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Photographer:Arnes [View profile]Title:VOLKERFREUNDSCHAFTAdded:May 01, 2008
Photo Category: Passenger Vessels
This East-German vessel was one of the first vessels I photographed, seen here in 1965 just south of Måløy, Norway. Built in Gothenburg in 1948 as Swedish STOCKHOLM, she is famous for her collision with ANDREA DORIA outside New York in july 1956. She is still trading,now heavy rebuilt as cruise-vessel ATHENA.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Athena (Until 2013 Sep)
- Caribe (Until 2005 Jan)
- Valtur Prima (Until 2003 Nov)
- Italia Prima (Until 2000 Apr)
- Italia I (Until 1993 Aug)
- Fridtjof Nansen (Until 1993)
- Volkerfreundschaft (Until 1985)
- Stockholm (Until 1960)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:16,144 tons
Summer DWT:2,020 tons
Length:160 m
Beam:21 m
Draught:7.6 m

Additional Information
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
Build year:1948
AIS Information
Last known position:
51°58’23.36” N, 1°50’29.92” E
Speed, course (heading):
15.0kts, 15° (15°)
Arrival:23rd Apr 2018
07:15:51 UTC
Last update:
55 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 November 8th, 08:00:03 UTCLisbon
2018 April 23rd, 07:15:51 UTCKirkwall
2018 April 20th, 02:00:44 UTCTilbury
2018 April 19th, 23:45:45 UTCBrunsbuttel Lock
2018 April 19th, 15:00:47 UTCKiel Pilot
2018 April 18th, 05:00:51 UTCGdansk
2018 April 16th, 07:30:43 UTCVisby
2018 April 15th, 07:00:45 UTCRonne
2018 April 14th, 11:30:43 UTCWismar
2018 April 14th, 04:30:19 UTCHoltenau Lock
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Photo Comments (7)

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Emmanuel.L on May 12, 2015 03:04 (2 years ago)
And the smallest one?....... the super yacht A.
csaba on May 12, 2015 03:00 (2 years ago)
Well...not quite if you spell the DDR out: "Fliegerkosmonaut der Deutche Democratische Republic Siegmund Jähn". But I guess even they figured that it would sound a bit nuts :-)
Patrick Hill on May 11, 2015 21:17 (2 years ago)
Beaten by "Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon PVC"
Michael Brinkmann on May 11, 2015 20:59 (2 years ago)
Guess the longest ship mame came from the same 'Company': "Fliegerkosmonaut der DDR Siegmund Jähn".
Jacob Blondahl on Jun 11, 2005 03:54 (12 years ago)
Click on the search column here and you will find some photos of her on May 11th of this year as the Athena, in Helsinki. She looks beautifull!

Jacob :-)
Arnes on May 27, 2005 23:52 (12 years ago)
Thanks for the comments,Kent. Yes many things can happen after repair-work at a shipyard.I have once experienced that it came saltwater out of all the fresh-water taps.The cook had to throw away the soup that day.
I was only a kid when I took this photo, but I can remember VÖLKERFREUNDSCHAFT as a regular visitor to Norway during the 60's.
As an extra history,I can also mention that this vessel had big problems in Norway because crewmembers jumped over the side when transiting Norwegian fjords,and swam ashore and asked to be refugees.
kind regards,
Kent Malo on May 27, 2005 23:24 (12 years ago)
I remember the Stockholm coming into Halifax after her repairs in 1956,they were making the dock let the starboard anchor go the chain parted in a big cloud of dust it shot straight up in the air and down the hawse pipe into the water with the surprised anchor crew looking over the side, I was sitting on the stern of a Canadian frigate at the time watching the Stockholm arriving in Halifax Nova Scotia.
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