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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.

MV Dundalk - Past and Present

MV Dundalk – Past and Present

MV Theseus, ex St Cybi, Stena Sailer, Dundalk – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No. 874), for Allied Irish Bank Ltd, (British & Irish Steam Packet Co.) Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

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MV Landmark – Past and Present

MV Sarajevo, ex Hind, Engy, Eurosun, Trucker Express, RoRo Cimbria, Landmark – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (Yard No 178) as RoRo Cargo/Vehicles Carrier vessel

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Mv Norland – Past and Present

MV SNAV Sicilia, ex Norland – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by AG ‘Weser’, Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 972) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England