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

© Ken Larwood

MV Euromagique – Past and Present

MV Magi, ex Euromagique, Attika, Naesborg, Dana Corona, Naesborg, Kaprifol – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Ab Lödöse Varv, Lödöse. (Yard No 169) as Roll on Roll off (RoRo) Cargo vessel

© Ted Ingham

MV Suffolk Ferry – Past and Present

MV Suffolk Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1947 at John Brown & Co., (Clydebank) Ltd (Yard No 638) for The British Transport Commission (L.N.E.R. Harwich) as a passenger and train ferry

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

MV Norfolk Ferry – Past and Present

MV Norfolk Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1951 at John Brown & Co., (Clydebank) Ltd (Yard No 661) for The British Railways, Southern Region as a passenger and train ferry

TSMV Lymington (II) - Past and Present

TSMV Lymington (II) – Past and Present

TSMV Sound of Sanda, ex Lymington (II) – Steel twin screw double ended vessel built in 1938 at William Denny Brothers, Dumbarton (Yard Number. 1322) for British Railways Board, London, England as a Motor Car Ferry (Double-ended)

PMV Farringford - Past and Present

PMV Farringford – Past and Present

PMV Farringford – Steel double ended diesel-electric paddle vessel built in 1947 at Wm Denny & Bros Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No. 1402) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Freshwater (II) – Past and Present

MV Sound of Seil, ex Freshwater (II) – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1959 at Ailsa SB Company, Troon (Yard Number. 505) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry