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MV Prinses Maria-Esmeralda – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Prinses Maria-Esmeralda – Past and Present

MV Al Arabia, ex Aqaba Express, Beni Ansar, Wisteria, Beni Ansar, Wisteria, Prinses Maria Esmeralda - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Cockerill yards, Hoboken (Yard No. 877) in…
MV Prins Albert (III) – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Prins Albert (III) – Past and Present

MV Voyager, ex Eurovoyager, Prins Albert (III) - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Cockerill Yards, Hoboken, (Yard No. 887) in 1978 for Regie voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) Ostend…
TS Holyhead Ferry I – Past and Present
British Railways Board (BRB)

TS Holyhead Ferry I – Past and Present

TS Earl Leofric, ex Holyhead Ferry I - Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Hawthorn, Leslie, Newcastle-on-Tyne, in 1965 (Yard No. 757) for the British Railways Board…
MV Prinses Paola – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Prinses Paola – Past and Present

MV Tropicana ex Saint Lucie, Sea Palace, Tropicana, Prinses Paola © A G Jones Steel twin screw motor vessel, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken, Belgium in 1966 (Yard…
TS Dover (III) – Past and Present
Ferries

TS Dover (III) – Past and Present

TS Tuxedo Royale, ex Earl Siward, Dover - Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Newcastle, (Yard No. 2013) for the British Railways Board in…
MV Koningin Elizabeth – Past and Present
Ferries

MV Koningin Elizabeth – Past and Present

MV Najd II ex Abha, Koningin Elizabeth Arne Pyson Collection Steel twin screw motor vessel, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken (Yard no 779) in 1956 for the Belgian…
Admiralty Pier Train Ferry Berth
Dover Harbour Board

Admiralty Pier Train Ferry Berth

With ships becoming much larger only vessels built up to and before the early 1970’s could fit into the original train ferry dock situated within Dover Western Docks. The new…
MV Barfleur – Past and Present
Brittany Ferries (BAI)

MV Barfleur – Past and Present

MV Barfleur, ex Deal Seaways, Barfleur - Steel twin screw motor vessel built-in 1992 at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland (Yard No. 485) for Truckline Ferries France S.A., Cherbourg, France. (Brittany…
MV Pride of Canterbury – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

MV Pride of Canterbury – Past and Present

MV Pride of Canterbury, ex European Pathway - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 1076) Germany for P&O European Ferries in 1991 as…
MV Pride of Kent – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

MV Pride of Kent – Past and Present

MV Pride of Kent, ex European Highway - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 1073)
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 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 Seafrance Monet – Past and Present
Sealink Dieppe Ferries

MV Seafrance Monet – Past and Present

MV Volcan de Tacande, ex Seafrance Monet, Stena Londoner, Versailles, Stena Nautica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia in 1974 (Yard No.…
MV Stena Empereur – Past and Present
Stena Line

MV Stena Empereur – Past and Present

MV Pride of Telemark, ex Alkmini A, Pride of Provence, Stena Empereur, Stena Jutlandica - Steel motor vessel, built in 1983 by Chantiers du Nord et de la Méditerranée (NORMED),…
nf Panther – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

nf Panther – Past and Present

MV Faye, ex St Sunniva, nf Panther, Lasse II, Lasse, Djursland - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Helsingør Skibsværft og Maskinbyggeri, Aktieselskab, Helsingor (Yard No 399) in 1972…
MV Sally Star – Past and Present
Sally Line

MV Sally Star – Past and Present

MV Wasa Express, ex Betancuria, Thjelvar, Rostock, Thjelvar, Color Traveller, Thjelvar, Sally Star, Travemünde Link, Travemunde - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by OY Wärtsilä Ab Helsinki,…
MV Astor – Past and Present
Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV)

MV Astor – Past and Present

MV Astor, ex Fedor Dostyevskiy - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, Germany (Yard no 218) in 1986 as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for South African…
MV European Seaway – Past and Present
P&O Ferries

MV European Seaway – Past and Present

MV European Seaway - Steel twin screw 'Super European Class' motor vessel, built by Schichau Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No 1075) in 1991 as a Roll On/Roll Off Commercial…
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