MS Shota Rustaveli

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For other ships with the same name, see SS Shota Rustavelli.
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Passenger ship Shota Rustaveli in Yalta in 1968
  • 1968–2000: Shota Rustaveli
  • 2000–2003: Assedo[1]
Port of registry:
Builder: Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany[1]
Yard number: 128[1]
Launched: 29 December 1966[1]
Acquired: 30 June 1968[1]
In service: 1968[1]
Out of service: 2003[1]
Fate: Scrapped in Alang, India, in 2003[1]
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Ivan Franko-class passenger ship
Displacement: 13,010 tons[3]
Length: 175.77 m (576 ft 8 in)[1]
Beam: 23.55 m (77 ft 3 in)[1]
Draught: 8.10 m (26 ft 7 in)[1]
Depth: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)[3]
Installed power:
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)[1]
Capacity: 750 passengers[1]
Crew: 347[3]

MS Shota Rustaveli was a cruise ship, built in 1968 by V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany for the Soviet Union's Black Sea Shipping Company and named after the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. After the fall of the Soviet Union she was handed to Ukraine. In 2000 she was sold to Kaalbye Group and renamed MS Assedo. In 2003 she was scrapped at Alang, India.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Asklander, Micke. "M/S Shota Rustaveli (1968)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ equasis
  3. ^ a b c d "Shota Rustaveli". The Soviet Fleet. Retrieved 2009-02-05.