8,554 grt; 1,950 dwt; 408 passengers; 100 cars.
Operator: Rederi A/B Svenska Lloyd (Swedish Lloyd), Gothenburg, Sweden. Flag: Swedish.
Built 1966 by Lindholmens Varv AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Yard no 1093. LR/IMO no: 6608098.
Propulsion: twin-screw with 4 x six-cylinder, four-stroke Lindholmens-Pielstick 6PC2-2L400 developing 10,080 bhp (total) at 520 rpm. Speed: 18 knots
Built for Stockholms Rederi Ab Svea, Stockholm as SVEA (Swedish flag) for service Gothenburg-Hull.
1968-sold to Rederi Ab Svenska Lloyd, Gothenburg, Sweden, for delivery 1969.
1969-rebuilt at Burmeister & Wain shipyard, Copenhagen and renamed HISPANIA for service Southampton-Bilbao.
1970-to Tilbury-Gothenburg service.
1977-laid up in Gothenburg.
1978-sold to Minoan Lines Shipping SA, Heraklion, Greece, renamed KNOSSOS
1988-sold to Ferro Ferryboat & RoRo Transport Co, Belize City, Belize, renamed CAPTAIN ZAMAN II (for service Istanbul-Odessa).
2003-sold to Blue Line International Inc, Panama, renamed ANCONA for service Ancona-Split.
2011-beached by breake3rs at Alang, India 12/1.
Photo: departing Tilbury for Gothenburg circa 1977.