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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


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.,…
MV Saint Colum I – Past and Present

MV Saint Colum I – Past and Present

MV Express P, ex Express Poseidon, Poseidon Express 2, Dimitrios Express, Kadia Express, Dimitrios Express, Saint Colum I, Saint Patrick - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1973 by…
MV Spheroid – Past and Present

MV Spheroid – Past and Present

MV Talos Ex  Mykonos, Myconos, Spheroid, Niekerk, RoRo Trader, Starmark Spheroid – © Capt Jan Melchers Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1971 by Langvik Sarpsborg M/V, Sarpsborg, Norway…
MV Belard – Past and Present

MV Belard – Past and Present

MV Hatay Ex Muirneag, Belard, Carrier II, Mercandian Carrier II, Alianza, Mercandian Carrier II Belard – © Simonwp (Troon, 01/02/1989) Steel single screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Frederikshavn…
MV Celtic Star – Past and Present

MV Celtic Star – Past and Present

MV Ippotis Ex Celtic Star, Northern Star, Loon-Plage, Celtic Star, Ioalaos, Kosei Maru Northern Star – © Aubrey Dale (Larne, 11/06/2002) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in1991 by Kanda…
MV Orient Express – Past and Present

MV Orient Express – Past and Present

MV Amet Majesty, ex Arberia, Wasa Queen, Orient Sun, Eurosun, Orient Express, Eurosun, Orient Express, Club Sea, Orient Express, Silja Star, Bore Star - Steel twin screw motor vessel built…
MV Sally Sun – Past and Present

MV Sally Sun – Past and Present

MV Gubal Trader, ex Gute, ex Sea Wind II, Sally Sun, Gute - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1979 by Falkenbergs varv Ab Falkenberg (Yard No 175) as…
MV Maersk Connector – Past and Present

MV Maersk Connector – Past and Present

MV Maersk Connector Maersk Connector – © Aleksi Lindström (Rendsburg, 07/07/2017) Steel 2 x azipod main propeller Offshoe Carrier 8500 CLV motor vessel built in 2016 by Damen Shipyards Galati,…
MV Elk – Past and Present

MV Elk – Past and Present

MV Balticum Ex Tor Baltica, Elk Elk – © Simonwp (Immingham, 01/04/1989) Steel twin screw ‘Stena Searunner Class’ motor vessel built in 1977 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea…
MV Calibur – Past and Present

MV Calibur – Past and Present

MV Amadeo I Ex Calibur, Excalibur, Stena Mariner, Senator, Salah L, Stena Mariner, Mariner, Dana, Seaspeed Dana Calibur – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/07/2008) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in…
MV Scotia Prince – Past and Present

MV Scotia Prince – Past and Present

MV Prince, ex Scotia Prince, Stena Olympica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1972 by Titovo Brodogradiliste, Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (Yard No 399) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena…
MV Olau West – Past and Present

MV Olau West – Past and Present

MV Azzurra, ex Nortia, Scent of the Sea, Kelibia, Corsica Marina, Olau West, Kalle, Grenaa - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1964 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser A.G., Bremerhaven (Yard…
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