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 Falster (ex Falster (1975)……….Prince De Bretagne) – Past and Present

MV Falster (ex Falster (1975)……….Prince De Bretagne) – Past and Present

MV Ive Ex Vega, Europa, Atlas IV, Tarek B, Falster, Prince De Bretagne, Falster Falster – Official (Gedser – Travemunde) Postcard Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 by…
MV Penn-Ar-Bed – Past and Present

MV Penn-Ar-Bed – Past and Present

MV Jabal Ali I Ex Jebel Ali, Princess, Lilly R, Princess M, Sveno Marina, Penn-Ar-Bed Penn-Ar-Bed – © Linda Gowans (1980) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by…
MV Duke of Norfolk – Past and Present

MV Duke of Norfolk – Past and Present

MV Duke of Topsail Ex Duke of Norfolk Duke of Norfolk – © Bert Norr (Andreas Wörteler Collection) Steel single screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Firma C. Amels…
MV Duke of Holland (1969) – Past and Present

MV Duke of Holland (1969) – Past and Present

MV Tasima Ex Sporades, Pantelleria, Christina Kavada, Tourlaville, Duke of Holland Duke of Holland Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1969 by A. Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven N.V., Capelle…
MV Tropical Morn (1986) – Cargo from the Past

MV Tropical Morn (1986) – Cargo from the Past

MV Yong Hang 9 Ex Tropical Reefer, Tropical Morn Tropical Morn – © Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/06/2003) Steel single screw motor vessel built 1986 in by Korea Shipbuilding & Engineering Co…
TS Tonbridge – Past and Present

TS Tonbridge – Past and Present

HMS Tonbridge Ex Tonbridge TS Tonbridge Steel twin screw steamer, built and engined by D. & W. Henderson, Glasgow, in 1924 (Yard No 633) as a Cargo ship. Technical Data…
MV Arrow – Past and Present

MV Arrow – Past and Present

MV Arrow, ex RR Arrow, Varbola, Dart 6, Varbola - Steel twin screw “R Class” motor vessel built in 1998 by Astilleros de Huelva S.A., Huelva, Spain (Yard No 571),…
MV Superstar Gemini – Past and Present

MV Superstar Gemini – Past and Present

MV Superstar Gemini Ex Norwegian Dream, Dreamward Dreamward Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1992 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire. France (Yard No C30) as a Passenger Ship.…
MV Sea Freightliner II – Past and Present

MV Sea Freightliner II – Past and Present

MV Sea Freightliner II Sea Freightliner II – Sealink News Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at John Redhead & Sons Ltd., West Yard, South Shields. England (Yard…
MV Sea Freightliner I – Past and Present

MV Sea Freightliner I – Past and Present

MV Sea Freightliner I Sea Freightliner I – © Tim Webb ( Harwich, August 1984) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1968 at John Redhead & Sons Ltd., West…
MV Lady Ariette – Past and Present

MV Lady Ariette – Past and Present

MV Lady Ariette Ariette – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 18/10/2017) Steel single screw “Sea-River Liner 3700” motor vessel built in 2016 by Groningen Shipyard, Waterhuizen (Yard No 158)…
MV Ambition – Past and Present

MV Ambition – Past and Present

MV Ambition, ex AIDAmira, Costa neoRiviera, Grand Mistral, Mistral - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by STX (Chantiers de l'Atlantique) STX France SA Saint Nazaire, France (Yard No…
MV DC Ostend – Past and Present

MV DC Ostend – Past and Present

MV DC Ostend Ex Sand Harrier DC Ostend – © Erwin Willemse (Ijmuiden, 13/07/2020) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1990 by IHC Merwede Shipyard, Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The Netherlands (Yard…
MV Coromuel – Past and Present

MV Coromuel – Past and Present

MV Sinaloa Star Ex Coromuel Coromuel Twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 568) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry…
MV Puerto Vallarta – Past and Present

MV Puerto Vallarta – Past and Present

MV Isla Venados Ex Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarto Twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 571) as a passenger and vehicle…
MV Azteca – Past and Present

MV Azteca – Past and Present

MV Azteca Azteca – Courtesy of  Andreas Wörteler Twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 575) as a passenger and vehicle…
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)…
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