MS Kronprins Frederik

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Scandlines FS Kronprins Frederik Warnemünde (07).JPG
Career
Name: 1981 onwards: Kronprins Frederik
Operator: 1981-1997: DSB
1997 onwards: Scandlines
Port of registry: 1981 onwards: Korsør,  Denmark
Builder: Nakskov Skibsværft, Nakskov, Denmark
Launched: July 1980
In service: April 1981
Identification: IMO number: 7803205[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics (after 1997 rebuild)
Tonnage: 16,071 GT
Length: 152.00 m (498 ft 8 in)
Beam: 23.70 m (77 ft 9 in)
Draught: 5.10 m (16 ft 9 in)
Installed power: 4 x MAK 8M32C diesels
2 x MAK 6M32 diesels
Propulsion: 2 x Controllable pitch propellers
2 x Bow thrusters
Speed: 18.5 knots
Capacity: 1,000 passengers
225 cars

Kronprins Frederik is a car ferry that operates between the Danish town of Gedser and the German city of Rostock.

History[edit]

The Kronprins Frederik was built in 1980 at the Nakskov Skibsværft in Nakskov. She entered service in April 1981 operating on the Nyborg - Korsør route.

Following the opening of the Great Belt Fixed Link in June 1997. The Kronprins Frederik and her sisters were laid up. In December 1997 the Kronprins Frederik was rebuilt and entered service on the Gedser - Rostock route.

Sisterships[edit]

The Kronprins Frederik is the third of three identical ships built for DSB. The other ships are the Dronning Ingrid and the Prins Joachim.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faktaomfartyg.se "MS Kronprins Frederik", accessed 22 April 2011