This page has been created and dedicated to all those that served as Capitaine or Captain on board either the S|S France or S|S Norway. This is a tribute to those that commanded and maintained this amazing vessel on her many crossings and cruises.
If you have any information such as name and date of first command, possibly periods, of an individual that served on board the ship as Capitaine or Master, we would very much like to hear from you.
Thank you very much for sharing your information and looking forward to hearing from you all.
October 2nd 1961 - September 12th 1963: Commandant Georges Croisile*
September 13th 1963 - July 27th 1966: Commandant Joseph Ropars
July 28th 1966 - November 13th 1968: Commandant Elie Desplat
November 14th 1968 - October 16th 1970: Commandant Camille Mahe
October 17th 1970 - December 1974 (?): Commandant Christian Pettre*
* Note: Commandant Georges Croisile and Commandant Christian Pettre sailed on the maiden voyage from Oslo to Southampton on S|S Norway whilst hosting a radio program on board called “Dossiers de l’Ecran” (Why the France was no more French). Commandant Christian Pettre passed away in 1982.
1979 - 1980: Captain Torbjørn Hauge
1984 - 1985: Captain Åge Hoddevik
1980’s (dates not confirmed): Captain Karl Johansen, Captain Gunnar Øien, Captain Harvig Von Harling, and Captain Trygve Vorren.
May 1990: Captain Tor Dyrdal
September 1994: Captain Kjell Haugen
1994: (?) Jan Fjeld Hansen
1995: Captain Gunstein Langset
July 1995 - August 1995: Captain Haakon Gangdal
July 1996 - August 1996: Captain Hans Meeg
July 1997 - August 1997: Captain Jan Ottesen
December 1998 - January 1999: Captain Geir Lokoen (Captain Lokoen was the Master of SS Norway for a very long period, perhaps as much as 9 long years (confirmation on dates/years is highly appreciated)).
May 2000 - July 2000: Captain Jan Ottesen
July 2000 - September 2000: Captain Sverre Søvdsnes
September 2000 - January 2001: Captain Jan Ottesen
January 2001 - April 2001: Captain Sverre Søvdsnes
April 2001 - June 2001: Captain Hans Meeg
June 2001 - October 2001: Captain Sverre Søvdsnes
October 2001 - December 2001: Captain Hans K. Meeg
2002: Captain Frank Juliussen and Captain Haakon Gangdal
2003 - 2005: Captain Haakon Gangdal (passed away on July 27th 2015, laid to rest at Jondal Church, Norway)
April 3rd 2004 - May 4th 2004 (Bremerhaven Lay Up): Captain Tommy Stensrud.