This post is the 4th installment of my series ‘A Year in Review’ and features a selection of my own photography from September 2015
This article was originally published on the 1st December 2012 but with the festive season rapidly approaching it’s time to resurrect an old favourite. As can be seen below, the ferries have certainly changed over the years (in both number and in size) but there is still one tradition that remains and that is the local fleet’s official day of rest, Christmas Day. In these modern days of the 24 hour operation at the Port of Dover it is very rare to see the ships laid up.
MV Sancak I, ex Captain Zaman I, Festos, Folkliner, Olau Finn, Finnpartner, Stena Atlantica, Saga – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Lindholmens Varv Ab, Goteborg, (Yard no 1093) as a passenger and motor vehicle ferry for Rederi Ab, Swedish Lloyd, Goteborg.
SS Ostmark, ex Cote D’Argent (I) – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built for Societe Anonyme de Gérance et d’Armement. by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Le Havre in 1932 for the Calais-Dover service
SS Elsass, ex Cote D’Azur (I) – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built for Societe Anonyme de Gérance et d’Armement. by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Le Havre in 1930 for the Calais-Dover service
MV Cadiz Carrier, ex Winter Water – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Götaverken Öresundsvarvet Ab, Landskrona (Yard No. 266) for Salénrederierna Ab/ Zenit Kylfinans Ab, Stockholm as Refrigerated Cargo Ship