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New Sweden, Immigrant Ships

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Immigrant Ships

Chronology of Colonial Swedes
Kalmar Nyckel
Passenger Lists Index1637-1655 (Alphabetical )

The First Expedition (1637 - 1638)

Kalmer Nyckel
Fogel Grip (Bird Griffin)

The Second Expedition (1639 - 1640)

Kalmer Nyckel

The Third Expedition (1640 - 1641)


Fourth expedition (1641 -1642)

The Kalmer Nyckel was waiting in Gothenburg for the ship Charitas, which arrived from Stockholm about the beginning of June. The cargo and provisions were brought on board the two ships. It is probable the Kalmer Nyckel carried the majority of the settlers and the animals and farming implements were loaded into the Charitas for the voyage to New Sweden.
The colonists were nearly all Finns, most of whom had their families with them. The majority of the sailors and soldiers were Swedes and Finns, but the officers, with one or two exceptions, were Dutchmen. The voyage over the ocean was stormy and two colonists and some cattle died and had to be thrown overboard.
Kalmer Nyckel

The Fifth Expedition (1642 - 1643)

Svanen (Swan)

The Sixth Expedition (1643 - 1644)


The Seventh Expedition (1646 - 1647)

Gyllene Haj (Golden Shark)

The Eight Expedition (1647 - 1648)

Svanen (Swan)

The Ninth Expedition (1649 - never returned)

Katten (Cat)

The Tenth Expedition (1653 - 1654)

The Gyllene Haj (Golden Shark) that was scheduled to leave with The Eagle (Örn) was badly damaged, so all the colonists had to squeeze into the Eagle.
Gyllene Haj (Golden Shark)
Örnen (Eagle)

The eleventh Expedition (1654 - captured by the Dutch in the Hudson River)

Gyllene Haj

The Twelfth Expedition (1655 - 1656)