Ferries

A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate regular return services. The term ‘ferries’ on this website covers passenger only vessels, train ferries, car ferries, freight ferries and highspeed vessels such as hovercraft, jetfoils and catamarans.

MV Horsa – Past and Present

MV Horsa – Past and Present

MV Penelope A, ex Express Penelope, Penelope A, Stena Horsa, Horsa - Steel twin screw motor vessel built at the Arsenal de Brest, (Yard No. CF 2), for the British…
MV Pride of Dover – Past and Present

MV Pride of Dover – Past and Present

MV Pride, ex Pride of Dover, PO Dover, P&OSL Dover, Pride of Dover - Steel triple screw motor vessel, built Schichau -Unterweser AG, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany (Yard No. 93) in 1987 as a passenger/roll-on…
MV Pride of Calais – Past and Present

MV Pride of Calais – Past and Present

MV Ostend Spirit - ex Pride of Calais, P&OSL Calais, PO Calais, Pride of Calais - Steel triple screw 'Chunnel Beater' class motor vessel, built Schichau-Unterweser AG, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany (Yard…
MV Hengist – Past and Present

MV Hengist – Past and Present

MV Panagia Tinou, ex Agios Georgios, Panagia Ekatontapylian, Express Artemis, Panagia Ekatontapyliani, Apollo Express 2, Romilda, Stena Hengist, Hengist - Steel twin screw motor vessel built at the Arsenal de Brest…
The Dover Train Ferry Dock 1936-1988

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…
MV Calais Seaways – Past and Present

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 Herald of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Herald of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Herald of Free Enterprise Herald of Free Enterprise – © Jurgen Stein Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 2280) West Germany in…
MV Spirit of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Spirit of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Anthi Marina, ex Pride of Kent, Spirit of Free Enterprise - Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, W Germany in 1979 (Yard No. 2279)…
MV Côte Des Dunes – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Dunes – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Dunes, ex Rodin - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland (Yard No.437) for Seafrance SA in 2001 as a passenger and…
MV European Seaway – Past and Present

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…
MV Pride of Burgundy – Past and Present

MV Pride of Burgundy – Past and Present

MV Pride of Burgundy - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Schichau - Unterweser AG, Bremerhaven in 1993 (Yard No. 1074) for P&O European Ferries as a passenger and…
MV Stena Nordica – Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica – Past and Present

MV Stena Nordica, ex Malo Seaways, Stena Nordica, European Ambassador - Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1068) as a passenger and…
MV Côte Des Flandres – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Flandres – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Flandres, ex Berlioz - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Chantiers Atlantique, France in 2004 (Yard No.032) for Seafrance SA as a passenger and roll-on roll-off…
MV Nord Pas-de-Calais – Past and Present

MV Nord Pas-de-Calais – Past and Present

MV Al Andalus Express, ex Nord Pas-de-Calais, Seafrance Nord Pas-de-Calais, Nord Pas-de-Calais - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Chantiers du Nord et de la Méditerranée SA, Dunkirk, (Yard No 325)…
MV Pride of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Pride of Free Enterprise – Past and Present

MV Sher, ex Sherbatskiy, Oleander, P&OSL Picardy, Pride of Bruges, Pride of Free Enterprise - Steel triple screw motor vessel built by Schichau-Unterweser AG at Bremerhaven, (Yard No. 2281) West…
MV Pride of Kent – Past and Present

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)
MV A Nepita – Past and Present

MV A Nepita – Past and Present

MV A Nepita - ex Stena Superfast X, Dieppe Seaways, Seafrance Moliere, Jean Nicoli, Superfast X - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG,…
MV St Christopher – Past and Present

MV St Christopher – Past and Present

MV European Star, IBN Batouta, ex Stena Antrim, St Christopher - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast (Yard No. 1716) for Sealink U.K. in 1980…
MV Pride of Canterbury – Past and Present

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…
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