Marconi system of telegraphy is installed on board and messages will be received and transmitted at any time by operators in charge.

Ordinary Telegrams are received for transmission by the purser. Time for delivery of such telegrams will be posted on bulletin boards.

Letters must be stamped with Norwegian stamps and put in the mail boxes. Mail will be sent ashore at first port of call.

Stamps are obtainable from the music room attendant (deckwaiter).

Valuables, The company will not be responsible for money jewelry or other valuables, belonging to the Passengers. The Passengers are warned not to leave such articles in their staterooms. Money and other valuables enclosed in special safety envelopes provided for such purposes may be deposited with the purser, who will give receipt for package, but as no charges are made, the company assumes no responsibility.

Exchange of Money. The purser will change a limited amount of dollars or kroner. Time and rate of exchange will be posted in bulletin boards.

Ship's Doctor. Office hours are posted in conspicious places onboard. Attendance and medicin is free. In special cases a fee may be charged. A trained Nurse will assist Passengers in case of illness.

Source: SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 13 September 1927

 

Information for Passengers, September 1937

 

Meals are generally served at the following hours:

Cabin Class:

  • Breakfast 8-9.30 a. m.,
  • Bouillon 11:30 am,
  • Lunch 1:00 pm,
  • Tea 4.30 p. m.,
  • Dinner 7:00 pm

A bugle is sounded at 8:00 am and also half an hour before and at the beginning of lunch and dinner.

Tourist Class:

  • Breakfast 8-9.30 a. m.,
  • Lunch 1:00 pm,
  • Tea and Coffee 4:00 pm,
  • Dinner 7:00 pm

A gong is sounded at 8:00 am and also half an hour before and at the beginning of lunch and dinner.

Third Class:

  • Breakfast 8:00 am,
  • Dinner 1:00 pm,
  • Coffee 4:00 pm,
  • Supper 7:00 pm

Gambling is prohibited.

Baths should be ordered from the bathroom or stateroom servants.

Library. Books may be borrowed from the ship's library by applying to the music room attendant or deck waiter, to whom the books must be returned the day before arrival.

Baggage. Only ordinary steamertrunks and hand-baggage is allowed in the staterooms. Baggage labeled "Baggage Room" will be placed in the baggage room, entrance on «1> Deck aft. port side, to which there is access every day 9.30 to 10:30 am and 3 to 4:00 pm Baggage labeled "Hold' will be placed in ship's hold.

Deck chairs may be secured by applying to the Deck waiter (Music room attendant). Charge $ 1.50. Deck chair cushions $ 0.50.

Blankets and Pillows must not be taken from the staterooms for use on deck.

Rugs may be hired for $ 1.00 for the voyage by applying to the deck waiter (Music room attendant).

Wireless Telegrams are received for transmission at any time by the wireless operator.

Wireless Station is located on upper deck (bridge deck).

Ordinary Telegrams are received for transmission by the Purser.

Letters must be stamped with Norwegian stamps and put in the mail boxes. Mail will be sent ashore at first port of call.

Stamps are obtainable from the music room attendant (deckwaiter), and also from the shop attendant in the Social Hall.

Valuables. The company will not be responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables, belonging to the Passengers. The Passengers are warned not to leave such articles in their staterooms.

Money and other valuables enclosed in special safety envelopes provided for such purpose may be deposited with the purser, who will give receipt for package, but as no charges are made, the company assumes no responsibility.

Exchange of Money. The purser will exchange a limited amount of dollars or krone-. Time and rate of exchange will be posted on bulletin boards.

Doctor's Office is located on "E" deck starboard side. Hours from 9.30 to 10:30 am and from 4 to 5:00 pm Emergency calls are attended to at any time. No charges will be made when illness originates on board. For attendance of illnesses originating prior to embarkation a fee may be charged. Medicine is free. A trained Nurse will attend Passengers in case of illness.

Purser's Office (also information office), located in C.deck vestibule, starboard side, is open from 9.30-11.30 am and from 3.30-4.30 pm

Barber Shop is located in C.deck vestibule, port side and Shelterdeck aft. The following articles may be purchased in the Barber's shop: Cameras, Pencils, Seasick Remedies, Films, Ingersoll Watches, Toilet articles, Waterman's Fountain-pens, Sun Goggles, Caps, etc.

Shops are located in Social Halls. The following articles may be purchased in the shops: Postal Cards, Stamps, Books, Magazines, Souvenir Books, Souvenirs, Playing Cards, Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Pipes, Fruit, Chocolate, Candies.

Tips are, as a rule, not included in the ticket money.

As our offices and the officers of our ships of ten get enquiries as to what is generally paid, we have thought it might be well to indicate below the sums which we by experience have found to be the average figures:

  • Waiters: Cabin class kr. 15.—
  • Tourist class kr. 12.—
  • Third class kr. 8. -
  • Stateroom Servant: Cabin class kr. I2.—
  • Tourist class kr. 8.—
  • Third class kr. 4.—
  • Bartender, Deck Waiter, Bathroom Servant kr. 4.— a kr. 8.—
  • if any special attendance not ordered

Tips are usually given at the end of the voyage.

Source: SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 11 September 1937

 

Information for Passengers, 6 July 1939

 

Meals are generally served at the following hours:

Cabin Class

  • Breakfast 8.00-9:30 am
  • Bouillon 11:00 am
  • Lunch 1.00 pm
  • Tea and Coffee 4.30 pm
  • Dinner 7:00 pm

A chime is sounded at 8:00 am and half an hour before and immediately preceding lunch and dinner.

Tourist Class

  • Breakfast 8.00-9:30 am
  • Lunch, First sitting 12:30 pm
  • Lunch, Second sitting 1.30 pm
  • Tea and coffee 4.00 pm
  • Dinner, First sitting 6.30 pm
  • Dinner, Second sitting 7.30 pm

A gong is sounded at 8:00 am and half an hour before and immediately preceding lunch and dinner.

Third Class

  • Breakfast 8'00-9:30 am
  • Dinner, First sitting 12:30 pm
  • Dinner, Second sitting 1.30 pm
  • Coffee 4.00 pm
  • Supper, First sitting 6.30 pm
  • Supper, Second sitting 7.30 pm

The Management will highly appreciate the cooperation of our Passengers in observing the scheduled meal hours during the voyage.

This will eliminate any undue delays and greatly assist making your stay on board as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Thank you.

Seats at The Dining Table are assigned by the Steward after sailing. Seats will be assigned with due regard to Passengers' wishes. Meals will be served in staterooms or on deck in case of sickness only.

GAMBLING is prohibited.

Baths may be ordered from the bathroom or stateroom servants.

Library. Books may be borrowed from the ship's library by applying to the music room attendant or deck waiter. to whom the books must be returned the day before disembarking.

Baggage. Only ordinary steamer trunks and hand-baggage is allowed in the staterooms.

Baggage labeled "Baggage Room" will be placed in the baggage room, entrance on "D" Deck aft, port side, to which there is access every day from 10:00 to 11:00 am and from 4:30 to 5:30 pm Baggage labeled "Hold" will be placed in ship's hold.

Deck Chairs may be , secured by applying to the Deck Waiter (Music robm attendant). Charge, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50). Deck chair cushions $0.50.

Blankets and Pillows must not be taken from the staterooms for use on deck.

Rugs may be hired for $1.00 for the voyage by applying to the deck waiter (music room attendant).

Wireless Telegrams are received for transmission at any time. Wireless station is located on upper deck (Bridge Deck).

Ordinary Telegrams are received for transmission by the Purser.

Letters must be stamped with Norwegian stamps and put in the mail boxes. Mail will be sent ashore at the first port of call.

Stamps are obtainable from the music room attendant (deck waiter) and also from the shop attendant in the social hall.

Valuables. The company will not be responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables, belonging to the Passengers. The Passengers are warned not to leave such articles in their staterooms. Money and other valuables enclosed in special safety envelopes provided for such purposes may be deposited with the Purser, who will give receipt for package, but as no charges are made, the company assumes no responsibility.

Doctor's Office is located on "E" deck, starboard side. Hours from 10:00 to 11:00 am and from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Emergency calls are attended to at any time. No charges will be made when illness originates on board. For attendance to illnesses originating prior to embarkation a fee may be charged. Medicine is free. A trained Nurse will attend Passengers in case of illness.

Purser's Office (also information office) located on "C" Deck, vestibule starboard side is open from 9:30 to 11:30 am and from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

BENNETT'S Travel Bureau is located opposite Purser's office.

Barber Shops are located on "C" Deck, forward and Shelter Deck aft. The following articles may be purchased in the Barber Shops: Cameras, films, fountain pens, pencils, watches, sun goggles, seasick remedies, toilet articles, caps, etc.

Shops are located in social halls. The following articles may be purchased in the shops: Postal Cards, stamps, books, magazines, souvenir books, souvenirs, playing cards, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, pipes, fruit, chocolate, candies.

TIPS are, in accordance with general practice, Not included in the price of ocean ticket.

Source: SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 6 July 1939

 

Information for Passengers, 10 February 1953

MEALS will as a rule be served at the following hours:

First Class

  • Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 A.M.
  • Lunch, First Sitting: 12:30 P.M.
  • Lunch, Second Sitting: 1:30 P.M.
  • Tea:  4:30 P.M.
  • Dinner, First Sitting:  6:30 P.M.
  • Dinner, Second Sitting:  7:30 P.M.

Cabin Class

  • Breakfast, First Sitting: 8:00 A.M.
  • Breakfast, Second Sitting : 8:45 A.M.
  • Lunch, First Sitting: 12:30 P.M.
  • Lunch, Second Sitting: 1:30 P.M.
  • Coffee and Tea:  4:00 P.M.
  • Dinner, First Sitting:  6:30 P.M.
  • Dinner, Second Sitting:  7:30 P.M.

Tourist Class

  • Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 A.M.
  • Dinner, First Sitting:  12:30 P.M.
  • Dinner, Second Sitting: 1:15 P.M.
  • Coffee:  3:30 P.M.
  • Supper, First Sitting: 6:30 P.M.
  • Supper, Second Sitting: 7:15 P.M.

 

Chimes or gong are sounded half an hour before and immediately preceding meals.

The Management will highly appreciate the cooperation of our passengers, in observing the scheduled meal hours during the voyage. This will eliminate any undue delays and greatly assist making your stay on board as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Seats at the dining tables are assigned by the steward after sailing. In assigning the seats there will as far as possible be shown due regard to the wishes of the passengers.

Public rooms are open for the use and comfort of the passengers all day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lights are extinguished at 11 p.m. (in the smoking rooms at 11:30 p.m.) and after these hours the passengers are not allowed to stay in the public rooms. The bars are closed at 11:00 p.m.

Gambling is prohibited.

Baths should be ordered from the bathroom or stateroom servants.

Library. Books may be borrowed from the ship’s library by applying to the deck steward to whom the books must be returned the day before arrival.

Baggage. Only ordinary steamer trunks and hand- baggage are allowed in the staterooms. Baggage labelled «Baggage Room» will be placed in the baggage room, entrance on “D“ deck aft, port side to which there is access every day from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 4:30 to 5:30 p m.

Blankets and Pillows must not be taken from the staterooms for use on decks.

Wireless Telegrams are received for transmission any time by the wireless operator. The Wireless Station is located on the Bridge Deck.

Letters must be affixed with Norwegian stamps and put in the mail boxes. Mail will be sent ashore at first ports of call. Stamps are obtainable from the deck steward.

Valuables. The company will not be responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables, belonging to the passengers. The passengers are warned not to leave such articles in their staterooms.

Money and other valuables enclosed in special safety envelopes provided for such purposes may be deposited with the purser, who will give a receipt for the same, but as no charges are made, the company assumes no responsibility.

Doctor's Office is located on “E“ deck, starboard side. Hours from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Emergency calls are attended to at any time. No charges will be made for attendance to illnesses originating onboard. For attendance to illnesses originating prior to embarkation a fee may be charged. Medicine is free, with the exception of certain expensive antibiotic drugs which will be available onboard to be prescribed by the doctor and will be charged for at the usual shore prices. A trained nurse will attend passengers in case of illness.

Purser's Office (also information office), is open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Tips are, in accordance with general practice, not included in the price of the ocean ticket.

Money Order Service - The Norwegian America Line offices in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle effect transfers of Norwegian Kroner to all parts of Norway.
The money can be sent in three different ways: By Airmail, By Cable, By Draft.

There are no restrictions as to amounts which may be transferred, but the Norwegian Government regulations do not permit travelers to bring more than 50 Kroner in Norwegian currency into Norway.

Travelers will find it advisable and safe to carry N. A. L. Drafts, payable in Norwegian Kroner, which may be cashed by all our offices in Norway, as well as by all leading banks in Norway.

Source: SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 10 February 1953

 

Information for Passengers, July 1953

 

MEALS are generally served at the following hours:

First Class

  • Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 am
  • Bouillon: 11:00 am
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm
  • Tea:  4:30 pm
  • Dinner:  7:00 pm

A chime is sounded at 8:00 am and half an hour before and immediately preceding lunch and dinner.

Cabin Class

  • Breakfast, First Sitting:       8:00-8:45 am
  • Breakfast, Second Sitting : 8:45-9:30      am
  • Lunch, First Sitting: 12:30 pm
  • Lunch, Second Sitting: 1:15:00 pm
  • Coffee:  4:00 pm
  • Dinner, First Sitting:  6:30 pm
  • Dinner, Second Sitting:  7:15:00 pm

A gong is sounded at 8:00 am and half an hour before and immediately preceding lunch and dinner.

Tourist Class

  • Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 am
  • Dinner, First Sitting:  6:30 pm
  • Dinner, Second Sitting: 1:15:00 pm
  • Coffee:  3:30 pm
  • Supper, First Sitting: 6:30 pm
  • Supper, Second Sitting: 7:15:00 pm

The Management will highly appreciate the cooperation of our passengers, in observing the scheduled meal hours during the voyage. This will eliminate any undue delays and greatly assist making your stay on board as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Thank you.

SEATS AT THE DINING TABLE are assigned by the Steward after sailing. Seats will be assigned with due regard to passengers’ wishes. Meals will be served in staterooms or on deck in case of sickness only.

GAMBLING is prohibited.

BATHS may be ordered from the bathroom or stateroom servants.

SMOKING is permitted in all public rooms, except the Ladies’ Lounges and Library. Passengers are requested kindly to extinguish cigarettes, cigars, and matches before disposal.

LIBRARY. Books may be borrowed from the ship’s library by applying to the music room attendant or deck waiter, to whom the books must be returned the day before disembarking.

BARBER SHOPS are located on “C” Deck, forward and Shelter Deck aft. Ladies’ hairdresser shop on “C” Deck, forward.

BAGGAGE. Only ordinary steamer trunks and hand- baggage are allowed in the staterooms. Baggage labeled “Baggage Room” will be placed in the baggage room, entrance on “D” Deck aft, port side, to which there is access every day from 10:00 to 11:00 am and from 4:30 to 5:30 pm Baggage labeled "Hold” will be placed in ship's hold.

DECK CHAIRS may be rented from the deck steward at $1.00 for the voyage. Deck chair pads $0.50.

CHAIR RUGS may be rented from the deck steward at $0.50 for the voyage.

BLANKETS AND PILLOWS must not be taken from the staterooms for use on deck.

WIRELESS TELEGRAMS are received for transmission at any time. Wireless station is located on upper deck (Bridge Deck).

ORDINARY TELEGRAMS are received for transmission by the Purser.

LETTERS must have Norwegian stamps and be placed in the mail boxes. Mail will be sent ashore at the first port of call. Airmail letters must be affixed with stamps of the country from which they are mailed. Stamps are obtainable from the deck waiter, cabin class and tourist class shops.

VALUABLES. The Company will not be responsible for money, jewelry or other valuables, belonging to the passenger. The passengers are warned not to leave such articles in their staterooms.

Money and other valuables enclosed in special safety envelopes provided for such purposes may be deposited with the Purser, who will give receipt, but as no charges are made, the Company assumes no responsibility.

DOCTOR’S OFFICE is located on “E” deck, starboard side. Hours from 9:30 to 10:30 am Emergency calls are attended to at any time. No charge will be made when illness originates on board. For attendance to illnesses originating prior to embarkation a fee may be charged.

The ship’s pharmacy has a supply of certain expensive antibiotic drugs—same will be available on board for delivery after prescription by doctor and will be charged for at the usual shore prices. A trained nurse will attend passengers in case of illness.

PURSER’S OFFICE (also information office) located on “C” Deck, vestibule starboard side is open from 9:30 to 11:30 am and from 3:30 to 4:30 pm

TIPS are, in accordance with general practice, NOT included in the price of ocean ticket.

Remittances to Norway

NORWEGIAN AMERICA LINE - MONEY ORDER SERVICE
The Norwegian America Line offices in New York, Minneapolis and Seattle effect transfers of Norwegian Kroner to all parts of Norway. The money can be sent in three different ways :

  • By Airmail
  • By Cable
  • By Draft

There are no restrictions as to amounts which may be transferred, but the Norwegian Government regulations do not permit travelers to bring more than 50 Kroner in Norwegian currency into Norway.

Travelers will find it advisable and safe to carry N. A. L. Drafts, payable in Norwegian Kroner, which may be cashed by all our offices in Norway, as well as by all leading banks in Norway.

Notice to Passengers

Passengers desiring to exchange dollars for Kroner are STRONGLY CAUTIONED against dealing with unauthorized persons and must apply to the purser who is the only person on board authorized to deal in foreign exchange. Any infraction of this rule is a violation of Norwegian currency regulations and may result in serious consequences to the passenger.

NATIONAL CITY BANK

  • Traveler’s Checks can be bought at our New York Office.
  • Issued in denominations of $10, $20, $50, and $100
  • SELF IDENTIFYING
  • SPENDABLE EVERYWHERE

Source: SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List - 14 July 1953

 

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Passenger Inscriptions

 

Trip Diary - Extract of Log for the 11 September 1937 Voyage of the SS Stavangerfjord, Written in Norwegian by the Original Owner of This Passengers.

Trip Diary - Extract of Log for the 11 September 1937 Voyage of the SS Stavangerfjord, Written in Norwegian by the Original Owner of This Passengers. GGA Image ID # 1ed5839e40

 

Passenger Acquaintences Names and Addresses

Passenger Acquaintences Names and Addresses. SS Stavangerfjord Passenger List, 14 July 1953. GGA Image ID # 1ed5f09ef4

 

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Other Ephemera

 

"Hands Across the Sea," Norwegian America Line.

"Hands Across the Sea," Norwegian America Line. GGA Image ID # 12c6d43ced

 

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