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MV Scotia Prince – Past and Present

MV Prince

ex Scotia Prince, Stena Olympica

© Simonwp

Scotia Prince – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/05/1991)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 399) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg 

Technical Data

  • Length: 124.75 – 143.06m (overall) 109.48 – 127.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 19.54 m
  • Depth: 11.85 m
  • Draught: 5.16 – 5.004 m
  • Tonnage: 6666 – 11968gross/3547 – 5928net/1300 – 1321t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 Vee Oil 4SA Lindholmen-Pielstick 18PC2 V diesel
  • Power: 13240 kW/18000 bHP
  • Speed: 22.0 knots
  • Capacity: 1500 – 1054 passengers/250 – 220 cars/26 trailers
  • Call Sign: SFTN, HPIZ, C6FS7
  • IMO Number: 7119836
  • Official Number: 11275 (LR 1974 -75) 12431-82A (LR 1993 -94)
  • Port of Registry: Gothenburg/Sweden, Panama City/Panama, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister Ships: Stena Scandinavica


September 18th 1971: Launched for Stena Ab, Gothenburg.

June 25th 1972: Delivered to Stena Ab, Gothenburg.



Stena Scandinavica –

July 7th 1972: Commenced services between Gothenburg – Kiel, Korsör – Kiel, Gothenburg – Frederikshavn.

© Wolfgang Fricke  © Wolfgang Fricke

🆕 © Wolfgang Fricke (Kiel, 01/09/1972)

June 1973: Taken out of service with engine problems.

January 1974: More cabins added at Sölvesborgs yard.

© Wolfgang Fricke

© Wolfgang Fricke (Gothenburg, 01/07/1976)

© Simonwp  © Tony Garner

© Simonwp (Kiel, 01/04/1981) (Left) and © Tony Garner (Gothenburg, 02/05/1981) (Right)

April 1982: Sold to Prince of Fundy Cruises Ltd., Maine, USA (Registered to Transworld Steamship Co, Panama) and renamed SCOTIA PRINCE.

April 28th 1982: Left Rendsburg for Portland.

May 1982: Prince Of Fundy Cruises services between Portland – Yarmouth.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Portland, 01/07/1986)

November 8th 1986: Arrived at Neue Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, Flensburg, Germany to be lengthened by 18 metres. This rebuild included the addition of extra cabins and an upgrade of her cabin decor.

March 26th 1987: Conversion completed.

March 31st 1987: Left Flensburg for Canada.

© Fotoflite

© Fotoflite

April 1987: Resumed service.

November 1st 1988 – April 16th 1989: Laid up in Shelburne.

(Bremerhaven, 01/02/1994)

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (Kiel, 01/03/1997)

November 13th 1998: Commenced services between Tampa – Progreso/Mexico, lasting only 2 weeks before being cancelled.

November 2000: Arrived at Rendsburg for a refit during the winter months.

2001: Left Rendsburg.

April 2001: Services Portland, Maine, (USA) – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, (Canada).

November 2002 – March 2003: Yucatan Express services between Tampa – Yucatan/ Merida.

2005: Services between Portland – Yarmouth were withdrawn.

September 7th 2005: Chartered to FEMA and laid up a hotel ship for the homeless of  Louisiana and New Orleans.

March 4th 2006: Charter completed.

March 2006: Chartered to Comanav.

March 27th 2006: Services between Tanger – Genoa.

April 28th 2006: Suffered engine problems and towed to Genoa.

May 2006: Repaired at T Mariotti, Genoa, Italy.

June 2006 – October 2006: Chartered to Algerie Ferries for services Oran – Alicante – Marseille.

December 24th 2006: Laid up in Toulon.

April 2007: Sold to Clipper Group, Nassau, Bahamas.

May 30th 2007: Left Toulon.

June 2007: Chartered to Comanav.

© Federico Bolognini

© Federico Bolognini

June 25th 2007 – October 2007: Services Almeria – Nador.

October 8th 2007: Laid up in Upplagd i Toulon.

June 2008: Chartered to Comanav.

June 10th 2008 – October 2008: Services Almeria – Nador.

© Mike Barker  © Mike Barker

© Mike Barker

© Mike Barker (Almeria, July 2008)

June 2009 – October 15th 2009: Chartered to Acciona Trasmediterranea for services  Almeria – Taghazout.

September 2009: Laid up in Burgas, Bulgaria.

March 11th 2010: Arrived in Tuzla, Turkey for refit.

April 28th 2010: Arrived Gibraltar.

© Daniel Ferro

© Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 10/06/2010)

June 2010: Chartered to Marmara Lines, Turkey.

June 12th 2010 – June 17th 2010: Left Gibraltar for Cesme.

June 17th 2010 – September 21st 2010: Services Ancona – Cesme.

October 15th 2010: Laid up in Drapetsona.

February 2011: Chartered to Flemingo Duty Free Shop ptv, Ltd, India.

February 18th 2011: Left Drapetsona, via Suez, for the Indian Ocean.

February 2011: Whilst in the Suez Canal she received orders to go to Benghazi, Libya to assist in the evacuation of the country.

February 28th 2011: Arrived in Benghazi, Libya.

March 1st 2011 – March 2nd 2011: Left Benghazi for Alexandria.

March 3rd 2011 – March 4th 2011: Left Alexandria for Benghazi.

March 8th 2011: Arrived in Alexandria.

March 29th 2011: Left Alexandria for Tuticorin.

June 13th 2011: Services between Tuticorin – Colombo.

November 18th 2011: Services cancelled and she was laid up in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

March 10th 2012: Sold for breaking in Bangladesh.

March 21st 2012: Renamed PRINCE for her journey to the scrap yard.

March 27th 2012 – April 2nd 2012: Left Colombo for Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh.

April 2nd 2012: Arrived at Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh.

April 10th 2012: Beached and scrapping commenced.

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: Mike Barker, Federico Bolognini, Daniel Ferro, Wolfgang Fricke, Tony Garner, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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