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                                    History

20.5.1975 Keel laid
28.3.1976 Launch
28.4.1977 Delivered to Finnlines and named by Mrs. Annikki Mattila
13.5.1977 Maiden voyage From Helsinki to Travemünde
At the time of its delivery Finnjet was the fastest, longest and largest car ferry in the
world, and the only one powered by gas turbines.
1981 Installed new Diesel engines on cardeck for used witer low season on Droogdok Maatschappij, Amsterdam
12/1981 Back on Helsinki – Travemünde route
1985 Helsinki – Travemünde route and 24 h cruises from Helsinki on some winter weekends.
2/1986 Build Commodere Class cabins on Sundeck  (deck 9)
3/1987 Sold to Silja Line , continue same route.
1997 Summer Helsinki – Travemünde and winter Helsinki – Muuga (Tallinn) routes
1999 Summer Helsinki – Tallinn – Rostock and winter Helsinki – Tallinn route
4/2004 – 9/6/2004 Refurbished on Rauma.
20/6/2004 Rostock – Tallinn – St.Petersburg route
9/2005 Chartered out GTS Finnjet to the United States as emergency housing for the Louisiana State Medical School on the
disaster area hit by the hurricane Katrina.
5/10/2005 Arrival to Baton Rouge
9/6/2006 Laid up for sale on Freeport, Bahamas
1/2008 Sold to Club Cruise and named Da Vinci
3/2008 Registered to MV Cruise Ship Holdings Number Six Ltd.
5/3/2008 Arrival to T. Mariotti shipyard Genova, Italy for rebuild to cruiseship
5/2008 Because of financical problems of Club Cruise plans to  build da Vinci to cruiseship
cancelled and ship sold to scrap on Indian buyers.
23/5/2008 Named to Kingdom , new owner Jason International S.A., Liberia. Ship flagged to
Panama.
2/6/2008 Final voyage from Jeddah to India
13/6/2008 Arrived to India and Alang scrapyard