HSC Express


RouteHelsinki - Tallinn (From 10/4-2017 to 22/10-2017)
IMO9176046
Building year1998
Building yardIncat Australia Pte Ltd., Hobart (#47)
OwnerNordic HSC Ab
OperatorViking Line
Length91,3 m
Breadth26,0 m
Draft3,7 m
GT5.902
Machinery4 * Caterpillar 20RK270
Speed42 kn.
Number of passengers868
Number of beds0
Number of cars225
Lanemetres?
Port of registry?
FlagSweden
Former namesExpress (2016-2017)
Express (2016) - Gotlandsbåten
Express (2015-2016)
Express (2012-2015) - P&O Ferries
Express (2012) - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Express (2010-2012) - P&O Ferries
Express (2008-2010) - P&O Irish Sea
Express (2008) - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Express (2007-2008) - P&O Irish Sea
Express (2007) - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Express (2005-2007) - P&O Irish Sea
Express (2005) - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
Express (Cherbourg Express) (2004) - P&O Ferries
Catalonia (2003-2004)
Catalonia (Express) (2003) - P&O Ferries
Catalonia (2002-2003)
Catalonia (Portsmouth Express) (2002) - P&O Portsmouth
Catalonia (2001-2002) - Buquebus
Catalonia (Portsmouth Express) (2001) - P&O Portsmouth
Catalonia (2000-2001) - Buquebus
Portsmouth Express (2000) - P&O Portsmouth
Catalonia L (1999-2000) - Buquebus
Catalonia (1998-1999) - Buquebus
Former ownersLos Cipreses S.A. (1998-2015)
Sister shipsFjord Cat, Max Mols, T&T Express,
NotesHas conquered Hales Trophy BLUE RIBAND of the Atlantic, in 1998.
    HSC Catalonia

    Photo: Buquebus

    HSC Portsmouth Express

    Photo: William Harvey

    HSC Portsmouth Express

    Photo: Jacques Legangneux (Cherbourg September 2000)

    HSC Catalonia (Portsmouth Express)

    Photo: Patrick Gueulle (Portsmouth, June 2002)

    HSC Catalonia

    Photo: Edu (Algeciras 2/1-2003)

    HSC Catalonia (Express)

    Photo: Jacques Legangneux (Cherbourg 21/4-2003)

    HSC Catalonia (Express)

    Photo: Jean-Baptiste SABOT (Cherbourg 2003)

    HSC Express (Cherbourg Express)

    Photo: Jacques Legangneux (Cherbourg April 2004)

    HSC Express (Cherbourg Express)

    Photo: Piet Sinke (Cherbourg 30/8-2004)

    HSC Express (Cherbourg Express)

    Photo: Piet Sinke (Cherbourg 30/8-2004)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Allan Doyle (Larne 16/4-2005)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Allan Doyle (Larne 16/4-2005)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Larne 27/7-2006)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 5/10-2006)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Allan Doyle (Larne 27/3-2007)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Allan Doyle (Loch Ryan 27/3-2007)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Allan Doyle (Larne 30/6-2007)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 15/10-2007)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Larne 4/6-2010)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Andrew McLeod (Corseswall Lighthouse 14/8-2010)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 7/10-2010)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 7/11-2010)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Hans Kraut (Larne 13/8-2012)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 3/12-2013)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 29/10-2014)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 28/11-2015)

    HSC Express

    Photo: Gotlandsbåten