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Ivan Franco

Postby shipstamps » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:05 pm

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The Ivan Franko was the first of six 20-knot liners of 19,860 gross tons to be built to Soviet order by V.E.B. Matthias-Thesen Werft, at Wismar in 1964. Dimensions of the ship are 576 ft. 5 in. x 77 ft. 4 in. x 26 ft. 2 in. draft. Primarily intended for pleasure cruising, the class are suitable for liner service, with one class of passengers. SG E1413
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Re: Ivan Franco

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:22 pm

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Built in 1963-'65 by V.E.B. Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, #125, for the Baltic Sea Shipping Co.
Passengership of the 'Poet' class, Gt:19,861(1974 Gt:20,064) Loa:176.10m.(578') B:23,70m. (77') draft:8,10m. (26.6') 7 cyl. Sulzer/Werkspoor diesel:21,000 bhp. 2 screws, 20 kn. pass:750 in 1 class, crew:220.
Early 1997 laid up, sold to Polluks Shipping, Kingstown, St. Vincent, renamed in FRANK.
Arrived on July 21 1997 at Alang and she was soon beached and broken up.
DDR 1971, 10 pf. StG.E1413, Russia 1968, 6 K. StG.3600) Internet.
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