Past and Present

© John Wilson

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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

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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

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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). [...]

© Ken Larwood

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TS Sofoklis Venizelos ex Ionian II, Londres, Lothringen, Londres, Dieppe © Ken Larwood  Steel twin screw steamer built by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, Le Havre, France, between 1941-43 , known as DIEPPE during building. Technical Data Length: 308.4 ft (94.00m)(overall) Breadth [...]

Photography

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

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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 [...]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

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Introduction On Sunday 25th May 2014 and with a bank holiday weekend here in the UK we decided to do a round trip to Calais with P&O Ferries on the Spirit of Britain. As soon as we boarded we headed [...]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

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Introduction With the continuing good weather and a Monday off I headed out early this morning to capture the arrival of the Saga Sapphire and yes, you guessed it, the AIDAluna (hence the Déjà vu, please see my previous photographic post). [...]

© Ray Goodfellow 2014

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Introduction Having gained an extra day off work this week and with a good weather forecast I decided to get up early to try and capture the arrival of AIDA Cruises ‘AIDAluna’. When the alarm went off at 05:30 it [...]

Articles

Nigel Thornton Collection

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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

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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"

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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

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Project 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 car ferry berth [...]

Voyage Reports

© Ray Goodfellow

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Introduction Last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a couple of voyages with Brittany Ferries from Poole, Portsmouth, St Malo, Cherbourg and Caen. As we enjoyed this experience so much the last time and with a couple of weeks off work [...]

© Ray Goodfellow

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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

© John Wilson

standard 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

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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

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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). [...]

Mv Crystal Symphony, Past and Present

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Crystal Symphony © Aleksi Lindström Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Kvaemer Masa-Yards, Finland (Yard No. 1323) for Crystal Cruises, Los Angeles, United States (wholly owned division of Nippon Yusen Kasha (NYK), Japan). Technical Data Original Cost: $300 million [...]

Cargo Vessels

© Willem Oldenburg

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Mv Hellas Reefer ex Chiquita Deutschland. © Willem Oldenburg Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1991 by Danyard A/S. Frederikshavn. Denmark (Yard No. 706) as a refrigerated/cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 158.13m (overall), 145.00m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of hull: [...]

Mv Baltic Jasmine, Past and Present

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Mv Baltic Jasmine Ex Wild Osprey, Wild Jasmine. © Juergen Braker Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Iwagi Zosen, Japan (Yard No S-Z175) as a Refrigerated Cargo ship. Technical Data Length: 149.92m (overall) 137.80m (between perpendiculars) Breadth [...]

Mv Summer Flower, Past and Present

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Mv Summer Flower ex Chiquita Baru,Vivian M © Marc Piché Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1984 by Sasebo Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Japan (Yard No. 351), for Leif Hoegh & Co., Ltd as a refrigerated/cargo ship. Technical Data Length: [...]

Mv Discovery Bay, Past and Present

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Mv Discovery Bay © Robert Smith Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1997 by  Kitanihon Zosen K.K. Shipbuilding Co., Ltd, Hichinohe, Japan  (Yard No. 305), as a refrigerated cargo ship.  Technical Data Length: 142.15m (overall), 133m (between perpendiculars) Breadth of [...]