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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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TS Sambur – Past and Present

TS Sambur, ex HMS Toreador, HMS Sambur, Sambur – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1206), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

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TS Roebuck (II) – Past and Present

TS Roebuck (II), ex HMS Roebuck II, HMS Roebuck, Roebuck – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1204), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

TS St Julien - Past and Present

TS St Julien – Past and Present

TS St Julien, ex Hospital Carrier 29, St Julien – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 509), for the Great Western Railway.

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TS St Helier – Past and Present

TS St Helier, ex HMS St Helier, St Helier – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 510), for the Great Western Railway (British Railways).

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TS Duke of Lancaster (III) – Past and Present

TS Duke of Lancaster (III) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by William Denny & Bros, Ltd., Dumbarton in 1956 (Yard No 1540) for The British Transport Commission originally as a passenger and cargo vessel.

© British Railways Board (National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library)

TS Duke of Argyll (III) – Past and Present

TS Zenith, ex Fairy Princess, Faith Power, Corinthia, Neptunia, Duke of Argyll (III) – Steel twin screw turbine vessel built by Harland and Wolff in 1956 (Yard No 1541) for The British Transport Commission originally as a passenger and cargo vessel.

MV Cotentin (1974) - Past and Present

MV Cotentin (1974) – Past and Present

MV Princess Carol, ex Angel Pearl, El Capitan, Romana I, Caribe Merchant, Miranda I, Cotentin, Saaletal, Thule – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 at Rickmers Rhederei GmbH, Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven (Yard Number 359) for Transanglia Schiffahrts. GmbH (J.A. Reinecke), Hamburg.

© Malcolm Cranfield

MV Viking III – Past and Present

MV Red Star I, ex Gabriel Scott, Sagafjord, Sandefjord, Fenno Star, Scandinavia, Terje Vigen, Viking III – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Orenstein-Koppel and Lubecker Mach A/G, Lubeck, Germany, (Yard No 618) for Otto Thoresen Shipping Co. A/S, Oslo, Norway, as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Ian Collard

MV St Brendan – Past and Present

MV Moby Vincent, ex St Brendan, Stena Normandica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No. 380) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Pieter Inpyn

MV Niels Klim – Past and Present

MV Stena Nautica, ex Lion King II, Lion King, Isle of Innisfree, Niels Klim – Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Denmark (233) for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1986 (Yard No 234) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

Mv Europic Ferry - Past and Present

Mv Europic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Ajman Glory, ex Afrodite II, European Freighter, Europic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend, England (Yard No 2025) for Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London, England as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry

MV Dundalk - Past and Present

MV Dundalk – Past and Present

MV Theseus, ex St Cybi, Stena Sailer, Dundalk – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No. 874), for Allied Irish Bank Ltd, (British & Irish Steam Packet Co.) Dublin, Ireland as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

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Mv Landmark – Past and Present

MV Sarajevo, ex Hind, Engy, Eurosun, Trucker Express, RoRo Cimbria, Landmark – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by Ankerløkken Verft, Glommen A/S, Fredrikstad, Norway (Yard No 178) as RoRo Cargo/Vehicles Carrier vessel

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