Past and Present

© Roy Thornton Collection

THV (4) Pelorus, Past and Present

Mv Llangower – ex (4) Pelorus – Steel screw motor vessel, built in 1948 by A & J Inglis Ltd, Glasgow (Yard No.1355 P), for Corporation of Trinity House as a Pilot Tender.

© Roy Thornton Collection

THV Patricia (II), Past and Present

THV Patricia I – ex Patricia (II)- Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1938 by Smiths Dock Co Ltd, South Dock, Middlesbrough (Yard No. 1033), for Corporation of Trinity House as a Buoy/Light Tender

Nigel Thornton Collection

THV (10) Kihna, Past and Present

THV Kihna – Steel twin screw motor vessel built built in 1929 by Camper & Nicholson, Southampton (Yard No. 375 ), for J Fuller Feder as a Private Yacht

© A G Jones

THV (20) Preceder, Past and Present

Mv Investigador – ex (20) Preceder – Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1961 by Brooke Marine, Lowestoft (Yard No. 284), for Corporation of Trinity House as a Pilot Tender.

Photography

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.

© 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 […]

Features

© Mike Jackson

Camber Infill & Berth 2 (Part 2)

In January 1988 Dover Harbour Board confirmed that more sand would be dredged from the Goodwin Sands to reclaim the remainder of the Camber at the Eastern Docks. The Board obtained a licence from the Crown Estate to dredge the Goodwins and for every cubic metre of sand dredged the Harbour Board paid the Crown a fee.

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 […]

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 […]

Voyage Reports

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.

© 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.

Cruise Ships

© Cees Bustraan

Ms Star Legend, Past and Present

Ms Star Legend – Ex Seabourn Legend, Queen Odyssey, Royal Viking Queen – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Schichau-Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1071) for Kloster Cruise.

© Nigel Scutt

Mv Disney Magic, Past and Present

Mv Disney Magic – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5989) for Disney Cruise Lines, Nassau, Bahamas

© Ray Goodfellow

Mv Gann, Past and Present

Mv Gann – ex Narvik – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1982 by Mekaniske Verksted, Aker Trondelag A/S, Trondheim Norway (Yard No 827) as a Passenger/Ro-Ro/General cargo ship.

© Aleksi Lindström

Mv Ocean Princess, Past and Present

Mv Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No O31) for Renaissance Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia

Cargo Vessels

© Nigel Scutt

Mv Martin, Past and Present

Mv Martin, ex Hoo Marlin – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1986 by Yorkshire Dry Dock Co Ltd(Yard No 0293) for as a General Cargo ship

© 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 – Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1990 by Brodosplit Shipyard, Split (Yard No. 364) as a refrigerated cargo ship.

© 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 […]

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 […]

© 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.

Contact Us

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 […]