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.

Ferries Archive

Courtesy of John Hendy

MV Olau Hollandia (II) – Past and Present

MV GNV Cristal, ex SNAV Sardegna, Pride of Le Havre, Olau Hollandia (II) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 at Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1067) as a passenger car and commercial vehicle trailer ferry.

© Ken Larwood

MV Olau Britannia (II) – Past and Present

MV GNV Atlas, ex SNAV Lazio, Pride of Portsmouth, Olau Britannia (2) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1990 at Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1068) as a passenger car and commercial vehicle trailer ferry.

© Simonwp

MV King Seaways – Past and Present

MV King Seaways, ex King of Scandinavia, Val De Loire, Nils Holgersson – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1987 at Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1059) for Wallenius Safe Felicia Ab, Trelleborg as a passenger car and commercial vehicle trailer ferry.

© Ken Larwood

MV Koningin Beatrix – Past and Present

MV SNAV Adriatico, ex Stena Baltica, Koningin Beatrix – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in by Van der Giessen De Noord, Krimpen an de Ijssel, Holland (Yard No 935) in 1985 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V (SMZ), Hoek van Holland, Holland, as a passenger and vehicle ferry