Scandinavia Cruises 1886-1914

‘St. Rognvald’ and ‘St. Sunniva’ Scotland was an ideal starting point for cruises to Norway as the crossing, which was frequently rough, was considerably shorter. The North of Scotland & Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Company, who normally provided postal,…...

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Scandinavia “Swans from the North” The Background

While all members will be aware of the Society’s logo of the five flying swans, used for the first time on the cover of the first issue of Volume 3 of ‘Scandinavian Contact’, in June 1959, not so many may…...

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Scandinavia Mail Intercepted during WWI

Originally Published in 3 parts in 1994 and updated in 2010 Introduction It is perhaps as well to start off by defining what is covered by the term “Intercepted Mail”.  For the purposes of this article it has been taken…...

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Scandinavia M/S Estonia

Originally Published March 1995 and updated December 2004 This ship, ‘tragically lost in the Baltic with over 900 lives last autumn (was previously Finnish owned and operated. For a number of years she sailed on various ferry routes between Finland…...

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