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Past and Present


In September 2006 Nigel Thornton joined the team and started compiling his hugely popular ‘Past and Present‘ features on this website. His features profile the timeline of an individual vessel through photography and historical information. Originally focused on the history of the local ferry fleets which have served the Port of Dover over the years it has now been expanded to include all vessel types which have a connection with the town and ships connected to our recent travels.

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MV Norbank – Past and Present

MV Norbank – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Holland (Yard No 961) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England.

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MV Connemara – Past and Present

MV Connemara, ex Asterion, Norman Asturias, Baltic Amber, Stena Ausonia – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 216) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry.

TS Paris (IV) - Past and Present

TS Paris (IV) – Past and Present

TS Paris (IV), ex Hospital Carrier 32, Paris – Steel twin screw turbine vessel built in 1913 (Yard No 973) at William Denny Bros of Dumbarton for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway as a passenger/mail vessel.

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MV Stena Traveller (1992) – Past and Present

MV Patria Seaways, ex Lisco Patria, TT Traveller, Stena Traveller, TT Traveller, Stena Traveller – Steel motor vessel, built by Bruces Verkstad AB, Landskrona , Sweden (Yard No. 21) and fitted out by Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard No. 51) in 1992 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry, for Stena Rederi AB, Goteborg.

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MV Hilco Girl – Cargo from the Past

MV Baltic Sea, ex Provincia de Guayas, Ciudad de Guayaquil, Lucky I, Lucky, Timur Girl, Hilco Girl, Golar Girl – Steel single screw motor (Clipper Standard class) vessel built in 1973 by Drammen Slip & Verksted, Drammen (Yard No 75) as Refrigerated Cargo ship.