Past and Present

 

In September of 2006 Nigel Thornton joined the website and started compiling his hugely popular ‘Past and Present‘ features. These features profile the timeline of an individual vessel through photography and historical information.

Originally very much focused on the history of the local ferry fleets which have served the Port of Dover, the site has now been expanded to include all different vessel types from around the UK and Ireland.

To help website visitors take their minds of the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020/21 Nigel started to take requests for Past and Present features which have resulted in a large number of updates to the website.


MV Tarros Ilex – Cargo from the Past

MV Tarros Ilex – Cargo from the Past

MV Seraya Jaya Ex Eastern Pioneer, Tarros Ilex, Zim Manila, Tarros Ilex, Marisud Prima, Tarros Ilex, Cheshire Venture Tarros Ilex – © Bob Scott (Dover) Steel single screw “Tarros Class”…
MV Frakt Fjord – Past and Present

MV Frakt Fjord – Past and Present

MV Frakt Fjord Ex Noorderkroon Frakt Fjord – © Tim Becker (Lubeck, 14/09/2010) Steel single screw “Bijlsma 4500” motor vessel built in 2008 by Brodogradiliste Apatin AD (Apatin)(hull) Veka Shipyard…
MV Belgia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Belgia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Belgia Seaways Ex Schieborg Belgia Seaways – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 09/11/2021) Steel single screw ”Spaarneborg” motor vessel built in 2000 by Flender Werft AG, Lübeck, Germany (Yard No…
MV Interlink Quality – Past and Present

MV Interlink Quality – Past and Present

MV Interlink Quality Interlink Quality Steel single screw “SDARI Green Dolphin 38” motor vessel built in 2016 by Huatai Heavy Industry (Nantong) Co., Ltd. No. 2 Wenjin Road Changjiang Town,…
HC Jette-Marit – Past and Present

HC Jette-Marit – Past and Present

HC Jette-Marit Ex Universal Antwerp HC Jette-Marit – © Marcus S (Hamburg, 24/01/2022) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2009 by Zhejiang Hongxin Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. China (Yard No HX200706)…
MV Ulster Queen (1967) – Past and Present

MV Ulster Queen (1967) – Past and Present

MV Al Kafain Ex Poseidonia, La Patria, Poseidonia, Alla-Eddin, Al Kahera, Med Sea, Ulster Queen Ulster Queen – Courtesy of Simonwp Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1967 by…
MV Costa Fascinosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Fascinosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Fascinosa Costa Fascinosa – © Wil Weijsters (Civitavecchia, 01/06/2015) Steel twin screw ‘Concordia’ class motor vessel built in 2012 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No C6189) as…
MV Fugro Mercator – Past and Present

MV Fugro Mercator – Past and Present

MV Fugro Mercator Ex Meridian Fugro Mercator – © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 15/05/2021) Aluminium twin Azimuth motor vessel built in 2003 by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, Hardinxveld Giessendam. The Netherlands (Yard…
MV Swedica Hav – Past and Present

MV Swedica Hav – Past and Present

MV Swedica Hav Ex Ophir, Sea Weser, Jan Meeder Swedica Hav – © Wil Weijsters (New Waterway, 02/04/2016) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1986 by Schiffswerft Hugo Peters…
MV Patriot – Past and Present

MV Patriot – Past and Present

MV Patriot Patriot – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 12/12/2019) Aluminium twin screw “Javelin” motor vessel built in 2017 by NG Shipyards, The Netherlands (Yard No 25.25) as a…
MV Ostbense – Past and Present

MV Ostbense – Past and Present

MV Ostbense Ex Ardorf Ostbense – © Marcus S (Emden, 18/03/2020) Steel single screw “KNS MP7700 design” motor vessel built in 2011 by Jiangsu Yangzi Changbo Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd. China (Yard…
MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Island Princess Island Princess – © Princess Cruises Steel twin screw “Coral Class” motor vessel built in 2003 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France. (Yard No D32) as…
Sea Cloud Spirit – Past and Present

Sea Cloud Spirit – Past and Present

Sea Cloud Spirit Ex Sea Cloud Hussar Sea Cloud Spirit – © Gerolf Drebes (Ajacio, 08/10/2021) Steel single screw sailing/motor vessel built in 2021 by Factoria Naval de Marin, S.A.…
MV Waaldijk – Past and Present

MV Waaldijk – Past and Present

MV Waaldijk Ex JRS Auriga Waaldijk – © F Vorholt (Kiel, 29/10/20) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2010 by Chowgule & Company Pvt. Ltd. Shipbuilding Division Loutulim. Goa.…
MV Fast Jef – Past and Present

MV Fast Jef – Past and Present

MV Fast Jef Ex Breehorn Fast Jef – © Simonwp  (Chowder Ness, 19/05/2018) Steel single screw “Sprinter Class” motor vessel built in by Scheepswerf & Machinefabriek Barkmeijer Stroobos B.V.. Stroobos.The…
MV DC Orisant – Past and Present

MV DC Orisant – Past and Present

MV DC Orisant DC Orisant – © Royal IHC Krimpen Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Royal IHC Krimpen aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands (Yard No CO1290)…
MV Arklow Future – Past and Present

MV Arklow Future – Past and Present

MV Arklow Future Arklow Future – © Wil Weijsters (Rozenburg. 15/04/2014) Single screw motor “Bijlsma 4500 design” vessel built in 2010 at Astilleros De Murueta S.A. (Yard No. 266) as…
MV RDJ Johanna – Past and Present

MV RDJ Johanna – Past and Present

MV RDJ Johanna Ex  Thea Marieke, Nordic Bianca, Korsar, Athos. RDJ  Johanna – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Amsterdam, 16/01/2022) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2001. Hull by…
MV Sea Shannon – Past and Present

MV Sea Shannon – Past and Present

MV Sea Shannon Sea Shannon – © Aubrey Dale Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Rechytsa Shipyard Rechytsa. Belarus (Hull) Damen Shipyards Bergum B.V. Bergum. The Netherlands…
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