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MV RoRo Dania – Past and Present

IMO Number: 7224710

MV RoRo Dania

Ex Nanomark

© Pieter Melissen

© Pieter Melissen

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in1972 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Frederikstad, Norway (Yard No 180) as a RoRo Cargo/Ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 105.37 – 105.34m (overall) 95.98 – 95.94 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 14.97 – 15.22 m
    Depth: 9.17 m
    Draught: 3.31 – 3.271 m
    Tonnage: 550 – 770 gross/217 – 276 net/1089 – 1106t deadweight
    Engines: 2 Vee Oil 4SA 12 cylinder Nohab-Polar diesels
    Power: 2869 kW/3900 bHP
    Speed: 17.0 knots
    Capacity: 12 passengers/480 lane meters
    Call Sign: DEAY, HO6606
  • IMO Number: 7224710
  • Port of Registry: Bremen/Germany 🇩🇪, Panama 🇵🇦
    Sister Ships: Landmark (178), Sailormark (179)


June 12th 1972: Launched.

October 27th 1972: Delivered to Reederei ms “Nanomark” Edwin Heyer Schiffahrts KG, Bremen, Germany.

October 28th 1972: Chartered to Rederi Ab Nordö, Malmo for services Esbjerg – Great Yarmouth.

Edmund Ziegler Collection Edmund Ziegler Collection 

Edmund Ziegler Collection

January 1973 – March 1973: Chartered to British & Irish Shipping Co. Ltd., Dublin, Ireland for services between Dublin – Le Havre.

March 1973 – April 1975: Chartered to Rederi Ab Nordö, Malmo for services between Esbjerg – Great Yarmouth.

December 1974: Registered to RoRo Dania Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen, Germany and renamed RORO DANIA.

March 3rd 1975 – May 2nd 1975: To Sealink for Stranraer – Larne

1976: Lengthened and rebuilt at Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Courtesy of Simonwp Courtesy of Simonwp

🆕 Courtesy of Simonwp (Both) (Left before rebuild) (Right after rebuild)

© Kenny Kane

© Kenny Kane

1976 – 1979: Chartered to DFDS, Copenhagen for services between Genoa- Beirut – Tripoli – Valletta.

1979: Registered to RoRo Dania “Palm” Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen, Germany.

June 1979: Chartered to Brittany Ferries for services between Roscoff – Plymouth/ Cork.

1983 – 1984: Chartered to Norfolk Line.

1985: Registered to Transom Shipping Co. Ltd., Panama.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Gt Yarmouth, 01/06/1986)

1986: Chartered to Ultramar for services between Italy – Greece – Egypt.

October 13th 1986: Suffered an engine-room fire and went aground at Kefalonia. Declared a total loss.

July 1987:  Re-floated and towed to Piraeus.

August 13th 1987: Sold to Kalkavanlar Gemi Sokum Ticaret A.S, Aliaga, Turkey for scrapping.

© Selim San

© Selim San

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: Kenny Kane, Pieter Melissen, Selim San, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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