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MV Le Dumont D’Urville – Past and Present

MV Le Dumont D’Urville

© Pieter Inpyn

Le Dumont D’Urville – © Pieter Inpyn (Belfast, 09/09/2019)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2019 by Vard Søviknes, Norway (Yard No 851) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship

Technical Data

  • Length: 131.46 m (overall) 118.4 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 18 m
  • Depth: 18.2 m
  • Draught: 4.7 m
  • Tonnage: 9988 gross/2996 net/1377t deadweight
  • Engines: 4 x 8-cylinder 8L20 Wartsila diesel
  • Power: 4000 kW/5434 bHP
  • Speed: 5 knots
  • Passenger Decks: 6
  • Capacity: 184 (max)
  • Call Sign: FLDS
  • Crew: 112
  • MMSI Number: 578001200
  • IMO Number: 9814052
  • Register Number: 31625C
  • Port of Registry: Wallis & Fortuna/France
  • Sister Ships: Le Laperouse, Le Champlain, Le Bougainville, Le Bellot

Current Location

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June 14th 2019: Completed for Registered Owner: SNC Rhode Bail. Manager; Ponant.

August 2019: Maiden cruise.

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

MV Le Dumont D’Urville © Pieter Inpyn (Belfast, 09/09/2019)

© Robbie Cox

© Robbie Cox (Dublin, 17/09/2019)

May 7th 2020: Due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Robbie Cox and Pieter Inpyn for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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  1. You never cease to amaze Nigel. Fabulous photos and I always love that real time map. So cool! Thanks for all your dedication. It’s appreciated and will keep interest alive throughout many generations to come.

    1. Caroline,

      Thanks for the praise but, as I have said before, I just write this stuff.
      The contributors own the pics, Ray does all the technical and I just put it together. Without all the other people there’s nothing!

      Nigel T

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