I’ve been taking photos since the early 1980’s, this page is to show some of my favourite ships and photographs, mostly pre 2000.
ABERTHAW FISHER in Ouse dock, Goole.
AEGEAN PRIDE discharging fruit in King George dock, Hull.
The Brazilian SD14 ALESSANDRA at Hull.
BARBARA-CHRIS was a regular into Hull for many years.
An evening view of Ben Lines BENSTAC – sadly I started shipspotting/photography just as breakbulk services were being withdrawn and containerisation was taking over.
BIRCHWOOD seen powering out of the Tees.
Hapag’s BORUSSIA seen making an evening arrival at King George dock.
Still the largest vessel I have photographed, the BURMAH ENDEAVOUR laid up at Southampton in November 1984.
COMET seen passing Rozenburg inward bound – I have always liked to capture ships built by the Sietas yard.
Outward from Portsmouth, passing the round tower, the CORBIERE was bound for the Channel Islands.
On one of my earliest trips to Goole, the DANIELLE-2 was caught having discharged a cargo of potatoes.
Passing Rozenburg outward, the stylish reefer DISKO BAY.
Another of the Papenburg built ferries, EARL GRANVILLE seen arriving at Portsmouth early morning.
An interesting small vessel, the Norwegian heavy lift ro/ro ELEKTRON passes Rozenburg inward.
The Uruguayan flagged ESTRELLA DEL MAR arriving at King George dock on the ebb tide. There had been a dockers strike for a while and it was resolved earlier on the day so there was a rush of ships coming to to start working cargo.
Marr’s FALKLANDS RIGHT being prepared to head to the South Atlantic for patrol duties.
Alianca’s FLAMENGO sailing from King George dock.
The GANDA GAMA arrives at King George dock on the Gesuri Lloyd Indonesia service.
GILLIAN KNIGHT outward from the Old Harbour, she was a regular sight around Hull and is still active in 2021, albeit radically modified.
GOOLE BIGHT sits in the ice at Goole 28/12/1999.
Hapag’s HAMMONIA arriving at King George dock on the Far East service.
HNLMS BUYSKES departs from Albert dock.
INOWROCLAW passing the South Gare inwards on a breezy day.
Bank Lines IVYBANK sailing from King George dock – Bank Line were one of the last deep sea lines to run regular from Hull.
The Maltese bulk carrier KLEOFAS arriving King George dock.
LADY SARAH outward from King George dock for her next job.
The sign of big things to come – MSC’s LEILA loading in Queen Elizabeth dock in the early 1980’s – the MSC are now one of the largest shipping companies in the world.
A morning departure from Portsmouth for the stylish ferry LEOPARD.
LILIANA makes a vivid sight as she departs Royal dock, Grimsby.
The Turkish cargo ship MARMARIS I is well loaded as she passes Rozenburg inward…
… whereas the SD14 MONTE passes outward very light.
A rare event for me – the Epirotiki cruise ship NEPTUNE berthing in Immingham dock.
The Nigerian NDONI RIVER makes a fine sight in King George dock.
A class of ro/ro I always liked, the ORION departs King George dock for Finland.
Seen in Queen Elizabeth dock in the early 1980’s, PANTERA was on the MSC Africa service.
The orange juice tanker OURO DO BRASIL passes Rozenburg inward for Rotterdam.
MSC’s PATRICIA S is seen in Queen Elizabeth dock.
The PATROCLUS seen in King George dock in the early 1980’s.
One of the most famous ships in the world, the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 seen alongside at Southampton.
Seen departing King George dock, the drill ship PHOLAS was converted from a general cargo vessel.
Nigerian National Lines RIVER ASAB makes a morning arrival at King George dock.
ROZEL departs St. Hellier on the morning sailing back to Poole.
The Egyptian SALAH EL DIN sailing from King George dock.
For a while in the early 1980’s we had a run of cargo vessels of the Saudi Europe Line running into Hull. SAUDI TRADER seen here on 5/6 sheds was previously East German.
A vintage looking visitor in April 1982 was the 1958 built SOCRATES.
The bulk carrier SOUNION arrives at King George dock to load a cargo of grain.
ST. GEORGE in the dock preparing to sail.
A lunch break on a work visit to Felixstowe enabled me to catch THE VICTORIA inward for Harwich.
Considered to be large at the time, the containership TOKYO BAY passes Rozenburg inward for Rotterdam.
Beck’s VEDETTE passes Corporation pier, Hull inward on an evening tide.
The Sietas built WIDOR passes Rozenburg inward.
ESL’s YARROW passes the South Gare, River Tees outward for the dumping grounds.