MV Pride of Rotterdam
ex Pride of Hull
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
- 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)
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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.
Pride of Rotterdam – © Jörg Seyler
July 3rd 2001: Returned to builders for warranty service.
July 6th 2001: Resumed service.
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
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