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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.

© Andreas Wörteler

HSC Stena Lynx II (Incat 033) – Past and Present

HSC Jaume I, ex Thundercat 2, Incat 033, Fast Ceuta, Ronda Marina, Stena Lynx II, Stena Sea Lynx II, Incat 033 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 033 for Buquebus International Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

© Ken Larwood

HSC Condor 10 (Incat 030) – Past and Present

HSC Hanil Blue Narae, ex Condor 10, Viking Express, The Lynx – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1992 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty Ltd, Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 030) for Enterprise Trading Pte Ltd, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry

© Nigel Thornton

HSC Condor Rapide (Incat 045) – Past and Present

HSC Condor Rapide, ex Sea Leopard, SpeedOne, Winner, Incat 045, HMAS Jervis Bay, Incat 045 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat  (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 045) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia as a car and passenger ferry.

© Ray Goodfellow

MV Pride of Calais – Past and Present

MV Ostend Spirit – ex Pride of Calais, P&OSL Calais, PO Calais, Pride of Calais – Steel triple screw motor vessel, built Schichau-Unterweser Ag, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany in 1987 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry. Engined by Sulzer Bros. Ltd., Winterthur. (Yard No. 94). Launched April 11th, 1987.

Justin Merrigan Collection

HSC Seacat Scotland (Incat 028) – Past and Present

HSC Naxos Jet, ex Cyclades Express, Al Huda I, Seacat Scotland, Q Ship Express, Seacat Scotland – Aluminium 74 Metre Wave Piercing Catamaran built in 1992 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 028) for Hoverspeed Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

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