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MV Aldonza Manriques (ex Olau East) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 6506434

MV Aldonza Manriques

ex Olau East, Julle (2), Hundested

© Cees De Bijl

© 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

Technical Data

  • 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  Rudolf Olsen postcard

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 Line postcard

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  Roy Thornton Collection

© 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.

© Fotoflite Image Ref 242644

© Fotoflite

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.

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: Cees De Bijl, Fotoflite, Rudolf Olsen and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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