Princess Selandia

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Princess Selandia berthed in Buccleuch Dock, Barrow-in-Furness
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Name: MF Dronning Ingrid
Namesake: Queen Ingrid
Owner: Dansk Statsbaner (DSB), the Danish State Railroad
Route: Korsør - Nyborg
Builder: Helsingor Jernskibs og Maskinbyggeri, Helsingør, Denmark
Yard number: 302[1]
Launched: 24 November 1950
Completed: April 1951
In service: April 1951
Out of service: 1985
Identification: IMO number: 5093959[1]
Callsign OXUA
Fate: moored as restaurant and nightclub in Barrow
General characteristics
Class and type: Ferry
Tonnage: 924 DWT; 3,046 GRT
Length: 362 feet (110.3 m)
Beam: 58 feet (17.7 m)
Draft: 15 feet (4.6 m)
Installed power: 2 x B&W 650-VF-90 diesels, 4,410 bhp
Speed: 17 knots
Capacity: 1,500 passengers

Princess Selandia is a former Danish ferry which had a long career on the Storebaelt and the Baltic Sea. She is now a restaurant and nightclub ship, moored in Barrow-in-Furness, England.

Built for the Danish State Railroad, Dansk Statsbaner (DSB), she began service as Dronning Ingrid on the Korsør - Nyborg route in April 1951.[2] Several changes of Danish inter-island and Danish-Germany routes ensued. She had to give up her Royal title in August 1979 and took the name Sjaelland or Selandia in 1979. Portraits of the Danish Royal Family remained in the state cabin on board. [3] For a time she plied between Malmö, Sweden and Kopenhamn.

In 1985 she was sold to Danish Radio and TV as a studio and used as the setting for Denmark’s TV series "Berth 114".[4]

In 1988 she became a museum and restaurant ship and was sold to English interests in April 2002, being moved to Tilbury, England and renamed Selandia. Following purchase by Rick Lucas in June 2004, she was sailed from Tilbury to Barrow-in-Furness for a £2 million, nine-month refurbishment. The whole freight deck, which once carried trains to and from Sweden, was converted to “The Blue Lagoon” - a 2500-capacity nightclub.[4] Now permanently berthed on the Town Quay, Buccleuch Dock, Princess Selandia also has an a la carte restaurant, casino and beer garden.[2]


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Coordinates: 54°06′30″N 3°13′35″W / 54.1083°N 3.2264°W / 54.1083; -3.2264