ex C Columbus, Columbus
© Marc Piché
Steel twin screw motor vessel built by MTW Schiffswerft, Wismar Germany (Yard no 451) in 1997 for Hapag-Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas
- Length: 144.13m (overall) 129.21m (registered)
- Breadth: 21.50m
- Draught: 5.15m
- Tonnage: 14,903 (1996) – 15,067 (2001)gross/5,092 net/1300t deadweight
- Engines: 4 x 6 – cylinder Wartsila 6L32 diesels
- Power: 10560 kW.
- Speed: 18.5 knots
- Capacity: 420 passengers
- Crew: 170
- Decks: 6
- Call Sign: C6OX6
- IMO Number: 9138329
- MMSI Number: 309908000
- Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
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September 5th 1996: Keel laid.
October 30th 1996: Launched under the name of COLUMBUS.
June 17th 1997: Delivered to Hapag-Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas as C COLUMBUS. Christened the same day and undertook a special cruise from Hamburg.
June 26th 1997: Maiden cruise from Hamburg to Nordkap later cruising operations.
© Nigel Thornton
May 2001: Stern rebuilt with a “ducktail”.
© John Wilson
May 2012: Chartered to Plantours & Partners and renamed HAMBURG.
© Marc Piché
© Aleksi Lindström
May 2nd 2015: Due at Dover.
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