MV RoRo Dania
RoRo Dania – © 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.
- 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, Sailormark
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.
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
RoRo Dania – © Kenny Kane
1976: Lengthened and rebuilt at Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven, Germany.
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.
RoRo Dania – © 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.
RoRo Dania – © 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)