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


Dr Maurits Lindblad
and Nurse Anna-Greta Lindblad

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The following photos have been contributed by Gunilla Lindblad,
daughter of Dr Maurits Lindblad and his wife Anna-Greta
They served in the Gripholm's hospital 1931-1936.

Please help us to identify the persons in the photos.

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.

Gripsholm's Winter Cruise 1934.
Lars-Erik Jansson, for many years Information Officer on the Kungsholm and Gripsholm, informs us that Ernest Hemingway and Bror Fredrik von Blixen-Finecke (the husband of Karen Blixen), embarked in Mombasa and were passengers on this cruise to Villefranche.

Front cover of a folder for the cruise.
Contributed by Lars-Erik Jansson.

Back cover. Click on the image to see the route and the shore excursions.
Contributed by Lars-Erik Jansson.

The itinerary. Click on the image to enlarge.
Contributed by Lars-Erik Jansson


The Captain.
Name, see below.

The very faint description for the above photo in Lindblad's album.
According to Morgan Lundberg's list of SAL commanders,
there was a Captain Lundmark, but no mention of a Captain Lundblad.

Prince Harald of Denmark, and his wife Princess Helena,
fomerly Princess Helena Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg,
were passengers in cabin 21 on the Gripsholm's Winter Cruise of 1934.
Both the prince and princess were taken ill, and admitted to the ship's hospital.

Dr Maurits Lindblad was awarded Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog,
for his service to the royal couple.

Prince Harald of Denmark.
"In remembrance and gratitude for
the Gripsholm voyage, winter of 1934."

Harald was freezing in Port Said
"Damn them if they send me ashore."

From Dr Lindbla's notes.

The Prince congratulates Dr Lindblad to his award,

The Prince and Princess.
Source:Wikipedia Commons.

A congratulation from the Princess, hoping that
Dr and Mrs Lindblad had a succesful trip to America.

Villefranche, the French Riviera.
Gripsholm's Winter Cruise 1934.
The Lindblad collection.

Gripsholm's Winter Cruise 1934.
The Lindblad collection.


Sun bathing.
Lindblad collection.

King Neptune.
A beautiful crossing the equator certificate,
February 24, 1934, for Anna- Greta Weber.

Lindblad collection.

Crossing the equator.
Lindblad collection.

Crossing the equator.
Lindblad collection.

Lindblad collection.


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