Year: 2012

MV Viking II – Past and Present
Ferries

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…
MV Bretagne – Past and Present
Brittany Ferries (BAI)

MV Bretagne – Past and Present

MV Bretagne - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire, France (Yard No 29) for Brittany Ferries, Roscoff.
MV Seven Sisters – Past and Present
DFDS

MV Seven Sisters – Past and Present

MV Seven Sisters - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 2006 by De Hijos De J, Barreras De Vigo, Spain (Yard No. 1646), for Transmanche Ferries, Dieppe.
MV Pride of Bilbao – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

MV Pride of Bilbao – Past and Present

MV SPL Princess Anastasia, ex Bilbao, Pride of Bilbao, Olympia - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1986 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Turku, Finland (Yard No 1290) as a…
MV Saga Pearl II – Past and Present
Cruise Ships

MV Saga Pearl II – Past and Present

MV Saga Pearl II, ex Quest for Adventure, Saga Pearl II, Astoria, Arkona, Astor - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft ,Germany (Yard no 165) in…
MV Boudicca – Past and Present
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

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…
Farewell to a Pride……..
Maritime Features

Farewell to a Pride……..

Introduction The Pride of Dover arrived in the Essex port of Tilbury from Dover on the 16th December 2010 having finally finished on the Dover-Calais service on the 15th December…
MV Normandy – Past and Present
Ferries

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…
SS Autocarrier (I) – Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

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)…
MV Pride of Dover – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

MV Pride of Dover – Past and Present

MV Pride, ex Pride of Dover, PO Dover, P&OSL Dover, Pride of Dover - Steel triple screw motor vessel, built Schichau -Unterweser AG, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany (Yard No. 93) in 1987 as a passenger/roll-on…
MV Côte D’Albatre – Past and Present
DFDS

MV Côte D’Albatre – Past and Present

MV Côte D’Albatre - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 2005 by De Hijos De J Barreras De Vigo, Spain (Yard No. 1645), for Transmanche Ferries, Dieppe.
October-November 2012 – Photos & Seasons Greetings
Maritime Features

October-November 2012 – Photos & Seasons Greetings

With the year rapidly drawing to a close and with things starting to get really busy for me in the run up to Christmas (for those who don’t know, I work…
TS Prinses Josephine Charlotte (I) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Prinses Josephine Charlotte (I) – Past and Present

TS Prinses Josephine Charlotte (I) ex HMS Prinses Josephine Carlotte (LSI 4238), Prinses Josephine Charlotte Nigel Thornton Collection Steel twin screw turbine ship, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken…
MV Saga Ruby – Past and Present
Cruise Ships

MV Saga Ruby – Past and Present

MV Oasia, ex Saga Ruby, Caronia, Vistafjord - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, Wallsend, (Yard No 39) in 1973 for Norwegian America Line, Oslo
HSC Sure (GH- 9001/GH – 2031) – Past and Present
Ferries

HSC Sure (GH- 9001/GH – 2031) – Past and Present

HSC Beasac III (GH -2031) ex Sure (GH- 9001) Nicolas Lévy Collection “Winchester Class” (SRN.6) Mk I Hovercraft built in 1966 by British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England…
HSC Britannia (GH – 2011) – Past and Present
Ferries

HSC Britannia (GH – 2011) – Past and Present

HSC Britannia (GH - 2011) - “Winchester Class” (SRN.6) Mk I Hovercraft built in 1966 by British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (024) for Townsend Car Ferries
HSC Swift (GH-2010) – Past and Present
Ferries

HSC Swift (GH-2010) – Past and Present

HSC Swift (GH-2010) ex SR.N6 022 Nicolas Lévy Collection “Winchester Class” (SRN.6) Mk I Hovercraft built in 1966 by British Hovercraft Corporation, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, England (022) for…
MV Chartres – Past and Present
Agapitos Express Ferries

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…
MV Saga Sapphire – Past and Present
Saga Cruises

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
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