European Ferries Group (EFG)


Overview


European Ferries Group plc was a company that operated in passenger and freight ferries, harbour operation and property management in the United Kingdom and the United States. It was taken over by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) and renamed P&O European Ferries in 1987. The European Ferries Group was incorporated in 1935 as Monument Securities Ltd, becoming a public limited company in 1949. In 1957, Monument Securities bought a 51% stake in Townsend Car Ferries Ltd and in 1959 acquired the rest in a full takeover. The same year Monument Securities changed its name to George Nott Industries Ltd.In 1968, George Nott Industries purchased the Otto Thoresen Shipping Company and its subsidiary Thoresen Car Ferries Ltd. As a result of this acquisition it changed its name to European Ferries Ltd. In 1971 the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company Ltd (trading as Transport Ferry Service) was acquired from the National Freight Corporation. All three of the companies under European Ferries used the name Townsend Thoresen to market their ferry services.

European Ferries Group (EFG) Archive

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 […]

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 the Atlantic Steam Navigation Co. Ltd

© 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

© 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

© Patrick Hill

MV Leopard – Past and Present

MV Talya I, ex Countess M, Leopard – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1968 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/109), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Brian Fisher

MV Dragon – Past and Present

MV Millennium Express II, ex Ionic Ferry, Dragon – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1967 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/108), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No 824) as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© 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.

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

© Simonwp

MV Doric Ferry – Past and Present

MV Transfer, ex Stena Transfer, Ideway, European Tideway, Doric Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 643) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ship

© Robert J Smith

MV Cerdic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Sea Partner, ex Stena Partner, European Freeway, Cerdic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 649) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo ship

© Brian Fisher

MV Baltic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Pavilion, ex Pride of Suffolk, Baltic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 652) as a Passenger RoRo Cargo vessel

© Simonwp

MV Nordic Ferry – Past and Present

MV Med Star, ex Pride of Flanders, Nordic Ferry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by Hyundai Shipbuilders & Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea (Yard No 651) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo vessel

© Brian Fisher

MV Viking Voyager – Past and Present

MV Samothraki – ex Barlovento, Banaderos, Pride of Cherbourg II, Pride of Cherbourg, Viking Voyager – Steel triple screw motor vessel built in 1975 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard no 205) for Townsend Thoresen European Ferries as a passenger and vehicle ferry.