Past and Present

In September 2006 Nigel Thornton joined the team and started compiling his hugely popular ‘Past and Present‘ features on this website. His features profile the timeline of an individual vessel through photography and historical information. Originally focused on the history of the local ferry fleets which have served the Port of Dover over the years it has now been expanded to include all vessel types which have a connection with the town and ships connected to our recent travels.

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© Ken Larwood

MV Koningin Beatrix – Past and Present

MV SNAV Adriatico, ex Stena Baltica, Koningin Beatrix – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in by Van der Giessen De Noord, Krimpen an de Ijssel, Holland (Yard No 935) in 1985 for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland N.V (SMZ), Hoek van Holland, Holland, as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Patrick Hill

MV Armorique (I) – Past and Present

MV Mustika Kencana II – ex Tirta Kencana I, Sheng Sheng, Min Nan, Armorique, Terje Vigen – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Soc, Nouvelle des Ateliers & Chantiers du Havre, Le Havre, France (Yard No 205) for DA-NO Linien, Oslo, Norway as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Mike Jackson

Camber Infill & Berth 2 – (Part 2)

In January 1988 Dover Harbour Board confirmed that more sand would be dredged from the Goodwin Sands to reclaim the remainder of the Camber at the Eastern Docks. The Board obtained a licence from the Crown Estate to dredge the Goodwins and for every cubic metre of sand dredged the Harbour Board paid the Crown a fee.

© John Wilson

MV Sirena – Past and Present

MV Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No O31) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Renaissance Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia

© Robbie Cox

MV Celebrity Silhouette – Past and Present

MV Celebrity Silhouette – Steel twin Azipod ‘Solstice Class’ motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co. KG, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 679 ) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Celebrity Cruises.

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