28 August 2011

Bore in Turku, 6 August 2011


IMO 5048485
Previous names: Bore, Borea, Kristina Regina
Built 1960, Oskarshamns varv, Sweden
Tonnage 4 295 GT
Length 99,83 m
Width 15,28 m
Draugth 5,25 m
Ice class 1A
245 passengers
2 Wärtsilä-Vaasa diesels, combined 3 240 kW
1 propeller
1 bow thruster
Speed 17 knots

My most recent contribution to Maritime Matters is a a detailed photographic tour of the Bore in her current state as a hotel/museum ship. You can see the text here. For a history of the ship, see either the Maritime Matters article or this entry on the Kristina Regina. To go with that, here are photographs of the Bore at her permanent mooring by the River Aura, taken on 6 August 2011. Click on the individual images to see in larger size.

The ship does look rather splendid restored to her original livery (not that the Kristina Cruises livery wouldn't also have been brilliant). Notice that some of the outer decks are painted brown and others green; brown in the original colour and the green decks are awaiting restoration to the orignal shade.
The quayside area behind the ship belongs to Viking Line, who are letting the Bore use their land free of charge. Also notice the Turku castle in the background on the far left.

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