Past and Present

Ts St Julien - Past and Present

Ts St Julien – Past and Present

Ts St Julien Ex Hospital Carrier 29, St Julien © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built […]

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Ts St Helier – Past and Present

Ts St Helier Ex HMS St Helier, St Helier © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built […]

Mv Fast Sam - Past and Present

Mv Fast Sam – Past and Present

Mv Fast Sam Ex Sprinter © Aleksi Lindström, Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V. Stroobos, The […]

Maritime Photography

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!)

The Ones That Got Away

The Ones That Got Away

I am just in the process of finalising plans to visit Portsmouth this coming weekend (3rd-4th June 2017) with my fianceé and some friends when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t posted the photographs from our last visit back in February when myself and Paul Cloke travelled on Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven to St Malo, returning on the Armorique from Caen, hence the title, ‘the ones that got away’.

It's been a while... Photographs

It’s been a while… Photographs

Its 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. Even though I am now semi retired from the website due to some super big massive changes in my personal life, such as trying to find a new job, settling down with the girl I love and I am not sure if I have mentioned it on here, getting married! As you can see 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.

Articles

© 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.

Roy Thornton Collection

Christmas Past at the Port of Dover

This article was originally published on the 1st December 2012 but with the festive season rapidly approaching it’s time to resurrect an old favourite. As can be seen below, the ferries have certainly changed over the years (in both number and in size) but there is still one tradition that remains and that is the local fleet’s official day of rest, Christmas Day. In these modern days of the 24 hour operation at the Port of Dover it is very rare to see the ships laid up.

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.

© 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.

Ferries

Ts St Julien - Past and Present

Ts St Julien – Past and Present

Ts St Julien Ex Hospital Carrier 29, St Julien © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built […]

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Ts St Helier – Past and Present

Ts St Helier Ex HMS St Helier, St Helier © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built […]

Cruise Ships

© Cees Bustraan

Mv AIDAvita – Past and Present

MV AIDAvita – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 003) for P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd

Cargo Vessels

Mv Fast Sam - Past and Present

Mv Fast Sam – Past and Present

Mv Fast Sam Ex Sprinter © Aleksi Lindström, Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V. Stroobos, The […]