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SMYRILL

SMYRILL

At Fort De France, 08 Jan 2007

LUX / 69 / 4077 / 6906529
ex MORTEN MOLS (Dnk)

Now used in warmer waters for a link between Fort de France (Martinique) and Pointe à Pitre (Guadeloupe), French West Indies.

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Yvon.
Is she owned by the Smyrill line?
 

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Was this one of the so called butter boats that used to run between Denmark and the UK in the 70's?.
 

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Now running between Guadeloupe and Martinique, French Caribbean.

Ops should have read the picture caption properly!
 

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No she is not a former Smyril Line ferry but one of the Captains of her was the founder of Smyril Line.
She was sold to the Faroes around 1975 and renamed Smyril. Oli Hammer -the Captain- could see that she was far to smalll for the trade and then start Smyril Line. So actually that´s where the name SMYRIL came from-:)

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Nice one, Chemical Brother, thankyou. It's strange to think that a ship launched a company, and not, usually, the other way around.
 

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My wife says she wasn't a butter boat but the ferry that used to take us from Toftir to Torshavn in the Faroe islands.
 

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Hi Blues

Your wife is right...but don't tell her, they allways know they are right..LOL..
This ferry was no butterboat working out of Esbjerg, this vessel was the former "Morten Mols" built in Aalborg 1969.

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Ole..
 

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She did serve Scrabster - Torshavn in the summer late 70s/early 80s till replaced by "Norrona"ex Gustav Vasa. and Aberdeen - Torshavn in the mid 90s as well as the inter - island routes. She was replaced in Autumn 2005 by a larger purpose built vessel from a Spanish yard for the Torshavn - Suderoy route
 

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She was not a ''butter'' boat.
She was built as MORTEN MOLS to the route Grenå-Hundested together with METTE MOLS (later TEISTIN) and MAREN MOLS.
 

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