A Tribute to the Swedish American Line
The White Viking Fleet - 100 Year Anniversary 2015
19 Years on the Internet

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Second Purser Ingvar Torstensson

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Ingvar Torstensson was born in Söderhamn, Sweden. After having worked for Scandinavian Airlines and their general agent in Liberia, Ingvar began his life at sea in 1964 as Chief Purser on board Stella Polaris, a small highly rated Swedish ship.
 
Ingvar joined the Swedish American Line in 1970 on board Kungsholm. He stayed until the ship was sold in 1975. During his time on board he served in different positions in the Purser Office and was later promoted to Second Purser, substituting as Chief Purser.
 
In 1976 he joined Norwegian America Line's Sagafjord and Vistafjord as Hotel Manager, rotating between the ships. In 1981 Ingvar was permanently assigned to Sagafjord.
 
Ingvar retired in 1996 and lived in Pompano Beach Florida together with his wife Meredith, former Cruise Sales Manager on the Sagafjord. In the summertime he visited Soderhamn where he maintained a summer house in the archipelago.
 

During his time at sea Ingvar made 25 World Cruises on Kungsholm and Sagafjord.

Ingvar passed away in January of 2017.



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Ingvar Torstensson, name to be added, Bo Andersson, name to be added, and Cashier B G Andersson.


2nd Purser Ingvar Torstensson, Mrs Karin Racz, Orchestra Leader Franz Racz, and Chief Purser Curt Dawe.



A passenger and five officers posing at cocktail time.
On top of the pyramid: Captain Bertil Grönberg. Next: Curt Dawe och Chief Engineer Gösta Gårdström.
Seated, Engineer Engström, name to be added, and the 1st Engineer.



Party time in the Purser's Office.
Third from left: Ingvar Torstensson and Bosse Andersson. Holding a glass to the right is Crew Steward Rolf Olsson.
Standning on the far right: Tage from the swimming pool. Cashier BG Anderssson
in the background.
Seated: Printer Granberg.



Ingvar Torstensson and the Folk Dance Team.



Conga Line Dancing. Ingvar Torstensson and Chief Officer Bertil Skarin.




Second Purser Ingvar Torstensson, Social Directress, Chief Purser Curt Dawe and passengers.
 
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A Tribute to the Swedish American Line
The White Viking Fleet - 100 Year Anniversary 2015
19 Years on the Internet

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