Linea "C" - Costa Cruises S.S. Frederico C 1958–1983, to become the S.S. StarShip Royale - 1983–1988 & S.S. SeaBreeze - 1988–2000

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The S.S. Frederico C is seen after her 1968 refit

 

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A special thank you to Jason Wilson and Leo Johannes for their photographs and kind assistance.

 

Page Two

 

Deck Plans & Ships Specifications & Details

Original Deck Plan 1958:

S.S. Frederico C is seen as built

The first Deck Plan shown below is of the S.S. Frederico C as completed in 1958.

 

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Deck Plan after her 1968 Refit:

The Frederico C is seen after her 1969 refit

Provided by Jason Wilson UK

In order to turn the Frederico C into a more appealing ship, as changes were happening even with Linea C, with new and glamorous ships coming into service, thus she was sent to the Mariotti Shipyards in Genoa for a partial rebuild and refit. Work commenced in May 1968 that saw dramatic changed made externally and internally.

Her Promenade Deck was glazed in as far as the ships last two lifeboats up on Boat Deck. In addition her superstructure was stretched forward to build additional more spacious cabins. Her new passenger configuration was now 186 First Class and 1,450 in the new Tourist Class, although during cruises she would carry only 1,259 passengers. The refit also saw the removal of hold N3 and the relevant cargo derricks.

This Deck Plan will be online very soon

 

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S.S. Royale, StarShip Royale & SeaBreeze Deck Plan:

 

Above & below: We see Premier’s StarShip Royale & below the SeaBreeze

 

Having been sold to Premier Cruise Line, she had several refits, as well as three names, “Royal”, “StarShip Royal” and finally the “SeaBreeze”. The cabin plan below from a S.S. SeaBreeze, but her internals had been much the same since Premier first had her refitted in 1983, although some cosmetic changed were made prior to becoming the SeaBreeze.

 

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Specifications & General Details:

IMO N:………………………………..5113230.

Names:……….………………………..Federico C - 1958 to 1983.

……………………………………………..Royale - 1983.

……………………………………………..StarShip Royale - 1983 to 1988.

……………………………………………..SeaBreeze - 1988 to 2000.

Owners…………….…………………..Costa Cruises - 1958 to 1983.

……………………………………………..Premier Cruises - 1983 to 2000.

Operators:….…………………………Costa Cruises - 1958 to 1983.

……………………………………………..Premier Cruise Line - 1983 to 1988.

……………………………………………..Dolphin Cruise Lines - 1988 to 1997.

……………………………………………..Premier Cruise Line - 1997 to 2000.

Built by:……………………………… Ansaldo G. & Co - “Societa Nazionale Di Navigazione Ansaldo”, Sestri Ponente, Genoa.

Launched:…………………………….March 31, 1957.

Compelted:……………………………1958.

Maiden Voyage:….……………….March 23, 1958.

Refitted:……………………………….1968, 1976/77, 1984, 1989 & 1998.

Tonnage:……………………………..20.416 GRT.

Length:………………….…………….605 ft - 184.4 m.

Beam:…………………………………..79 ft - 24.1 m.

Draught:……………………………….28.2 ft - 8.6 m.

Propulsion:…………………………..Two De Laval steam geared turbines - 44,500 kW (59,700 shp) combined.

Speed:………………………………….21 knots, maximum 23 knots.

Passenger Decks:………………….8.

Passengers:………………………….243 First Class, 300 Cabin Class & 736 Tourist Class - 1958.

.........................................186 First Class, 1,450 Tourist Class - after the 1968 refit.

………………………………………………1,255 One Class - after 1983.

……………………………………………..840 during her final cruising days.

Crew:……………………………………270 - 1958.

………………………………………………400 - during her final cruising days.

 

 Remembering the magnificent - S.S. Frederico C

 

 The magnificent Linea “C” - S.S. Federico C is seen during her early days

 

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S.S. Frederico C - Index:

Page One: Frederica C & her later names from 1958 to 2000.

 

Page Two: Deck Plans & General Specifications.

 

Page Three: Costa’s S.S. Eugenio C a three page feature.

 

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