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North Sea Ferries


North Sea Ferries was a ferry company which operated between 1965 and 1996. The company was a joint venture between P&O and Royal Dutch Nedlloyd. In 1996 P&O purchased Royal Nedlloyd Group’s stake in the company, and North Sea Ferries was rebranded to P&O North Sea Ferries. Following P&O’s acquisition of P&O Stena Line in 2002, P&O North Sea Ferries was merged and rebranded with P&O Portsmouth under the current P&O Ferries name.

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

© Simonwp

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

© Simonwp

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

© Robert J Smith

MV Cerdic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Sea Partner, ex Stena Partner, European Freeway, Cerdic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 649) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ship

MV Roseanne - Past and Present

MV Roseanne – Past and Present

MV Strofades IV, ex Sea Angel, Sea Witch, Roseanne – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Hijos de J, Barreras S.A. Vigo Spain, (Yard No. 1461) in 1982 for Compania Naviera Astur SA, Gijon, Spain as a passenger and roll-on roll-off cargo ship

MV Clare - Past and Present

MV Clare – Past and Present

MV Clare, ex Dana Baltica, Vinzia E, Wesertal – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 367) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

MV Anu, Past and Present

MV Anu, Past and Present

MV Fjardvagen, ex Norman Commodore, Sir Lamorak – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Ankerlökken Verft A/S, Florø, Norway (Yard No. 90 ), for Alander Frachtschiff GmbH, Hamburg as a roll-on and roll-off passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

Mv Seafreight Highway - Past and Present

Mv Seafreight Highway – Past and Present

MV Urd, ex Seafreight Highway, Easy Rider – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania S.P.A. Marina di Carrara, Italy (Yard No. 2119) for Castello Hellas Shipping Co, Piraeus, Greece in 1981 as a commercial vehicle ferry

© Ted Ingham

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 & Co. Ltd,. in Hamburg in 1973 for S F Line of Finland (Yard No 702). Originally named AURELLA, a passenger, roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Ken Larwood

MV Argo – Past and Present

MV Ammari, ex Sally Euroway, Norcove, Argo – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1976 by Kroger werft GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany (Yard no 1391) for Argo Reederei Richard Adler & Sons, Bremen, Germany, as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry