Stena Jutlandica approaching Gothenburg
This is the first Stena Jutlandica, on her way into Gothenburg from Fredrikshavn, Denmark.
She was built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia, one of four similar ships delivered to Stena Line between 1972-74. Stena Jutlandica and Stena Danica carried 1800 passengers with 105 berths on the shorter Göteborg-Frederikshavn route, whilst Stena Olympica and Stena Scandinavica carried 1500 passengers with 870 berths on the longer Göteborg-Kiel route. The former pair were later enlarged with the addition of a second full-height trailer deck, whereas the the latter pair were stretched with new centre sections.
Stena Jutlandica entered service with Stena Line in 1973 between Göteborg and Frederikshavn. In 1976-77, a second full height car deck was added, after which she returned to the Göteborg-Frederikshavn route. In 1983, Stena Jutlandica was chartered to CN Marine, Montreal, Canada, as the Jutlandica, for a service between North Sydney and Port Aux Basques. She was sold to CN Marine the following year, and was renamed Bluenose for the Yarmouth to Bar Harbour route. In 1987, ownership passed to Marine Atlantic. Bluenose's last day in traffic with Marine Atlantic was on 15 January 1997, after which she was laid up. In April 1997, Bluenose was taken over by Bay Ferries and returned to service on her previous Yarmouth to Bar Harbour route. Bluenose ceased operation with Bay Ferries in December of the same year, and she was laid up again under the name Hull 309. In 1999 she was sold to Europa Ferries and entered service between Algeciras and Tangier as the Euroferries Atlantica.
Dimensions: 125m x 22m x 5m
Grt/Dwt: 6333/2134 tons
Machinery: Lindholmen/Pielstick 18PC2V diesels
Power: 18,000 kW
Speed: 22.0 knots
Picture added on 25 February 2008