Past and Present

Nicolas Levy Collection

GTS (16) JetFerry Two, Past and Present

GTS Horta ex Jetferry Two Aluminium 929-115 series Jetfoil high speed passenger ferry built in 1981 by Boeing Jetfoil Industries, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Yard No 16). Technical Data Length: 30.18m (overall) Breadth: 9.50m (across foils) Depth: 2.60m Draught: 1.505m/5.30m Tonnage: 329 gross/242 net/115 […]

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042), Past and Present

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042), Past and Present

HSC Condor Express ex Incat 042 ©  Andreas Wörteler Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 042) for Shipping Company 9/12 1994 LP Pte, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry. […]

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Condor Vitesse (Incat 044), Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 1 ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 © Andreas Wörteler Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.  Technical […]

Roy Thornton Collection

Ts Whitstable, Past and Present

Ts Whitstable Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw steamer, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1925 (Yard No 707) for the Southern Railway. Technical Data Length on Deck: 69.82m (220.7 ft) Breadth of Hull: 10.24m (33.6 ft) Depth: 3.924m […]

Photography

Photographic Miscellany - March 2015

Photographic Miscellany – March 2015

Introduction It’s been a while since I have posted a purely photographic post to the website but there is a reason for that. Earlier this year I managed to seriously sprain my left wrist at work which meant that I […]

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

© Ray Goodfellow

A Double Shot of Costa

Introduction With the cruise ship season here in Dover rapidly drawing to a close we have witnessed a mass exodus of ships from the Northern Europe cruise circuit over the last few weeks. Costa Pacifica was in port yesterday and today […]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

Costa Mediterranea Arrival

Introduction It’s another day so it’s time for another cruise ship arrival. Today’s caller is the 85,000 GRT, ‘Costa Mediterranea’, operated by Costa Crociere. Built in Helsinki, Finland, she entered service in 2003 and reportedly cost €400 million to build. She is […]

Articles

Nigel Thornton Collection

Project 45, Camber In-Fill

Project 45, Camber In-Fill  Nigel Thornton Collection    Nigel Thornton Collection (both) “In January 1984 work started on the construction of 4.13 hectare area of land for the much needed land for the assembly of freight vehicles at the Eastern […]

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks

Project 42, Number 1 Berth, Eastern Docks © Nigel Thornton Designed and installed by MacGregor-Navaire (MGN) it was constructed so that it was capable of servicing a wide range of vessels including freight only RoRo’s and car/passenger ferries. Nigel Thornton […]

The "Night Ferry"

The “Night Ferry”

The Night Ferry (Shipping Timeline). April 24th 1924 Harwich – Zeebrugge train ferry inaugurated by Great Eastern Train Ferries. 1926 Société Anonymé de Navigation Alsace-Lorraine – Angleterre (ALA) registered in Paris; renamed Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace on February 23rd 1927. Owned by LMS […]

Project 10, Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3

Project 10, Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3

27/11/2013: Pic Gallery updatedProject 10, Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3 Roy Thornton Collection After the transfer of much of British Rail’s classical passenger services to Folkestone and to relieve the heavily used ramps at the Eastern Docks, a new […]

Voyage Reports

Holyhead to Pembroke - Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

Holyhead to Pembroke – Taking the Scenic Route with Irish Ferries

As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.

© Ray Goodfellow

Easter with Brittany Ferries – April 2014

22nd April 2014 – Article published. Please be aware that this is a rather ‘image heavy’ post so may take a while to load, especially on slower internet connections or mobile devices. A number of Instagram images from this journey […]

© Ray Goodfellow

Voyage Report: My Ferry Link 06/10/13

I last travelled with My Ferry Link in August of 2012 when the service was very much in it’s infancy so it was high time to try the service once again to see how things have changed so on Sunday […]

Cruise Ships

© Willem Oldenburg

Mv Artania, Past and Present

Mv Artania Ex Artemis, Royal Princess © Derek Sands Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No. 464) for Princess Cruises, London, England. Technical Data Original Cost: $165 million Length: 230.61m (overall), 193.17m […]

© John Wilson

Ms Seabourn Quest, Past and Present

Ms Seabourn Quest © John Wilson Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by T. Mariotti, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 64) for Seabourn Cruise Line Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas . Technical Data Length: 198.15m (overall), 169.20m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of […]

© John Jones

Mv SeaDream I, Past and Present

Mv SeaDream I Ex Seabourn Goddess I, Sea Goddess I © John Jones Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Akers Finnyard, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 466) in 1984 for Norske Cruise. Technical Data Cost: $34 million Length: 104.81m (overall), […]

© John Wilson

Mv Crystal Serenity, Past and Present

Mv Crystal Serenity © Aleksi Lindström Steel twin pod motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No H32) for Crystal Cruises, Los Angeles, United States (wholly owned division of Nippon Yusen Kasha (NYK), Japan). Technical […]

Cargo Vessels

© Netty

Mv Pacific Breeze, Past and Present

Mv Pacific Breeze ex Pacific Rime, Rapa, Pacifik Frigo © Netty Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1990 by Brodosplit Shipyard, Split (Yard No. 364) as a  refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 143.0m (overall) 136.02m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 22.51m (extreme) […]

© Wil Weijsters

Mv Arklow Fortune, Past and Present

27/01/2015: Currently in port loading grain.Mv Arklow Fortune © Wil Weijsters Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2007 by Astilleros de Murueta SA, Spain (Yard No. 264) as a general cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 89.95m (overall) 84.98m (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 14.5m […]

© Ed Connell

Mv Atlantic Klipper, Past and Present

Mv Atlantic Klipper © David Pratt Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2011 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding, Hachinohe, Japan (Yard No. 392) as a refrigerated cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 153.5m (between perpendiculars), 165.00m (overall) Breadth of hull: 25m Depth: […]

© Cees Bustraan

Mv Swedish Reefer, Past and Present

MV Swedish Reefer ex Chiquita Scandinavia © Cees Bustraan Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1992 at Danyard A/S Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No. 714) as a refrigerated cargo vessel. Technical Data Length: 158.12m (overall), 144.99m (moulded) Breadth: 24.40m (moulded) Depth: 10.00m Draught: 11.90m […]

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Requests for site photos

Requests for site photos

Over the past few months we have received numerous requests for copies of contributors images displayed on this website. Previously any request was considered on it’s own apparent merit. Unfortunately demand has now increased to a level where we cannot […]

© Ray Goodfellow

Port of Dover Cruise Calls

Please find below the provisional 2015 Cruise Ship schedule for the Port of Dover. The list has been divided into months to make it easier to navigate. Please note that this page of the website is intended as a guide only. All […]

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