MS European Gateway

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Penelope (ship, 1975).jpg
Penelope in 2009
History
Name:
  • Penelope (2005-2013)
  • Penelope A (1999-2005)
  • Rostock-Link (1992-1999)
  • Travemünde-Link (1988-1992)
  • Travemünde-Link I (1988)
  • Flavia (1982-1988)
  • European Gateway (1975-1982)
  • European Express (1975) [1]
Owner:
Operator:
Port of registry: Piraeus, Greece[1]
Builder: Schichau-Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany[1]
Yard number: 2256[1]
Launched: 1975[1]
In service: 1975[1]
Identification: IMO number: 7400261[1]
General characteristics
Tonnage:
  • 3,335 GT (1975-1980)
  • 4,236 GT (1980-1984)
  • 11,335 GT (1984-Present)
Length:
  • 117.76 m (386 ft 4 in) (1975-1980)
  • 133.46 m (437 ft 10 in) (1980-Present)
Beam: 20.27 m (66 ft 6 in)
Draft: 5.81 m (19 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 * Stork Werkspoor 9TM410RR
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Capacity:
  • Passengers
  • 132 (1975-1980)
  • 326 (1980-1984)
  • 1,100 (1984-Present)
  • Cars - 400

MS European Gateway is a roll-on roll-off (RORO) car and passenger ferry built in 1975, originally owned and operated by Townsend Thoresen. On 19 December 1982, she capsized following a collision with Speedlink Vanguard off Harwich, settling on a sandbank. She was subsequently refloated and repaired and served the Greek Islands as Penelope, until 2013 when she was scrapped at the Port of Piraeus.[2]

Sister Ships[edit]

The European Gateway has three sister ships:

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