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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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.

MV Island Princess - Past and Present

MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Discovery, ex Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany (Yard No 414) for Norwegian Cruise Ships, Oslo, Norway

© Nigel Scutt

MV AIDAsol – Past and Present

MV AIDASol – Steel twin screw ‘Sphinx’ class motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.689) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for AIDA Cruises.

HSC Superseacat Three - Past and Present

HSC Superseacat Three – Past and Present

HSC Speedrunner III, ex Superseacat Three – Aluminium MDV 1200 mono-hull high speed craft built in 1999 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso , Italy (Yard No. 6003) for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Seacontainers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

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