Mikhail Lermontov

South Island,New Zealand

Mikhail Lermontov, named after one of Russia`s great poets from Caucasus, was an ocean liner built by V.EB Mathias Thesen Werft in East Germany, and was launched in December 1970. She was operated by  Baltic Sea Shipping Company on the route Leningrad to New York, and was upgraded to a cruise liner in 1982. During a two week cruise around New Zealand with 372 passengers and a crew of 348 men, she ran aground after an navigational error 16. February 1986 at Marlborough Sound. She was firmly stuck for almost three hours before she slid of and disappeared in the deep. One man from the crew lost his life in the accident. The wreck rest today on her starboard side a depth of 30 to 40 meter at Port Gore in Marlborough Sound.

Former names:
Mikhail Lermontov

576,8 x 77,5 x 27,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
20353 grt
Wismar ( DDR ) 1970
Leningrad ( RU )

41°02'31.5"S 174°13'10.2"E
Last updated: March 2021