The British and Irish Steam Packet Company (B&I Line)

The British and Irish Steam Packet Company (B&I Line) was a steam packet and passenger ferry company operating between ports in Ireland and in Great Britain between 1836 and 1992.

It was latterly popularly called the B&I, and branded as B + I line. The company ran into major financial problems in 1981, this and labour disputes persisted into the early 1992 when the company was privatised and taken over by the Irish Continental Group, today trading as Irish Ferries.

MV RoRo Dania – Past and Present

MV RoRo Dania – Past and Present

MV RoRo Dania Ex Nanomark RoRo Dania – © Pieter Melissen Steel twin screw motor vessel built in1972 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Frederikstad, Norway (Yard No 180) as a…
MV Leinster (1981) – Past and Present

MV Leinster (1981) – Past and Present

MV Madeleine, ex Isle of Inishturk, Isle of Inishmore, Leinster - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 979) Passenger…
MV Norcape – Past and Present

MV Norcape – Past and Present

MV Norcape, ex Tipperary, Puma - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Tamano, Japan. (Yard No 1164) as a RoRo cargo…
MV Bison – Past and Present

MV Bison – Past and Present

MV Ant I, ex Stena Pioneer, European Pioneer, Bison - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft G.m.b.H. & Co, Hamburg (Yard No 755)…
MV Norrona – Past and Present

MV Norrona – Past and Present

MV Logos Hope, ex Norrona, Gustav Vasa - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Werft Nobiskrug Rendsburg Germany (Yard No 678) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Lion…
MV Viking III – Past and Present

MV Viking III – Past and Present

MV Red Star I, ex Gabriel Scott, Sagafjord, Sandefjord, Fenno Star, Scandinavia, Terje Vigen, Viking III - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Orenstein-Koppel and Lubecker Mach…
MV Niels Klim – Past and Present

MV Niels Klim – Past and Present

MV Stena Nautica, ex Lion King II, Lion King, Isle of Innisfree, Niels Klim - Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Denmark (233) for DSB (Danish State Railways) in…
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…
MV Duchesse Anne – Past and Present

MV Duchesse Anne – Past and Present

MV Dubrovnik, ex Duchesse Anne, Connacht - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 955) for B&I Steam Packet Co,…
MV Prins Philippe (III) – Past and Present.

MV Prins Philippe (III) – Past and Present.

MV Express Limnos, ex Express Athina, Panagia Tinou 2, Moby Love, Prins Philippe - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by N.V. Boelwerf S. A., Temse, (Yard No. 1476) in 1973…
MV Spirit of Independence – Past and Present

MV Spirit of Independence – Past and Present

MV Derin Deniz, ex Happy Dolphin, Spirit of Independence, Innisfallen - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 as a passenger and vehicle ferry by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH, Rendsburg,…
MV Clare – Past and Present

MV Clare – Past and Present

MV Clare, ex Dana Baltica, Vinzia E, Norcrest, Wesertal, Meyer Express, Wesertal - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 367) for J.A.…
MV Norman Commodore – Past and Present

MV Norman Commodore – Past and Present

MV Fjardvagen, ex Norman Commodore, Pride of Portsmouth, Mads Mols, Mads Trader, Merchant Trader, Sir Lamorak, Lakespan Ontario, Lady Catherine, Lune Bridge, Norcliff, Anu - Steel twin screw motor vessel,…
MV The Viking – Past and Present

MV The Viking – Past and Present

MV Moby Lally, ex Prince, Peder Olsen, Wasa Prince, The Viking - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No 2255) for Jydsk…
MV Senlac – Past and Present

MV Senlac – Past and Present

MV Apollon, ex  Express Apollon, Apollo Express, Senlac - Steel twin screw motor vessel built at the Arsenal de Brest , (Yard No. CF 3), for the British Railways Board…
MV Saint Patrick II – Past and Present

MV Saint Patrick II – Past and Present

MV CTMA Vacancier, ex City of Cork, Ville de Sete, Egnatia II, Saint Patrick II, Aurella - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH &…
MV Reine Astrid (II) – Past and Present

MV Reine Astrid (II) – Past and Present

MV Al Mansour, ex Reine Astrid (II), Stena Nautica, Hellas, Stena Nordica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1975 (Yard No. 382) for…
MV Ailsa Princess – Past and Present

MV Ailsa Princess – Past and Present

MV New Cambay Prince - ex New Caribbean Princess, Express Adonis, Naias Express, Dimitri, Earl Harold, Ailsa Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Ansaldo & Co, Genoa…
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