Ex Gloria, Akademik Vernadskiy
© Tony Garner (Bridgetown, 11/04/1990)
Steel twin screw “Academician Kurchatov” motor vessel built in 1968 by Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar (Yard No 186) as a Research Vessel.
- Length: 124.19 m (overall) 110.01 m (between perpendiculars)
Breadth: 17.05 m
Depth: 10.80 m
Draught: 6.062 m
Tonnage: 5561 – 5745 gross/1401 net/ 2020 deadweight
Engines: 2 Oil SA 6 – cylinder MAN diesels
Power: 5968 kW/8000 bHP
Speed: 16.0 knots (cruising) 18.25 knots (max)
Other crew: 47
Call Sign: ULYN, EOKE, XU7VJ, ERJJ
IMO Number: 6726929
Official Number: M-29794/9868172
Port of Registry: Sevastopol/USSR, Phnom-Penh/Cambodia, Odessa/Ukraine, Moldova
Sister-Ship: Akademik Shirshov, Dmitriy Mendeleev, Professor Zubov, Professor Vize.
September 1968: Completed as AKADEMIK VERNADSKIY for UkrainianAcademy of Sciences, U.S.S.R. Operated by Marine Hydrophysical Institute in areas: Atlantic Ocean; Indian Ocean; Pacific Ocean
© Carlo Martinelli (Genoa, 01/05/1972)
© Gordon Wise (@ Dover)
1997: Modernised and converted to a passenger ship for Vival Marine on the Odessa-Istanbul line.
April 2001: Renamed GLORIA.
October 2001: Renamed GLORIYA
2001: Registered Owner/Manager: Hullman International, Cambodia.
© Gerolf Drebes (Istanbul, 08/06/2005)
© Vladimir Knyaz (Odessa, 03/10/2005)
September 30th 2010: Broken up at Aliaga @ 295 $ per ton.
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: Gerolf Drebes, Tony Garner, Vladimir Knyaz, Carlo Martinelli and Gordon Wise for their assistance in producing this feature.
Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)