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The Dana Anglia passes Tilbury Landing Stage whilst passing up the River Thames circa 1978.

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Brand-new DANA ANGLIA on her way to be ‘christened’ alongside HMS BELFAST, in the Pool of London on 4th May 1978, prior to entering service on the DFDS Harwich-Esbjerg route.
Just out the builder’s yard - Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark, where she was Yard no 210 – she is still minus the top of her funnel, which had been left off so that she could get under the upper walkway of Tower Bridge.
With a grt of 14,399 tons she had capacity for 1,370 passengers and 470 cars.
Propulsion was twin-screw with a pair of vee-18-cylinder , four-stroke Lindholmens-Pielstick 18PC2-5V-400 diesels of 10,400 bhp each at 520 rpm, for a speed of 21 knots.
2002-renamed DUKE OF SCANDINAVIA for Copenhagen - Trelleborg – Gdansk service, then Newcastle-Ijmuiden.
2006-chartered to Brittany Ferries, Morlaix, France, renamed PONT L’ABBE for Cherbourg-Portsmouth route.
2009-sold to Moby Srl, Livorno (Leghorn), Italy renamed MOBY CORSE for service Toulon-Bastia.
I photographed her about a mile downriver that same day: see http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/210347/title/dana-anglia/cat/502
 

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