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

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Stena Challenger – Past and Present

MV Leif Ericson, ex Stena Challenger – Steel motor vessel, built by Bruces Verkstad A/B, Landskrona , Sweden (Yard No. 20) and fitted out by Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard No. 44) in 1991 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry, for Stena Rederi AB, Gothenburg.

MV Stena Invicta - Past and Present

MV Stena Invicta – Past and Present

MV Color Viking, ex Stena Invicta, Peder Paars – Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Denmark (233) for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1985 (Yard No 233) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Chris Howell

HSC Hoverspeed Great Britain (Incat 025) – Past and Present

HSC High Speed Jet
ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude GB, Hoverspeed Great Britain, Christopher Columbus

HSC High Speed Jet, ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude GB, Hoverspeed Great Britain, Christopher Columbus – Aluminium catamaran built in 1990 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 025) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry. Launched January 28th 1990.

© Pieter Inpyn

MV Seafrance Monet – Past and Present

MV Volcan de Tacande, ex Seafrance Monet, Stena Londoner, Versailles, Stena Nautica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia in 1974 (Yard No. 163) for Stena Ab, Göteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Fantasia – Past and Present

MV Wawel, ex Alkmini A, PO Canterbury, P&OSL Canterbury, Stena Fantasia, Fantasia, Fiesta, Tzarevetz, Scandinavia – Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1979 by Kockums Varv (shipyard) AB, Malmo, Sweden (Yard No. 569), as SCANDINAVIA for Rederi AB Nordo, Sweden, a passenger and roll-on roll-off and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Ken Larwood

MV Pride of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Sher, ex Sherbatskiy, Oleander, P&OSL Picardy, Pride of Bruges, Pride of Free Enterprise – Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 2281) West Germany in 1980 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Ken Larwood

MV Spirit of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Anthi Marina, ex Pride of Kent, Spirit of Free Enterprise – Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, W Germany in 1979 (Yard No. 2279) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

MV Stena Empereur - Past and Present

MV Stena Empereur – Past and Present

MV Pride of Telemark, ex Alkmini A, Pride of Provence, Stena Empereur, Stena Jutlandica – Steel motor vessel, built in 1983 by Chantiers du Nord et de la Méditerranée, Dunkerque, France (Yard No. 310) for Stena Line, as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry