D.F.D.S. (Det Forenede Dampskibs Selskap),
Copenhagen, Denmark.

m.passenger/ferry

KING OF SCANDINAVIA

Off.no: ? Build: 1974 Shipyard: OY Wartsila AB, Turku, Finland. # 1214
Dwt: 1.600 Grt: 8.735 Nrt: 4.401
Passenger: ? Knots:  23 Dim:  152,41 x 20,05 x 12,93 m. Draft: 5,620 m.
28/9 1973: Launched.
10/5 1974: Delivered as PRINSESSAN BIRGITTA to Rederi AB Ragne, Vastervik (43,5%) / Rederi AB Goteborg - Frederikshavn Linjen (43,5%), Goteborg, Barkman & Co,(12%), Rederi AB Ostenia (1%). 16/5 1974:
In traffic for Sessan Linjens between Goteborg - Travemünde.
25/5 1977: Sold to Rederi AB Goteborg-Frederikshavn Linjen, Goteborg. (Sessan Linjen).
Febr.1981: Sold to Stena AB, Goteborg.
14/9 1981: In Stena Lines traffic between Goteborg - Kiel.
10/5 1982: Renamed STENA SCANDINAVICA.
1982 11. Sold to Sessanlinjen AB, Goteborg, Sweden. (Stena AB).
1984 12. Rebuild with more passengercabins.
1985 08. Sold to GFL Holding AB, Goteborg, Sweden. (Stena AB).
1986. Transferred to Rederi AB Goteborgs-Frederikshavns Linjen, Goteborg, Sweden. (Stena AB).
1986 08. Sold to Stena AB, Goteborg, Sweden.
1987 06. On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A.(Cotunav) Tunisien. In traffic Tunis - Genua.
1987 11. Renamed SCANDINAVICA.
1987 12. Laid up.
1988.06.25 - 1988.09.16. On T/C to Sealink British Ferries, U.K. In traffic Dover - Calais, and as night ferry Dover - Zeebrugge. 1988 10. Laid up in Dunkerque.
1988 11. Sold to Stena Shipping Line, Nassau, Bahamas.
1989.05.15. On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A.(Cotunav) Tunisien. Renamed TAREK L. In traffic Tunis - Genua/ Marseille.
1989 10. Returned to Stena Shipping Line, Bahamas, renamed SCANDINAVICA.
1989.11.15. Sold to Scandinavica Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas. Arrived Kristiansands M.V., Kristiansand, Norway for rebuilding.
1990 03. Sold to Norway Line Invest K/S, Bergen, Norway. Renamed VENUS.
1990 10 14. Registered for Color Line A/S, Oslo, Norway.
1994 08. Sold to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1994 09 04. Transferred to DFDS A/S, Esbjerg, Denmark. Renamed KING OF SCANDINAVIA.
1997.07.10. On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genua/ Marseille.
1997.09.24. - 1997.09.28. On T/C to Ministry of Defense, U.K.
1998.05.10 - 1998.09.09. On T/C to Compangnie Tunisienne de Navigation S.A. (Cotunav) Tunisia. In traffic Tunis - Genua/ Marseille.
2001.07.01-2001.10. On T/C to Cotunav, for traffic between Tunis - Genua/ Marseille.
2001.10.05 - 2001.11.29. On T/C to Bornholmstrafikken, Ronne, Denmark. In traffic Copenhagen - Rĝnne.
2001.11.29. Laid up in Copenhagen.
2002.02.22. On T/C to NATO, Departured Copenhagen for traffic between Kalundborg - Szczecin with military personal, later laid up in Szczecin as a accomodation ship.
2002.03. Sold to Turkish Marmara Lines, Istanbul, Turkiet (registered for Reca Marmara Nakliyat Deenizcilik, Istanbul, Turkey)2002 04. Taken over by Turkish Marmara Lines and renamed CESME.
2002 05 02. Departured Copenhagen.
2002 05 11. In traffic Cesme - Brindisi - Ancona.