© M Fournet

MV Seafrance Cezanne – Past and Present

MV Western Light, ex Seafrance Cezanne, Fiesta, Channel Seaway – Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1979 by Kockums Varv (shipyard) AB, Malmo, Sweden (Yard No. 568), as ARIADNI for Rederi AB Nordo, Sweden, as a passenger/roll-on roll-off and commercial vehicle ferry

© Ken Larwood

MV Vortigern – Past and Present

MV Limon, ex Nisos Limnos, Milos Express, Vortigern – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Swan, Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders (Yard No.10) at their Wallsend-on-Tyne yard for the British Railways Board in 1969 as a multi-purpose passenger and roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

© Alan Geddes

MV Darnia – Past and Present

MV Neptunia, ex Nord Neptunis, Darnia, Stena Topper – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 at Österreichische Schiffswerften AG, Korneuburg, Vienna (Yard No 710) for Stena Line Ab, Göteborg as an ice-strengthened passenger and vehicle ferry

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Maid of Kent (III) – Past and Present

TS Maid of Kent – Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1492) for the British Transport Commission’s cross-Channel car ferry service in 1959

© Gary Davies (Maritime Photographic)

MV Compiegne – Past and Present

MV Al Ameerah, ex Compiegne – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Chantiers Réunis Loire-Normandie, Rouen (Yard No. 310) in 1958 for French National Railways (SNCF) Calais-Dover cross-Channel service. Engined by Societe Generale de Constructions Mécaniques, La Courneuve

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Lord Warden – Past and Present

TS Al Zaher, ex Lord Warden – Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Dennys of Dumbarton in 1952 (Yard No 1455) for the British Transport Commission’s cross-Channel fleet, and intended for running between the new car ferry terminals at Dover and Boulogne.

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Normannia – Past and Present

TS Normannia – Steel twin screw turbine ship steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No 1454) for the British Transports Commission’s Southampton – Le Havre route in 1952

MV Saint Germain - Past and Present

MV Saint Germain – Past and Present

MV Saint Germain – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built and engined by Helsingør Skibsværft og Maskinbyggeri A/S Helsingor, Denmark, (Yard No 303), for the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) in 1951.

© Nigel Thornton

MV Seafrance Renoir – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Renoir, ex Cote D’Azur – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (Yard No. 256), Le Havre, France, for Societe des Nationale des Chemins de fer Frances (SNCF)

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