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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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HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) - Past and Present

HSC Condor Express (Incat 042) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 2, ex Condor Express, Incat 042 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 042) for Shipping Company 9/12 1994 LP Pte, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Condor Vitesse (Incat 044) – Past and Present

HSC Champion Jet 1, ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry

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TS Princesse Marie José – Past and Present

TS Princesse Marie José – ex HMS Baldur, HMS Nemesis, Southern Isles, Princesse Marie Jose – Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken (Yard No. 579) in 1923 for the Belgian Marine Administration’s Ostend service

MV Stena Nordica - Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica – Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica, ex Malo Seaways, Stena Nordica, European Ambassador – Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1068) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry.

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MV St George (II) – Past and Present

MV Texas Treasure – ex Discovery Dawn, Island Dawn, Discovery Dawn, Scandinavian Dawn, Scandinavian Sky II, Patra Express, St George – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 by Swan, Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd., West Yards, Walker-on-Tyne, (Yard No. 2029) for British Railways as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Venturer – Past and Present

MV Oujda – ex Pride of Al Salam 2, Pride of Hampshire, Viking Venturer – Steel triple screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard no 203) for Townsend Thoresen European Ferries as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Ken Larwood

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.

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