Category:IMO 5249948

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  • Built by: Barclay Curle & Co of Glasgow United Kingdom
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  • Keel laid: 1953
  • Launch date: 30.11.1955 by Mrs JA Boyd Carpenter, wife of the then Minister of Transport.
  • Date of completion: 1956
  • Length over all: 185.7 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 23.8 m
  • Draught: 8.1 m
  • GRT: 20,527
  • DWT: 6,810
  • NET: 11,496
  • Main engine: Two sets of Parsons 3-stage steam turbines, single reduction geared via double helical gearing to twin screws, 18400shp, 18 knots
  • Speed: kn


  • 30.11.1955 Named: NEVASA for the British India Steam Navigation Co Flag:United Kingdom
  • 12.07.1956 Delivered and entered service as a troopship.
  • 1962 Withdrawn from service, lay idle in the River Fal, positioned just south of the King Harry Ferry
  • 1964 Converted by Silley, Cox and Co. Ltd. in Falmouth into an education cruise ship, with accommodation for 1,100 pupils and teachers, and 230 private cabins for cruise passengers. Spend £500,000
  • 1965 Nevasa commenced cruising, over 20 cruises annually. Most cruises were fully booked, carrying 900 to 1,000 British schoolchildren to ports around Europe. However a few cruises carried overseas passengers, most notably a number of Canadian parties.
  • 01.10.1971 Operation and management transferred to P&O Passenger Division, but continued to carry British India SN Co livery.
  • 05.12.1972 Ownership transferred to The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co.
  • 06.1975 Went to the breaker's yard in Kaohsiung (Taiwan) where she was cut up for scrap by Nan Feng Steel Enterprise Co Ltd.
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