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Photographer:John Latter [View profile]Title:SPIRIT OF BRITAINAdded:Jan 21, 2011
Captured:January 20, 2011IMO:9524231Hits:1,742
Location:Dover, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Ferries
The MS Spirit of Britain super-ferry arrived in Dover Harbour from her shipbuilders in Finland just after 11 am on Sunday, 9th of January, 2011.

The above view of the super-ferry, from a vantage point near the Victorian Coastguard Cottages at Broadlees Bottom on the White Cliffs of Dover, was taken 11 days after later on the morning of Thursday, 20th of January, with the ship due to start service on the Dover to Calais route the following day.

The Spirit of Britain is shown berthed at Ferry Terminal 6 (FT6) in the Eastern Docks with the Southern Breakwater towards top-right and the Eastern Arm pier just above the top left-hand corner of the "Dover 6" sign. The Eastern Entrance to Dover Harbour from the English Channel lies between the two.

Ship's Details (1):

Name: Spirit of Britain
Operator: P&O Ferries
Port of registry: Dover, United Kingdom
Route: Dover-Calais
Builder: STX Europe, Rauma, Finland
Yard number: 1367
Launched: 8 June 2010
Status: Completed

General characteristics (1) (2):

Tonnage: 49,000 tonnes
Length: 213 m (698.8 ft)
Beam: 31.4 m (103.0 ft)
Draft: 6.5 m (21.3 ft)
Installed power: 4 x MAN 7L 48/60 Diesels
Propulsion: 2 x controllable pitch propellers
3 x Bow thrusters
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h)
Capacity: 2,000 passengers, 650 vehicles
Call Sign: 2DXD4
IMO: 9524231
MMSI: 235082716

More info on the original MS Spirit of Britain berthed in the Eastern Docks at Night, Dover Harbour webpage.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Vessel Identification
Name:Spirit Of Britain
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:47,592 tons
Summer DWT:9,500 tons
Length:213 m
Beam:32 m
Draught:6 m

Additional Information
Home port:Dover
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:2011
AIS Information
Last known position:
50°58’2.97” N, 1°51’25.33” E
Speed, course (heading):
000.5kts, 118° (107°)
Arrival:18th Jun 2018
22:30:38 UTC
Last update:
4 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 December 1st, 06:00:26 UTCDover
2018 June 18th, 22:30:38 UTCDover
2018 January 1st, 00:00:47 UTCDov>rotterdam
2018 January 1st, 00:00:26 UTCDovcaldov
2018 January 1st, 00:00:13 UTCDovcaldov
2016 December 27th, 08:00:21 UTCVlissingen
2016 December 23rd, 15:00:37 UTCDover
2016 January 31st, 00:00:54 UTCDover Calais Dover
2016 January 15th, 13:00:55 UTCDover
2015 February 8th, 01:30:57 UTCDover
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