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MV Duke of Holland (1969) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 6900446

MV Tasima

Ex Sporades, Pantelleria, Christina Kavada, Tourlaville, Duke of Holland

Edmund Ziegler Collection

Edmund Ziegler Collection

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1969 by A. Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven N.V., Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland (Yard No 829) as a RoRo Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 74.99 m (overall) 66.81 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 13.75 m
    Depth: 8.89 m
    Draught: 4.192 m
    Tonnage: 758 gross/396 net/1128t deadweight
    Engines: 1 Oil 4SA 8-cylinder MWM (Motorenw – Mannheim) diesel
    Power: 1790 kW/2400 bHP
    Speed: 15.0 knots
    Capacity: 12 passengers/ 15 trailers/G: 4412
    Call Sign: 
    IMO Number: 6900446
  • Official Number (1968): 12626 Z ROTT
    Port of Registry: Scheveningen/The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Cherbourg/France 🇫🇷, Limassol/Cyprus 🇨🇾, Trapani/Italy 🇮🇹, Phnom Penh/Cambodia 🇰🇭, Piraeus/Greece 🇬🇷, Giurgiulesti / Moldavia 🇲🇩


May 21st 1968: Keel laid.

October 12th 1968: Launched.

January 9th 1969: Delivered to L. Remeeus NV (Norfolk Line B.V). Scheveningen, Holland as their first RoRo vessel.

January 10th 1969: Services between Scheveningen – Great Yarmouth.

Edmund Ziegler Collection Edmund Ziegler Collection

Edmund Ziegler Collection

October 1982: Put up “For Sale”.

1982: Sold to Truckline Ferries S.A, France, Paris, France and renamed TOURLAVILLE.

© "Smiler Purdy Courtesy of Simonwp

© “Smiler Purdy” (Left) 🆕 Courtesy of Simonwp (Right)

1982: Services Cherbourg – Poole.

June 1984: Sold to Kavu Maritime Co. (Mgrs. Kavadas Geranimos & Bros. Shipping Co. S.A.), Famagusta, Cyprus and renamed CHRISTINA KAVADA.

June 22nd 1984: Left Vlissingen for Greece.

Edmund Ziegler Collection

Edmund Ziegler Collection

1984: Services Ravenna – Piraeus.

1986: Sold to Traghetti delle Isole S.p.A. Compagnia di Navigazione, Cagliari, Italy and renamed PANTELLERIA. 

1986: Services Marsala – Pantelleria.

© Yvon Perchoc © Benoit Donne

© Yvon Perchoc (Trapini, 01/10/1988)(Left) © Benoit Donne (Right)

March 2010: Sold to Agios Riginos Shipping Co, Piraeus, Greece.

May 2010: Renamed SPORADES.  

June 2010: Services Volos – Skiathos – Skopelos.

September 8th 2010: Arrived in Volos with engine problems and laid up.

© Dennis Mortimer © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 30/12/2010)

November 2010: Chartered out for services between Piraeus – Heraklion. Still owned by Riginos Shipping Co, Piraeus, Greece.

November 11th 2010: Left Volos for Piraeus.

November 12th 2010: Services Piraeus – Heraklion.

December 2011: Renamed TASIMA.

December 7th 2011: Arrived at Kursan GS, Aliaga, Turkey 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: Benoit Donne, Dennis Mortimer, Yvon Perchoc, Simonwp, “Smiler Purdy” and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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