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Soviet cruise ship Baltika
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No: 21277   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1982   Manufacturer: NDSM Amsterdam, Netherlands   Country: Norway
Soviet cruise ship Baltika

Soviet cruise ship "Baltika" (7,494 tons gross)in Oslofjord, August 1982. She was built in 1940 by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (Netherlands Shipbuilding Company) & named "Vyasheslav Molotov" after the then Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (he of the cocktail fame, whose first name is more comomly translietered as Vyacheslav), and renamed "Baltika" after his fall from grace in 1957. She was scrapped in Pakistan in 1987
Picture added on 14 January 2013 at 09:16
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I travelled on this ship on a school trip in 1972 from Tilbury Dock London to Leningrad. Shostakovich was on board.

Added by Helen Newman on 05 August 2014.
I went on TS Baltika for a cruse around the med with my 1970 a grate ship very friendly crew and such fun really good to see the ship again!

Added by Clifford Moore on 19 February 2016.
I traveled from Tilbury to Leningrad via Copenhagen and Helsinki at Easter in 1970 or was it 1971 ? We stopped at Stockholm on the return journey.

Added by David Wainwright on 04 July 2018.
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