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Photographer:echobow [View profile]Title:PRINS JOACHIMAdded:Dec 01, 2015
Captured:November 27, 2015IMO:7803190Hits:1,588
Location:Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
Photo Category: Ferries
After 35 years still going strong: "Prins Joachim" enters Warnemünde sea channel from Gedser, Lolland in the afternoon of 27.11.2015.
Vessel Identification
Name:Prins Joachim
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:16,071 tons
Summer DWT:5,345 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Rostock
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1980
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (11)

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echobow on Dec 04, 2015 09:26 (4 years ago)
Hey Marcus, nice to hear from you. Thank you for your great compliment!
Indeed, it was a nice day at Warnemünde, cold but busy with ships arriving and sailing. And in the afternoon even the sun stopped by for some short hours.

Best regards to you,
Marcus-S on Dec 03, 2015 21:12 (4 years ago)
I like these old ladies. Great shot David!
I will miss this old ferries.
David, I hope you had nice hours in Warnemünde, my favourite pearl at the Baltic sea, too. :-)
best regards,
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 16:16 (4 years ago)
Thank you Peter for your very informative insertion and the subsequent subscription of the ferry's fate.

Regards, David
becky on Dec 02, 2015 12:55 (4 years ago)
You ask ,you get on Shipspotting. Well played PHa!
PHa on Dec 02, 2015 12:46 (4 years ago)
She was built by Nakskov Skibsvaerft for daily service as a railway ferry with 4 railway tracks with 500 m length for 60 railcars on the route Korsør - Nyborg between the danish islands Fyn (ger.: Fünen) (Nyborg) und Sjælland (ger.: Seeland) (Korsør). Plus 180 cars and 2.200 passengers. Front part of the ferry is owed to the special danish harbour conditions at Korsør - Nyborg. In 1997 the new Storebæltsbroen was opened and PRINS JOACHIM was uplaid. After rebuilding at Fredericia Værft in 2000, the railtracks where removed and vsl changed into Gedser-Rostock service. In 2004 a second rebuilt took place at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss with new diesels. Hope this may clarify some questions. Regards Peter
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 11:28 (4 years ago)
Hi Denis & Ralph, thank you too for your interesting comments, myself I have no clue about the particular purpose of this bow design.

Best regards to you,
echobow on Dec 02, 2015 11:22 (4 years ago)
Thank you Clyde & Brett for your nice compliments! Warnemünde is a truly interesting seaport at the Baltic Sea, always worth a visit!

Hope, you're doing fine,
Kind regards, David
rd77 on Dec 02, 2015 10:11 (4 years ago)
I never found out the reason for this odd design, although I suspect it could have had something to do with restrictions caused by the width of the linkspan or something to that effect.
Brett Bachmann on Dec 02, 2015 06:16 (4 years ago)
Ugly, strong duckling ;) nice photo @echobow !
Clyde Dickens on Dec 01, 2015 19:59 (4 years ago)
Now that's a shot with character! Excellent composition, angle that shows "interesting" design, and a ship earning her living at 35 years of age.

Well done David
Dеnis on Dec 01, 2015 18:55 (4 years ago)
Somehow I think the hull & superstructure don't belong to each other here to make this a complete ship...
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