MS Deutschland

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For other ships of the same name, see SS Deutschland.
MS Deutschland as seen from Stadersand on 13 May 2012.jpg
MS Deutschland on Elbe river in 2012 with Summer Olympics signage
Name: Deutschland
Owner: Peter Deilmann Reederei ? [1] → ms 'Deutschland' Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH [2]
Operator: Peter Deilmann Reederei[1]
Port of registry: Germany Neustadt in Holstein, Germany[1]
Builder: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, Kiel, Germany[1]
Yard number: 328[1]
Launched: January 16, 1998[1]
Christened: May 11, 1998[1]
Acquired: May 11, 1998[1]
Maiden voyage: May 11, 1998[1]
In service: May 16, 1998[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9141807

MMSI number 211274670

Call sign DMMC[3]
Status: In service[1]
General characteristics [1]
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 22,400 GT
3,460 DWT
Length: 175.30 m (575 ft 2 in)
Beam: 23 m (75 ft 6 in)
Draught: 5.79 m (19 ft 0 in)
Decks: 10 (7 passenger accessible)[4]
Installed power: 2 × MaK-DMR 8M32
2 × MaK-DMR 6M32
12,320 kW (combined)
Propulsion: Twin screw
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Capacity: 620 passengers (as built)
520 passengers (as rebuilt 1998)

MS Deutschland is a German-registered cruise ship owned and operated by Peter Deilmann Cruises. She is decorated in the Art Deco style made famous by such classic ocean liners as the SS Ile de France and SS Normandie. The Deutschland was launched in 1998. She carries 513 passengers and 260 crew members. She has a gross tonnage of 22,400 and has seven passenger accessible decks.[4]

The German television show Das Traumschiff (The Dream Ship), which is similar to the US-made show The Love Boat, is set aboard the Deutschland.

Air France Flight 4590, a New York City-bound Concorde charter flight carrying passengers for the Deutschland for a 16-day cruise to South America, crashed on takeoff in Paris in 2000 without survivors.[5][6]

On May 23, 2010 when the ship was at quay in Eidfjord in Norway it was reported that a fire had broken out in the engine room. The 608 passengers were evacuated and the fire in the ship was isolated to a limited area of the ship because of fire doors.[7][8]

The German Olympic Committee used the Deutschland as a hospitality ship during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Asklander, Micke. "M/S Deutschland (1998)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  2. ^ Lloyd Register Vessel Status - 9141807
  3. ^ "Vessel details DEUTSCHLAND (passenger ship)". Retrieved 2010-05-25. : Current position, data, and photos of M/S Deutschland
  4. ^ a b "MS Deutschland deck plan". Peter Deilmann Cruises. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Air France crash". CBS News. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Concorde Crash". The Canadian Encyclopedia from Maclean's Magazine. August 7, 2000. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
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  9. ^ "Startschuss für London 2012" [Starting shot for London 2012] (in German). Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund. March 14, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-256.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)