MS Stena Baltica
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1986-2002: Koningin Beatrix|
2002-present: Stena Baltica
1986-1989: Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland|
1989-1997: Stena Line Holland BV
1997-present: Stena Line
|Port of registry:||
1986—1997: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands|
1997—2002: London, United Kingdom
2002-present: Nassau, Bahamas
|Route:||Karlskrona - Gdynia|
|Builder:||Van der Giessen de Noord, Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands|
|Laid down:||5 January 1985|
|Launched:||9 November 1985|
|Christened:||9 November 1985 by Beatrix of the Netherlands|
|Acquired:||22 April 1986|
|Maiden voyage:||April 1986|
|Tonnage:||31,910 GT (gross tonnage)|
|Length:||164.61 m (540.1 ft)|
|Installed power:||4 x MAN 8L 40/45|
She entered service the same year, sailing between Harwich and the Hoek van Holland for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V (S.M.Z.), as MS Koningin Beatrix. In 1989 Stena Line BV took over the route. She remained on that route until 1997 when she was transferred to the Fishguard - Rosslare service, following the arrival of Template:HSC at Harwich.
She remained on the Fishguard Service until 2002, when she was replaced by MS Stena Europe, whom she had previously operated alongside with on the Harwich - Hoek van Holland Service.
In 2003, she was renamed MS Stena Baltica and deployed on the route she operates at present. In 2005 she was rebuilt to reduce her passenger capacity and carry more freight.
- Asklander, Micke. "M/S Koningin Beatrix (1986)". Fakta om Fartyg. http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/koningin_beatrix_1986.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-29.