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Photographer:Tony Martin [View profile]Title:SAGAFJORDAdded:Jul 19, 2014
Location:Sydney, Australia
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1961-1970
Entering Sydney Harbour, passing South Head. Photo taken early 1980's.
Vessel Identification
Name:Saga Rose
Former name(s):
- Gripsholm (Until 1997 May)
- Sagafjord (Until 1996 Jul)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:24,528 tons
Summer DWT:6,353 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1965
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (9)

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Captain Graham on Aug 14, 2014 09:27 (4 years ago)
Great shot of a grand old liner.
Tony Martin on Jul 29, 2014 07:28 (4 years ago)
CG and Trygve many thanks for your comments, Especially Trygve "the elegant way she cut through the sea" Cheers
Trygve Eriksen on Jul 28, 2014 10:27 (4 years ago)
Very nice picture and a beautiful ship, even though I as a Norwegian think of her in the Norwegian America Lines days. I see she has some speed, but her bow cuts the sea in an elegant way, without making unnessesary waves. This is great.
Tony Martin on Jul 21, 2014 07:56 (4 years ago)
Thank you Clyde, during the 80's this was my favourite location to photograph ships.
Clyde Dickens on Jul 19, 2014 22:49 (4 years ago)
Tony, That's an excellent shot from North Head including the placement of the Macquarie Lighthouse
Clive Harvey on Jul 19, 2014 22:21 (4 years ago)
Tony, quite apart from the funnel colours yes, she was a great-looking ship. I went aboard her once when she was still with Norwegian America Line, before they had added the top deck structures, then several years later I sailed aboard her twice on world cruise segments when she was Saga Rose. She was one of the finest ships on which I have ever sailed.
Tony Martin on Jul 19, 2014 22:12 (4 years ago)
Thanks Clive and Mr.DOT. Cunard funnel colour red certainly stands out. To me she was always a great looking ship.
Clive Harvey on Jul 19, 2014 08:40 (4 years ago)
Yes Mr. DOT I agree, there was something not quite right about the Cunard funnel colours on Sagafjord. The overall shape of the funnel was far more suited to being painted in a pale colour; the black top appears to compress the funnel and the two black bands are not in line with the black top - so the whole combination looks awkward. Obviously, had those bands been in line with the black top then there would have been the vents in the forward part of the funnel to contend with, even so it was still an unsatisfactory way of painting the funnel. Still, I'd put up with that if we could have her back again.
Mr. DOT on Jul 19, 2014 07:21 (4 years ago)
somehow she didn't look rite in that livery, but a nice pic, but upper deck hardly looks as horific as today's epec monstrocities! mrdot.
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