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  • British Channel Islands Ferries Postcards
    and operated from Poole Corbiere continued to serve from Portsmouth until December 1988 when she was replaced by the larger Rozel which also operated out of Poole In 1992 Rozel was replaced by the Brittany Ferries ship Reine Mathilde previously Prince of Brittany which continued operations as Beauport alongside the Havelet British Channel Island Ferries ceased operations in 1994 and Havelet was chartered to Condor Ferries to operate from Weymouth Any help in supplying me with postcards of Breizh Izel in either BCIF or Brittany Ferries colours for sale or exchange would be greatly appreciated Please email simplon simplon co uk Ships on This Page Beauport ex Prince of Brittany of Brittany Ferries Breizh Izel Chartered from Brittany Ferries Corbiere ex Benodet of Brittany Ferries Havelet ex Cornouailles of Brittany Ferries Portelet ex Lion of P O Rozel ex St Edmund of Sealink Associated Pages Brittany Ferries Burns Laird Lion Ferry AB Marlines Normandy Ferries Viking Line Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Webpage powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Portelet Lion Baroness M 1967 Corbiere Apollo Olau Kent Gelting Nord Benodet 1967 BCIF Fleet List Corbiere 1985 1988 The ex Apollo of Viking Line built 1970 She then served as Olau Kent and Gelting Nord before becoming Benodet for Brittany Ferries She entered service with Channel Island Ferries on 28th March 1985 as the Corbiere linking Portsmouth to Jersey and Guernsey In 2001 she remained in service in Labrador under her original name Apollo A complete history of this ship is available on this link Channel Island Ferries card of Corbiere dressed overall maiden visit Channel Island Ferries card of Corbiere printed by Cheney Banbury British Channel Island Ferries card serial CKIW2097 of Corbiere leaving Portsmouth Photo P D Croydon Breizh Izel 1987 1988 Breizh Izel the Brittany Ferries freight ferry operated alongside Corbiere from 1986 I do not have a postcard of Breizh Izel although they do exist Photograph of Breizh Izel Photo Jeremy Hartill Photograph of Breizh Izel at St Peter Port Photo Stephen de Sausmarez Portelet 1987 1988 The ex Lion of Burns Laird Normandy Ferries and P O was purchased in 1985 She was chartered to British Channel Island Ferries as Portelet 1987 88 Baroness M disappeared from Marlines fleet lists between 1997 and 1998 In 2001 she is listed as owned by Cammell Laird although not used in any service A complete history of Lion is available on this link This is the official BCIF card of Portelet Havelet 1989 1994 The ex Cornouailles of Brittany Ferries Operated by BCIF as Havelet between 1992 94 from Poole to the Channel Islands when the service terminated She was then chartered to Condor Ferries who used her from Weymouth In 2001 she operates between Italy and Croatia as the Sveti Stefan Ferry Publications card of Havelet serial 0118 Photo Miles Cowsill Ferry Publications card of Havelet serial 0307 Photo Miles Cowsill Ferry Publications card of Havelet serial 411 Photo

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  • Brittany Ferries Postcards
    of Benodet at Roscoff Editions d Art Jos postcard 8 8465 of Benodet at Roscoff Tregastel Brittany Ferries 1985 1991 Tregastel in Brittany Ferries colours Tregastel in Brittany Ferries colours Tregastel in Truckline colours Tregastel in Truckline colours Duc de Normandie Brittany Ferries 1986 2005 Duc de Normandie was built as the Prinses Beatrix 2 in 1978 by Verolme Scheepswerf Heusden B V Heusden Holland for Stoomvaart Maatschappij Zeeland SMZ She entered service between Hoek van Holland and Harwich In October 1985 she was sold to Brittany Ferries entering service as the Duc de Normandie in June 1986 having been chartered back to SMZ in the interim She worked for Brittany Ferries on their Portsmouth Caen route until replaced by the Mont St Michel in 2002 when she moved to Roscoff Plymouth Duc de Normandie was withdrawn from regular Brittany Ferries services in September 2004 and was offered for sale In November 2004 she moved to Gdansk Poland for lay up Complete history of Duc de Normandie Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Duc de Normandie Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Duc de Normandie Click to open larger image in new window Duchesse Anne Brittany Ferries 1988 1996 Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Duchesse Anne Bretagne Brittany Ferries 1989 Bretagne was built in 1989 by Chantiers de l Atlantique St Nazaire She is 152 8 m long and 17760 gross tons Bretagne carries 2056 passengers 1146 in berths 367 cars and has 735 lanemeters for freight She entered service between Plymouth and Santander From 1993 the UK winter terminal was Portsmouth Following the acquisition of Val de Loire Bretagne was switched to the Portsmouth St Malo route Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Bretagne Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Bretagne Click to open larger image in new window Bretagne on the Seine 31st December 2006 Photo Philippe Brebant Click to open larger image in new window Bretagne on the Seine 31st December 2006 Photo Philippe Brebant Click to open larger image in new window Barfleur Truckline Ferries 1992 99 Brittany Ferries 1992 Barfleur was built by Kvaerner Masa Yards Åbo Finland in 1992 for the Truckline Ferries Cherbourg Poole service She is 157 6 m long and 20133 gross tons Barfleur carries 1212 passengers 268 berths and 550 cars and has 1530 lanemetres for freight In 1999 she was transferred to the fleet of parent company Brittany Ferries Additional postcards and photographs of Barfleur are available on this link Official Truckline postcard of Barfleur Click to open larger image in new window Official Truckline postcard of Barfleur Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Barfleur in Truckline service passing Sandbanks Poole Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Barfleur in Truckline service passing Sandbanks Poole Click to open larger image in new window Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Barfleur Official Brittany Ferries postcard of Barfleur Click to open larger image in new window Normandie Brittany Ferries 1992 Normandie was built by Kvaerner Masa Yards Åbo Finland

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  • CMN - La Meridionale Ferry Postcards
    Rhonetal at the end of the charter In May 1975 Rhonetal was sold to Co Meridionale de Navagition CMN of Marseille as the Rhone for service between Marseille and Bastia In 1977 Rhone was sold to Societe Slibail also of Marseille In 1987 Rhone was sold to Compagnia Navigazione del Tirreno Conatir SpA as the Marina Torre She was chartered by P O Scottish Ferries in 1989 for Aberdeen Lerwick services and was purchased the following year She was renamed St Rognvald 4 In 2002 she was chartered to Norse Island Ferries for Aberdeen Kirkwall services The following images of Rhone are from the 1984 French film Marche à l ombre Scans Michel Bastia Porto Cardo CMN 1980 99 4680 grt 126 m long 18 knots 96 passengers 1120 lanemetres Porto Cardo was built in 1980 by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre Her sistership is Monte Stello of SNCM She was sold in 1999 and renamed Malta Express This is the official CMN postcard of Porto Cardo Santa Regina CMN 1985 2002 13358 grt 136 m long 18 knots 110 passengers 1346 lanemetres Santa Regina operated routes to Calvi Propriano and Port Torres as shown on the map above She was built in 1985 by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre Her sistership is Monte Cinto of SNCM She was sold to Strait Shipping in October 2002 after acquisition of Girolata 2 This is the official CMN card of Santa Regina Santa Regina previously operated to Bastia as shown on the Compa Carterie postcard below serial 206052 Photograph of Santa Regina Photo Georges Pop Scan Fakta om Fartyg Official 2007 Strait Shipping postcard of Santa Regina Photo Strait Shipping Click to open larger image in new window Official 2007 Strait Shipping postcard of Santa Regina Photo Strait Shipping Click to open larger image in new window Girolata 1 CMN 1988 1993 Saga Star was built in 1981 by Fartygsentreprenader Ab Uddevalla for TT Saga Line services Helsingborg Malmö Trelleborg Travemünde In 1988 Saga Star was sold to CMN and entered service with them as the Girolata in 1989 between Marseille Bastia In 1993 she was chartered back to TT Line reverting to previous name Saga Star TT Line purchased her in 1997 In 2002 she was sold to Transmanche Ferries and entered service between Newhaven Dieppe as the Dieppe A complete history of this ship is available on this link Photograph of Girolata ex Saga Star Photo Edward Brian Davis I do not have a postcard image of Girolata 1 yet If you can help please email simplon simplon co uk Scandola CMN 1999 Scandola was built by Van der Gissen de Noord Holland in 1993 as the Via Ligure of Italian company Viamare Her sisterships were Via Adriatico and Via Ionio Via Ligure was sold to Strintzis Lines in 1996 and renamed Ionian Star In 1999 she was sold to CMN and renamed Scandola Scandola operates an overnight passenger freight service between Marseille and Bastia Corsica She is 150 metres

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  • Corsica Ferries & Sardinia Ferries Postcards and Photographs
    28487 by Editions Agrusti Brindisi is on Italy s west coast and Corsica Marina is shown after sale by Corsica Ferries the name as been removed from the hull The ferry on the left is HML s Egnatia used on Italy Greece services Sardinia Nova Corsica Ferries 1981 2006 Sardinia Nova was built as the Tor Anglia in 1966 for service on the Tor Lines triangle of services between the UK Sweden and Holland In 1975 Tor Anglia was sold to Trans Tirreno Express due to the imminent arrival of the larger Tor Britannia and Tor Scandinavia but was chartered back to continue Tor Line service until June 1976 She was then renamed Expresso Olbia and used on the services Livorno Olbia and Genoa Palermo From 1978 Expresso Olbia was chartered to Adriatica B I Line Fred Olsen TT Line and Olau Line until sold in 1981 to Corsica Ferries and renamed Sardinia Nova Sardinia Nova served on the Livorno Olbia route until 2001 when she moved to Civitavecchia Cagliari Sardinia Nova remained in the Corsica Ferries fleet until 2006 when she was sold to D P Cruises and renamed Baia Sardinia She ran during the summer of 2006 between Genoa and Palau Sardinia returning to the same route in summer 2007 for DiMaio Lines A complete history of this ship is available on this link Sardinia Nova on official Corsica Ferries card s n 9 Corsica Viva Corsica Viva I Sardinia Viva Corsica Ferries 1980 98 Corsica Viva had served as B I Line ferry Innisfallen 1969 80 before purchase by Corsica ferries In 1994 Corsica Ferries advertised a Caribbean ferry service between Martinique Dominica and St Lucia as Caribia Ferries for which Corsica Viva was renamed Dominican Viva Upon return she was named Corsica Viva I and later Sardinia Viva In 1993 she was used on a different Caribbean service as the Caribia Viva Subsequently sold she received the name Happy Dolphin in 1998 and continued to serve Bastia but from La Spezia for Happy Lines Happy Lines ceased operations in 2002 and Happy Dolphin passed to Sancak Lines Turkey as the Derin Deniz Corsica Viva I on Ramsey Postcards s n 03 Corsica Serena II Corsica Serena Seconda Corsica Ferries 1983 Corsica Serena II was previously the ferry Europafaerjan III 1974 83 She remains in the 2000 fleet on the Corsica Shuttle from Livorno to Bastia having been renamed Corsica Serena Seconda Photos of Corsica Serena Seconda are shown on this link This is official Corsica Ferries card serial number 7 Editions U Segnu s n 646 of Corsica Serena II Editions la Cigogne s n B10036 of Corsica Serena II incorrectly referred to as the Italia on the card Simplon Postcards sp2168 of Corsica Serena Seconda released December 2001 Photographed at Bastia in August 2001 by Ian Boyle Simplon Postcards are now available from Harold Jordan Corsica Viva II Corsica Regina Sardinia Regina Corsica Ferries 1985 Sardinia Regina had served as the ferry Visby 1972 80 and Drotten 1980 85 before purchase by Corsica ferries She remains in the 2000 fleet Her sister Gotland was also acquired in 1988 as Corsica Victoria see below Both ships were subsequently given additional upper works which rather spoilt their previously sleek appearance A complete postcard and photographic history of this ship is shown on this link Sardinia Regina as she is currently named on official Corsica Ferries card s n 5 the card shows her as Corsica Regina This is official Corsica Ferries card serial number 6 The ship shown is actually Corsica Regina although described as Corsica Victoria Official Corsica Ferries poster cards serial numbers 3 and 4 showing Corsica Regina named on card 3 or her sister ship These form part of a set of at least ten cards issued by Corsica Ferries a few years back which included excellent photographic cards of the fleet the same six conventional ferries still in service in 2000 and the two cards shown below I am still missing cards 1 and 2 which I suspect may be further art cards Note the cards below incorporate their serial numbers into the designs Corsica Victoria Corsica Ferries 1988 Corsica Victoria sister ship of Corsica Regina shown above was previously the ferry Gotland 1978 88 Like her sister she has received additional upper works in Corsica Ferries ownership This is official Corsica Ferries card serial number 6 The ship shown is actually Corsica Regina Elbe Nova Corsica Ferries 1995 97 Elba Nova was used to compete with Moby Lines and state owned Toremar on services to the Isle of Elba She had been built as the ferry Emsland in 1977 and had served as Bohus for Scandi Line St Julien and Ostersjon before use by Elba Ferries between 1995 and 1997 I do not have any photographs or postcards of her in Elba service Simplon Postcards first Ferry Series postcard serial number sp1001 was the St Julien ex Emsland ex Bohus later Elba Nova Simplon Postcards are now available from Harold Jordan Corsica Marina II Corsica Marina Seconda Corsica Ferries 1999 In addition to the sisterships Corsica Regina Victoria shown above Corsica Ferries also have the sisterships Corsica Marina II and Corsica Vera now Sardinia Vera These were built as part of a class of four ships for Stena Line in the mid 1970s designed for the charter market Corsica Marina II was originally the Stena Nautica later serving in Canada as the Marine Nautica Sardinia Vera shown below was laid down as Stena Atlantica but was launched as Marine Atlantica for Canadian service The two other sisters were the Stena Nordica and Stena Normandica both of which eventually joined rivals Moby Lines to become Moby Kiss and Moby Vincent Moby Kiss then moved again to become Comanav s Al Mansour The name is now rendered as Corsica Marina Seconda and photos taken in 2000 are shown on this link A complete history of this ship is available on this link This is

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  • Corsica Ferries Corsica Serena II Photographs
    noted otherwise She operates on the Corsica Shuttle between these ports of Bastia and Livorno and overnights at each alternately Sections on this Page Corsica Serena II at Bastia August 2000 Corsica Serena Seconda at Bastia August 2000 Corsica Serena Seconda at Livorno July 2000 Associated Pages Corsica Ferries Postcard Galleries not for sale Ferries of Bastia Postcard Galleries not for sale Ferry Postcards Postcard Galleries not for sale Simplon

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  • Corsica Ferries Corsica Marina Photographs
    and is shown below both arriving and leaving Livorno Note the use of a tug to assist with manoeuvring which no other ferries required at Livorno Pictures of her sistership Sardinia Vera are available on this link Links On This Page Corsica Marina II at Livorno 1996 Corsica Marina Seconda arriving Livorno July 2000 Corsica Marina Seconda leaving Livorno July 2000 Corsica Marina Seconda arriving Bastia August 2001 Corsica Marina Seconda leaving Bastia August 2001 Corsica Marina Seconda leaving Livorno August 2002 Links to Associated Pages Corsica Ferries Ferries of Bastia Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Corsica Marina II at Livorno 1996 Corsica Marina II photographed by Mike Ralph at Livorno in 1996 before name rendring changed to Corsica Marina Seconda and hull markings changed Corsica Marina Seconda arriving Livorno July 2000 Arriving at Livorno from Bastia in July 2000 with tug assistence Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Corsica Marina Seconda Leaving Livorno July 2000 Leaving Livorno later in the day in July 2000 Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Photo Ian Boyle Corsica Marina Seconda arriving Bastia August 2001

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  • Corsica Ferries Mega Express Photographs
    a new window 120k file Mega Express Official Information Page 2 Deck Plans opens in a new window 120k file Associated Pages Corsica Ferries Ferries of Bastia Ferry Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Mega Express Postcards Two large conventional ferries named Mega Express and Mega Express Two have been constructed in Livorno by Orlando I have now added an official builders and Corsica Ferries cards of Mega Express and photos of them under construction are available on this link It has been announced that one of the ships will compete directly with SNCM Ferryterranee opening new Corsica Ferries routes from Toulon to Corsica They are 176 metres long carry 1756 passengers and 550 vehicles and have a service speed of 29 knots An official builders card of Mega Express is shown below The back of the official builders card of Mega Express is shown below to show the special postmarks Official Corsica Ferries postcard of Mega Express La Corse Inoubliable postcard 34 41 13 of Mega Express at Bastia Simplon Postcards sp2167 of Mega Express released December 2001 Photographed at Bastia in August 2001 by Ian Boyle Simplon Postcards are now available from Harold Jordan Mega Express Arriving Bastia Corsica August 2001 The 17 25hrs arrival at Bastia from Savona prior to sailing overnight to Toulon France at 22 30hrs Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Mega Express Leaving Bastia Corsica August 2001 The 8 30am departure from Bastia to Savona having arrived overnight from Toulon France Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Photo Ian Boyle August 2001 Mega Express Arriving Toulon

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  • SeaFrance Ferry Postcards
    in which Stena Line took a 49 interest Stena having acquired the UK owned Sealink operation Champs Elysées was transferred to the Newhaven Dieppe service which at that time was run by SPN In 1992 Champs Elysées was chartered to Sealink Stena Line when they took over the Newhaven Dieppe service for which she was renamed Stena Parisien In 1997 the charter was ended and Stena Parisien entered service between Dover Calais for SeaFrance as the SeaFrance Manet In 1999 Stena Line sold their 49 back to SPN A complete history of this ship is available on this link Official SeaFrance postcard CA SF01 of SeaFrance Manet Photo Christophe Potigny Official SeaFrance postcard CA SF02 of SeaFrance Manet Photo Christophe Potigny Official SeaFrance postcard CA SF03 of SeaFrance Manet Photo Christophe Potigny Official postcard CA SF05 of the SeaFrance fleet SeaFrance Manet and SeaFrance Cèzanne in the main picture SeaFrance Cèzanne SeaFrance Manet and SeaFrance Renoir at the top Photo Christophe Potigny Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet SeaFrance Photo FotoFlite Click to open larger image in new window Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet SeaFrance Photo Philip Plisson Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet SeaFrance Photo Philip Plisson Official SeaFrance postcard of SeaFrance Manet SeaFrance Photo Philip Plisson SeaFrance Monet 1996 2000 SeaFrance Monet was built as the Stena Danica in 1974 by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor Trogir Yugoslavia for Stena Line s Göteborg Frederikshavn service Her sistership was Stena Jutlandica In 1977 Stena Danica was rebuilt by Wilton Fijenoord Rotterdam with a second trailer deck In 1981 Stena Danica was renamed Stena Nordica In 1983 Stena Nordica was chartered to Regie voor Maritiem Transport RTM for Oostende Dover services and was renamed Stena Nautica the following year In 1986 she was chartered to SNCF for their Newhaven Dieppe service as the Versailles with sale to SNCF in 1988 In 1992 Versailles was chartered to Sealink Stena Line as the Stena Londoner remaining on the Newhaven Dieppe service The charter was ended in 1996 and Stena Londoner moved to the Dover Calais route as the SeaFrance Monet She suffered from recurrent engine problems and spent much of her time laid up at Dunkerque In 2000 SeaFrance Monet was sold to Naviera Armas S A and sailed to Vigo for refurbishing re entering service on Canary Islands services as the Volcan de Tacande in September 2000 A complete history of this ship is available on this link Simplon Postcards sp1229 of SeaFrance Monet issued February 1997 Photo Mike Louagie Ramsey Postcards 97 of SeaFrance Monet SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais 1996 SeaFrance Nord Pas de Calais was built in 1987 by Chantiers du Nord et de la Mediterranee Dunkerque as the SNCF train ferry Nord Pas de Calais The train ferry route was Dover Western Docks Dunkerque plus she also worked as a freight vehicle ferry between Dover Calais Nord Pas de Calais had limited accommodation for 80 passengers In 1989 ownership was changed to Societé Nouvelle d Armement Transmanche

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