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  • Red Funnel Castle Class Ferry Postcards
    is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard SS111 of Carisbrooke Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Salmon postcard 2304c of Carisbrooke Castle Frith postcard CS62 of Carisbrooke Castle at East Cowes Enlarged image from J Arthur Dixon postcard PIW 87796 of Carisbrooke Castle Unidentified postcard of Carisbrooke Castle A later photo taken after the boat deck was extended to the stern Osborne Castle Red Funnel 1962 1978 736 grt 191 ft long 14 knots 673 passengers 25 cars Osborne Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1962 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight She was held as reserve ship throughout 1976 but was reactivated during the summer of 1977 to provide extra weekend capacity Osborne Castle was sold in 1978 to Canadian owners as Le Gobelet D Argent used between Trois Pistoles and les Escoumins on the St Lawrence Seaway Her new owners rebuilt her as a drive through ferry A complete history of this ship is available on this link Frith s postcard CS 74 of Osborne Castle J Arthur Dixon postcard SS2116 of Osborne Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Duncan postcard of Osborne Castle Cowes Castle Red Funnel 1965 1994 786 grt 58 21m long 1324 kW 14 knots 500 passengers 25 cars After 1975 912 grt 67 36m long 1324 kW 14 knots 900 passengers 30 cars Cowes Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1965 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight In 1975 Cowes Castle was rebuilt in Belgium as a drive through ferry In 1994 she was sold to Jadrolinija Rijeka Croatia and renamed Nehaj A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard SS6401 of Cowes Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Duncan postcard of Cowes Castle Seapost postcard serial No 12 of Cowes Castle after rebuilding as a drive through ferry Duncan postcard of Cowes Castle Red Funnel postcard Fincom X0148 of Cowes Castle after rebuilding as a drive through ferry Simplon Postcards release sp1242 issued January 1998 of Cowes Castle in later red livery Photo Jenny Williamson Norris Castle 3 Red Funnel 1968 1994 734 grt 58 29m long 1324 kW 14 knots 500 passengers 25 cars After 1976 922 grt 67 41m long 1324 kW 14 knots 900 passengers 30 cars Norris Castle 3 was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1968 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight Norris Castle had a smaller area of passenger accommodation than her predecessors to allow greater freight capacity In 1975 Norris Castle 3 was rebuilt in Belgium as a drive through ferry In 1994 she was sold to Jadrolinija Rijeka Croatia and renamed Lovrjenac A complete history of this

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  • Townsend Brothers Ferries Postcards
    Thoresen Between 1970 and 1974 Free Enterprise II served on the Southampton Cherbourg route during the summers Final service at Dover was in the spring of 1980 after which she had a charter to Sealink She spent the summer on Portsmouth Cherbourg before being laid up in Southampton She was sold in 1982 to become the first large ferry in the NAVARMA Moby fleet as Moby Blu Moby Blu introduced the distinctive livery and naming system to the Moby fleet NAVARMA originally used her on routes to Corsica but in recent years Moby Blu has served on the Piombino Elba route She was sold for breaking up in India in 2004 A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard no serial number of Free Enterprise II Duncan postcard of Free Enterprise II IRIS postcard of Free Enterprise II at Calais Estel postcard of Free Enterprise II at Calais Free Enterprise III Townsend 1966 68 Free Enterprise III was built in 1966 by I C H Holland Werf Gusto Yard Schiedam Holland for Townsend Brothers Ferries Dover Calais service From 1967 Free Enterprise III also operated Dover Zeebrugge In 1968 ownership passed to Townsend Thoresen During summer 1974 she spent time on the Cainryan Larne route In summer 1981 Free Enterprise III operated between Portsmouth Cherbourg She was sold in 1984 to Maltese owners as the Tamira but returned to UK waters later the same year as the Mona s Isle of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co After rebuilding with additional accommodation she entered service between Heysham Douglas in April 1985 but was not a success Laid up in October 1985 she was sold to Egyptian owners in 1986 as the Al Fahad She was wrecked in 2004 near Jeddah Saudi Arabia A complete history of this ship is available on this link J Arthur Dixon postcard serial SP 1135 of Free Enterprise III as built Duncan postcard of Free Enterprise III as built Photo Precision postcard serial R1288 of Free Enterprise III with additional lounge by the funnel D V Bennett postcard serial 2223 of Free Enterprise III with additional lounge by the funnel La Cigogne postcard serial 82 193 264 of Free Enterprise III at Calais Autocarrier Townsend 1967 73 Autocarrier was built as the Royal Sovereign for the General Steam Navigation GSN in 1948 by Denny of Dumbarton The GSN traded as Eagle Steamers running excursions from London to South East English ports and the continent They withdrew their three remaining vessels in 1966 and Royal Sovereign was bought by Townsends She was converted to carry 24 trucks but was also originally advertised to operate some excursions from Kent Essex and Sussex ports with 300 400 passengers marketed by P A Campbell a Townsend subsidiary These excursions did not occur as sufficient freight was available for permanent use on Dover Zeebrugge serices Autocarrier was sold to Naples operator Societa Patrenopea di Navigazione in 1973 and renamed Ischia for services

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  • Shaw Savill Liner Southern Cross of 1955, later Azure Seas and OceanBreeze.
    on her stern whilst under charter to Majesty Cruise Line for short trips out of Fort Lauderdale All these ownership changes are illustrated in the official and commercial cards shown below which are only available for sale if a price is shown Southern Cross details 20200 Gross Tons Length 604ft 1100 tourist class Passengers Speed 20 knots Engines steam turbines total 20000shp twin screw Shaw Savill Pages Shaw Savill Header Page Shaw Savill Page 1 up to 1899 Shaw Savill Page 2 1900 1914 Shaw Savill Page 3 1915 1939 Shaw Savill Page 4 1940 1975 Shaw Savill Page 5 Cruise Brochure From 1971 Associated Pages Dolphin Cruise Line Eastern Western Cruise Line Premier Cruise Line Thomson Cruise Line Ocean Liner Postcard Galleries Cruise Ship Postcard Galleries Simplon Postcards HomePage Southern Cross Shaw Savill 1955 71 Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross at Tahiti issued circa 1955 before the ship entered service artist unknown Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross passing Calshot Spit lightship in March 1955 Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of the main games deck on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of a single berth cabin on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of the cinema lounge on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of the lower swimming pool on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of the library on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of the forward lounge entrance on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of the forward dining saloon on Southern Cross Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge Scan John E Hoskin alternative copy of the card above Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross outward bound from Wellington NZ circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross leaving her berth at Wellington NZ circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Shaw Savill Line official card of Southern Cross berthing at Suva Fiji circa 1956 Scan Stephen Berry Valentine s commercial card of Southern Cross using the same photo one of the official cards above Dearden Wade commercial card 691 of Southern Cross Dearden Wade commercial card 691 of Southern Cross Variation on the card above Photographic card of Southern Cross J Salmon of Sevenoaks commercial card of Southern Cross painted by John Nicholson s n 5303 Coastal Cards of Clacton on Sea Galachrome commercial card of Southern Cross The artist is not shown J Arthur Dixon commercial card of Southern Cross photo by Beken Son Cowes s n SS 115 The message reads sent to an address in Ealing London Well here we are just nearing Capetown We expect to arrive tomorrow morning The sea has been very rough these last

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  • Red Funnel Header Page
    previously the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd reputedly the longest title in the UK Companies Register A list of Red Funnel Pages is shown below There are also links to the paddle steamers of Cosens Co who were acquired by Red Funnel The Table beneath gives links to complete history pages on selected individual ships in the fleet Red Funnel Pages Red Funnel Header Page this page Red Funnel Paddle Steamers Red Funnel Screw Steamers Red Funnel Motor Vessels Red Funnel Tugs Tenders Red Funnel Castle Car Ferries Red Funnel Raptor Class Ferries Red Funnel Red Jet Fast Ferries Cosens Co Pages Cosens Page 1 19th Century Cosens Page 2 20th Century Cosens Page 3 1952 Timetable Cosens Page 4 1958 Timetable Associated Pages Hovertravel Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page References Red Funnel Before by R B Adams Kingfisher Railway Publications 1986 Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other Names Built Balmoral 1 1900 Balmoral 2 1949 Bournemouth Queen 1908 Bergen Castle Nordhordland 1975 Carisbrooke Castle Citta di Meta Giglio Expresso II 1959 Cowes Castle Nehaj 1965 Lorna Doone 1898 Netley Castle Sis 1974 Norris Castle

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  • Carrisbrooke Castle - Citta di Meta - Giglio Expresso II - Red Funnel Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    for services between Calasetta Carloforte Ship Names on this Page Carisbrooke Castle Red Funnel 1959 74 Citta di Meta SPN 1974 89 Giglio Expresso II T Re Mar 1990 Associated Pages Red Funnel Castle Car Ferries Red Funnel Raptor Class Ferries Red Funnel Red Jet Fast Ferries Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Carisbrooke Castle Red Funnel 1959 74 672 grt 58 27m long 1324 kW 14 knots 673 passengers 25 cars Carisbrooke Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1959 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and East Cowes Isle of Wight From 1964 she also called at West Cowes Carisbrooke Castle was withdrawn in 1974 and sold to Societa Partenopea di Navigazione S p A Naples and renamed Citta di Meta J Arthur Dixon postcard SS111 of Carisbrooke Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Salmon postcard 2304c of Carisbrooke Castle Frith postcard CS62 of Carisbrooke Castle at East Cowes J Arthur Dixon postcard PIW 87796 of Carisbrooke Castle at Cowes J Arthur Dixon postcard PIW 87796 of Carisbrooke Castle Enlarged image from the postcard above Dixon Lotus postcard LI 7796 IW of Carisbrooke Castle Uses the image from the postcard above Unidentified postcard of Carisbrooke Castle A later photo after the boat deck was extended to the stern Citta di Meta SPN 1974 89 Carisbrooke Castle was withdrawn in 1974 and sold to Societa Partenopea di Navigazione S p A Naples and renamed Citta di Meta She served between Naples and Ischia In 1989 Citta di Meta was sold to Maregiglio S r l Naples and renamed Giglio Expresso II for services between Porto S Stefano Isola del Giglio In 1980 she

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  • Osborne Castle - Le Gobelet D'Argent - Red Funnel Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    renamed her Le Maxim In 1993 she moved again to C J Bouchard Reparation Lte Quebec and was renamed Cavalier Maxim Cavalier Maxim entered service with Croisières AML on short cruises from Montreal she has been completely rebuilt with large dining saloons on three decks all with panoramiv windows Ships on this Page Osborne Castle Red Funnel 1962 78 Le Gobelet D Argent 1978 Cavalier Maxim 1993 Red Funnel Pages Red Funnel Header Page Red Funnel Paddlesteamers Red Funnel Screw Steamers Red Funnel Motor Vessels Red Funnel Tugs Tenders Red Funnel Castle Car Ferries Red Funnel Raptor Class Ferries Red Funnel Red Jet Fast Ferries Associated Pages UK Excursion Ships Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page References Red Funnel Before by R B Adams Kingfisher Railway Publications 1986 Search This Website powered by FreeFind Osborne Castle 1962 78 736 grt 191 ft long 14 knots 673 passengers 25 cars Osborne Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1962 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight She was held as reserve ship throughout 1976 but was reactivated during the summer of 1977 to provide extra weekend capacity Osborne Castle was sold in 1978 to Canadian owners as Le Gobelet D Argent Frith s postcard CS 74 of Osborne Castle J Arthur Dixon postcard SS2116 of Osborne Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Duncan postcard of Osborne Castle Le Gobelet D Argent 1978 1989 Osborne Castle was sold in 1978 to Canadian owners as Le Gobelet D Argent used between Trois Pistoles and les Escoumins on the St Lawrence Seaway Her new owners rebuilt her as a drive through ferry UNIC postcard of Le

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  • Cowes Castle - Nehaj - Red Funnel Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    Associated Pages Red Funnel Header Page Red Funnel Castle Car Ferries Red Funnel Raptor Class Ferries Red Funnel Red Jet Fast Ferries Jadrolinija Page 3 Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Cowes Castle Red Funnel 1965 1994 786 grt 58 21m long 1324 kW 14 knots 500 passengers 25 cars After 1975 912 grt 67 36m long 1324 kW 14 knots 900 passengers 30 cars Cowes Castle was built by Thornycroft Co Southampton in 1965 for the Southampton Isle of Wight South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd She entered service between Southampton and Cowes Isle of Wight In 1975 Cowes Castle was rebuilt in Belgium as a drive through ferry In 1994 Cowes Castle was sold to Jadrolinija Rijeka Croatia and renamed Nehaj J Arthur Dixon postcard SS6401 of Cowes Castle Photo Beken Son Cowes Duncan postcard of Cowes Castle Duncan postcard of Cowes Castle Seapost postcard serial No 12 of Cowes Castle after rebuilding as a drive through ferry Duncan postcard of Cowes Castle Postcard of Cowes Castle at Cowes Postcard of Cowes Castle at Cowes Enlarged image from the card above Red Funnel

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  • Thoresen Car Ferries Postcards
    Victory and initiated a new service from Portsmouth to Le Havre Cherbourg Other services from Southampton subsequently moved to Portsmouth In 1983 Viking Victory was sold to Cypriot owners and served under various owners as Sun Boat Caravan Vasmed Sunny Boat and European Glory until 1991 when she was chartered by Hellenic Mediterranean Lines HML and renamed Neptunia In Neptunia 1992 was bought by Hellenic Mediterranean Lines HML and renamed Media II She ran on service Patras Igoumenitsa Korfu Brindisi In 2002 she was sold to Mediterranean Freedom Marine Limassol and renamed Media V for a service between Italy and Albania Additional postcards in Thoresen colours are available on the complete ship history on this link Official Thoresen postcard of Viking I Published by J Arthur Dixon Photo by Beken of Cowes Official Thoresen postcard of Viking I Published by J Arthur Dixon serial SS 6045 Photo by Beken of Cowes Le Goubey postcard 348 of Viking I at Cherbourg Simplon Postcards release sp1074 issued November 1991 of Viking I Photographed 1968 by Alistair Deayton Viking II Thoresen 1964 68 Viking II was built in 1964 by Kaldnes Mekaniske Verksted A S Tönsberg Norway for Otto Thoresen for service between Southampton and Cherbourg During the winter of 1965 she was chartered to Atlantic Steam Navigation for services from Tilbury to Rotterdam and Antwerp In 1968 Thoresen merged with Townsend to form Townsend Thoresen Car Ferries She worked regular charters for other companies such as Lion Ferry and Stena Line etc In 1976 Viking II was sold to Sealink British Rail and renamed Earl William for services from Portsmouth and Weymouth to the Channel Islands and Cherbourg In 1984 Sealink ownership passed to Sea Containers In 1988 Earl William opened a new but short lived service from Liverpool to Dun Laoghaire She was laid up in 1990 but reappeared for occasional use on Folkestone Boulogne and Holyhead Dun Laoghaire In 1992 she was sold to Neptunus Lines and renamed Pearl William She subsequently served as Mar Julia Cesme Stern and Windward II Additional postcards in Thoresen colours are available on the complete ship history on this link Official Thoresen postcard of Viking II Published by J Arthur Dixon Photo by Beken of Cowes Coastal Cards postcard of Viking II off the Isle of Wight Artaud postcard HN32 of Viking II at Cherbourg Gaby postcard of Viking II leaving Cherbourg Note ex White Star Line tender in the background IRIS postcard 1915 of Viking II at Cherbourg EDICAP postcard 1737 of Viking II at Le Havre La Cigogne postcard 76 351 254 of Viking II at Le Havre Yvon postcard 10 7650 of Viking II at Cherbourg Artaud postcard XR151 of Viking II at Cherbourg Also issued as XR35 Viking III Thoresen 1965 68 Viking III was built in 1965 by Orenstein Koppel und Lübecker Mach A G Lübeck for Otto Thoresen for service between Southampton to Cherbourg Le Havre During the winter of 1965 she was chartered to Atlantic Steam Navigation

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