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Photographer:Manxships [View profile]Title:Ben My ChreeAdded:May 02, 2005
Photo Category: Ferries
Ben-My-Chree arrives at Douglas, same hull as Hammerodde/Dueodde, but can't say the same for the superstructure!
Vessel Identification
Name:Ben My Chree
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/passenger Ship
Gross tonnage:12,747 tons
Summer DWT:4,168 tons
Length:125 m
Beam:28 m
Draught:5 m

Additional Information
Home port:Douglas (isle Of Man)
Class society:Lloyd's Shipping Register
Build year:1998
AIS Information
Last known position:
53°58’18.6” N, 3°41’19.8” W
Speed, course (heading):
17.7kts, 105° (103°)
Arrival:19th Oct 2016
11:15:33 UTC
Last update:
59 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2016 June 3rd, 12:30:20 UTCLiverpool
2016 April 12th, 12:00:13 UTCBirkenhead
2016 April 1st, 11:20:59 UTCHeysham
2016 April 1st, 05:05:11 UTCDouglas
2016 March 23rd, 12:15:50 UTCHeysham
2016 March 23rd, 05:25:03 UTCDouglas
2016 March 20th, 23:10:15 UTCHeysham
2016 March 13th, 12:00:01 UTCBirkenhead
2016 March 12th, 17:45:58 UTCDouglas
2016 March 9th, 23:30:51 UTCHeysham
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Photo Comments (4)

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Manxships on May 08, 2005 12:38 (11 years ago)
Sorry for the late reply.

The Hammerodde and Dueodde were based on the Design of the Ben-My-Chree because of the high RoRo Capcity for the size. The hulls are exactly the same except for the fendering, having seen interior photos of the car deck they are identical. The difference is in the Superstructure. The new ships are more similar to the Commodore Clipper here, having one extra deck. They have extended Cabin/Pax area on the upper decks, the Ben only got the extra pax accomodation on the one deck during her rebuild last year. The Ben's Windows also appear to give a better forward view, with the larger windows.

I suppose the best way to compare would be to go to fakta and look at all the photographs.

As for internals, The only similarity would be in the forward lower bay area, they are similar, only the new ones have a bit more depth. The rest of the accomidation is almost completely different, though the food area is in the same place.

The Ben's Pax capacity is about 600 now, as she has had extra Liferafts fitted to cope with the TT, so a bit of a difference over the 400 of the new ships.

Hope that helps 8-)

Tim Vogel on May 04, 2005 13:33 (11 years ago)
Hi Alex,

can you explain what the difference is between Ben-My-Chree and the new Bornholm Ferries?

Kent Malo on May 02, 2005 18:51 (11 years ago)
Faring much better weather in this photo, the stomaches are not heaving on this one. :-P
Lanaud on May 02, 2005 17:01 (11 years ago)
Calmer waters here than on your other stormy photo. Nice shot.
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