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TS Londres – Past and Present

TS Sofoklis Venizelos, ex Ionian II, Londres, Lothringen, Londres, Dieppe – Steel twin screw steamer built by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Le Havre, France, between 1941-43, known as DIEPPE during building

© Ken Larwood

TS Lisieux – Past and Present

TS Apollon, ex Lisieux – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1951 by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, Le Havre, France, (Yard No ?) for French Railways as a passenger and cargo vessel.

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TS Brighton (VI) – Past and Present

TS Duchesse de Bretagne, ex Brighton – Steel twin screw passenger steamer built by William Denny of Dumbarton (Yard No 1428) for The British Transport Commission in 1949

The Night Ferry - Shipping Timeline

The Night Ferry – Shipping Timeline

Introduced on the night of the 14th-15th October 1936, the Night Ferry was an international sleeper train operating between London Victoria and Paris Gare du Nord. In later years Brussels was also served. The service was operated by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits, SNCF (French National Railways) and the Southern Railway.

MV Sea Runner - Past and Present

MV Sea Runner – Past and Present

MV Sea Runner, ex Lan Qiao, Ravel, C R Casablanca, Le Mans – Steel twin-screw motor vessel built at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A. Prairie au doc Nantes, France.(Yard No. 159) in 1978 for Walon SA & Societe Francaise de Transports Maritimes (SFTM) Nantes, France

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MV Chartres – Past and Present

MV Al Salmy 4, ex Express Santorini, Chartres – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by  Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No. 137), in 1974 for the French National Railways as a multi-purpose roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

© Brian Fisher

MV Cornouailles – Past and Present

MV Sveti Stefan, ex Havelet, Cornouailles – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in  1977 at Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted Trondheim Norway, (Yard No 735) for Brittany Ferries, Morlaix ,France as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Marine Evangeline – Past and Present

MV Ana – ex Kapella, Marine Evangeline, Spirit of Boulogne, Marine Evangeline, Duke of Yorkshire, Cord Adeler – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Kristiansands Mekaniske Verksted, Kristiansand, Norway (Yard No. 221), for A/S Larvik-Frederikshavn Ferge, Larvik, Norway

Courtesy of Stéphane Poulain

HSC Ingenieur Jean Bertin – Past and Present

HSC Ingenieur Jean Bertin – SEDAM type N500 ‘Naviplane’ Hovercraft built in 1977 by Sedam, Pauillac, France (Yard No 2) for SNCF, France

© Bob Scott

MV Villandry – Past and Present

MV Adina Lestari 102, ex Delos, Olympia, Villandry – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes-Chantenay, France (Yard No 809) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on roll-off vehicle ferry, for SNCF

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