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 Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Veronica, ex Mona Lisa, Scholarship, Oceanic II, Mona Lisa, Victoria, Sea Princess, Kungsholm – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank (Yard No 728) for AB Swedish American Line, Gothenburg

MV Reine Mathilde - Past and Present

MV Reine Mathilde – Past and Present

MV Beauport, ex Reine Mathilde, Prince of Brittany, Prince of Fundy – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1970 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser, AG, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 477), for Lion Ferry Ab, Halmstad as a roll-on, roll-off passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Columbus – Past and Present

MV Columbus ex Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Sitmar Fair Majesty © Willem Oldenburg Steel twin screw motor vessel built […]

DHB Lady Savile - Past and Present

DHB Lady Savile – Past and Present

Lady Savile Ex Penlee, Sir Richard Grenvile (I) Iron twin screw turbine vessel built in 1891 by Cammell Laird Brothers of Birkenhead […]

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