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Make: Ruhrorter Schiffswerft, Duisburg Germany Class: passenger ship
Name: Dutch Master (Prinseplaat)
Type: passenger ship
Dutch Master was built in 1961 as Prinseplaart for Rotterdam-based Spido. She was 37.7metres long and carried 440 passengers. She left the fleet in 1999, and was bought by Thames Leisure of London for charter work, and was renamed Dutch Master.
The passenger ship PRINSEPLAAT was built in Duisburg on the Ruhrorter Schiffswerft (RSW) for the shipping company P. Smit. The entrance was designed, inter alia, for harbor cruises in Rotterdam, excursions and also for inquiries on the construction sites of the Deltaplans (Deltawerken) coastal protection measure.
Type of vessel: Passenger ship
Applicant: P. Smit Jr.
Overall length: 37.70 m
Length in the WL: 35.50 m
Total width: 8.08 m
Width on frame: 7.80 m
Side height: 3.00 m
Fixed point over WL: 8,20 m
Draft (loaded): 1.92 m
Number of persons: 475 pax
Classification: Germanischer Lloyd, GL + 100 A4
Engine power: 4x 140 hp / 1,800 rpm
Wngine manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz, type OM 326
Propulsion: 2 Voith-Schneider propellers, type VSP 14E / 90
Transmission: Tacke, reduction 1: 2,44
Speed: 21 km / h
Auxiliary diesel: 1x 15 hp, 1x 30 hp (Samofa)
Year of construction: 1961
Shipyard: RSW, Duisburg
Commissioned: May 18, 1961
The PRINSEPLAAT is a sister ship of the CITY ROTTERDAM, which was put into service in 1962. The latter was extended by two meters in the new building.
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