MS Norbank

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MS Norbank
Name: Norbank
  • Nedlloyd (1993 - 1996)
  • P&O North Sea Ferries (1996 Onwards)
  • North Sea Ferries (1993 - 1997)
  • P&O North Sea Ferries (1997 - 2002)
  • P&O Irish Sea (2002 - 2010)
  • P&O Ferries (2010 Onwards)
Port of registry: Rotterdam Netherlands
Route: Liverpool - Dublin
Builder: Van der Giessen-de Noord NV, The Netherlands
Yard number: 961
Launched: 5 June 1993
Maiden voyage: 31 October 1993
Status: In service
General characteristics
Displacement: 17,464 GT
Length: 166.77 metres (547.1 ft)
Beam: 23.4 metres (77 ft)
Draft: 5.8 metres (19 ft)
Installed power: 4x Sulzer
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph)
Capacity: 114 berths

MS Norbank is a ro-ro freight vessel that is owned and operated by the British ferry company Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. She was built by Van Der Giessen-de Noord N.V., Netherlands in 1993.[2]

Ship's History[edit]

The ship was launched as the MS Norbank in 1993 and was delivered by October 1993 to Nordzee Verdi Stone BV in The Netherlands and started operating between Hull and Rotterdam for North Sea Ferries. She was chartered to P&O Group in January 1997 and remained on the Rotterdam route where she then transferred to the Felixstowe to Rotterdam route, before going to the Irish Sea to start operating for P&O Irish Sea between Liverpool and Dublin. After P&O Irish Sea was renamed she transferred to P&O Ferries and remained on the Irish Sea where she still remains.

Sister ships[edit]


  1. ^ "Norbank". Shipspotting. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "M/F Norbank". The ferry site. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 

MS Norbank - MidShip Photos