Requests for ships histories

History 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 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 and I’ll see what I can come up with?

Take Care

Nigel Thornton


  1. Good Morning Mister Tornton,
    I would be very happy in reading an article about the Twickenhnam Ferry.
    Best regards.
    Thierry Troadec

    1. Thierry,

      Thank you for your comment.

      There is already a history of this vessel @

      Follow any links – blue text – to others ships

      Stay safe and enjoy!
      Nigel Thornton

      Google translate: “Thierry

      Merci pour votre commentaire.

      Il ya déjà une histoire de ce navire –

      Suivez tous les liens – texte bleu – à d’autres navires

      Restez en sécurité et profitez-en!
      En ce qui concerne
      Nigel Thornton”

  2. HI Nigel, Out of Interest what Pilot vessels were there before the era of vessels such as Patricia- Bembridge etc?
    Thank you,
    Eric Friend

    1. Eric,

      Another good idea however, there’s a problem.

      Being at home I have to rely on information/photos within my library or on the internet.

      I already have done some research into these vessels so, I’ll see what I can come up with!

      Nigel Thrnton

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