A/S Grenaa - Hundested Færgefart,
Grenaa, Denmark

 

m/f  MARSK STIG

Off.no / IMO: ? / ? Build: 1940 Shipyard: Aalborg Skipsvaerft A/S Aalborg, Denmark. # 65.
Dwt: 375 Grt: 1.217 Nrt: 485
Speed: 16 knots   Dim: 70,02 x 11,54 x ? m. Draft: 4,000 m.
2/8 1939: Keel laid.
14/3 1940: Launched.
8/5 1940: Delivered to A/S Grenaa-Hundested Færgefart, Grenaa, Denmark, as MAERSK STIG. Laid up as a hotell-ship in Grenaa beacuse of WW II.
10/4 1942: Requisited by Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine, Kiel
and put under German flag.
8/7 1942: Trials between Sassnitz - Trelleborg.
1/9 1942: In traffic Gedser - Warnemünde for  the German Navy.
March 1943: In traffic for Reederi Rudolf Chr. Gribel, Stettin.
July 1943: When in Warnemünde damaged during an air attack. Towed to Neptun Werft, Rostock for repair.
23/6 1944: Capsized in Helsinki, Finland during the unloading of tanks and Army vehicles.
10/8 1944: Refloated and towed to Danzig, and then to Kiel for repair.
7/9 1945: Returned to A/S Grenaa-Hundested Færgefart, Grenaa, Denmark, towed to Svendborg Værft, Svendborg to be rebuild.
7/7 1947: In traffic Grenaa - Hundested.
9/8 1947 - 13/12 1947: On T/C to A/S Larvik-Frederikshavnferjen.
14/12 1947: In traffic Grenaa - Hundested.
1959: On T/C to Rederi AB Göteborg-Frederikshavn Linjen, Goteborg (Sessan Linjen). In traffic Göteborg - Frederikshavn for some weeks.
June 1964: Sold to Europafergen Service A/S, Grenaa, Danmark. Renamed VARBERG for traffic Varberg - Grenaa.
1/5 1965 - Aug. 1965: On T/C to Rederi AB Göteborg-Frederikshavn Linjen, Göteborg (Sessan Linjen). In traffic Göteborg - Frederikshavn.
Oct.1965: On T/C to Gram Sörensen, Ebeltoft, Denmark. In traffic Ystad - Rönne.
Dec.1965: On TC to Grenaa - Hundested Linien, Grenaa, Denmark.
9/5 1966: Capsized when in floating dock at Falkenbergs varv. later declared as a total loss.
May 1966: The wreck transferred to Sjöförsäkrings AB Hansa-Mälaren, Stockholm, Sweden.
7/6 1966: Wreck sold to AB Persöner, Ystad, Sweden to be broken up.
12/9 1966: Wreck sold to Rederi AB Sally, Mariehamn, Finland.
19/10 1966: Arrived Algot Johansson varvet, Mariehamn, Finland to be rebuild.
29/4 1967: Transferred to Rederi AB Solstad, Mariehamn, Finland. Renamed VIKING 2. In traffic for Viking Lines between Kapellskär - Mariehamn
Dec.1977: Transferred to Rederi AB Sally, Mariehamn, Finland.
11/2 1978: Alarm of fire on the ship when she is up at Algot Johansson yard, Mariehamn for the winter. The ship's own hydration system was turned off because of the severe cold. The ship is totally destroyed by fire.
March 1978: The wreck sold to Loviisan Metalli ja Kone Oy, Lovisa, Finland to be broken up.
4/6 1979: Demolision begun.