Past and Present

© Mike Griffiths

MV Antarctic – Cargo from the Past

MV Skiathos Reefer Ex Nissos Skiathos, Antarctic, Antarcticore Antarctic © Mike Griffiths Steel single screw motor (Standard Class) vessel built in 1970 […]

© Simonwp

MV Euromantique – Past and Present

MV Taxiarchis Ex Euromantique, Agia Methodia, Seaway I, Seaway Hobart, Union Hobart Union Hobart Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1976 […]

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.

Articles

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.

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.

Ferries

© Simonwp

MV Euromantique – Past and Present

MV Taxiarchis Ex Euromantique, Agia Methodia, Seaway I, Seaway Hobart, Union Hobart Union Hobart Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1976 […]

© Prieto

MV Kerry – Past and Present

MV Kerry, ex AF Michela, Cartour – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Cantiere Navale Visentini, Italy (Yard No 196) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

© Robbie Cox

MV W.B. Yeats – Past and Present

MV W.B. Yeats © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 14/03/2019) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. […]

Cruise Ships

MV Rotterdam - Past and Present

MV Rotterdam – Past and Present

MV Rotterdam – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1997 by Fincantieri Breda, Venedig Italy (Yard No 5980) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line

© Mikkel

MV Akademik Ioffe – Past and Present

MV Akademik Ioffe – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Hollming Oy, Rauma (Yard No 266) as a Research Vessel for the Russian Academy of Science

Cargo Vessels

© Mike Griffiths

MV Antarctic – Cargo from the Past

MV Skiathos Reefer Ex Nissos Skiathos, Antarctic, Antarcticore Antarctic © Mike Griffiths Steel single screw motor (Standard Class) vessel built in 1970 […]

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