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MV Pride of Rotterdam – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9208617

MV Pride of Rotterdam

ex Pride of Hull

© Andreas Wörteler

Pride of Rotterdam – © Andreas Wörteler

Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 2001 by Fincantieri-Cantieri Nav. Italiani S.p.A. (Breda), Venice, Italy (Yard No. 6065), for P&O North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg, Holland as a passenger car, and commercial vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry

Technical Data

  • Length: 215.44 m
  • Breadth: 31.50 m
  • Draught: 6.30 m
  • Tonnage: 59,925 gross/26,868 net/10100t deadweight
  • Engines: Four Wartsila 9L46C diesels
  • Power: 37,800 kW/HP
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Capacity: 1,360 passengers, 250 cars (on car deck), 400 commercial trailers
  • Lane Metres: 3,300
  • Call Sign: PBAJ
  • IMO Number: 9208617
  • MMSI Number: 244980000
  • Port of Registry: Hull/United Kingdom 🇬🇧, Nassau/Bahamas 🇧🇸
  • Sister-Ship: Pride of Hull (6066)

Location Data

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January 24th 1999: Ordered.

March 1st 2000: Her keel was struck her name was intended to be PRIDE OF HULL, but soon after building commenced she was named PRIDE OF ROTTERDAM.

September 29th 2000: Launched.

April 12th 2001: Delivered to P&O North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg, Holland. (Home port Rotterdam).

April 27th 2001: Christened by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

April 30th 2001: Commenced service between Rotterdam – Hull.

© Jörg Seyler © Jörg Seyler  

Pride of Rotterdam – © Jörg Seyler

July 3rd 2001: Returned to builders for warranty service.

July 6th 2001: Resumed service.

© Carsten Dettmer

Pride of Rotterdam – © Carsten Dettmer

December 4th 2001 – December 14th 2001: Visited her builders yard in Holland.

October 15th 2002: Commenced service for P&O Ferries between Rotterdam – Hull.


Pride of Rotterdam – © Aleksi Lindström

March 17th 2022: Instructed to come off service at Rotterdam as all British crews had been made redundant. 

March 26th 2022: Being “Multi-national” crew allowed to recommence service Hull – Rotterdam

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: Carsten Dettmer, Aleksi Lindström, Jörg Seyler and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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