Courtesy of Stéphane Poulain

HSC Ingenieur Jean Bertin – Past and Present

HSC Ingenieur Jean Bertin – SEDAM type N500 ‘Naviplane’ Hovercraft built in 1977 by Sedam, Pauillac, France (Yard No 2) for SNCF, France

© Fotoflite

MV European Trader – Past and Present

MV Lina, ex European Trader – Steel twin screw motor vessel, intended primarily as a commercial vehicle ferry, built and engined by Schichau Unterweser A.G., Bremen (Yard No. 2258) in 1975 for the Monarch Steamship Company, like Townsend’s, a subsidiary of the European Ferries Group

© Bob Scott

MV Villandry – Past and Present

MV Adina Lestari 102, ex Delos, Olympia, Villandry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes-Chantenay, France (Yard No 809) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off vehicle ferry, for SNCF

© Ted Ingham

MV Valencay – Past and Present

MV Pollux I, ex Eptanisos, Valencay – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Chantiers de Atlantique, Nantes, France (Yard No E23) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off vehicle ferry, for SNCF

Nigel Thornton Collection

Lighthouse and Café, Prince of Wales Pier.

The Prince of Wales Pier was completed in May 1902, having been started ten years earlier. The then Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone in 1893. Preliminary designs were done by Sir John Goode (President of the Institution of Civil Engineers), although he died in March 1892

© Tony Garner

TS Caledonian Princess – Past and Present

TS Prince, ex Tuxedo Princess, Caledonian Princess – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel, built and engined by Wm Denny & Bros, Ltd., Dumbarton, in 1961(Yard No. 1501) for Caledonian Steam Packet Co (Irish Services) Ltd., as a passenger and car ferry.

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV Princesse Astrid – Past and Present

MV Express Erme, ex Express Hermes, Bari Express, Georgios B, Princesse Astrid (II) – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by N.V. Boelwerf S.A., Temse, (Yard No 1440) for the Belgian Marine Administration’s Ostend service in 1969. Engined by Sulzer Bros, Winterthur.

© A G Jones

MV St Christopher – Past and Present

MV European Star, IBN Batouta, ex Stena Antrim, St Christopher – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast (Yard No. 1716) for Sealink U.K. in 1980 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

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