Johnson Line

hasse neren
17th February 2007, 12:10
Hello again from Sweden!
I´m currently collecting information and photos of the Johnson Line, my self i sailed with Johnson in the 70´s. And now i try for a personal nostalgia build up a home side.
Anyone remember Johnson Line in the past or in this days and can be so kind and scare photos or memories to me in this forum, i wold be very grateful.
Wish you all a nice day,
kind regards Hasse.

hawkey01
17th February 2007, 12:40
Morning Hasse,

I have one Johnson line ship in my Gallery. It is the "Canada", search under name and my name and it will appear.
Regards
Hawkey01

ruud
17th February 2007, 13:17
Ahoy Hasse,
This is amazing, just when I finished some scannings,and entered SN,I saw your request, this must be telepathy, coz I just scanned 2 Johnson's vessels right now.Will have to dig into my files to find some more, surely have some.
But here the fresh scannings of the ANTONIA JOHNSON & MARGARET JOHNSON.Yep I knew their vessels, but never went on them,I was a Rederi SVEA A/B man.

Peter4447
17th February 2007, 14:05
Greetings Hasse
Moving just off your main interest back in the 1970's the German firm of Wiking made a lovely plastic 1:1250 model of the Rio de Janerio. You maybe able to locate one from the specialised ship model dealers who advertise on the web.
Regards
Peter4447

Ulf Harrison
17th February 2007, 22:38
Does someone know what happened to Johnson Line? Do they have any ship left or have they been absorbed by some other company? I understand that most traditional Swedish Shipping companies are gone but new have popped up. Some of them seems to have changed name. Is Johnson Line amongst them.

hasse neren
18th February 2007, 12:52
Thank´s
Hawkey01,ruud,peter4447 and ulf fore your replies.
I still wounder where all Johnson Line sailors went, there are lots of old and young seamen in this forum sending photos and scare there memories from the sea from the past to present days.
Peter thank´s for your tip about Rio De Janeiro model, found one on Internet rather expensive also found one in a antique store here in Sweden, a model in Scale 1/100 of M.S. Brasilia. Have E-mailed for prise, believe it is hugh.
Ulf, i don´t really know about Johnson Line right now, but in the 80´sit there where hard times for Johnson Lines. In 1986 they started in the ferry business instead, together with the Finnish company Effoa. In 1988-89 they take over the Sally rederies and the EffJohn international started. In EffJohn there are Silja line,Finnjet,Sally line,Vasabåtarna,Jacop Line,Sally Line UK, Commondore Cruise Line, Bermuda Star Line and Europe Cruise Line. Effjohn is in the 1990 one of the world´s biggest ship constellations in the passenger traffic. ( all Translated from Johnson Line´s Publication" Rederiet" 1990. ISBN91-970484-1-0.) What´s happened after that i don´t know.
Hasse.

ruud
18th February 2007, 12:54
Hello again from Sweden!
I´m currently collecting information and photos of the Johnson Line, my self i sailed with Johnson in the 70´s. And now i try for a personal nostalgia build up a home side.
Anyone remember Johnson Line in the past or in this days and can be so kind and scare photos or memories to me in this forum, i wold be very grateful.
Wish you all a nice day,
kind regards Hasse.

Ahoy Hasse,
If you could provide a list of the wanted vessels, it sure will be of a great help, let's say first the vessels you've sailed on,and later on the others?

hasse neren
18th February 2007, 13:19
Hello again ruud!
The ships a sailed on was the M.S. Rio De Janeiro and M.S. Portland in in the early 70´s. They are the ship´s that interested my most, but all Johnson line ship photos and stories is great. By the way thank´s to you ruud and all others in this forum that take the time to post pictures of ships in the gallery. Believe that it make´s lots of memories to all in the forum that maybe sailed or have seen this ship, i do myself have photos to scare, but don´t really know how to do.
Hasse.

ruud
18th February 2007, 15:31
Ahoy Hasse,
Will try to get a start in alphabetic order, with vessel from which I own the photos.
Name:M/S ANNIE JOHNSON
Reg:11113
Built:1969
Yard:Wärtsila-Finland
DWT:16.080 BRT:15.932
TEU:580-885
LOA:174,4 x 25,8 x 15,9
Spd:23 knots
Passengers:6
Sold 1986 to PELEUS MARINE CO,Cyprus. M/S REGENT MOON.
Sold 1988 to MEDITERRANEAN SH CO, Panama. M/S ALEXANDRA.
Sold to PANALEXANDRA SA, Panama.
Sold 1990? to COSTA CROCIERE SPA, Italy. M/S COSTA ALLEGRA.
Refurbishment as passengership 1990-1992.
PRESTIGE CRUSIERS N.V.
2000 COSTA CRUSIERS SPA, Liberia. M/S COSTA ALLEGRA (It)

ruud
18th February 2007, 15:34
Ahoy Hasse,
Here another view of her as the previous posted above.
Name:M/S ANTONIA JOHNSON
Reg:11245
Built:1971
Yard:Wärtsila-Finland
DWT:16.080 BRT:16.123
TEU:580-885
LOA x B x D:174,3 x 25,8 x 15,9
Spd:23 knots
Sold 1985 to MEDITERRANEAN SH CO SA, Panama. M/S REGINA D.
Renamed 1994 in M/S MSC REGINA D.
Sold 1999 M/S MSC GIOVANNA (Pa).
Laid up 1999 in Alang.

ruud
18th February 2007, 15:36
Ahoy Hasse,
Name:M/S AXEL JOHNSON
Reg:11072
Built:1969
Yard:Wärtsila-Finland
DWT:14.000 BRT:16.285
TEU:580-885
LOA x B x D:174,4 x 25,8 x 12,4
Spd:23 knots
Passengers:6
Sold 1986 to AMASSIS NAV CO, Cyprus.. M/S REGENT SUN.
Sold 1988 to NAVY CLUB ITALIA, Italy. M/S ITALIA.
Sold 1990 to COSTA CROCIERE SPA, Italy. M/S COSTA MARINA.
Refurbishment as passengership 1990-92.
Note:Will post some more in the next coming days.

hasse neren
18th February 2007, 16:33
Thank´s ruud,
that you are so kind and take your time to post your photos and with this great information to, about the ships. I started this Johnson Line tread not only because i am myself interested in the subject, i am as you probably already knows, now building ship models, and have all my life have had ships and the sea as my main hobby. I believe that there must be many Johnson Line sailors looking at this forum, and i think it´s time for them to post some photos and memories for us all to scare. I did some posting in the Ben Line forum a while ago about my Benledi model i´m currently building. and did get lots of replies from forum members. Why are the Swedish people so slow?????????
Thank´s again ruud,
Hasse.

ruud
19th February 2007, 19:21
Ahoy Hasse,
Just in between, a few more:
Name:M/S BRASILIA
Reg:10102
Built:1960
Yard:Lindholmens Varv
DWT:8.980 BRT:8.445
LOA x B x D:142 x 19,3 x 11,4
Eng.:4SA each 12Cy. 400x460mm
Spd:19 knots
Passengers:4
After lengthened 1969
DWT:12.240 BRT:10.288 LOA:173,5 TEU:145
Sold 1983 to SPHERE SH LTD, Gibraltar. M/S BRA
Laid up 1984 in Shanghai.

ruud
19th February 2007, 19:24
Ahoy Hasse,
Name:M/S BUENOS AIRES
Reg:9805
Built:1957
Yard:Lindholmens Varv
DWT:8.980 BRT:8.494
LOA x B x D:142 x 19,3 x 11,4
Eng:4SA each 12 Cy.400x460mm with electro-magnetic slip couplings & SR gearing to 2 sc.shafts
Spd.:19 knots
Passengers:8
After lengthened 1969
DWT:12.000 BRT:10.349 LOA:173,5 TEU:145
Sold 1983 to HARRIS SH CO, Panama. M/S ARES I
Sold 1983 to EOLIS SH CO, Greece.
Sold 1984 to HALTREE ENTERP, Malta. M/S ARES.
Laid up 1984 in Karachi.

ruud
19th February 2007, 19:26
Ahoy Hasse,
Another view of her + her data:
Name:M/S MARGARET JOHNSON
Reg:11135
Built:1970
Yard:Wärtsila
DWT:16.080 BRT:16.111
TEU:580-885
LOA x B x D:174,4 x 25,8 x 15,9
Eng.:4SA each 16Cy. 400x460mm 4 oil geared to 2 sc.shafts 15,402kW[2064bhp]
Spd:23knots
Sold 1986 to HUNTON NAV CO, Greece. M/S REGENT SKY.
Laid up 1987 in Turkey.

ruud
19th February 2007, 19:28
Ahoy Hasse,
Will come later with some others:
Name:M/S MONTEVIDEO
Reg:9876
Built:1958
Yard:LMV
DWT:8.980 BRT:8.494
LOA x B x D:142x19,3x11,4
Eng.:4SA each 12 Cy 400x460mm with electro-magnetic slip couplings & SR gearing to 2 sc.shafts
Spd:19 knots
Passengers:8
After lengthened 1969
DWT:12.000 BRT:10.349 LOA:173,5 TEU:145
Sold 1981 to STEEP ROCK SH CO, Liberia. M/S ROCK
Sold 1988 to A BACOLITSAS CIA NAV, Panama. M/S ROCK (SV).
Laid up 1988 in India

ruud
20th February 2007, 17:20
Ahoy Hasse,
Just in between, a few more:
Name:M/S BRASILIA
Reg:10102
Built:1960
Yard:Lindholmens Varv
DWT:8.980 BRT:8.445
LOA x B x D:142 x 19,3 x 11,4
Eng.:4SA each 12Cy. 400x460mm
Spd:19 knots
Passengers:4
After lengthened 1969
DWT:12.240 BRT:10.288 LOA:173,5 TEU:145
Sold 1983 to SPHERE SH LTD, Gibraltar. M/S BRA
Laid up 1984 in Shanghai.
Ahoy,
Found you another shoy of the BRASILIA
Courtesy/© Skyfotos
http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/2220/brasilia1960amediumuc5.th.jpg (http://img293.imageshack.us/my.php?image=brasilia1960amediumuc5.jpg)

hasse neren
20th February 2007, 17:31
Thank´s again ruud!
This is great,
I print the pictures and keep them with the rest of my nostalgia collection.
My self have lots of my one postcards and photos from Johnson Line some are rare, and i will scare them to all i the forum and the gallery. But have to bye me a new printer first.

By the way, wonder where all Johnson Line sailors are this days. If it´s any out here in the forum willing to post any photos ore memories.
Kind regards Hasse.

lagerstedt
23rd February 2007, 09:38
Hi there.

If you go to Goolge and type in Johnson Line in the search bar you find a few headings. One is by a Berry Gunnersson who sailed with the line. His web page starts with the founder Axel Johnson (1844) and goes through to 1981 when the latest Axel Johnson became chairman of Redi AB Nordstjernan.

Berry also lists his email address as berry.gunnersson@telia.com so give him a call as he may be able assist.

Regards
Blair Lagerstedt
NZ

hasse neren
27th February 2007, 15:35
Hi Blair!
Thx for your reply. Yes i have seen his site and i´will send him a E-mail.
Wish you a nice day.
Kind regards Hasse.

priffe
12th September 2011, 14:40
Nothing wrong with Rederi AB Nordstjernan (Wave)

1976-1980
m/s Rio de Janeiro
m/s Santos
m/s Bahia Blanca
m/s Aconcagua Valley
m/s Buenos Aires
the end

vikspan
12th September 2011, 17:09
haase,

I think ruud's photograph of the Margaret Johnson is of the second ship by that name. The first Margaret Johnson was built around 1927 and it was a combined passenger and freight carrier (it had a capacity of 50 passengers.) I travelled on it in the Spring (I think it was May) of 1939 when I was a child, boarding in Antwerp and disembarking in Puerto Colombia (near Barranquilla, Colombia.) My parents and I were among a rather large lot of Spanish Republican refugees on board who had left Spain at the end of the Civil War. We continued the trip going up the Magadalena river in a stern-wheeler (the "Pichincha") to Puerto Salgar (eight days) and then by rail to Bogotá.

By the way, if anybody can tell me how to find out the exact dates of the trip from Antwerp to Puerto Colombia I should be most grateful.

vikspan