04 March-MV Ulysses

MV Ulysses is a car ferry which operates on the Dublin to Holyhead route on the Irish Sea. It is a Roll-on Roll-off ship which went into service in March 2001. At the time of its launch it was the largest car ferry in the world.

MV (Motor Vessel) Ulysses was built at Aker Finnyards shipyard in Rauma, Finland. The ship was laid down on January 24th 2000 and was launched on September 1st of the same year. Ulysses was handed over to her owners, Irish Continental Group and began sailing for Dublin on 28th February 2001 arriving in Dublin Port four day later.

Following a three week period of training, MV Ulysses was blessed and named. The ship made its maiden voyage from Dublin to Holyhead on March 25th 2001. MV Ulysses can carry 2,166 passengers, 1,342 cars and 240 trucks. It has a speed of 22 knots.

MV Ulysses arrived in Dublin Bay for the first time in the year 2001 On This Day.



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