MS Ivan Franko

MS Ivan Franko was the first Ivan Franko-class passenger ship owned by the Soviet Union's Black Sea Shipping Company. She was built in 1964 by V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany. She was scrapped in 1997 at Alang, India.[1]

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NameIvan Franko
NamesakeIvan Franko
OperatorBlack Sea Shipping Co., Odessa
Port of registry
BuilderV.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany
Yard number125
Launched15 June 1963
Acquired14 November 1964
Out of service21 July 1997
FateArrived at Alang, India, for scrapping, 21 July 1997
General characteristics [1]
TypeCruise ship
Length155 m (508 ft 6 in)
Beam25 m (82 ft 0 in)
Draught7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)
Propulsion2 × Sulzer Werkspoor 7-cylinder diesel engines, 15,666 kW (21,008 hp)
Speed21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity750 passengers


  1. ^ a b "M/S IVAN FRANKO (1964)". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2014.