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 Purbeck - Past and Present

MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Maria Rosario, ex Purbeck – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 247) for Truckline Ferries France S.A. Cherbourg, France as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

MV St Catherine - Past and Present

MV St Catherine – Past and Present

MV GB Conte, ex St Catherine – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Henry Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd, Leith, Scotland in 1983 (Yard no. 534) for Sealink British Rail, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

MV St Cecilia - Past and Present

MV St Cecilia – Past and Present

MV St Cecilia – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Cochrane Yard, Selby, England in 1987 (Yard no.135) for Sealink UK, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV St Helen - Past and Present

MV St Helen – Past and Present

MV Anna Mur, ex St Helen – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Henry Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Leith, Scotland in 1983 (Yard no. 535) for Sealink British Rail, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV Merchant Victor - Past and Present

MV Merchant Victor – Past and Present

MV Tiger A, ex Sevenhill, Moondance, Merchant Victor, Emadala – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No. 395), for Emadala Shipping Co. Hamilton, Bermuda as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry

MV Fuldatal - Past and Present

MV Fuldatal – Past and Present

MV Nusa Mulia, ex Full, Fuldatal, Norcove, Falcon, Fuldatal – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1971 by Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 363) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

MV Picasso - Past and Present

MV Picasso – Past and Present

MV San Guillermo, ex Marino, Picasso, Poker, Beaverdale,Wuppertal, Canaima – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1977 by  Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, (Yard No 375) for J.A. Reinecke & Company, Germany as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

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

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.

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