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MV Fishbourne (II) – Past and Present

MV Kibris I, ex Fishbourne (II) – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1961 at Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard Number. 1318) for British Railways Board, London, England as a RoRo Cargo/Ferry

© J K Byass

MV Camber Queen – Past and Present

MV Mira Troia, ex Camber Queen – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended vessel built in 1961 at Philip & Son Ltd., Dartmouth (Yard Number. 1319) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cenred – Past and Present

MV Cenred – Steel twin Voith Schneider double ended “C Class” vessel built at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (yard no. 562) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cenwulf – Past and Present

MV Cenwulf – Steel twin screw double ended “C Class” vessel built in 1973 at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (Yard no. 561) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Cuthred – Past and Present

MV Mira Praia, ex Clemtyne, Cuthred – Steel twin ‘Voith Schneider’ double ended “C Class” vessel built in 1969 at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (Yard no. 498) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

© Brian Fisher

MV Caedmon – Past and Present

MV Caedmon – Steel twin ‘Voith Schneider’ double ended “C Class” vessel built in 1973 at Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd., Dundee, Scotland (Yard no. 560) for British Railways Board, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

Économie, High Speed and Cruise Ferry

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.

© Patrick Hill

MV Leopard – Past and Present

MV Talya I, ex Countess M, Leopard – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1968 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/109), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Brian Fisher

MV Dragon – Past and Present

MV Millennium Express II, ex Ionic Ferry, Dragon – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1967 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/108), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No 824) as a passenger and vehicle ferry

Cap Finistere © Ray Goodfellow

MV Cap Finistere – Past and Present

MV Cap Finistere, ex Superfast V – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, Germany (Yard No 3555) as a Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry

© Ray Goodfellow

MV St Faith – Past and Present

MV St Faith – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Cochrane Yard, Selby, England in 1990 (Yard no.169) for Sealink UK, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry

MV St Catherine - Past and Present

MV St Catherine – Past and Present

MV GB Conte, ex St Catherine – Steel triple Voith Schneider screw vessel built at Henry Robb Caledon Shipbuilders Ltd, Leith, Scotland in 1983 (Yard no. 534) for Sealink British Rail, London, England as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

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