Requests

Well, the time has come when our shipping community needs a break from the current World situation. I, along with many others, will be spending rather a lot of time indoors. To ease the burden and to take us away from the media bombardment related to COVID-19 I am currently offering a little bit of self-indulgence! If you have a favourite ship (preferably with a Dover connection but not necessarily essential) and you wish a history of her to be published (subject to the availability of photographs) why not send us a message? Below you will find all the histories produced since the beginning of the pandemic ~ Nigel Thornton


MV Finlandia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Finlandia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Finlandia Seaways Ex Tor Finlandia, Finnreel, Finnmaid  Finlandia Seaways – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 30/08/2020) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Jinling Shipyard, Yanjiang Road 55#,…
MV Botnia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Botnia Seaways – Past and Present

MV Botnia Seaways Ex Tor Botnia, Finnmaster Finnmaster – © Simonwp (Hull, 06/08/2005) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, China (Yard No 701) as…
MV Aurora (Cargo Vessel) – Past and Present

MV Aurora (Cargo Vessel) – Past and Present

MV Aurora Ex Veendiep, Wisaforest Aurora © Fabian Vornholt  (16/10/2020) Steel single screw “Trader 7800” motor vessel built in 2002 by Bodewes Hoogezand B.V. Hoogezand. The Netherlands (Yard No 607)…
MV Global Freighter – Past and Present

MV Global Freighter – Past and Present

MV Global Freighter Ex Stena Freighter, Jolly Turchese, Jolly Giallo, Stena Freighter, Merzario Ausonia. Global Freighter © Simonwp (Travemunde, 01/10/2010) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Hyundai…
MV City of Valletta – Cargo from the Past

MV City of Valletta – Cargo from the Past

MV Kota Jade Ex City of Valletta, Athenian City of Valletta © Ken Lubi (Tyne, 16/09/1977) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1966 by Henry Robb & Co Ltd,…
MV Blue Star I – Past and Present

MV Blue Star I – Past and Present

MV Blue Star I Ex Superferry Atlantic Blue Star I © Carsten Dettmer (Syros, 18/08/2019) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 by Van der Gissen de Noord, Krimpen…
MV Global Carrier – Past and Present

MV Global Carrier – Past and Present

MV Global Carrier Ex Stena Carrier, Jolly Smeraldo, Jolly Bruno, Stena Carrier, Imparca Miami, Stena Carrier, Imparca Express I Global Carrier © Tim Becker (Travemunde, 02/10/2011) Steel twin screw “Stena…
MV San Blas (II) – Cargo from the Past

MV San Blas (II) – Cargo from the Past

MV Malayan Victory Ex San Blas (II)(1967) San Blas (II) Courtesy of Chris Howell Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1967 by Eriksberg Mekaniska Verkstad A/B, Gothenburg, Sweden (Yard…
MV Finnforest – Past and Present

MV Finnforest – Past and Present

MV Finnforest Ex Bore Britannica, Stena Britannica, Stena Hispania, Kotka Violet, Stena Hispania, Merzario Hispania, Atlantic Project, Stena Project FinnForest © Simonwp (Travemunde, 01/04/2010) Steel twin screw “Stena Searunner” class…
MV Ark Dania – Past and Present

MV Ark Dania – Past and Present

MV Ark Dania Ark Dania © Simonwp (Immingham, 12/09/2020) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2014 by S Werften GmbH, Stralsund, Germany (Yard No 501) as a Ro-Ro Cargo…
MV Mega Express Four – Past and Present

MV Mega Express Four – Past and Present

MV Mega Express Four Ex Spirit of Tasmania III, Superfast II Mega Express Four © Carsten Dettmer (Bastia, 10/04/2015) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1995 by Schichau Seebeckswerft,…
Jetfoil Terminal Basin (1981)

Jetfoil Terminal Basin (1981)

Jetfoil Terminal Basin In January 1981 it was announced that a contract for the construction of a £2m Jetfoil Terminal at the Admiralty Pier, Western Docks, Dover had been awarded…
MV Norsky – Past and Present

MV Norsky – Past and Present

MV Kilmore, ex Chong Ming Dao, Graip, N+T 700, Stena Shipper, Constellation Express, Merzario Ionia, Stena Shipper, Norsky, Stena Shipper - Steel twin screw 'Stena Searunner Class' motor vessel built…
MV Stena Transporter – Past and Present

MV Stena Transporter – Past and Present

MV Stena Transporter - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (SHI), Geoje, South Korea (Yard No 1807) as a Roll-On/Roll-Off…
MV Stena Vinga – Past and Present

MV Stena Vinga – Past and Present

MV Stena Vinga, ex Hammerodde - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2005 by B.V. Schps & Mfbk De Merwede v/h van Vliet & Co, Hardinxveld, Holland. (Yard No…
MV Stena Forerunner – Past and Present

MV Stena Forerunner – Past and Present

MV Stena Forerunner - Steel twin screw 'Stena 4Runner Mk II' motor vessel built in 2003 by Dalian Shipyard, Dalian, China (Yard No RO123-3) as a Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
MV Stena Horizon – Past and Present

MV Stena Horizon – Past and Present

MV Stena Horizon, ex Celtic Horizon, Cartour Beta - Steel twin screw “NAOS 244” motor vessel, built in 2006 by C.N. "Visentini" di Visentini Francesco & C., Donada, Italy  (Yard…
MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Penda – Past and Present

MV Express Ex Caribbean Express, Peveril, nf Jaguar, Penda, ASD Meteor, Holmia Penda – © National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972…
MV Tidero Star – Past and Present

MV Tidero Star – Past and Present

MV Aegean Glory Ex Tolosa, Vilja, Tidero Star, Anzere. Anzere – © Simonwp (Immingham, 07/04/1982) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by A. Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven B.V.,…
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