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 Earl Godwin – Past and Present

MV Moby Baby, ex Earl Godwin, Svea Drott – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by AB Öresundvarvet, Landskrona, Sweden (Yard No 202) for Rederi A/B Svea Stockholm as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Robert J Smith

MV Silver Cloud – Past and Present

MV Silver Cloud – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Cant. Nav. Visentini, Donada, and Soc. Esercizio, Viareggio, Italy (Yard No 775) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Silversea Cruises, Nassau, Bahamas.

MV Sardinia Vera - Past and Present

MV Sardinia Vera – Past and Present

MV Sardinia Vera, ex Corsica Vera, Marine Atlantica, Stena Atlantica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No. 381) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry

MV Costa Luminosa - Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa – Steel hulled twin Azipod motor vessel built in 2009 at Fincantieri, Porto Marghera, Venedig, Italy (Yard No. 6155) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Carnival Corporation & plc, Miami

© John Wilson

MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present

MV Pacific Aria, ex Ryndam – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5883) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line, Nassau, Bahamas.

GTS Celebrity Constellation - Past and Present

GTS Celebrity Constellation – Past and Present

GTS Celebrity Constellation, ex Constellation – Steel twin Mermaid pod ‘Millenium’ class gas turbine vessel, built in 2002 by Chantiers de l’Antique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No U31) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity Cruises, Monrovia.

MV AIDAcara - Past and Present

MV AIDAcara – Past and Present

MV AIDAcara, ex Aida – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1996 by Kvaerner-Masa Yard, Åbo, Finland (Yard No 1337) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Deutsche Seereederei Touristik, Rostock, Germany.

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