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Photographer:Bob Scott [View profile]Title:COLUMBUS CAdded:Oct 09, 2017
Captured:June 17, 1982IMO:5197664Hits:503
Location:Gravesend, London, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1950-1960
21,514 grt; 4,368 dwt. 802 passengers.
Owner: Independent Continental Lines, Ltd, Panama; Operator: Costa Armatori SpA, Genoa, Italy.
Built: 1953 by Koninklijke Maatschappij "De Schelde", Vlissingen, Netherlands. Yard no 273.
Propulsion: twin-screw with 2 x eight-cylinder, two-stroke Burmeister & Wain 8-74VTF-160 of 18,354 bhp (total) at 115 rpm. Speed: 19 knots.
Built for Swedish America Line as KUNGSHOLM.
1965-sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen, Germany, renamed EUROPA.
1970-to Hapag-Loyd AG following merger of Hapag and Norddeutscher Lloyd.
1981-sold to Independent Continental Lines, Ltd, Panama (Costa Armatori SpA, Genoa, Italy) renamed COLUMBUS C.
1984-severely damaged 29/7 in collision with breakwater at Cadiz, Spain.
1985-towed to breakers at Barcelona, Spain, arrived 2/4.
Photo: Tilbury Landing Stage 17/6/1982
Vessel Identification
Name:Columbus C
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passenger/cargo Ship
Gross tonnage:16,317 tons
Summer DWT:4,268 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1953
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (3)

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Clive Harvey on Oct 10, 2017 12:01 (1 year ago)
I was there that day too, and again I was able to go aboard.
Bob Scott on Oct 10, 2017 10:25 (1 year ago)
Thank you, Clive. I have dug deep into my records and found that it was indeed 17th June, 1982
Clive Harvey on Oct 10, 2017 10:08 (1 year ago)
The photo was more likely to have been taken in 1982 or 83 as this shows her with her original aft deck configuration. Later, this was changed to give her a proper lido deck. I saw her alongside the Tilbury Landing Stage on the 17 June 1982, so may be this was when the picture was taken.
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