TS St David (II), ex Hospital Carrier No. 27, St David (II) – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1932 by Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead (Yard No.982), for Great Western Railway (British Railways)
MSC Orchestra – Steel twin screw ‘Musica Class’ motor vessel built in 2006 by STX France Aker Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St Nazaire, France (Yard No. R32) for MSC Cruise Lines, Genoa, as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship
MV Express Apollon, ex Hibernia (IV) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1949 by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast (Yard No 1367) for British Transport Commission as Passenger/General Cargo/Ferry
TS St Patrick (II) – Steel twin screw turbine ship, built by Alexander Stephens, Linthouse Yard, Glasgow. (Yard No 525 ) for Fishguard & Rosslare Railways & Harbours Co, in 1929 as a passenger and mail vessel
MV Baltic Carrier, ex Algeciras Carrier, Zenit Carrier, Winter Sun – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Götaverken Öresundsvarvet Ab, Landskrona (Yard No. 916) for Salénrederierna Ab/ Zenit Kylfinans Ab, Stockholm as Refrigerated Cargo Ship
MV Celebrity Eclipse – Steel twin Azipod ‘Solstice Class’ motor vessel built in 2010 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 677) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Celebrity Cruises.
MV Santa Cruise, ex Costa Allegra, Alexandra, Regent Moon, Annie Johnson – Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1969, as the container ship ANNIE JOHNSON by Oy Wartsila Ab. Abo, Finland (Yard No 1170) for Johnson Line Ab, Stockholm.
TS Alandsfarjan, ex Brittany, HMS Brittany, Brittany – Steel twin screw steam turbine vessel built in 1933 by William Denny & Bros Ltd, Dumbarton, (Yard No 1261) as a passenger and cargo vessel for Southern Railways Co, London, England.
I am marking my return to the website by detailing a multi trip journey that Paul Cloke and I undertook almost a year ago between Portsmouth and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Portsmouth and Portsmouth-Caen-Portsmouth. Travelling with Brittany Ferries this report describes the three principle elements of there current fleet operations from Portsmouth, économie, high speed and cruise ferry.
MV Marathon Reefer, ex Flamingo Reefer, Tuscan Star, Horncliff, Bassro Nordic, Silver Reefer, Attica Reefer, Wild Cormorant – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Lubecker Flender Werke AG Yard Lubeck-Siems, West Germany (Yard No 602) as a Refrigerated cargo ship.
GTS Brilliance of the Seas – Steel twin Azipod ‘Radiance Class’ gas turbine vessel built in 2002 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 656) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Royal Caribbean International (RCI)