MS Pride of Telemark

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Name: Stena Jutlandica (1983-1996)
Stena Empereur (1996-1998)
P&OSL Provence (1998-2002)
PO Provence (2002-2003)
Pride of Provence (2003-2004)
Alkmini A (2004)
Pride of Telemark (2005-Present)
Owner: Stena Line (1983-1998)
P&O Stena Line (1998-2002)
P&O Ferries (2002-2004)
GA ferries (2004-Present)
Operator: Stena Line (1983-1998)
P&O Stena Line (1998-2002)
P&O Ferries (2002-2004)
Kystlink (2005-Present)
Launched: 1983
Out of service: 2007
Identification: IMO number: 7907257
General characteristics
Tonnage: 28,559 gross register tons (GRT)
Length: 156.2 m (512.5 ft)
Beam: 28.4 m (93.2 ft)
Speed: 19 kn (35.2 km/h)
Capacity: 2,204 passengers
550 cars

The MS Pride of Telemark is a ferry which previously sailed between Dover and Calais for P&O Ferries.


Built at Chantiers de France, Dunkerque and completed in 1983 as the Stena Jutlandica she sailed for Stena Line between Göteborg and Frederikshavn until 1996 when she was replaced by a new ferry of the same name. She was transferred to Stena Line's UK operation for service between Dover and Calais. Prior to entering service on this route she was refitted to allow vehicles to enter her upper vehicle deck through the bow and stern. During this refit she was renamed Stena Empereur. When P&O European Ferries and Stena Line's Dover-Calais operations merged she kept her Stena name for a short time before being renamed P&OSL Provence in 1998. When P&O bought Stena Line's share of P&O Stena Line in 2002 the P&OSL Provence briefly carried the name PO Provence before being repainted in the new P&O Ferries livery and becoming the Pride of Provence in 2003. In late 2004 she was withdrawn from service and laid up for sale as part of a business review. She was sold to GA Ferries of Greece and became the Alkmini A. Despite undergoing a refit for GA Ferries she never entered service with them but was instead chartered to Kystlink of Norway. She is now named Pride of Telemark. In 2007, she collided with the harbour at Langesund. She has been out of service since. [citation needed]

Routes Served

Göteborg-Frederikshavn. Stena Line 1983-1996

Dover-Calais. Stena Line 1996-1998

Dover-Calais. P&O Stena Line 1998-2002

Dover-Calais. P&O Ferries 2002-2004

Langesund-Strömstad. Kystlink 2005 - 2007

Langesund-Strömstad. Kystlink 2006 - 2007


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