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P&O Stena Line


P&O Stena Line was formed in 1998 following the merger of P&O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd and the short sea operations (Dover and Newhaven) of Stena Line. Ownership of the new company was 60/40 in favour of P&O with all shore and sea management performed by P&O. Voting rights between the two companies was however 50/50. In April 2002, P&O announced its intention to buy out the 40% stake in P&O Stena Line owned by Stena and this was completed by August. P&O Stena Line then became part of the newly formed P&O Ferries.

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Calais Seaways – Past and Present

MV Calais Seaways, ex Norman Spirit, Ostend Spirit, Pride of Aquitaine, PO Aquitaine, POSL Aquitaine, Stena Royal, Prins Filip – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Boelwerf of Temse, Belgium (Yard No. 1534), for Regie Voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) in 1991 as a Ro/Ro car and commercial vehicle passenger ferry

© Ray Goodfellow

MV Pride of Calais – Past and Present

MV Ostend Spirit – ex Pride of Calais, P&OSL Calais, PO Calais, Pride of Calais – Steel triple screw motor vessel, built Schichau-Unterweser Ag, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany in 1987 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry. Engined by Sulzer Bros. Ltd., Winterthur. (Yard No. 94). Launched April 11th, 1987.

© Ray Goodfellow

MV Pride of Canterbury – Past and Present

MV Pride of Canterbury, ex European Pathway – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 1076) Germany for P&O European Ferries in 1991 as a commercial vehicle ferry

© Ray Goodfellow

Mv Pride of Kent – Past and Present

MV Pride of Kent, ex European Highway – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 1073)

© Stéphane Poulain

HSC Stena Lynx III (Incat 040) – Past and Present

HSC Ocean Flower 2, ex Orange 1, Sunflower 2, Stena Lynx III, Elite, Stena Lynx III, P&O Stena Elite, Elite, Stena Lynx III – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 040) for American Fast Ferries Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry

© Brian Fisher

Mv Fantasia – Past and Present

MV Wawel – ex Alkmini A, PO Canterbury, P&OSL Canterbury, Stena Fantasia, Fantasia, Fiesta, Tzarevetz, Scandinavia – Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1979 by Kockhums Varv (shipyard) AB, Malmo, Sweden (Yard No. 569), as SCANDINAVIA for Rederi AB Nordo, Sweden, a passenger and roll-on roll-off and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Ken Larwood

Mv Pride of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Sher, ex Sherbatskiy, Oleander, P&OSL Picardy, Pride of Bruges, Pride of Free Enterprise – Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 2281) West Germany in 1980 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

© Ken Larwood

Mv Spirit of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Anthi Marina, ex Pride of Kent, Spirit of Free Enterprise – Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, W Germany in 1979 (Yard No. 2279) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

Mv Stena Empereur - Past and Present

Mv Stena Empereur – Past and Present

MV Pride of Telemark, ex Alkmini A, Pride of Provence, Stena Empereur, Stena Jutlandica – Steel motor vessel, built in 1983 by Chantiers du Nord et de la Méditerranée, Dunkerque, France (Yard No. 310) for Stena Line, as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

Mv European Seaway - Past and Present

Mv European Seaway – Past and Present

MV European Seaway – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 1075) Germany for P&O European Ferries (managed by Sutton Ltd) in 1991 as a commercial vehicle ferry. Engined by Sulzer Bros. Ltd., Winterthur. Launched April, 20th, 1991