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Name: LEDA
Type: Passenger Ferry
Launched: 03/09/1952
Completed: 04/1953
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1823
Dimensions: 6670grt, 3635nrt, 1970dwt, 436.8 x 57.2 x 30.0ft
Engines: 2 x steam turbines, 30000shp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: n/a
History:
04/1953 Det Bergenske D/S (Bergen Line), Bergen
1976 Stord Verft A/S, Bergen
1979 Kuwait Livestock Transport & Trading Ltd, Kuwait; renamed NAJLA
1981 Aspis Maritime SA, Panama
1981 Dolphin (Hellas) Shipping SA, Piraeus; renamed ALBATROS
1984 Renamed ALEGRO
1984 Renamed ALBATROS
1985 Renamed ALBATROSS
1988 Renamed BETSY ROSS
1989 Beacon Seaways Maritime Co SA, Panama; renamed AMALFI
1991 Valgas Trading Ltd, Vanuatu; renamed STAR OF VENICE
1994 Newport Shipping Co SA, Panama
1995 Star of Venice Nav SA, Panama
20/08/2001 Broken up
Comments: 1953: Placed on the Newcastle - Bergen ferry service until 1976
Accommodation for 530 x passengers
1976: Used as an accommodation ship until 1979
20/08/2001: Arrived at Aliaga for breaking by Sok Ltd


Above photo as LEDA copyright of Peter Crichton

Above photo as LEDA copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as LEDA copyright of Albert Weller

Above photo as NAJLA copyright of Svein Torske

Above photo as ALBATROS copyright of Tony Garner

Above photo as ALBATROSS courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as ALBATROSS courtesy of Photoship

Above photo as BETSY ROSS courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above photo as STAR OF VENICE copyright of Michael Green

Profile & Decks plans copyright of Shipbuilding & Shipping Record. Click HERE to enlarge

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Copy courtesy of Terry Summerson