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Name: COPENHAGEN
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 20/12/1972
Completed: 05/1974
Builder: Vickers Ltd
Yard: Barrow in Furness
Yard Number: 1085
Dimensions: 13758grt, 6920nrt, 117.02 x 21.49 x 12.91metres
Engines: 2 x Vee oil engines, 4SA, 2 x 8cyl (400 x 460mm), 16000bhp
Engines by: Crossley Premier Engines Ltd, Manchester
Propulsion: 2 x Screws (controllable pitch), 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
05/1974 Vickers Ltd, Barrow in Furness
05/1975 USSR - Black Sea Shipping Co, Odessa; renamed ODESSA
1999 Renamed ODESSA I
2001 Renamed ODESSA
2007 Renamed SYDNEY
19/01/2007 Broken up
Comments: Ordered by S Nordline of Copenhagen, intended name PRINS HENRIK AF DANMARK
02/1971: Work stopped because the buyer hit cash problems
11/1971: Work restarted and she launched without a name or a ceremony
Completion sub-contracted to Swan Hunter due to heavy MOD workload
04/1973: Towed to the Tyne for completion at the Neptune Yard
05/1974: Returned to Barrow & laid up while Vickers found a buyer
1995: Arrested at Naples and subsequently laid up for 7 years
2002: Laid up at Odessa awaiting modernisation. Not carried out.
19/01/2007: Broken up at Alang


In tow to the Tyne by ALFRED & CROSBY. Photo copyright of SkyFotos Ltd

Above photo dated 21/04/1973 copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo, running trials in 04/1974, courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo dated 05/1974 copyright of Pater Crichton

Above photo as ODESSA dated 02/08/1986 copyright of Mike Ridgard

Above photo as ODESSA dated 22/05/1998 copyright of Mike Ridgard