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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

© 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.

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV Galloway Princess – Past and Present

MV Le Rif, ex Stena Galloway, Galloway Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by  Harland & Wolff, Belfast (Yard No. 1713), for Sealink U.K. in 1980 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry. Engined by Crossley-Pielstick.

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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

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV Senlac – Past and Present

MV Apollon, ex  Express Apollon, Apollo Express, Senlac – Steel twin screw motor vessel built at the Arsenal de Brest , (Yard No. CF 3), for the British Railways Board in 1972.

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV Prince Laurent – Past and Present

MV Superferry II, ex Prince Laurent – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by N.V. Boelwerf S. A., Temse, (Yard No. 1477) in 1974 for the Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) Ostend service as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car ferry