Month: March 2013

Photo Bit’s & Bob’s March 2013
Maritime Features

Photo Bit’s & Bob’s March 2013

I am sure all photographers will tell you that there are memory cards that seemly grow legs and disappear when it comes to downloading them. They go into hiding and…
MV Antrim Princess – Past and Present
British Railways Board (BRB)

MV Antrim Princess – Past and Present

MV Stella, ex Tynwald, Antrim Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1967 at Hawthorn, Leslie (Shipbuilders) Hebburn, Tyne (Yard No 765) as a roll-on roll-off car and…
The Evolution of a Darwin
Maritime Features

The Evolution of a Darwin

Introduction Originally built as the European Pathway (Pride of Canterbury) and the European Highway (Pride of Kent) in 1992 as freight vessels for P&O European Ferries for use on the…
MV Scandinavia (1974) – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Scandinavia (1974) – Past and Present

MV Alexandra T, ex Alexandra, Greenfield, Saturnus, Europa II, Atlas III, Raed B, Scandinavia - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Trondheims Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard…
A brief visit to Calais pier 3rd March 2013
Maritime Features

A brief visit to Calais pier 3rd March 2013

On the 3rd of March I had my first ferry trip of the year to Calais with P&O Ferries on the newly refurbished Pride of Canterbury, returning later on in…
MV Essex Ferry (II) – Past and Present
British Railways Board (BRB)

MV Essex Ferry (II) – Past and Present

MV Essex Ferry - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1957 at John Brown & Co., (Clydebank) Ltd (Yard No 694) for British Railways as a passenger and train…
MV Calais Seaways – Past and Present
DFDS

MV Calais Seaways – Past and Present

MV Calais Seaways, ex Norman Spirit, Ostend Spirit, Norman Spirit, Pride of Aquitaine, PO Aquitaine, POSL Aquitaine, Stena Royal, Prins Filip - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Boelwerf of…
MV Purbeck – Past and Present
Truckline Ferries

MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Maria Rosario, ex Purbeck - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 247) for Truckline Ferries…
Ts Maid of Orleans (I) – Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

Ts Maid of Orleans (I) – Past and Present

Ts Maid of Orleans (I) Roy Thornton Collection (1920) Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1028) for the South Eastern and Chatham…
TS Biarritz – Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

TS Biarritz – Past and Present

TS Biarritz Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Denny’s of Dumbarton (Yard No. 1015) for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, in 1914. Technical…
TS Duke of Rothesay (III) – Past and Present
British Transport Commission (BTC)

TS Duke of Rothesay (III) – Past and Present

TS Duke of Rothesay (III) Roy Thornton Collection Steel twin screw turbine vessel built by William Denny & Bros, Ltd., Dumbarton 1956 (Yard No 1487) for The British Transport Commission…
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