| || |
A Tribute to the Swedish American Line
Hyttnisse, Assistant Deck Steward
MS Gripsholm 1969
MS Kungsholm 1971 - 1974
(3 pages in total)
Please email us if you can identify persons whose names aren't noted below the pictures. If you recognize yourself or a relative, and in any way are offended by the picture being published, please send an email and the picture will be removed.
Singapore nightlife in legendary Boogey Street. From the left, unknown, Bengt Löfgren,
Johan Jarekull, Hannah Owen, Fredy Hansen. Photo: Johan Jarekull.
|After the Kungsholm years Johan acquired a taste for classic cars like this Mercedes Benz convertible. On this day Johan is taking his Kungsholm friend Åke Sandahl for an excursion somewhere. Photo from Åke Sandahl’s collection.|
After the SAL closed operations in 1975 Johan has stayed in contact with a handful of his former shipmates from the Kungsholm. This summer cottage in the Swedish countryside has been the venue of small reunions forty years later. Photo: Hasse Gustafsson.
Some of the Kungsholm friends at the mini-reunion in 2013. From left, former bartender Bengan Pemar, assistant deck steward Johan Jarekull, and wine steward Tommy Klang. Photo: Hasse Gustafsson.
The “Verandah Choir” rehearsing the Kungsholm Song in June 2015 before taking a “Vingasupen” – a shot of Linie Akvavit - like in the good old days… Standing from the left: Åke Sandahl, Peter Baumgardt, Jerry Jakobsson, Bengan Pemar, Hasse Gustafsson. On their knees: Johan Jarekull, Sten Hovne, Ove Pedersehn. Photo: Hasse Gustafsson
|Back to the News Page|
I come from Örebro, three hours drive west of Stockholm, where I grew up and where I live today. My original birth place was Gothenburg but my father got a good job offer in Örebro, so we moved there when I was very young. The school start excited me as a child. Throughout the elementary and high school we were four boys that stuck together all the time as a gang of brothers. In senior high school we went separate ways however. My family and I moved to Karlstad where I got a high school diploma in business administration.
After graduation I was terribly tired of school, irresolute about the future and I wanted to leave home. By coincidence I found out there was a seamen’s employment agency in town. I went there and reported my interest. After a medical examination and various immunization shots I went to a photographer to get a passport size photo for my Seamen’s Shipping Book. I was instructed to await a call-up from Gothenburg. As I hadn’t told my parents anything about my plans they got mighty surprised when suddenly I received a letter from the seamen’s employment agency calling me in for a certain date…!
My first job at sea
On the Bridge
Maurits and Anna-Greta Lindblad
Ship's Doctor and Nurse
Gripsholm and Kungsholm
Third Officer Inter
Leif Vickberg Officer's Apprentice About SAL
& SAL Timeline
Life as a Crew Member
Torsten Torstensson's webpage about the Swedish American Line Exchange and
Sea Personnel Manager
Sune Edensvärd Chief Radio Officer Bridge & Crew Page Curt Dawe
Poul V Lange
T Odenlund Cashier L-E Jansson
The SAL Office in New York The SAL Office in
Anita Poli Olsson
The Entertainers Dining Room Menues Stig Lundgren
Ingwar Gemzell & Rolf Mayer
Gustav Weber Petterson
Hans "Hasse" Gustafsson
Hyttnisse, Assistant Deck Steward
The Women of SAL Lois MacNeil
The Tenders SAL Ads SAL Trivia
SAL Literature Home
. The Passenger Area The Hemingstam
Family, Gripsholm and Kungsholm
The Lindholm Family,
The McDonough Family,
Family, Gripsholm and
The Sandholm Family,
The Storck-Petersen Family,
Passenger in the Post-SAL Era
More than 250 web pages developed and maintained by Lars Hemingstam ©1998-2023
Hasse Gustafsson and Tommy Stark have interviewed crew members and contributed many of the stories.
Denna webbsajt andvänder inte cookies, vi sparar inte heller besökarnas IP-adresser. Vi skickar ingen information till tredje part. Om du finner information eller ett foto om dig, eller en släkting, och vill ta bort det, skriv till email@example.com så tar vi bort informationen eller fotografiet. (EU-regeln GDPR omfattar inte avlidna personer.)
The New SAL Guestbook
Since the new guestbook can take some time loading, it has been moved to a separate page, and is not being displayed at the bottom of every page.