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MV Norman Commodore - Past and Present

MV Norman Commodore – Past and Present

MV Fjardvagen, ex Norman Commodore, Pride of Portsmouth, Mads Mols, Mads Trader, Merchant Trader, Sir Lamorak, Lakespan Ontario, Lady Catherine, Lune Bridge, Norcliff, Anu – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in  1972 by Ankerlökken Verft A/S, Florø, Norway  (Yard No. 90 ), for Alander Frachtschiff GmbH, Hamburg as a roll-on and roll-off passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

MV Prinsessan Christina (II) - Past and Present

MV Prinsessan Christina (II) – Past and Present

MV Aqua Solution, ex Wind Solution, Palau, Commodore, Stena Prince, Lion Prince, Europafarjan I, Stena Nordica, Prinsessan Christina, Safe Christina, Prinsessan Christina II – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 at Aalborg Værft, A/S, Ålborg, Denmark (Yard No 180) for Rederi AB, Goteborg Frederikshavn Linjen, Sweden (operating under the name of Sessan Linjen) as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV The Viking - Past and Present

MV The Viking – Past and Present

MV Moby Lally, ex Prince, Peder Olsen, Wasa Prince, The Viking – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Schichau Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven in 1974 (Yard No 2255) for Jydsk farebeat A/S Juelsminde Denmark, as a passenger, car and commercial vehicle roll-on roll-off ferry

MV Duc de Normandie - Past and Present

MV Duc de Normandie – Past and Present

MV Vronskiy, ex Wisteria, Duc de Normandie, Prinses Beatrix – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built and engined by Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B.V, Heusden, Holland in 1978 (Yard No 959) for the Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland (SMZ), Hoek Van Holland, Holland.

MV Viking II - Past and Present

MV Viking II – Past and Present

MV Ocean Pearl, ex Earl William, Viking II – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted A/S. Tonsberg, Norway, (Yard No 160) for Otto Thoresen Shipping Co. A/S, Oslo, Norway, as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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.

© 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.

© 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.