ASTORIA - Nassau, Bahamas       Call sign - C6SI2     IMO number - 8000214
Owner - Transocean Tours, Germany (Astoria Shipping Ltd.)

Location - Photographed while underway in the Kiel Canal in Germany     Photograph Date - August 2002    
Photographer - Malte Schwarz     Added to archive - 23 Apr 2003     Last updated - 23 Apr 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - October 1979
  Keel laid - May 1980
  Launched - December 1980
  Delivered - December 1981
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  (a) Astor - East Germany (1985)
  (b) Arkona - Germany (1997)
  (c) Arkona - Liberia (2/2002)
  (d) Astoria - Liberia

  As of April 2003 Astoria was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger ship
  Gross tonnage - 18,591
  Net tonnage - 6,719
  Deadweight tonnage - 3,245
  L.O.A. - 164.35 meters
  L.B.P. - 140.01 meters
  Width overall - 22.89 meters
  Width moulded - 22.61 meters
  Draught - 6.101 meters
  Depth - 16.06 meters
  Number of cabins - 304
  Number of passengers - 560

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG
  Country - Hamburg, Germany
  Hull number - 165
  Engine builder - Maschinenbau Augsburg-Nuernberg (MAN)
  Country - Augsburg, Germany
  Number of engines - 4
  Engines - MAN 6L40/45 6-cyl diesels
  Fuel - Heavy fuel oil & diesel oil
  Horsepower - 13,198 bhp (9,708 kW)
  Speed - 18 knots
  Propeller - 2 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 ?hp
  Steering gear - Standard rudders
  Ice strengthened to Lloyd's 100A1

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


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Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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