Year: 2013

MV Prins Philippe (III) – Past and Present.
Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT)

MV Prins Philippe (III) – Past and Present.

MV Express Limnos, ex Express Athina, Panagia Tinou 2, Moby Love, Prins Philippe - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by N.V. Boelwerf S. A., Temse, (Yard No. 1476) in 1973…
MV Spirit of Independence – Past and Present
British and Irish Steam Packet Company (B&I Line)

MV Spirit of Independence – Past and Present

MV Derin Deniz, ex Happy Dolphin, Spirit of Independence, Innisfallen - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 as a passenger and vehicle ferry by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH, Rendsburg,…
MV Juniper – Past and Present
Commodore Shipping

MV Juniper – Past and Present

MV Santa Rita, ex Juniper, Cap Benat - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by (Yard No. 237),Cie. Maritime des Chargeurs Reunis S.A. (C.M.C.R.), France
MV Roseanne – Past and Present
Norfolk Line

MV Roseanne – Past and Present

MV Strofades IV, ex Sea Angel, Sea Witch, Roseanne - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Hijos de J, Barreras S.A. Vigo Spain, (Yard No. 1461) in 1982 for…
The St Jude Storm 28th October 2013
Maritime Features

The St Jude Storm 28th October 2013

Introduction Last weekend we saw some of the stormiest conditions experienced at sea in a number of years, some media outlets have described the situation as the worst storm to…
MV St Columba – Past and Present
Agapitos Express Ferries

MV St Columba – Past and Present

MV Masarrah, ex Express Aphrodite, Stena Adventurer, Stena Hibernia, St Columba - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark in 1977 (Yard No 214) for…
The Night Ferry – Shipping Timeline
Angleterre-Lorraine-Alsace (ALA)

The Night Ferry – Shipping Timeline

Introduced on the night of the 14th-15th October 1936, the Night Ferry was an international sleeper train operating between London Victoria and Paris Gare du Nord. In later years Brussels was also served. The service was operated by…
Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3
Dover Harbour Board

Admiralty Pier Ro/Ro Berth No 3

After the transfer of much of British Rail’s classical passenger services to Folkestone and to relieve the heavily used ramps at the Eastern Docks, a new car ferry berth was…
Dover-Calais-Dover Photography 06/10/13
Maritime Features

Dover-Calais-Dover Photography 06/10/13

On Sunday 6th October 2013 myself and Paul Cloke decided to have a few hours in Calais for a spot of photography and some frites on the seafront by Calais…
Saga Ruby – The Final Farewell
Cruise Ships

Saga Ruby – The Final Farewell

Saga Ruby “The Final Farewell” Today (26/09/2013) was a very sad day. After her arrival, and together with her Fleet Mate Saga Sapphire, Saga Ruby lazed in the sunshine. All…
TS Arromanches – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Arromanches – Past and Present

TS Leto ex Arromanches, Vichy, Newhaven Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw steamer built by Forges et Chantiers de la Mediterranee, Le Havre, France, between 1941-43 , known as NEWHAVEN during building.…
TS Deal (II) – Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

TS Deal (II) – Past and Present

TS DEAL ex H.M.S. DEAL, Deal TS Deal, Roy Thornton Collection  Steel twin screw steamer, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1927 (Yard No 818) for…
Ts Maidstone (II), Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

Ts Maidstone (II), Past and Present

Ts Maidstone ex H.M.S. Bungay, Maidstone. Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw steamer, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1925 (Yard No 729) for the Southern…
MV Translandia – Past and Present
Past and Present

MV Translandia – Past and Present

MV Translandia, ex Transparaden, Eurocruiser, Rosebay - Twin screw motor vessel built in 1976 by J.J. Sietas Werft, Hamburg, Germany (Yard no. 792.) for Poseidon Schiffahrts, Lübeck. as a passenger…
Blast From The Recent Photographic Past
Maritime Features

Blast From The Recent Photographic Past

Introduction In this age of digital photography it’s amazing how many photos you can accumulate over the years. Gone are the days of only having 36 exposures and having to…
Voyage Report – Brittany Ferries Mont St Michel & Bretagne
Maritime Features

Voyage Report – Brittany Ferries Mont St Michel & Bretagne

Introduction Back in May myself and Paul Cloke undertook our first voyage with Brittany Ferries on the Western Channel traveling on both the Barfleur to Cherbourg and the Mont St…
Sunny Dover – 8th July 2013
Maritime Features

Sunny Dover – 8th July 2013

Introduction I have been using a DSLR camera for 7 months now and when purchased I went for a twin lens kit consisting of an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm lens…
My Ferry Link – Rodin and Berlioz, a comparison (28/06/2013)
Maritime Features

My Ferry Link – Rodin and Berlioz, a comparison (28/06/2013)

I have to make an admission. During all my years as a ferry enthusiast I have only ever travelled on a French ferry once before and that was the Saint…
MV Viking 5 – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Viking 5 – Past and Present

MV Boughaz, ex Bolette, Sally Express, The Viking, Viking 5 - Twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 573) for Rederi…
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