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Prinsessan Birgitta
 
Prinsessan Birgitta - St Nicholas - Stena Normandy - Normandy
 
 
This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Sessan Line ship Prinsessan Birgitta.
 
Prinsessan Birgitta was originally ordered by Sessan Line for their Gothenburg-Frederikshavn service. Intended name was Drottning Silvia. Her sistership was Kronprinsessan Victoria. Sessan Line was taken over in 1982 by Stena Line, before Prinsessan Birgitta's delivery. The ship was chartered to Sealink for use on Harwich-Hook of Holland service as the St Nicholas from delivery in 1983. In 1989 she was sold to Rederi AB Gotland, but remained in Sealink service. In 1990, Sealink was taken over by Stena Line AB. St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.
 
 
Ship Names on this Page:-
Prinsessan Birgitta - Sessan Line: 1981-82
Prinsessan Birgitta - Stena Line: 1982-83
St Nicholas - Sealink: 1983-90
St Nicholas - Stena Line: 1990-91
Stena Normandy - Stena Line: 1991-96
Normandy - Tallink: 1997
Normandy - Irish Ferries: 1998-
 
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Prinsessan Birgitta
 
Prinsessan Birgitta - St Nicholas - Stena Normandy - Normandy




Prinsessan Birgitta (2)
(Sessan Line: 1982)
 
Prinsessan Birgitta was originally ordered by Sessan Line for their Gothenburg-Frederikshavn service. Her sistership was Kronprinsessan Victoria. Sessan Line was taken over by Stena Line, and the ship was chartered to Sealink for use on Harwich-Hook of Holland service as the St Nicholas. In 1989 she was sold to Rederi AB Gotland, but remained in Sealink service. In 1990, Sealink was taken over by Stena Line AB. St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.
 
 
Photograph of Prinsessan Birgitta in Sessan Line colours whilst under construction as yard number GV 909.
Photo: © Rickard Sahlsten.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.
 
Photograph of Prinsessan Birgitta in Stena Line colours.
Photo: © Rickard Sahlsten.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.






St Nicholas
(Sealink: 1983-90)
 
Prinsessan Birgitta was originally ordered by Sessan Line for their Gothenburg-Frederikshavn service. Her sistership was Kronprinsessan Victoria. Sessan Line was taken over by Stena Line, and the ship was chartered to Sealink for use on Harwich-Hook of Holland service as the St Nicholas. In 1989 she was sold to Rederi AB Gotland, but remained in Sealink service. In 1990, Sealink was taken over by Stena Line AB. St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.
 
 
Sealink postcard of St Nicholas.
Publisher: J.Arthur Dixon



Postcard of St Nicholas leaving Harwich on her way to the Hook of Holland.
Local ferry Brightlingsea is arriving from Felixstowe in the foreground.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1983.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1983.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas leaving Harwich in 1986.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas off the Essex coast in 1987.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.



St Nicholas off the Essex coast in 1987.
Photo: © Ian Boyle.






St Nicholas
(Stena Line: 1990-91)
 
Sessan Line was taken over by Stena Line, and the ship was chartered to Sealink for use on Harwich-Hook of Holland service as the St Nicholas. In 1989 she was sold to Rederi AB Gotland, but remained in Sealink service. In 1990, Sealink was taken over by Stena Line AB. St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991.






Stena Normandy
(Stena Line: 1991-96)
 
St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.






Normandy
(Tallink: 1997)
 
St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.
 
 
Official Tallink postcard of Normandy.



Photograph of Normandy on Tallink charter.
Photo: © Sören Lund Hviid.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.



Photograph of Normandy on Tallink charter.
Photo: © Marko Stampehl.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.






Normandy
(Irish Ferries: 1998- )
 
St Nicholas was transferred to a new Southampton-Cherbourg service as the Stena Normandy in 1991. This route closed in 1996, and Tallink took her on charter in 1997 as the Normandy. Irish Ferries took Normandy on charter for their Ireland-France services in 1998, retaining the (appropriate) name. Normandy was purchased by Irish Ferries in 1999, and continues to operate on this service.
 
 
Irish Ferries official postcard of Normandy.



Photograph of Normandy.
Photo: © Sören Lund Hviid.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.



Photograph of Normandy.
Photo: © Sören Lund Hviid.
Scan: Fakta om Fartyg.




Normandy leaving Cherbourg, 5th April 2003
Photo: 2003 Ian Boyle - Image links to larger copy
NORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian BoyleNORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian BoyleNORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian BoyleNORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian BoyleNORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian BoyleNORMANY - Irish Ferries - www.simplonpc - Photo: 2003 Ian Boyle






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