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

© Simonwp

MV Norwind – Past and Present

MV Grecia Express, ex Norwind – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by A.G.”Weser” Werk Seebeck, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 899) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© Jim McFaul

MV Bardic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Nasim II, ex Bardic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1957 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton, Scotland (Yard No  1489) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd

© Trevor Kidd

MV Norcape – Past and Present

MV Norcape, ex Tipperary, Puma – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Tamano, Japan. (Yard No 1164) as a RoRo cargo ship

© Aubrey Dale

MV Bison – Past and Present

MV Ant I, ex Stena Pioneer, European Pioneer, Bison – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft G.m.b.H. & Co, Hamburg (Yard No 755) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo Ship

Courtesy of PWR

MV Merchant Venture – Past and Present

MV Basem I, ex Shahpaa I, Sunlight Bey, Warsun, Merchant Venture, Merchant Isle, Argenta, Med Adriatico, Farman – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Est. Nav.De Viana do Castelo S.A., Portugal (Yard No 103) as a RoRo Cargo ship

© Robbie Cox

MV Ibex – Past and Present

MV Envoy I, ex Reyes B, Envoy I, Envoy, European Envoy, Ibex, Norsky, Norsea, Ibex – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Tamano, Japan (Yard No 1163) as a RoRo Cargo/Passenger vessel for P&O Ferries Ltd (Pandoro)

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Trader (1976) – Past and Present

MV Black Horses, ex Black Iris, European Navigator, Leopard, Viking Trader, Oyster Bay, Manuare VII, Caribbean Sky, Federal Nova, Goya, Stena Tender – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Österreichische Schiffswerften AG, Linz-Korneuburg (Yard No 709) as a RoRo Cargo ship for Stena Line AB

© Aubrey Dale

MV Puma – Past and Present

MV Ant 2, ex Stena Seafarer, European Seafarer, Puma, Union Trader, Union Melbourne – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft G.m.b.H. & Co, Hamburg (Yard No 577) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo Ship

© Tony Garner

MV Felicity – Past and Present

MV Rigel II, ex Scandinavia, Visborg, Visby, Stena Felicity, Felicity, Visby – Steel twin screw ”Visby Class” motor vessel built in 1980 by Öresundsvarvet, Landskrona (Yard No 278 ) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo Ferry

© Cees De Bijl

MV Nordborg – Past and Present

MV Indus Ex Strada Corsara, Tor Hafnia, Dana Hafnia, Kettegat Syd, Dana Hafnia, Nordborg, Belinda, Linné, Linnea. Nordborg, (Outbound, The Thames) © […]