© Brian FisherMV Hornbay – Cargo from the Past

MV Hornbay

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (August 1992)

Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 by Brodogradiliste “Uljanik”, Pula (Yard No 389 ) for Horn Line as a Multi-purpose roll on-roll off ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 153.50 m (overall) 141.50 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 23.00 m
    Depth: 13.90 m
    Draught: 8.715 m
    Tonnage: 12887 gross/3866 net/ deadweight
    Engines: Oil SA 6 cylinder MAN B & W diesel
    Power: 8874 kW/12064HP
    Speed: 20 knots
    Capacity: Bale; 3899m³/Ins; 14882m³ Cars; 283/Lorries; 14
    Call Sign: ELML7
    IMO Number: 8802002
    Official Number: 9174
    Port of Registry: Monrovia/Liberia
    Sister-Ship: Horncap, Horncliff


August 1990: Launched.

December 12th 1990: Completed.

1992: Registered owner: Pluto Shipping Corp. Registered manager: Schiffahrtskontor-Horne Linie UHG

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Dover, 06/08/1995)

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

© Nigel Thornton (Dover 22/06/2005)

© Marc Piché  © Marc Piché

© Marc Piché (Schelde River off Terneuzen, 05/05/2006)

© Ted Ingham

© Ted Ingham (Dover, 05/04/2008)


© Robert Fournier (Dunkirk, 02/10/2008)

2009: Registered Owner; Pluto Shipping Corp.

2011: Registered Owner; Horncliff Shipping Corp

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Brian Fisher, Robert Fournier, Ted Ingham, Marc Piché and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

1 Comment

  1. Hi Nigel: I’ve been trying to comment for months. Hopefully this time’s a charm.
    I always read your posts, which are fascinating and informative with spectacular
    I’m always grateful to you,
    Caroline Wolter Hall

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