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Viking II

The smart looking Townsend Thoresen ferry seen in passing from Stefan Batory as she approached Southampton Water in July 1974

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IMO 6417047 .
Ship Type : RORO Ferry.
Build in 1964 by Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted A/S Tönsberg Norway as " VIKING II " Otto Thoresen Shipping Co A/S Oslo Norway.

Tonnage : grt / nrt / tdw - 3.670 / 1.784 / 1.219.
Main Engine : Pielstick 12PC2V-400 - 2x 5.100 bhp.

1994 Renamed " CARFERRY VIKING II ".
1976 Sold to Lloyd Leasing Co Ltd (Sealink British Rail as manager) London UK,renamed " EARL WILLIAM ".
1984 Leasing transferred to Sea Containers Ltd LondonUK.
1992 Sold to Andonis Co Valletta Malta,renamed " WILLIAM ".
1992 Renamed " PEARL WILLIAM ".
1996 Sold to P & L Ferries Shipping Co Valletta Malta,renamed " MAR-JULIA ".
1997 Sold to Lucky Shipping SA Kingston St.Vincent,renamed " CESME STERN ".
2000 Sold to Windward Line SA Kingston St,Vincent,renamed " WINDWARD II ".
2000 Sold to Trasure Ocueen Tour Port of Spain Trinidad,renamed " OCEAN PEARL ".
2000 Converted to Floating Hotel in Chaguramas Trinidad.
2011 Sold toAmandla Icon Shipping Zanzibar.
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What a great picture and full of colour too, really show's off the origional Thoresen 'Viking' colours, brings back so many memories!
 

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Thank you gentlemen for your comments and to Bno for filling in the ship's life history. Derek
 

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