Some former North Channel Ferries in photographs

Pride of Rathlin (Chantry Classics Postcard).

Pride of Rathlin (Chantry Classics Postcard).

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Photographs of some of the ferries which previously plied their trade in our waters.  Note, that due to the age of these photographs (many of which where originally taken with film cameras and scanned), picture quality is sometimes not up to modern standards.

Pride of Rathlin (Chantry Classics Postcard).
Pride of Rathlin (Chantry Classics Postcard).

 

Stena Caledonia (Chantry Classics Postcard)
Stena Caledonia (Chantry Classics Postcard)

 

Pride of Rathlin leaving Larne. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Pride of Rathlin leaving Larne. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

European Trader. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
European Trader. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

Bison. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Bison. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

P&O's Europic Ferry. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
P&O’s Europic Ferry. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

P&O's Jetliner. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
P&O’s Jetliner. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

Seacat Scotland. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Seacat Scotland. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Hoverspeed Great Britain. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Hoverspeed Great Britain. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Galloway. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Stena Galloway. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Stena Antrim. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Stena Antrim. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Riverdance. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Riverdance. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Norrona was chartered by Sealink Stena Line for refit cover. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Norrona was chartered by Sealink Stena Line for refit cover. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

 

HSS Stena Voyager and Stena Navigator meet in Lough Ryan. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
HSS Voyager and Stena Navigator meet in Lough Ryan. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

HSS Voyager and Hoverspeed Great Britain (at the ship repair quay in Belfast). Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
HSS Voyager and Hoverspeed Great Britain (at the ship repair quay in Belfast). Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Ionic Ferry. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Ionic Ferry. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Stena Navigator. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Stena Navigator. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Pride of Ailsa. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Pride of Ailsa. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Pride of Ailsa. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Pride of Ailsa. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.

 

Ionic Ferrry. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Ionic Ferrry. Photograph Copyright © Scott Mackey.
STENA FORERUNNER. Copyright © Scott Mackey

A Look Inside: Stena Forerunner

STENA FORERUNNER is the temporary dedicated Belfast to Birkenhead freight vessel.  She is one of three Stena 4-Runner MkII freight vessels built for Stena RoRo in China.  In these pictures we get a rare glimpse inside a vessel which normally only gets seen by freight drivers and her own crew.  

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