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Ferries


A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate regular return services. The term ‘ferries’ on this website covers passenger only vessels, train ferries, car ferries, freight ferries and highspeed vessels such as hovercraft, jetfoils and catamarans.

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MV Viking Valiant – Past and Present

MV Mogado- ex Nador, Pride of Al Salam I, Pride of Cherbourg, Pride of Le Havre, Viking Valiant – Steel triple screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard no 204) for Townsend-Thoresen European Ferries as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Voyager – Past and Present

MV Samothraki – ex Barlovento, Banaderos, Pride of Cherbourg II, Pride of Cherbourg, Viking Voyager – Steel triple screw motor vessel built in 1975 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard no 205) for Townsend Thoresen European Ferries as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

Roy Thornton Collection

TS St David (III) – Past and Present

TS Holyhead, ex St David (III) – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead (Yard No 1182) for Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours Co, in 1947 as a passenger and mail vessel

Nigel Thornton Collection

MV St Edmund – Past and Present

MV Sara 3 – ex Santa Catharine, Scirocco, Rozel, Scirocco, HMS Keren, Keren, St Edmund – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd., Birkenhead, England (Yard No 1361) for Passtruck (Shipping) Co. Ltd., London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Worthing – Past and Present

TS Phryni, ex Worthing, HMS Brigadier, HMS Worthing, Hospital Ship No 30, Worthing – Steel twin screw turbine vessel built in 1928 at Denny’s of Dumbarton, (Yard No 1203) for Southern Railway as a passenger/mail vessel

© Ken Larwood

TS Londres – Past and Present

TS Sofoklis Venizelos, ex Ionian II, Londres, Lothringen, Londres, Dieppe – Steel twin screw steamer built by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France, between 1941-43, known as DIEPPE during building

© Ken Larwood

TS Lisieux – Past and Present

TS Apollon, ex Lisieux – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1951 by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, Le Havre, France, (Yard No ?) for French Railways as a passenger and cargo vessel.

Roy Thornton Collection

TS Brighton (VI) – Past and Present

TS Duchesse de Bretagne, ex Brighton – Steel twin screw passenger steamer built by William Denny of Dumbarton (Yard No 1428) for The British Transport Commission in 1949

© Ken Larwood

MV Earl Godwin – Past and Present

MV Moby Baby, ex Earl Godwin, Svea Drott – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by AB Öresundvarvet, Landskrona, Sweden (Yard No 202) for Rederi A/B Svea Stockholm as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV Sardinia Vera - Past and Present

MV Sardinia Vera – Past and Present

MV Sardinia Vera, ex Corsica Vera, Marine Atlantica, Stena Atlantica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No. 381) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

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