Friday, February 8, 2013

S.S. "ROTTERDAM" of 1959, ships particulars





Ordered: 27.10.1955
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Keel laid: 14.12.1956
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Launched: 13.9.1958
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Delivered: 22.8.1959
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Maiden Voyage: 3.9.1959
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G.T. as built 1959: 38.645 tons
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Length overall: 228 meters
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Machinery: 6 Parsons steam turbines
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Auxiliary engines: 4 steam turbo-generators
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Cruising speed: 20.5 knots
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Passenger capacity as built: Transatlantic service 1456, cruising 730 one-class only.
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Builders: ROTTERDAM DRYDOCK CO. / Rotterdam
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Building cost: about £13 million

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