|Photographer:||Bob Scott [View profile]||Title:||BLENHEIM||Added:||Jun 03, 2019|
|Captured:||February 19, 1979||IMO:||7008001||Hits:||631|
|Location:||Gravesend, London, United Kingdom|
||Cruise Ships and Liners built 1961-1970|
|A cruise ship between London, Madeira and the Canary islands from September to May (also carrying Canary islands tomatoes London-bound), in summer she plied the North Sea as a ferry between Norway and the UK, Netherlands and Germany
10,427 grt; 3,370 dwt; 995 passengers; 300 cars.
Operator: Fred Olsen Lines Ltd, London. Flag: British.
Built: 1970 by Upper Clyde Shipbuilders Ltd (Clydebank Division), Clydebank, Scotland. Yard no: 744.
Propulsion: twin-screw with 2 x vee-18-cylinder, four-stroke Crossley-Pielstick 18PC2-V400 of 18,000 bhp (total) at 500 rpm. Speed: 22.5 knots.
1981-sold to Scandinavian World Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas (a company controlled by DFDS, Copenhagen, Denmark), renamed SCANDINAVIAN SEA.
1984-declared CTL after fire, sold and rebuilt, renamed VENUS VENTURE.
1986-sold/renamed DISCOVERY I
1996-declared CTL after fire (again!)
1997-sold to breakers at Alang, India, arrived 29/8
Photographed alongside Tilbury Landing Stage, where she embarked/disembarked passengers on her winter cruise services. Canary Islands tomatoes and produce were discharged upriver in Londonís West India Docks