Townsend Thoresen


Townsend Thoresen Archive

MV Clare - Past and Present

MV Clare – Past and Present

MV Clare, ex Dana Baltica, Vinzia E, Norcrest, Wesertal, Meyer Express, Wesertal – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 367) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

MV Norman Commodore - Past and Present

MV Norman Commodore – Past and Present

MV Fjardvagen, ex Norman Commodore, Pride of Portsmouth, Mads Mols, Mads Trader, Merchant Trader, Sir Lamorak, Lakespan Ontario, Lady Catherine, Lune Bridge, Norcliff, Anu – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in  1972 by Ankerlökken Verft A/S, Florø, Norway  (Yard No. 90 ), for Alander Frachtschiff GmbH, Hamburg as a roll-on and roll-off passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

MV Viking II - Past and Present

MV Viking II – Past and Present

MV Ocean Pearl, ex Earl William, Viking II – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted A/S. Tonsberg, Norway, (Yard No 160) for Otto Thoresen Shipping Co. A/S, Oslo, Norway, as a passenger and vehicle ferry

Schichau -Unterweser AG Bremerhaven

MV Pride of Dover – Past and Present

MV Pride – ex Pride of Dover, PO Dover, P&OSL Dover, Pride of Dover – Steel triple screw motor vessel, built Schichau -Unterweser AG, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany in 1987 (Yard No. 93) as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle 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.

© Mike Sartin

GTS (20) Prinses Stephanie – Past and Present

GTS Seven Island Yume, ex Seajet Kristen, Adler Wizard, Prinses Stephanie – Aluminium 929-115 series Jetfoil high speed passenger ferry built in 1981 by Boeing Jetfoil Industries, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Yard No 20) for Regie voor Maritiem Transport, Ostend, Belgium.

© Mike Sartin

GTS (19) Princesse Clementine – Past and Present

GTS Seven Island Niji, ex Seajet Kara, Alderney Blizzard, Adler Blizzard, Princesse Clementine – Aluminium 929-115 series Jetfoil high speed passenger ferry built in 1981 by Boeing Jetfoil Industries, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Yard No 19) for Regie voor Maritiem Transport, Ostend, Belgium.

© Fotoflite

MV European Trader – Past and Present

MV Lina, ex European Trader – Steel twin screw motor vessel, intended primarily as a commercial vehicle ferry, built and engined by Schichau Unterweser A.G., Bremen (Yard No. 2258) in 1975 for the Monarch Steamship Company, like Townsend’s, a subsidiary of the European Ferries Group