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  • NORWEGIAN GETAWAY - SIMPLON POSTCARDS - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page Contacts Norwegian Cruise Line www2 ncl com Norwegian Getaway Website epic ncl com References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Simplon Facebook Pages Simplon Ship Postcards facebook page Simplon Main Line Railways facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page Simplon Piers Lighthouses facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon Cliff Lifts facebook page Search the

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  • P&O Irish Sea Ferries - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    the P O Group The route started in 1975 The third ship being built was chartered to the Union Steamship Co of New Zeeland and named Union Melbourne which later became the Puma with Pandoro Animal names were used by various Coast Lines companies before and after they became part of P O Renamed European Pioneer in 1998 and company renamed P O European Ferries Irish Sea In 2004 the Fleetwood Larne route was sold to Stena Line and European Pioneer was renamed Stena Pioneer in April Stena decided to close the Fleetwood route since new tonnage was required and the restricted access at Fleetwood prevented using more larger more economical ships Her last day of services was 23rd December 2010 after which she was laid up in Belfast She was sold to a Russian company in May 2011 Named Ant 1 she began service for Anrusstrans between Zonguldak Kavkaz in 2012 under the Moldavian flag Photos of Bison and Mona s Queen at Fleetwood Photo 1978 Ian Boyle Photos of Bison leaving Fleetwood Photo 1978 Ian Boyle Bison as Ant 1 in service with Anrusstrans Photo Anrusstrans Buffalo Pandoro The Buffalo was one of three ships ordered by Stena Lime from J J Sietas KG Schiffswerke GmbH Hamburg in 1974 They were bought by P O before completion and became the Bison Buffalo of new operation Pandoro running between Fleetwood and Larne The registered owners were Hain Nourse Ltd Belfast Steamship Co Ltd London part of the P O Group The route started in 1975 The third ship being built was chartered to the Union Steamship Co of New Zeeland and named Union Melbourne which later became the Puma with Pandoro Animal names were used by various Coast Lines companies before and after they became part of P O Renamed European Leader in 1998 and company renamed P O European Ferries Irish Sea In 2004 the Fleetwood Larne route was sold to Stena Line and European Leader was renamed Stena Leader in April Stena decided to close the Fleetwood route since new tonnage was required and the restricted access at Fleetwood prevented using more larger more economical ships Her last day of services was 17th December 2010 after which she was laid up in Belfast She was sold to a Russian company in May 2011 Named Anna Marine she began service for Anrusstrans between Mersin Port Said in 2012 under the Moldavian flag Buffalo at Fleetwood seen from Knott End in original Pandoro livery with black hull and dark blue funnel Photo 1976 Ian Boyle Bison arriving at Fleetwood With pale blue funnel but no Pandoro logo yet Photo 1978 Ian Boyle Buffalo as Anna Marine in service with Anrusstrans Photo Anrusstrans Puma Pandoro The Puma was one of three ships ordered by Stena Lime from J J Sietas KG Schiffswerke GmbH Hamburg in 1974 Two were bought by P O before completion and became the Bison Buffalo of Pandoro The third ship being built was chartered to the

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  • Suffolk - Ferries, Excursions, Ports, Piers - Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    east and south coasts of England Southwold Pier was sectioned in 1940 for fear of invasion A drifting sea mine subsequently struck the pier destroying a further section Southwold Pier was repaired in 1948 at a cost of 30 000 In October 1955 a storm isolated the seaward end and a further gale in February 1979 reduced the piers length to only 150ft 45 4m The pavilion building has performed many roles during its time in the 1960s it was a public house Purchased by the Iredale family in 1987 the pavilion s first floor theatre and function rooms were completely restored the former cafeteria re opened as Flippers Diner and a fitness studio replaced the old Neptune bar Part of the ground floor remained as an amusement arcade with a bar to the rear Access to the surviving section of the pier neck was from the bar and served as a beer terrace A fund raising campaign started in 1999 secured sufficient money to extend Southwold Pier to its former length This was officially opened on 3rd July 2001 The T shaped head has also been restored and when the Balmoral pulled alongside in June 2002 it was the first ship to do so in nearly half a century In 2005 the pier was bought by Stephen Bournes and remains a family run business This early photograph is captioned Building Southwold Pier but I have no other information Presumably one of the harbour breakwaters if actually at Southwold Belle steamer approaching the original Southwold Pier Postcard of Southwold Pier Postcard of the view north from Southwold Pier Postcard of the view north from Southwold Pier New Southwold Pier In 1987 the Pier was bought by Chris Iredale and work to rebuild it started in 1999 making new legs with the latest piling techniques In 2001 the work was completed with the pier reaching its current length of 623 feet It was named Pier of the Year in 2002 and is Britain s only 21st Century Pier In 2005 the Pier was bought by Stephen Bournes and remains a family run business A variety of different shops cafes and bars are open along the length of the pier which is extremely popular The next development phase appears to be the restoration of the 1936 pavilion partially to provide apartments to let The new Southwold Pier in 2007 Photo Ian Boyle 23rd October 2007 On the new Southwold Pier in 2007 Photo Ian Boyle 23rd October 2007 The new Southwold Pier Balmoral weather vane Photo Ian Boyle 23rd October 2007 The new Southwold Pier in 2007 Photo Ian Boyle 24th October 2007 Southwold Pier from Balmoral in 2007 Photo Ian Boyle 26th June 2007 Southwold Pier in 2008 Photo Ian Boyle 31st March 2008 Southwold Pier detail of seat Photo Ian Boyle 31st March 2008 Southwold Pier seen from the MV Balmoral in 2009 Photo Ian Boyle 7th July 2009 Southwold Pier in 2009 Photo Ian Boyle 4th December 2009 Southwold

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  • Bordeaux  - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    Lifts facebook page References Links www infotbc com LiA 2013 Regional Transport Map Schematic Simplon Tram Pages Tramways Header Page Birmingham Budapest Cagliari Trams Dublin LUAS Ferrovie della Sardegna Sardinian Narrow Gauge Helsinki Trams Ferries London Tramlink Nottingham Express Transit Riga Trams Trolleybuses Rostock Trams Sassari Trams Sheffield Supertrams Tallinn Trams Trolleybuses Trondheim Trams West Midland Metro Associated Pages Tramways Header Page Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Search the Simplon Website Bordeaux Maritime Ocean Liners Ferries Excursions Quays Piers Bridges All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window tab Bordeaux Ocean Liners To be added Massalia Massalia at Bordeaux Bordeaux Quays To be added Postcards of the original Le Havre Tramway on the promenade by the beach The trams ran much further along the promenade than the new system does so far Bordeaux Bridges Bordeaux Transbordeur Postcards of the unfinished transporter bridge Verdon sur Mer Le Môle d Escale As ships became larger between the wars it was decided to build a passenger terminal and pier nearer the sea Described as the môle d escale stopover pier construction was started in 1929

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  • OCEAN COUNTESS Cruise 2010 - Simplon Postcards - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    the Olympic Countess later Olympia Countess Following the collapse of Royal Olympia in 2004 Olympia Countess was bought by Majestic International Cruises who renamed her Ocean Countess She was chartered to Globalia in 2005 and to the German tour operator Holiday Kreuzfahrten in 2006 as Lili Marleen Holiday Kreuzfahrten failed later in 2006 and returned to her owners She was planned operate 3 and 4 day cruises out of Piraeus in 2007 as Ocean Countess for subsidiary Monarch Cruises on the schedule originally advertised for Ocean Monarch However she was chartered for 2007 to Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines and renamed Ruby to replace the lost Sea Diamond Ocean Monarch was reactivated in her place In 2009 she ran as New Pacific with Quail Cruises From 2010 Ocean Countess operated for Cruise Maritime Voyages CMV in the UK market Replaced with CMV by Discovery she was laid up in Greece She suffered a fire whilst being prepared for a 2014 charter on 30th November 2013 Sections on this Page Ocean Countess Ferries Tugs Ships on this Page Millgarth Svitzer tug Ocean Countess Phocine Cobelfret ro ro Svitzer Anglia Svitzer tug Svitzer Mercia Svitzer tug Svitzer Redbridge Svitzer tug Cruise Itinerary 18 Apr Tilbury 19 Apr Amsterdam 20 Apr Hull Contacts Cruise Maritime Voyages Associated Pages Cruise Ships Ocean Liners UK Excursion Vessels World Ferry Fleets Simplon Postcards Home Page Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards facebook page Cruise Maritime Voyages Simplon Pages Royal Caribbean Cruises Page 1 References Click on images for more details www overviewpress co uk info overviewpress co uk Search the Simplon Website Ocean Countess Cruise Cruise Maritime Voyages Page 1 Tilbury 18th April 2010 Each image links to a larger copy which opens in a new window tab Ocean Countess Ocean Countess official CMV postcards Ocean Countess

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  • Le Havre Trams  - www.simplonpc.co.uk
    later Additional extensions were opened until 1912 by which time the system was carrying 23 6 million passengers per year over 42km of routes Trams 70 93 were delivered for the coast routes from 1896 99 In 1913 trams 93 104 built by CGFT for Marseille were transferred to le Havre In independent rival to CGFT started operations in 1899 with a single track meter gauge electric tramway starting from the pier at Le Havre to the small industrial town Montivilliers and serving the station and Graville Harfleur a distance of 14 3km It was operated with 20 60hp motor trams and 10 trailers Passenger numbers were not high and services were steadily reduced It was taken over by CGFT in 1908 The Montivilliers trams were numbered 50 69 by CGFT The CGFT lines received little maintenance during WW1 and the company could not afford the necessary investment to rehabilitate the system A new contract to operate the lines was negotiated allowing fare increases and reduced services Line closures began in 1920 The municipality introduced its first motor buses in 1928 and trolleybuses followed in 1938 The only new trams were 104 109 delivered in 1932 by the Société Auxiliaire Française de Tramways SAFT for use on the Gare Sanvic Bléville route The tram system closed after the German occupation in WW2 but was later restarted at the request of the occupiers There were over 120 Allied bombing raids between 1941 and 1944 which caused huge damage to the city and its tramways The worst raids were flown Allied aircraft on 5 and 6 September 1944 which transformed the centre of Le Havre into a heap of ruins and destroyed almost all of the facilities CGFT Of the 107 trams and 26 trailers existing before war only 25 and 10 respectively were still usable by its end In 1947 37 trams were modernised and I believe renumbered from 105 142 since images exist of these numbers However the last tram ran on 4th June 1951 Map of the old tramway at its peak Tram 4 Tram 4 Rue de Paris Hôtel de Ville Tram 11 Tram 111 Palais de Justice Tram 14 Tram 14 Palais de Justice Tram 15 Tram 15 Rue de Paris Tram 15 La Gare Tram 16 Tram 16 Rue de Paris Tram 18 Tram 18 Palais de Justice Tram 18 Le Boulevard Maritime Tram 22 Tram 22 La Place Gambetta Rue de Paris Tram 25 Tram 25 Le Havre Gare Tram 36 Tram 36 Banque de France on Rue Thiers Tram 38 Tram 38 Le Boulevard Albert I er Tram 39 Tram 39 Le Boulevard Maritime Tram 42 Tram 15 Le Havre Gare Tram 43 Tram 43 Boulevard des Phares Tram 44 Tram 44 Boulevard Albert I er Tram 48 Tram 48 Boulevard Albert I er Tram 51 Tram 15 Le Havre Gare Tram 66 Tram 66 Rue de Paris Trailer 67 Trailer 67 Boulevard Maritime Trailer 68 Trailer 68 Boulevard Maritime Tram 72 Tram 72

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  • Southend - Page 1 - Southend Pier - Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards - Simplon Postcards
    new window Postcard of Southend Pier with large and small local excursion boats Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Southend Pier Click to open larger image in new window Southend Pier Photographs Southend Pier Fire 9th 10th October 2005 On the night of 9th 10th October a fire started in the pub by the station on Southend Pier The station pub and a cafe were destroyed although the metal structure was not badly damaged The fire was at the original end of the pier it was lengthened some years after original construction PS Waverley was due to call at the pier on 10th October on a cruise to Whitstable She sailed as close as possible as the pier which continued to smoke The full length of the pier was not reopened until August 2006 Pier damage after the fire of 9th 10th October 2005 The fire was at the original end of the pier it was lengthened some years after original construction PS Waverley was due to call on 10th October She sailed as close as possible as the pier continued to smoke Photo Ian Boyle 10th October 2005 images link to larger copies Undamaged pier extension Photo Ian Boyle 10th October 2005 images link to larger copies Tug Corringham which attended the fire on 9th 10th October 2005 Photo Ian Boyle 10th October 2005 image links to larger copy Southend Pier Being Rebuilt After Fire May June 2006 The 2005 fire on Southend pier prevented access beyond the site of the old station A temporary station was built whilst the burnt section was rebuilt The full length of the pier was not reopened until August 2006 Southend Pier the new pier entrance Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier after re opening the train service following the October 2005 fire Access to the end of the pier was not possible until August 2006 Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier view along the pier from the temporary station in May 2006 Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier with work continuing to reopen the end of the pier Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier the new lift to the pier entrance Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier with the jetty used by local excursion boats in the foreground I do not believe that any pleasure boats ran in 2006 or in subsequent years Photo Ian Boyle 24th May 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier the new pier entrance Photo Ian Boyle 4th June 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier Photo Ian Boyle 4th June 2006 images link to larger copies Southend Pier Seen from MV Balmoral before repairs were completed following the 2005 fire the pier re opened in August 2006 Photo Ian Boyle 8th June 2006 images link

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  • Ben my Chree (1908) - Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
    the 12th and 17th August her Shorts carried out the world s first aerial torpedo attacks These were successful but damage caused was not as substantial as claimed at the time Ben my Chree 3 became the flagship of the East Indies Egypt Seaplane Squadron at Port Said in January 1916 and was active in the area until 9th January 1917 when she was caught by Turkish artillery whilst in the harbour at Castelorizo and was set on fire and sunk The wreck was raised in 1921 towed to Piraeus and subsequently scrapped in Italy Ben my Chree 3 was the only aviation vessel lost to enemy action in the First War IOMSPCo Pages IOMSPCo Header Page IOMSPCo Page 1 1830 1899 IOMSPCo Page 2 1900 1914 IOMSPCo Page 3 1915 1939 IOMSPCo Page 4 1940 1960 IOMSPCo Page 5 1961 1980 IOMSPCo Page 6 1981 2004 Associated Pages L NWSS Header Page Liverpool North Wales Steamship Company Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Further updates can be found on these Simplon facebook and Twitter pages Simplon Ship Postcards facebook page Simplon Main Line Rail facebook page Simplon Minor Railways facebook page Simplon Piers Lighthouses facebook page Simplon Tramways facebook page Simplon Cliff Lifts Funiculars Mountain Railways etc facebook page Follow simplonpc Simplon Twitter Page Ben my Chree 3 IOMSPCo 1908 1917 Ben my Chree 3 was even larger and faster than the her predecessor the Viking She was 375 feet long compared to 350ft 2550 grt compared to 1957 grt and her engines developed 14 500shp compared to 11 000shp Her design speed was 24 5 knots which was exceeded in service Ben my Chree 3 operated on the main Liverpool Douglas route

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