Past and Present

Maritime Photography

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

I am marking my return to the website by detailing a multi trip journey that Paul Cloke and I undertook almost a year ago between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Portsmouth and Portsmouth-Caen-Portsmouth. Travelling with Brittany Ferries this report describes the three principle elements of there current fleet operations from Portsmouth, économie, high speed and cruise ferry.

A Weekend in Portsmouth

A Weekend in Portsmouth

A weekend in Portsmouth – Photographs from a weekend break to the South Coast city of Portsmouth. Well we went, we saw and we conquered (that’s a reference to me and tall structures!)

It's been a while... Photographs

It’s been a while… Photographs

It’s been a while since I have posted any photographs to the website and that’s because it has been a while since I have wielded a camera. Time hasn’t been in my favour of late but I wanted you to all know that I am still around and I do poke my head into the hobby side of my life occasionally. Anyway I digress…. Please find in this album a few photographs taken during October and November.

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Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

I am marking my return to the website by detailing a multi trip journey that Paul Cloke and I undertook almost a year ago between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Portsmouth and Portsmouth-Caen-Portsmouth. Travelling with Brittany Ferries this report describes the three principle elements of there current fleet operations from Portsmouth, économie, high speed and cruise ferry.

© Nigel Scutt

Russian Fleet in the Dover Strait

A Russian naval task force believed to be heading to Syria passed through the Channel on Friday 21st October 2016. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Kirov Class battle cruiser Peter the Great and their accompanying contingent of seven ships, (including Severomorsk (619) and Vice Admiral Kulakov (626) was understood to be sailing for the Syrian coast to take part in the assault on Aleppo. Separately, two Russian ships are heading north from Portugal to join up with the task-force.

Bretagne and Mont St Michel - 'The Event Before the Event'

Bretagne and Mont St Michel – ‘The Event Before the Event’

On Tuesday 14th July 2015 Paul Cloke and myself departed Kent for Portsmouth for a a short mini cruise with Brittany Ferries travelling out on the Bretagne to the Breton port of St Malo before returning the following day from the Norman port of Caen (Ouistreham) on the Mont St Michel.

Ferries

Courtesy of Chris Howell

MV Shanklin – Past and Present

MV Prince Ivanhoe Ex Shanklin Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1951 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton, Scotland (Yard No […]

© Ted Ingham

MV Brading – Past and Present

MV Brading Brading © Ted Ingham Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1948 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton, Scotland (Yard […]

© Cees De Bijl

MV Nordborg – Past and Present

MV Indus Ex Strada Corsara, Tor Hafnia, Dana Hafnia, Kettegat Syd, Dana Hafnia, Nordborg, Belinda, Linné, Linnea. Nordborg, (Outbound, The Thames) © […]

Cruise Ships

Cargo Vessels

© Dirk Jankowsky

MV Lygra – Past and Present

MV Om Ex Hom, Shaker 3, TCI Arjun, Lygra, Trans Fjord, Nornews Service, Centro America © Robert Fournier (Dunkerque, 03/03/2007) Steel twin […]

© Nigel Scutt

MV Lady Rosemary – Past and Present

MV Lady Rosemary Lady Rosemary – © Daniel Ferro (Gibraltar, 29/06/2008) Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 2008 by Kitanihon Shipbuilding […]

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