MS Pride of Winchester

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History
Name:
  • Viking Viscount (1975 - 1989)
  • Pride of Winchester (1989 - 1995)
  • Vitsentzos Kornaros (1995 - Present)
Owner:
  • European Ferries (1975 - 1987)
  • P&O Ferries (1987 - 1995)
  • Lasithiotiki (1995 - Present)
Port of registry:  Greece
Builder: Aalborg Værft AS
Yard number: 206
Launched: 1975
Identification: IMO number: 7358327
General characteristics
Tonnage: 6,386
Length: 128.71 m
Beam: 19.81 m
Draught: 4.53 m
Speed: 21 knots
Capacity:
  • 1,100 passengers
  • 260 cars

The MS Pride of Winchester was built in 1975 for Townsend Thoresen. Her original name was Viking Viscount. European Ferries Group was purchased by P&O and became P&O European Ferries and the ship was renamed Pride of Winchester in 1989 and remained on the Portsmouth to Cherbourg route until 1994 when she was replaced by a bigger ship, the original Pride of Le Havre.

References[edit]

  • Cowsill, Miles; Hendy, John (2007). Remembering the Thoresen Vikings: Townsend Thoresen trend setters. Ramsey, Isle of Man: Ferry Publications. ISBN 1871947731.