M/V Goelo

Goelo whilst in service with Brittany Ferries.
M/V Goelo. Courtesy Brittany Ferries.

Stena Britannica was launched in 1967, but was sold as soon as the following year by Stena Lines. She was then renamed by her new owner Wickersham. She was chartered in by Brittany Ferries in 1980 on the purpose of operating the Saint-Malo – Portsmouth route with two ships to increase capacity, alongside with Prince of Brittany. She was renamed for this service Goelo.

Goelo's charter ended when Brittany Ferries was delivered of Quiberon, that enabled Armorique to resume service on the Saint-Malo route. During her short career with Brittany Ferries, Goelo featured in an episode of TV-broadcast Grange Hill (called The Trip to France), on a crossing between Portsmouth and Saint-Malo.

She was then renamed Viking 6 and chartered out to several operators in the North Sea. In December 1982, she was sold to Takis Solomonidis which renamed her Sol Olympia, before reverting to Viking 6 in June 1985. She was sold again to Navigazione Archipelago Maddalenino SPA in November 1985, which renamed her Moby Dream. She was transferred to Sardegna Line in 1994, before being laid up in 1998. She was broken in 2001 on Aliaga beach. 

Table of Contents

  1. Photo Library
  2. See Also
Technical Datas of M/V Goelo
M/V Goelo (1980 - 1982)
The Ship
Launch 1967 
Shipyard A/S Langesund Mekaniske Verksted, Langesund, Norway
Owner Rederi AB Sally 
Operator Brittany Ferries 
Routes St Malo (FR) - Portsmouth (GB) 
IMO 6717148 
Port of Registry Mariehamn, Finland 
Technical Datas
Length  110.80 m
Breadth 18.50 m 
Draught  05.02 m
Gross Tonnage 5,073 GT 
Net Tonnage  2,660 NT
Deadweight 711 t 
Engines specifications
Engines 2 MAN engines 
Power 17,280 kW 
Speed 22.00 knots (service) 
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers Capacity 1,200 passengers 
Cabins 454 berths proposed 
Garage Capacity 220 cars 

Photo Library

See Also

This video is the first part of an episode of TV-Broadcast Grange Hill, called the Trip to France.

This episode takes place on board Goelo.

This video is the second part of an episode of TV-broadcast Grange Hill, called the Trip to France.

This episode takes place on board Goelo.


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