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NAME

MV. KUNGSHOLM III (EUROPA) (COLUMBUS C)

CLASS

LINER

LAUNCHED

OCTOBER 18th 1952

BUILT

DE SCHELDE / VLISSINGEN / HOLLAND

WEIGHT

21,141 TONS

LENGTH

600 FEET

WIDTH

77 FEET

SPEED

19 KNOTS - DIESEL ENGINES - TWO PROPELLERS


The Swedish America Line sold their 20,223-ton liner Kungsholm II in 1948. Her replacement, the third ship to use the name Kungsholm, entered service in 1953. This ship was the first of three similar looking twin funnel liners that would enter service for the Swedish America Line over the following 13 years. The third Kungsholm set out on her maiden voyage from Gothenburg - New York November 24th 1953. The Swedish America Line sold her running mate the 17,993-ton Gripsholm in 1954. This ships replacement, the second Gripsholm, entered service in 1957 at 23,191-tons. After the Swedish America Line ordered their third twin funnelled liner in 1965, they sold Kungsholm to the North German Lloyd Line.

Kungsholm

The North German Lloyd Line operated her on the Bremerhaven - New York run over the following 16 years under the name Europa. After the Costa Line acquired Europa in 1981, they operated her on cruises throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South America and on occasional trips to Australia under the name Columbus C. The aging Columbus C hit rocks off Cadiz in 1984 and sank shortly after reaching the quay. Although she was soon salvaged, Costa took the decision to have her scrapped at Barcelona/Spain in 1985.

Europa

Columbus C

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