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Scandinavian America Line

Scandinavian America Line (in Scandinavia “Skandinavien-Amerika Linien”) was a Danish steamship company, owned and run by DFDS “Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab” (Loosely translated: The United Steamship-Company in Danish)

The company originated as the Thingvalla Line, the first steamship company in Denmark, to transport emigrants directly from Denmark to America.
DFDS bought the company in 1898.

Scandinavian America Lines vessels

Oscar II – 1901

Oscar II was the first of 3 new Ocean liners, built to substitute the 4 smaller vessels, that had been acquired with the Thingvalla Line.

The 158 metre long vessel had room for 1170 passengers

130 1st class passengers
140 2nd class passengers
900 steerege class passengers

Built in Scotland by the shipyard Alexander Stephen & Sons.

Oscar II was built for Skandinavien-Amerika Linien in 1901, by Alexander Stephen & Sons

Oscar II was scrapped in 1933.

3 thoughts on “Scandinavian America Line

  1. Curious about the United Steamship route from Denmark (Esbjerg or Copenhagen) to Harwich, UK. At least two ancestors in our family tree took that trip, in 1908 & 1909. Are there any passenger lists available?

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