MS Viking 1

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Wasa Express ship.jpg
MS Viking 1 as the Wasa Express
History
Name: Viking 1
Operator: Viking Line (1970–1982)
Route: NaantaliMariehamnKapellskär
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, West Germany
Acquired: 19 August 1970
Identification: IMO number: 7018599
Fate: Scrapped, October 2002
General characteristics
Tonnage: 4,239 GRT
Length: 108.68 m (356 ft 7 in)
Beam: 17.24 m (56 ft 7 in)
Ice class: 1 A
Propulsion: 5,965 kW (7,999 hp)
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
Capacity:
  • 1,200 passengers
  • 260 vehicles

MS Viking 1 was a car and passenger ferry delivered to Rederi Ab Sally for use in Viking Line traffic between Naantali, Finland and Kapellskär, Sweden. She operated this route in Viking Line colours between 1970 and 1982.[1]

The Viking 1 was later known by the names Wasa Express, Khalid 1, Mecca 1, Al Hussein II, Al-Quamar Al-Saudi Al-Misri 1, Mecca 1, Al-Quamar Al-Saudi II and Fagr. As the Fagr, the ship capsized in a storm in the Red Sea on 19 April 2000. The wreck was salvaged and scrapped in October 2002.[1]

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