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On another theme, I promised to post my picture of BF's Goelo when I found it, and I have done so.  Apologies it is not the best quality. This picture was taken from on board Viking Victory on departu

I was having a bit of a clear out in the spare room yesterday and I found an old photo album belonging to an aunt of my wifes. She had a holiday home on the cliffs in Crosshaven that had a great view

STENA LINE used the linkspan at berths 24/25 in the Empress Dock and the linkspan at berth 30 on the Itchen Quays. The Ocean Dock is a completely different dock. Ocean Dock consists of berth

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Those two pre-war SMZ passenger ships were the most beautiful things on board including elements of streamline moderne which was so far ahead of British ships at the time: even the post-war Arnhem and Amsterdam with their floral quilts and exposed pipework were years behind. Great video and the host of international trains at Vlissingen is a reminder of a lost age of integrated transport.

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Couple of 1 season wonders at Cork. From 1999 Venus (ex Dana Hafnia) that operated a short lived Cork to St Malo service for Swansea Cork Ferries.

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And from 2001 City of Cork (ex St Patrick II and Aurella) operated on the Cork Swansea route but was replaced in 2002 by the return of Superferry,

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Same ship, 46 years apart


RED STAR 1 disarmed today in Salamis in October 2020 (seen here in Drapedzona near Piraeus).
Ex VIKING III of Thoresen Car Ferries, later Townsend Thoresen, mainly operated since 1965, when it was commissioned from Southampton, providing daily connections with Le Havre and Cherbourg.
It will be chartered by the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (French Line) to disembark the last passengers of the FRANCE arriving for the last time in September 1974. Curiously, no one noticed that the last passengers of the last voyage of the FRANCE will land in Le Havre on a Norwegian ferry whose home port, OSLO would become that of FRANCE, 5 years later in May 1979 when it was renamed NORWAY by the shipowner Knut Kloster and to sail in the Caribbean.

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