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Offline Hank Hargrove

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The Last Ocean Liners List
« on: Nov 12, 2015, 04:09 AM »
Hello all! I've decided to compile a list of the 30-60 ocean liners left (The exact number is sketchy, particularly factoring in the ships of the shipping line Pelni, but I'm doing the best I can). I decided to do this since I haven't found a post here about it and hope it will be helpful. I will include a list of the liners, their status (In danger, safe, neutral, and extreme danger), and some small details. This list will be a work in progress. If there is already a list similar to this somewhere, please let me know so it can be redirected.

Here are the status ranks:

Extremely Safe
Safe
Neutral
Danger
Extreme Danger

Queen Mary (1936)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Long Beach, USA
Use: Hotel, Museum, and Conference Center
Status: Safe

Rotterdam (1959)

Country of Origin: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Location: Rotterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Use: Hotel, Museum, and Conference Center
Status: Extremely Safe

United States (1952)

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Philadelphia, United States
Use: Laid Up
Status: Danger

Queen Elizabeth 2 (1969)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Use: Laid Up
Status: Safe

Queen Mary 2

Country of Origin: France
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Safe

Hikawa Maru (1931)

Country of Origin: Japan
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Use: Museum
Status: Extremely Safe

Great Britain (1845)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Use: Museum
Status: Extremely Safe

Keewatin (1907)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: Port McNicoll, Canada
Use: Museum
Status: Safe

Aurora (1955)

Country of Origin: West Germany
Location: Stockton, California (http://maritimematters.com/2016/10/sanctuary-in-stockton/)
Use: Multi-purpose
Status: Safe

Savannah (1962)

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Baltimore, United States
Use: Laid Up
Status: Neutral until 2031

Cap San Diego (1961)

Country of Origin: West Germany
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Use: Hotel/Museum
Status: Safe

Doulos

Country of Origin: United States
Location: Bintan, Indonesia
Use: Hotel, Museum
Status: Safe

Brazil Maru (1956)

Country of Origin: Japan
Location: China
Use: Restaurant
Status: ?

MS Ancerville (1962)

Country of Origin: France
Location: Shenzen, China
Use: Multi-Purpose
Status: Safe

MV Moonta

Country of Origin: Australia
Location: Le Barcarès, France
Use: Casino
Status: Safe

Birger Jarl (1955)

Country of Origin: Sweden
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Use: Hostel
Status: Safe

Bore

Country of Origin: Finland
Location: Turku, Finland
Use: Hostel/Museum
Status: Safe

Saint Helena (1990)

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Location: N/A
Use: Out of Service
Status: ?

Astoria, ex Stockholm (1948)

Country of Origin: Sweden
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Neutral

Funchal

Country of Origin: Portugal
Location: ?
Use: Laid Up
Status: Danger

Marco Polo

Country of Origin: Soviet Union
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Neutral

Lofoten

Country of Origin: Norway
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Safe

Nordstjernen

Country of Origin: Norway
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Safe

Istra (1965)

Country of Origin: Yugoslavia
Location: Portugal
Use: Laid up
Status: Danger

Finnmarken (1956)

Country of Origin: Norway
Location: Stokmarknes, Norway
Use: Museum Ship
Status: Safe

Serenissima

Country of Origin: Norway
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Safe

La Palma (1912)

Country of Origin: Spain
Location: Canary Islands
Use: Museum Ship
Status: Safe

Conte Biancamano - Partially (1925)

Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Milan, Italy (http://maritimematters.com/2010/04/conte-biancamano-decked/)
Use: Partially Preserved in a Milan museum; forward superstructure with ballroom, bridge, and cabins saved
Status: Safe

Aranui 5

Country of Origin: China
Location: N/A
Use: In Active Service
Status: Safe
« Last Edit: Apr 04, 2018, 11:00 PM by Hank Hargrove »
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Online Brandon Sterkel

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #1 on: Nov 12, 2015, 04:49 AM »
Great list, Hank!
Really interesting to see how many ocean liners are still left in the world.
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #2 on: Nov 12, 2015, 06:01 AM »
Great list, Hank! Thank you for compiling it.

Marco Polo needs to be included -- which reminds me that I must book a voyage on her while she is happily still "safe"!

Offline Twynkle

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:11 AM »
Thank you, Hank
Good Thinking!

Do you think MV Doulos 1914 need to be added
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline andy liney

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Don't forget 'Azores' (ex 'Stockholm'), now with Cruise & Maritime, and soon to be renamed 'Astorias'. Since the demise of 'Doulos', she is now the oldest ship still in passenger service.

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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #5 on: Nov 12, 2015, 02:22 PM »
Azores is on the list. She is listed as "Athena", her former name for 2013.
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Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #6 on: Nov 12, 2015, 02:27 PM »
There are a few other old ships about even if it may be a stretch to call them ocean liners. Ocean Majesty from 1965 still very active. Even smaller ships like the sailing ship Sea Cloud from 1931. Once again not a liner but still old by modern standards is Artania (ex Royal Princess) from 1984 which must have quite a few years left after being re engined last year.

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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #7 on: Nov 12, 2015, 02:37 PM »
Hi Hank -

Marvelous idea to compile the list of ocean liners !  I have not seen another one like it and it is very much appreciated !

Thanks for setting it up !

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Offline Graham Taylor

Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #8 on: Nov 12, 2015, 03:12 PM »
Brilliant list Hank and very informative, well done.

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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2015, 07:44 PM »
Very interesting to see what is still out there and where they are. Thanks for putting it together.
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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:27 PM »
Thanks for reminding me of Doulos and Marco Polo! The list is still far from being done, so please feel free point out any corrections.
« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2015, 09:30 PM by Hank Hargrove »
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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:48 PM »
How about Funchal? I am not sure what her current situation is...


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« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:55 PM »
How about Funchal? I am not sure what her current situation is...

I'm not sure what the Funchal's situation is either. I did put the Funchal in with the rest, because if it had gone off for scrap, I'm pretty sure I would have heard about it through Maritime Matters. I assume she is still sitting in the drydock with renovations incomplete. It would be nice for the ship to be preserved as a museum in Lisbon.
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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:00 PM »
How about World Discoverer?
It's just possible that her hull may still be rusting in Roderick Bay in Florida.

Some of the smaller ships, however these have all sailed as liners (rather than ferries!)
The Duke of Lancaster (another queen!) - rusting (possibly awaiting restoration??) near Mostyn, N Wales!

MV Aurora 1955?

MV Lyubov Orlova 1976, last seen 2013 drifting off the W coast of Ireland?



« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2015, 10:09 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:02 PM »
I have also been informed via Shipspotting that Norway's Hakon Jarl of 1952 went off for scrap after being a disco in Belgium for years. I haven't heard anything since. Has the ship been scrapped? Its profile was altered drastically by the conversion to a Disco ship. It resembled the Ryndaam's conversion into a casino in my opinon.
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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:13 PM »
I have also been informed via Shipspotting that Norway's Hakon Jarl of 1952 went off for scrap after being a disco in Belgium for years. I haven't heard anything since. Has the ship been scrapped? Its profile was altered drastically by the conversion to a Disco ship. It resembled the Ryndaam's conversion into a casino in my opinon.

'Trade Winds' are suggesting that Hakon Jarl lives on as disco ship in Antwerp!
https://www.tradewindsnews.com/weekly/226224/hakon-jarl-lives-on-as-disco-ship-in-antwerp
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: The Last Ocean Liners List
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:18 PM »
How about World Discoverer?
It's just possible that her hull may still be rusting in Roderick Bay in Florida.

Some of the smaller ships, however these have all sailed as liners (rather than ferries!)
The Duke of Lancaster (another queen!) - rusting (possibly awaiting restoration??) near Mostyn, N Wales!

MV Aurora 1955?

MV Lyubov Orlova 1976, last seen 2013 drifting off the W coast of Ireland?

The Aurora is on the list. I did not realize the Duke of Lancaster could be classified as a liner, and I probably need to list shipwrecks in a separate section. As for the Lyubov Orlova, is it still afloat?
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:19 PM »
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