M/S Stella Polaris, Clipper Line




A cruise ship of classic beauty whose passenger list included mostly Americans.
Built 1927 at Götaverken, Göteborg (Gothenburg) for Bergen Line. She served at what today is called "Hurtigruten" along the fjords in Norway.
Owned by Clipper Line from 1952 to 1969 when she was sold to Japan to serve as a floating hotel.
M/S Stella Polaris (Floating Hotel Scandinavia) sank September 2, 2006, when towed to a shipbuilding yard in Shanghai, China. The intention was to let her serve as a floating hotel and restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden. Instead she's probably lost forever. My father, Rune Skantze, worked onboard Stella Polaris for some time. That's the reason I collected some links. I'll hope this page will make it more convenient for you to remember this lovely ship.

Historic ocean liner sinks near Japan ahead of repairs @ International Herald Tribune, IHT
Stella Polaris lost @ Maritime Matters
In Swedish: Svensk lyxkryssare sjönk utanför Japan @ Aftonbladet
Legendarisk svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk i Stilla havet @ Expressen
Legendarisk svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk i Stilla havet @ GT
Legendarisk svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk @ Göteborgs-Posten GP, gp.se
Svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk @ Nerikes Allehanda NA, na.se
Svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk @ Svenska Dagbladet SvD.se
Svenskbyggd lyxkryssare sjönk @ Upsala Nya Tidning unt.se
Oklart om Stella Polaris förlisning @ TV4 tv4.se

Floating Hotel Scandinavia , Shizuoka, Numazu-Shi, Japan
M/S Stella Polaris @ Warsailors.com
MV Scandinavia @ Maritime Matters
Stella Polaris @ Cruise Ship Odyssey
Stella Polaris @ Great Ships
Stella Polaris (In Swedish) by Anders Bergström
Stella Polaris @ Ohoi Norway
Stella Polaris 1927 @ The Great Ocean Liners by Daniel Othfors and Henrik Ljungström
Stella Polaris Model by Bob Fivehouse @ The Ship Model Society of Northern NJ

In Swedish: M/S Stella Polaris @ Kommandobryggan
M/S Stella Polaris (1927) @ Fakta om Fartyg

Clipper Line Brochure and Clipper Line Butter Pat @ Cabin Class Collectibles
Clipper Line - M S Stella Polaris @ Posters-Nor Norwegian Posters
Fine Crystal Orrefors Holder and Clipper Line STELLA POLARIS Butter Pat Rörstrand @ Trocadero
Stella Polaris items @ Antiqnet.com
Stella Polaris items @ Nautiques
Stella Polaris Postcards @ Great Ships
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Also in Swedish: Klubb Maritim Förening för Fartygshistorisk Forskning



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