PRIDE OF PROVENCE - London, England       Call sign - MWYB4     IMO number - 7907257
Owner - P&O Ferries (Invicta) Ltd., England     Operator/Manager - P&O Ferries Ltd., England

Location - Photographed while she was underway in the English Channel between England and France      Photograph Date - 17 May 2003
Photographer - Douglas Cromby    Added to archive - 7 Jan 2004     Last updated - 7 Jan 2004

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - April 1979
  Keel laid - unknown
  Launched - December 1980
  Delivered - March 1983
  Construction cost - $36,509 million (US)

  (a) Stena Jutlandica - Sweden (1996)
  (b) Stena Empereur - England (1999)
  (c) P&OSL Provence - England (15 Oct 2002)
  (d) PO Provence - England (Feb 2003)
  (e) Pride of Provence - England

  As of January 2004 Pride of Provence was still in service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger & vehicle ferry
  Gross tonnage - 28,559
  Net tonnage - 8,568
  Deadweight tonnage - 2,950
  L.O.A. - 154.90 meters (507'9")
  L.B.P. - 133.03 meters (436'10")
  Width overall - 28.48 meters (93'4")
  Width moulded - 28.01 meters (91'10")
  Draught - 6.317 meters (20'8.5")
  Depth - 13.62 meters (44'8")
  Loading doors - 1 bow & 2 stern
  Loading ramps - 1 bow & 2 stern
  Side ramps - 2 (port side for and aft)
  Bow ramp length - 11.6 meters or 38'0"
  Bow ramp width - 7.0 meters or 22'11.5"
  Side ramp dimensions - unknown
  Length of stern ramps - 10.03 meters or 32'10.5"
  Width of stern ramps - 9.63 meters or 31'7"
  Maximum vehicle width - 5 meters + (16'5")
  Maximum vehicle height - 4.73 meters (15'6")
  Total length of lanes - 1,640 meters (5,375'11")
  Automobile capacity - 550
  Trailer capacity - 82
  Passenger capacity - 2,036
  Number of passenger cabins - 41
  Number of passenger berths - 86
  Her hull is strengthened for light ice navigation

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Chantiers du Nord et de la Mediterranee
  Country - Dunkeque, France
  Hull number - 310
  Engine builder - Cie. de Construction Mec. Sulzer CCM
  Country - Mantes, France
  Number of engines - 4
  Engine type - Sulzer (model 12ZV40/48) 12-cyl diesels
  Horsepower - 34,800 bhp or 25,597 kW
  Fuel - Diesel oil & Heavy fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - unknown
  Heavy fuel oil - unknown
  Rate of consumption - 60 tonnes/day
  Speed - 21.0 knots
  Propellers - 2 variable pitch
  Steering gear - 1 standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 2 (? hp)
  Generators - 5 x 910kW 380V 50Hz a.c.

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..


** In 1996 sometime Stena Jutlandica underwent some kind of conversion and apparently re-entered service as Stena Empereur. If anyone knows more about this conversion and would like to contribute to this page please Email me.


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