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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 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.

Nigel Thornton Collection

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.

© 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

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