MV Aldonza Manriques
ex Olau East, Julle (2), Hundested
© Cees De Bijl
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Unterweser Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven (Yard No 444) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ferry for Grenaa-Hundested Lines A/S, Grenaa, Denmark
- Length: 98.33m m (overall) 90.0 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 17.76 m
- Depth: 5.67 m
- Draught: 4.30 m
- Tonnage: 3071.88 – 3141.92 gross/1465.86 – 1527.32 net/818 – 850 – 864t deadweight
- Engines: 2 Vee Oil 4SA 10-cylinder MAN-Augsburg 4SA 520-740 diesels
- Power: 5870 kW/7980 bHP
- Speed: 19.0 knots
- Capacity: 1500 passengers/180 cars
- Callsign: OYZI, YVBT
- IMO Number: 6506434
- Official Number:
- Port of Registry: Grenaa/Denmark 🇩🇰, Kalundborg/Denmark 🇩🇰, Pampatar/Venezuela 🇻🇪
- Sister Ships: Grenaa (443)
December 17th 1964: Launched.
April 30th 1965: Delivered to Grenaa-Hundested Lines A/S, Grenaa, Denmark.
May 4th 1965: Services Grenaa – Hundested.
Grenaa-Hundested Lines postcard (left) and Rudolf Olsen postcard (right)
1971: Registered Owner: Jydsk Færgefart, Copenhagen.
November 1st 1972: Final day in service Grenaa – Hundested.
November 11th 1972: Transferred to Juelsminde-Kalundborg Lines and renamed JULLE (2). Services Juelsminde – Kalundborg.
Juelsminde-Kalundborg Linien postcard
November 21st 1974: Sold to Olau Line A/S, Hellerup, Denmark and renamed OLAU EAST. Services Sheerness – Vlissingen.
© Cees De Bijl (left) and Roy Thornton Collection (right)
March 1975: Chartered to Conferry (Consolidada de Ferrys C.A.), Pampatar ,Venezuela and renamed ALDONZA MANRIQUES.
March 6th 1975 – November 24th 1975: Services La Guaira – Margarita.
November 24th 1975: Sold to Conferry (Consolidada de Ferrys C.A.), Pampatar, Venezuela.
March 29th 1983: Whilst in Punta de Piedras, caught fir. Declared a “Total Constructive Loss”.
1985: Sold for scrapping.
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