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MV Pride of Bilbao - Past and Present

MV Pride of Bilbao – Past and Present

MV SPL Princess Anastasia, ex Bilbao, Pride of Bilbao, Olympia – Steel motor vessel, built in 1986 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab Åbo Finland (Yard No. 1290) for Rederi Ab Slite, Sweden, as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry.

MV Boudicca - Past and Present

MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca, ex Royal Viking Sky – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Oy Wartsila Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No 396) for Det Nordenfjeldske D/S, Trondheim under the banner of Royal Viking Line, Oslo, Norway.

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Normandy – Past and Present

MV ARV2, ex Normandy, Stena Normandy, St Nicholas, Prinsessan Birgitta, GV 909 – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1981 by Götaverken Arendal Ab Göteborg  (Yard No. 909), for Ab Göteborg – Frederikshavns Linjen, Göteborg as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

Roy Thornton Collection

SS Autocarrier (I) – Past and Present

SS Autocarrier (I) – Steel twin screw steamer, she was Britain’s first railway-owned cross-Channel car ferry, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1931 (Yard No 912M) for the Southern Railway

© A G Jones

MV Chartres – Past and Present

MV Al Salmy 4, ex Express Santorini, Chartres – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by  Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No. 137), in 1974 for the French National Railways as a multi-purpose roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

© Willem Oldenburg

MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present

MV Saga Sapphire, ex Bleu De France, Europa – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Bremer Vulkan,Vegesack, Bremen, Germany (Yard No 1001) for Hapag-Lloyd AG, Bremen, Germany

© Tony Garner

MV Travemunde – Past and Present

MV Noor, ex Barakat, St Clair, Treg, Tregastel, Njegos, Travemunde – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven in 1971 (Yard No 478) for Moltzau Line A/S, Gedser, Denmark, as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry

Roy Thornton Collection

HSC The Princess Margaret – Past and Present

HSC The Princess Margaret (GH 2006) – “Mountbatten” (SRN ‘Super’ 4) Hovercraft built in 1968 by British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (Yard No 001) for Seaspeed, Dover, England

Nicolas Lévy Collection

MV Buffalo – Past and Present

MV Anna Marine, ex Stena Leader, European Leader, Buffalo – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at J J Sietas KG, Hamburg, Germany (Yard No 756) for Stena Line Gothenburg, but sold whilst on the stocks to P&O as a roll-on roll-off cargo/passenger vessel

Nigel Thornton Collection

TS Prince Leopold – Past and Present

TS Prince Leopold, ex HMS Prince Leopold, Prince Leopold – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken (Yard No. 639) in 1930, the third of four new ships for the Belgian Marine Administration’s Ostend fleet.

© Brian Fisher

MV Cornouailles – Past and Present

MV Sveti Stefan, ex Havelet, Cornouailles – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in  1977 at Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted Trondheim Norway, (Yard No 735) for Brittany Ferries, Morlaix ,France as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle ferry.

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