P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Ports World and it operates ferry services from the United Kingdom to Ireland and Continental Europe.

The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) established ferry services in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, operating in both the North Sea and the English Channel.

In the late 1970s P&O was heavily affected by a reduction in traditional shipping activities which saw the P&O Group sell a number of its businesses and assets. In 1985 the P&O Group sold its cross-channel ferry business to the European Ferries Group.

In January 1986 and with the P&O Group now being on a better financial footing the group purchased a 50.01% interest in European Financial Holdings Ltd, which held 20.8% of shares in the European Ferries Group (trading as Townsend Thoresen). In early 1987 the remaining shares of the European Ferries Group were acquired. On the 22nd October 1987, the operations of Townsend Thoresen were renamed P&O European Ferries.

MV St Clair (1977) – Past and Present

MV St Clair (1977) – Past and Present

MV Nusa Pejuang, ex St Clair II, St Clair, Terje Vigen, SF Panther, Peter Pan - Steel twin screw motor vessel built 1965 in by Lubecker Flender-Werke, Lubeck, Germany (Yard…
MV Misida – Past and Present

MV Misida – Past and Present

MV Misida Misida  ©  Aleksi Lindström (Rendsberg, 11/07/2008) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Sietas Schiffswerft GmbH & Co. Hamburg-Neuenfelde, Germany (Yard No 1282) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off…
MV Stena Forecaster – Past and Present

MV Stena Forecaster – Past and Present

MV Stena Forecaster - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Dalian Shipyard, Dalian, China (Yard No RO123-2) as a Ro-Ro Cargo Ship for Stena RoRo, Gothenburg, Sweden
MV Jaguar (Stena Timer) – Past and Present

MV Jaguar (Stena Timer) – Past and Present

MV Ajman 2 Ex Loreto, Stena Timer, Jaguar, Stena Timer Stena Timer (Jaguar) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 at Österreichische Schiffswerften AG, Korneuburg, Vienna (Yard No 711) for…
MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Express Ex Caribbean Express, Peveril, nf Jaguar, Penda, ASD Meteor, Holmia Penda – © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972…
MV Dalriada – Past and Present

MV Dalriada – Past and Present

MV Lampung Ex Mesuji, Wolin, Sarmacja, Trailer, Trader, Stena Trader, Viking Trader, Dalriada, Stena Trailer Dalriada – Nigel Thornton Collection Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 at Bröderne…
MV Tidero Star – Past and Present

MV Tidero Star – Past and Present

MV Aegean Glory Ex Tolosa, Vilja, Tidero Star, Anzere. Anzere – © Simonwp (Immingham, 07/04/1982) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by A. Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven B.V.,…
MV Belard – Past and Present

MV Belard – Past and Present

MV Hatay Ex Muirneag, Belard, Carrier II, Mercandian Carrier II, Alianza, Mercandian Carrier II Belard – © Simonwp (Troon, 01/02/1989) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Frederikshavn…
MV Celtic Star – Past and Present

MV Celtic Star – Past and Present

MV Ippotis Ex Celtic Star, Northern Star, Loon-Plage, Celtic Star, Ioalaos, Kosei Maru Northern Star – © Aubrey Dale (Larne, 11/06/2002) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in1991 by Kanda…
MV Bore Song – Past and Present

MV Bore Song – Past and Present

MV Bore Song - Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2011 by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), Flensburg, Germany (Yard No 745) as a RoRo Carrier
MV Elk – Past and Present

MV Elk – Past and Present

MV Balticum Ex Tor Baltica, Elk Elk – © Simonwp (Immingham, 01/04/1989) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 645)…
MV Wilhelmine – Past and Present

MV Wilhelmine – Past and Present

MV Wilhelmine - Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2012 by Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation & Iron Works, Shimonoseki. Japan (Yard No 502) as a RoRo Carrier
MV Norstream – Past and Present

MV Norstream – Past and Present

MV Norstream - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 425) as a RoRo Carrier for Bore, Helsinki, Finland
MV Thomas Wehr – Past and Present

MV Thomas Wehr – Past and Present

MV Lider Samsun, ex Taurine, Anglian Way, Thomas Wehr, Horn Link, Fuldatal, Santa Maria, Mana, Thomas Wehr, Dana Germania, Tor Neerlandia, Thomas Wehr, Wacro Express, Thomas Wehr - Steel twin…
MV Isle of Innisfree (1995) – Past and Present

MV Isle of Innisfree (1995) – Past and Present

MV Kaitaki, ex Challenger, Stena Challenger, Pride of Cherbourg, Isle of Innisfree - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Holland…
MV Flanders Way – Past and Present

MV Flanders Way – Past and Present

MV Ranine, ex Flanders Way, Gabriele Wehr, Sari, Gabriele Wehr, Tor Anglia, Gabriele Wehr - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard…
MV Pointer – Past and Present

MV Pointer – Past and Present

MV Kapetan Christos, ex Alastair, Fehim Bey, Zebbug, Pointer, Preseli, Antwerpen, Isartal - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Krögerwerft G.m.b.H., Rendsburg, Germany  (Yard No 1356) as…
MV European Mariner – Past and Present

MV European Mariner – Past and Present

MV European Mariner, ex European Highlander, Lion, Merchant Valiant, Salahala - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 390) as a…
MV Ionic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Ionic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Tamerlane, ex Kamasin, Ionic Ferry - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1958 at Wm. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton,  (Yard No 1493) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ferry for…
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