Past and Present

© Tony Garner

Mv Duchesse Anne, Past and Present

Mv Dubrovnik, ex Duchesse Anne, Connacht – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 955) for B&I Steam Packet Co, Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry.

© Ulrich Streich

Mv Coutances, Past and Present

Mv Rosa Eugenia ex Outance, Coutances – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 246) for Truckline Ferries France S.A. Cherbourg, France as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

© Andreas Wörtele

Mv Commodore Clipper, Past and Present

Mv Commodore Clipper – Steel twin motor vessel , built by Van der Giessen-de Noord Shipbuilding Division B.V., Krimpen a/d Ijssel, Holland in 1999 (Yard No 378) as Passenger/Ro – Ro Cargo Ship.

© Andreas Wörteler

Mv Commodore Goodwill, Past and Present

Mv Commodore Goodwill © Ken Larwood Steel twin motor vessel , built by Koninklijke Scheldegroep B.V., Vlissingen, Holland 1996 (Yard No 378) as Ro – Ro Cargo Ship. Technical Data Length: 126.4m (overall) 116.5m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of Hull: 21.4m (extreme) […]

Photography

© Ray Goodfellow

Photographic Roundup – April 2015

This months photography roundup heavily features DFDS Seaways new Dover-Calais vessel the Malo Seaways. She arrived in Dover for berthing trials on the 20th April 2015 and entered service, replacing the Calais Seaways, on the 22nd April 2015. The Calais Seaways has now gone to Gdansk in Poland for an extended dry docking which will involve the replacement of one of her main engines. As well as being on hand for the maiden arrival of the ‘Malo’ in Dover we also managed a late afternoon trip to Calais with P&O Ferries on the 24th April to catch the ‘Malo’ on the move in Calais harbour as well.

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

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.

Articles

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

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 […]

Voyage Reports

© Ray Goodfellow

Four Seasons

In what has become a yearly trip around the Easter period we joined the Brittany Ferries vessel Normandie on the 30th March for her overnight crossing to Caen (Ouistreham). After an early morning arrival in Ouistreham on the 31st March we spent the whole day in Normandy before returning overnight to Portsmouth on the Brittany Ferries vessel Bretagne from the Breton port of St Malo.

The Condor Liberation

The Condor Liberation

On the 19th March we were invited by Condor Ferries to join them for a shakedown cruise on their new vessel the Condor Liberation from Poole. The purpose of the trial was to test the ship in an ‘in service’ condition

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 […]

Cruise Ships

© Marc Piché

Mv Hamburg, Past and Present

Mv Hamburg ex C Columbus, Columbus © Marc Piché Steel twin screw motor vessel built by MTW Schiffswerft, Wismar Germany (Yard no 451) in 1997 for Hapag-Lloyd, Nassau, Bahamas . Technical Data Length: 144.13m (overall) 129.21m (registered) Breadth: 21.50m Draught: 5.15m Tonnage: 14,903 (1996) – […]

© Jens Boldt

Mv Fram, Past and Present

Mv Fram – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Trieste, Italy (Yard No 6144) for Hurtigruten Group ASA, HRG, Narvik, Norway.

© 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 […]

Cargo Vessels

© Marc Piché

Mv Duncan Island, Past and Present

Mv Duncan Island – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Danyard, Frederikshavn, Denmark (Yard No 719) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship

© 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: […]

Information

New Website

Webmasters Log – Site Plans 2015

On the old website there was a regular news column from myself in regards to the websites development and what had changed and what was planned for the future. Well it’s been a while since I have posted an update on where we are with the website and it’s current development so I thought it was about time to give you all an update on what I am up to in regards to the websites future development.

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

Port of Dover Cruise Calls – here you will find the 2015 Cruise Ship schedule for the Port of Dover. Please note that this webpage is intended only as a guide. All cruise vessel calls, arrival/departure times and berth allocations are subject to change without prior notice.

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Contact Us

How to Get in Touch With Us If you would like to get in touch with us the quickest and easiest way is to use the form below. A member of our team will endeavour to reply to you as soon […]