Port of Dover

Overview

The Port of Dover is the cross-channel port situated in Dover, Kent, south-east England. The port has been owned and operated by the Dover Harbour Board, a statutory corporation, since it was formed by Royal Charter in 1606 by King James I. During its existence the Dover Harbour Board has owned/operated numerous vessels in support of its activities and that’s why it has its own special category on the website.

MV Director – Past and Present

MV Director – Past and Present

MV Director Director – © Nigel Thornton Glass reinforced plastic hulled, twin screw built in 1996 by Aquastar Workboats Carrigaline Co. Cork  (Yard No. 60) for Dover Harbour Board as…
“New” MV Svitzer Intrepid – Past and Present

“New” MV Svitzer Intrepid – Past and Present

MV Svitzer Intrepid Ex Adsteam Intrepid, Champion, Tadami Maru © Robert J Smith (Tilbury, 02/06/2018) Steel twin (fully azimuthing ZP 31 Z-Peller propulsion units) screw motor vessel built in 2005…
DHB Granville – Past and Present

DHB Granville – Past and Present

Granville Iron paddle-steam tug, built in 1876 by Westwood Baillie, London (Yard No ), for Dover Harbour Board. Technical Data Length: 101.0 ft (overall) (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 10.1 ft Depth: 10.4 ft Draught:…
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 (Build Order no. 583, Yard No V0580) as…
DHB Lady Curzon – Past and Present

DHB Lady Curzon – Past and Present

Lady Curzon Steel twin screw steam tug built in by JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields (Yard No 233). Technical Data Length: 120 ft (overall) (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 25.1 ft Depth: 12…
DHB Lady Vita – Past and Present

DHB Lady Vita – Past and Present

Lingdale Ex DHB Lady Vita Iron paddle-steam tug, built in 1882 by Westwood Baillie, London (Yard No 291), for Dover Harbour Board. Technical Data Length: 107.7 ft (overall) (between perpendiculars) Breadth: 20.1…
DHB Lady Crundall – Past and Present

DHB Lady Crundall – Past and Present

SS Lagos Hercules, ex Hercules, DHB Lady Crundall - Steam twin screw salvage steamer built in 1906 by J P Rennoldson & Co, South Shields (Yard No 246) for Dover…
MV DHB Admiral Day – Past and Present

MV DHB Admiral Day – Past and Present

MV Admiral Day - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by J W Cook & Co (Wivenhoe) Ltd. Wivenhoe, UK (Yard No 1414) as a Hopper Dredger
Christmas Past at the Port of Dover

Christmas Past at the Port of Dover

This article was originally published on the 1st December 2012 but with the festive season rapidly approaching it's time to resurrect an old favourite. As can be seen below, the…
Camber Infill & Berth 2 – (Part 2)

Camber Infill & Berth 2 – (Part 2)

In January 1988 Dover Harbour Board confirmed that more sand would be dredged from the Goodwin Sands to reclaim the remainder of the Camber at the Eastern Docks. The Board…
DHB Lady Duncannon – Past and Present

DHB Lady Duncannon – Past and Present

Cardiff Rose - ex Lady Duncannon - Steel twin screw steam tug, built in 1914 by J P Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields (Yard No 291), for Dover Harbour Board.
DHB Delphinus – Past and Present

DHB Delphinus – Past and Present

MV Delphinus - ex DHB Delphinus - Steel twin screw diesel-engined passenger tender built in 1957 by P K Harris, Appledore (Yard no 106) for the Dover Harbour Board.
DHB Lady Brassey – Past and Present

DHB Lady Brassey – Past and Present

DHB Lady Brassey - ex HMS Lady Brassey, Lady Brassey - Steam twin screw salvage steamer built by J P Rennoldson & Co, South Shields (Yard No 285) in 1913…
Camber In-Fill (Project 45) – (Part 1)

Camber In-Fill (Project 45) – (Part 1)

Project 45, Camber In-Fill Nigel Thornton Collection     Nigel Thornton Collection (both) “In January 1984 work started on the construction of 4.13 hectare area of land for the much…
Number 1 Berth – Dover Eastern Docks

Number 1 Berth – Dover Eastern Docks

Berth 1 at the Eastern Docks (ED1) was designed and installed by MacGregor-Navire (MGN). It was designed to be capable of servicing a wide range of vessels including freight only…
Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3

Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3

After the transfer of much of British Rail’s classical passenger services to Folkestone and to relieve the heavily used ramps at the Eastern Docks, a new car ferry berth was…
Dover Port Control

Dover Port Control

Have you ever departed or arrived at the Port of Dover on a ferry and wondered what that strange building was at the end of the Eastern Arm? The answer…
Lighthouse and Café, Prince of Wales Pier.

Lighthouse and Café, Prince of Wales Pier.

The Prince of Wales Pier was completed in May 1902, having been started ten years earlier. The then Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone in 1893. Preliminary designs were…
Admiralty Pier Train Ferry Berth

Admiralty Pier Train Ferry Berth

With ships becoming much larger only vessels built up to and before the early 1970’s could fit into the original train ferry dock situated within Dover Western Docks. The new…
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