Category:IMO 5103924

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Ship[edit]

  • Type: Passenger/cargo (rf)
  • Design: First fully air-conditioned liner
  • Built by Fairfield, Govan, United Kingdom, Original Cost - £7.5 million
  • Yard No: 731
  • Keel: 30.09.1953
  • Launch Date: 22.6.55
  • Trials: 09.03.1956 - 10.03.1956
  • Length overall: 195.08 m (640.0 ft)
  • LPP: 182.9 m
  • Beam: 26.51m (87.0 ft)(extreme)
  • Depth: 14,64 m
  • Draught: 8,84 m (29.0 ft)(maximum)
  • Freeboard: 5.800,0 mm
  • GRT: 32.327 tons
  • Tons: 25516 gross, 21,716 (1964), 18,952 (1976), 32,327
  • Summer DWT: 8.912 tons
  • Main engines: 2x Pametrada-Fairfield geared turbine (22,400kW) 30,000 SHP/2
  • Speed: 20 kn
  • Crew: 464 (1956), 550 (2006)
  • Passengers:
    • (1956) 1,054 (160 1st, 894 tourist)
    • (1965) 1,313 (168 1st, 1,145 tourist) 741 when cruising
    • (1975) 907
    • (1976) 1,297
    • (1988) 1,167
    • (1998) 1,050

History[edit]

  • 1956 Named: Empress of Britain by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for Canadian Pacific Steamship, Liverpool Flag: United Kingdom
  • 09.04.1956: Delivered
  • 20.04.1956: Maiden voyage between Southampton - Montreal
  • 1964 Sold to Transoceanic Navigation Corp (Greek Line), Andros. Renamed: Queen Anna Maria
  • 11.1964 - 03.1965: Refitted by Mariotti yard, Genoa
  • 01.1975 Laid up at Piraeus.
  • 12.1975 Sold to Fairweather Corp. Renamed: Carnivale Panama Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami. Flag: Panama
  • 1976 Refitted by Newport News. Converted to passenger cruise ship, 32326 gt 8912 dw
  • 06.1990 Transferred to Bahamas flag, home port Nassau.
  • 11.10.1993 Sold to Fiestamarina Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas. Renamed: Fiesta Marina
  • 05.1994 Sold to Epirotiki Lines, Piraeus, Greece Renamed: Olympic
  • 1996 Sold to Royal Olympic Cruises, Piraeus, Greece.
  • 1997 Sold to Thomson Cruises. Renamed: The Topaz
  • 01.1998 Arrived Skaramanga, Greece for modernisation.
  • 1998 Registered to Topaz International Shipping, Panama. Flag: Panama
  • 19.04.1998 Suffered mechanical problems and repaired in Valletta, Malta.
  • 2003 Chartered to Peaceboat, a Japan-based non-governmental organisationcarrying missionaries on world voyages.
    • MMSI number: 351954000
    • Callsign: 3FCP8
  • 04.07.2008 Broken up at Alang
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