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MV Wilhelmine – Past and Present

MV Wilhelmine

© Ken Smith

Wilhelmine Р© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 24/07/2012)

Steel single screw “Kyokuyo RORO S-500 Class” motor vessel built in 2012 by Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation & Iron Works, Shimonoseki. Japan (Yard No 502) as a RoRo Carrier

Technical Data

  • Length: 152.02 m (overall)142.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 24.40 m
  • Depth: 12.60 m
  • Draught: 5.63 m
  • Tonnage: 21020¬†gross/6306 net/6374t deadweight
  • Engines:¬†1x W√§rtsil√§ 12V32 – 4 stroke 16 cylinder diesel
  • Power: 7000 kW/9511 HP
  • Speed: 17.0¬† knots
  • Capacity: 12 passengers/163 trailers
  • Crew: 20
  • Call Sign:¬†LXWH, 9HA4165
  • MMSI Number:¬†249239000
  • IMO Number:¬†9539080
  • Port of Registry: Luxembourg City / Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Valletta / Malta
  • Sister Ships: Capucine, Severine, Adeline

Current AIS Location

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October 3rd 2011: Keel laid.

December 19th 2011: Launched.

April 27th 2012: Completed.

Returning from sea trials off Japan before an additional trailer deck was added in China prior to delivery © binmei jp (YouTube)

April 2012: Delivered to Shiplux IX S.A. Luxembourg.

April 28th 2012: Left Japan for the Chengxi shipyard Shanghai to have an additional trailer deck and stability sponsons fitted.

June 6th 2012: Departed Shanghai for Europe.

The Departure of MV Wilhelmine, a Ro-Ro Vessel after the Completion of Conversion

MV Wilhelmine is a Ro-Ro vessel from UK which was converted in Chengxi Shipyard. This major conversion is to add one addition layer of Garage on the existing weather deck, and installation of hull sponson on each side of the shell plating. ¬†Necessary system including fire-fighting system, life saving system, lashing system, fire detection system and other electric fittings related to the new deck are also included in the conversion work scope. The subject vessel arrived at chengxi shipyard on April 30, and after the successful completion of conversion and repair, the vessel was sailed out from shipyard on 6th, June 2012.”

Source: China State Shipbuilding Corporation

July 19th¬†2012: Arrived at Zeebr√ľgge.

July 23rd¬†2012: Commenced services between Zeebr√ľgge – Purfleet. Owner and Manager: Euroship Services, Purfleet. Operator; Cobelfret.


© Aleksi Lindström (Rotterdam, 14/06/2013)

2013 – 2015: Chartered to P&O for services Teesport – Rotterdam.

2015: To Cobelfret Zeebr√ľgge – Purfleet.

2019: Chartered to P&O for services Teesport – Rotterdam.

© Simonwp

© Simonwp (passing Maasvlakte, 15/05/2019)

© Erwin Willemse   © Erwin Willemse

© Erwin Willemse (Europoort, 03/08/2019)

May 23rd 2020: Due at Tilbury 2 RoRo berth. then to move to Tilbury Dock.

May 2020: Continued Tilbury – Zeebrugge.

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: Aleksi Lindström, Simonwp, Ken Smith, Erwin Willemse and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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