Requests


Well, the time has come when our shipping community needs a break from the current World situation. I, along with many others, will be spending rather a lot of time indoors. To ease the burden and to take us away from the media bombardment related to COVID-19 I am currently offering a little bit of self-indulgence!

If you have any favourite ship (preferably with a Dover connection however tenuous i.e. fleet mate/sister/company sister etc. etc) and you wish (subject to photograph availability) a history of her to be published, please add your suggestion/s via the comments here and I’ll see what I can come up with?

Best Wishes

Nigel Thornton

Requests Archive

MV Saint Killian (II) – Past and Present

MV Egnatia, ex Egnatia III, Medina Star, Saint Killian II, Saint Killian, Stena Scandinavica (I) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 400) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Euroferrys Atlantica – Past and Present

MV Ace II, ex Euroferrys Atlantica, Hull 309, Bluenose, Jutlandica, Stena Jutlandica (I) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia in 1973 (Yard No. 162) as a RoRo Car and Commercial Vehicle ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg

TS Princess Margaret (1931) – Past and Present

TS Macau, ex Princess Margaret – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1931 by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No 1252) as a passenger, vehicle and cargo ferry for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Company (LMS)

© Nikos Trylos

MV Corsica Marina Seconda – Past and Present

MV Corsica Marina Seconda, ex Corsica Marina II, Marine Nautica, Stena Nautica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 379) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB Gothenburg, Sweden

© John Hendy

MV Leinster (1981) – Past and Present

MV Madeleine, ex Isle of Inishturk, Isle of Inishmore, Leinster – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 at Verolme Cork Dockyards Ltd, Cork, Ireland (Yard No 979) Passenger and Vehicle/RoRo ferry for the B&I Steam Packet Co, Dublin, Ireland

© Simonwp

MV Thomas Wehr – Past and Present

MV Lider Samsun, ex Taurine, Anglian Way, Thomas Wehr, Horn Link, Fuldatal, Santa Maria, Mana, Thomas Wehr, Dana Germania, Tor Neerlandia, Thomas Wehr, Wacro Express, Thomas Wehr – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1977 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 388) as a RoRo Cargo ship

MV Isle of Innisfree (1995) – Past and Present

MV Kaitaki, ex Challenger, Stena Challenger, Pride of Cherbourg, Isle of Innisfree – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Holland (Yard No 963) as RoPax ferry for Irish Ferries, Dublin

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

TS Princess Maud (II) – Past and Present

TS Nybo, ex Venus, Princess Maud (II) – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1934 by William Denny & Brothers Ltd., Dumbarton (Yard No 1265) as a passenger, vehicle and cargo ferry

MV Flanders Way – Past and Present

MV Ranine, ex Flanders Way, Gabriele Wehr, Sari, Gabriele Wehr, Tor Anglia, Gabriele Wehr – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 391) as a RoRo Cargo ship

MV Pointer – Past and Present

MV Kapetan Christos, ex Alastair, Fehim Bey, Zebbug, Pointer, Preseli, Antwerpen, Isartal – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Krögerwerft G.m.b.H., Rendsburg, Germany  (Yard No 1356) as a RoRo Cargo ship

© Barry Graham

MV Stena Lagan – Past and Present

MV Stena Lagan, ex Lagan Seaways, Lagan Viking – Steel twin screw “NAOS241” motor vessel, built in  2005 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 212) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Stena Mersey – Past and Present

MV Stena Mersey, ex Mersey Seaways, Mersey Viking – Steel twin screw “NAOS241” motor vessel, built in  2005 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard No. 213) as a Ro-Ro Passenger ship

© Erwin Willemse

MV Vasco Da Gama – Past and Present

MV Vasco Da Gama, ex Pacific Eden, Statendam – Steel twin screw motor vessel (Statendam Class or ‘S’ Class) built in 1993 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy. (Yard No 5881) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Holland America Line