Month: July 2012

TS St Patrick (III) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS St Patrick (III) – Past and Present

TS Agapitos I, ex Thermopylae, St Patrick (III) - Steel twin screw turbine ship, built by Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead (Yard No 1183) for Fishguard & Rosslare Railways…
TS Falaise – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Falaise – Past and Present

TS Falaise Courtesy of Newhaven Museum Steel geared-turbine twin screw steamer, built by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1400) for Southern Railways of Southampton for their cross-Channel service in 1946…
MV Seafrance Renoir – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Seafrance Renoir – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Renoir, ex Cote D'Azur - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (Yard No. 256), Le Havre, France, for Societe des…
TS Invicta (III) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Invicta (III) – Past and Present

TS Invicta (III) © Ken Larwood Steel twin screw turbine steamer built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No 1344) for the Southern Railway in 1940.  Technical Data Length on…
TS Shepperton Ferry – Past and Present
British Railways Board (BRB)

TS Shepperton Ferry – Past and Present

TS Shepperton Ferry - Steel twin screw turbine steamer, one of three identical stern-loading railway ferry boats ordered by the Southern Railway in 1933 for their intended new Dover-Dunkirk ferry…
TS Hampton Ferry – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Hampton Ferry – Past and Present

TS Tre-Arddur, ex Hampton Ferry, HMS Hampton - Steel twin screw turbine steamer, one of three identical stern-loading train ferries ordered by the Southern Railway in 1933. Built by Messrs.…
TS Twickenham Ferry – Past and Present
Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace (ALA)

TS Twickenham Ferry – Past and Present

TS Twickenham Ferry - Steel twin screw turbine steamer, one of three identical stern-loading railway ferry boats ordered by the Southern Railway in 1933 for their intended new Dover-Dunkirk ferry…
TS Canterbury (II) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Canterbury (II) – Past and Present

TS Canterbury (II) Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No 1218 )for the Southern Railway in 1929 as a passenger/mail…
TS Maid of Kent (II) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Maid of Kent (II) – Past and Present

TS Maid of Kent (II), ex HM Hospital Ship No 21 - Steel twin screw turbine ship, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No 1174) for the Southern…
Dover Eastern Docks – The Advent of Drive on Drive Off (1952-53)
Dover Harbour Board

Dover Eastern Docks – The Advent of Drive on Drive Off (1952-53)

It is probably hard to believe that it is now over sixty years since motorists were first able to drive their cars directly on and off the ships at the…
The Dover Train Ferry Dock 1936-1988
Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace (ALA)

The Dover Train Ferry Dock 1936-1988

In 1933 Southern Railway undertook to order three new train ferries and to construct a train ferry dock at Dover. It was agreed that a site, lying between the South Pier…
HSC Stena Lynx I (Incat 031) – Past and Present
Buquebus

HSC Stena Lynx I (Incat 031) – Past and Present

HSC Seacat Moorea, ex Mandarin, Ocean Flower, Avant, Stena Lynx, Stena Sea Lynx - Aluminium catamaran built in 1993 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 031)…
HSC Stena Lynx III (Incat 040) – Past and Present
Seajets

HSC Stena Lynx III (Incat 040) – Past and Present

HSC Rapidlink Jet, ex Ocean Flower 2, Orange 1, Sunflower 2, Stena Lynx III, Elite, Stena Lynx III, P&O Stena Elite, Elite, Stena Lynx III - Aluminium catamaran built in…
MV Stena Challenger – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Stena Challenger – Past and Present

MV Leif Ericson, ex Stena Challenger - Steel motor vessel, built by Bruces Verkstad A/B, Landskrona , Sweden (Yard No. 20) and fitted out by Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard…
MV Stena Invicta – Past and Present
Color Line

MV Stena Invicta – Past and Present

MV Color Viking, ex Stena Invicta, Peder Paars - Steel motor vessel, built by Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Denmark (233) for DSB (Danish State Railways) in 1985 (Yard No 233) as…
MV Delft Seaways – Past and Present
Current Local Ferry Fleet

MV Delft Seaways – Past and Present

MV Delft Seaways ex Maersk Delft, Maersk Dover - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2005 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Korea (Yard No 1524) for A. P. Moller…
MV Dunkerque Seaways – Past and Present
Current Local Ferry Fleet

MV Dunkerque Seaways – Past and Present

MV Dunkerque Seaways - ex Maersk Dunkerque - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2005 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje Korea (Yard No 1523) for A. P. Moller -…
HSC Hoverspeed Great Britain (Incat 025) – Past and Present
Aegean Speed Lines

HSC Hoverspeed Great Britain (Incat 025) – Past and Present

HSC High Speed Jet ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude GB, Hoverspeed Great Britain, Christopher Columbus HSC High Speed Jet, ex Cosmos Jet, Sea Runner, Speedrunner 1, Emeraude…
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