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UK & Ireland Excursion Ships, Ferries & Ports
 
 
 
This page is devoted to UK & Ireland postcards and photographs of excursion ships, ferries and ports. The page is arranged geographically, working clockwise around the country from Essex (chosen arbitrarily since I live there). There is also an alphabetical list of counties. To look for a particular shipping company, port or vessel, use the search function.
 
 
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Bristol Channel - Channel Islands - Cornwall & Scilly Isles - Devon - North - Devon - South - Dorset - Durham - East Sussex - Essex - Hampshire - Humberside - Isle of Wight - Kent - Lancashire - London & the Thames - Midland Waterways - Northumberland - Norfolk - Suffolk - Sussex - Warwickshire - West Sussex - Worcestershire - Yorkshire
 
Ireland - Scotland - West - Scotland - Orkney & Shetland - Scotland - East - Wales - South - Wales - North
 
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UK & Ireland Excursion Ships & Ports
 
 
Essex
Essex Piers
Essex Lighthousess
Belle Steamers - London, Thames, Medway & East Anglia excursions
Brightlingsea - River Colne port
British Railways/Sealink - Page 8 - Harwich services
Burnham - Wallasea Ferry - River Crouch ferry
Clacton
Eagle Steamers (GSN) - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
General Steam Navigation - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Great Eastern Railway - GER UK East Coast railway ferries from Harwich
Harwich - River Stour port
Harwich - Brightlingsea - Harwich excursion boat, ex-Felixstowe ferry
Harwich - Explorer 12 - Harwich-Felixstowe ferry
Harwich - Felixstowe - Shotley Ferry
Harwich - Trinity House
Invicta Line - Southend-Medway services
London & North Eastern Railway - Harwich services
Lower Thames & Medway Passenger Boat Co - excursions from Gravesend to London & Southend
Maldon - River Blackwater port
Maldon - Viking Saga
New Medway SP Co - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
New Palace Steamers - London & Thames Estuary excursions
Queen Line (New Medway) - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Southend Excursion Vessels
Southend Pier
Tilbury - Gravesend Ferry
Wivenhoe - River Colne port
Woolwich Ferry - Thames ferry service


London & The River Thames
London (Thames) - Thames Header Page
Absolute Pleasure Boats
Belle Steamers - London, Thames, Medway & East Anglia excursions
Campion Launches
Capital Pleasure Boats
Catamaran Cruisers
City Cruises
Colliers Launches
Crown River Cruises
Eagle Steamers (GSN) - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
French Brothers
General Steam Navigation - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Invicta Line - Southend-Medway services
Joseph Mears
King Cruises
L.C.C. - London City Council
Lower Thames & Medway Passenger Boat Co - excursions from Gravesend to London & Southend
New Medway SP Co - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
New Palace Steamers - London & Thames Estuary excursions
Queen Line (New Medway) - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
RiverBus - Thames Line - Thames fast ferries 1988-1993
Salter Brothers - Upper Thames excursions
Thames Clippers
Thames Cruises
Thames Launches
Thames Leisure Cruises
Thames Line - RiverBus - Thames fast ferries 1988-1993
Thames Luxury Cruises
Tilbury-Gravesend
Turk Launches
Westminster Party Boats
George Wheeler Launches
Woods River Cruises
Woolwich Ferry - Thames ferry service


Kent
Kent Excursion Vessels
Kent Piers
Belle Steamers - London, Thames, Medway & East Anglia excursions
Bodiam Ferry Company - Newenden Bridge-Bodiam Castle service on Danny Lee
British Railways/Sealink - Page 7 - Dover/Folkestone Services
Deal
DFDS Seaways - ex-Norfolk Line ferry services between Dover and Dunkerque
Dover - Britain's busiest ferry port
Eagle Steamers (GSN) - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Folkestone
General Steam Navigation - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Hoverlloyd
Hoverspeed
Invicta Line - Southend-Medway services
Lower Thames & Medway Passenger Boat Co - excursions from Gravesend to London & Southend
Maidstone - River Medway excursion boats
New Medway SP Co - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
New Palace Steamers - London & Thames Estuary excursions
Norfolk Line - Maersk owned ferry services between Dover and Dunkerque, now run by DFDS Seaways
PS Kingswear Castle - Medway cruises
PS Monarch (3) - Kent Stour cruises
P&O Dover
P&O Stena Line
Queenborough - Medway port
Queen Line (New Medway) - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
South Eastern & Chatham Railway - SECR Dover/Folkestone Services
South Eastern Tug Society - preserved tugs Kent & Fearnought
Southern Queen - Dover Harbour excursions
Southern Railway - Page 1 - Dover/Folkestone Services
Tilbury - Gravesend - Thames ferry service
Woolwich Ferry - Thames ferry service


Sussex (East & West)
Sussex Excursion Vessels
Sussex Piers
Allchorn Pleasure Boats - Eastbourne-Beachy Head Services
Arundel Boatyard - Excursions from Arundel
Bodiam Ferry Company - Newenden Bridge-Bodiam Castle service on Danny Lee
Bognor Pier
Brighton Piers
British Railways/Sealink - Page 6 - Newhaven Services
Chichester - Chichester Canal & harbour cruises
Chichester Harbour Water Tours - Chichester Harbour cruises from Itchenor
Eastbourne Pier
Itchenor Ferry - Chichester Harbour ferry
Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton-Arundel service on the River Arun
Littlehampton - Littlehampton port, piers, floating bridge and excursion boats on the River Arun
London Brighton & South Coast Railway - LBSC Newhaven-Dieppe Services
Southern Railway - Page 2 - Newhaven Services
Transmanche Ferries - Newhaven-Dieppe Services
Worthing Pier


Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Hampshire Piers
Isle of Wight Piers
Blue Boats - Portsmouth Harbour Trips & Waterbus
Blue Funnel Cruises - Solent Area cruises
Bolson - Bournemouth-IOW excursions
British Railways/Sealink - Page 5 - Weymouth/Southampton/Portsmouth Services
Brittany Ferries
Croson - Bournemouth-IOW excursions
Dorset Belles - Bournemouth-IOW excursions
Gosport Ferries
Hamble Ferry - Hamble-Warsash ferry
Hayling Ferry - Portsmouth-Hayling Island ferry
Hovertravel
Hurst Ferries - Ferry & cruises to Hurst Castle & Isle of Wight
Hythe Ferries
Isle of Wight - Page 1 - LBSC & LSWR Joint Services
Isle of Wight - Page 2 - Southern Railway 1923-1947
Isle of Wight - Page 3 - British Railways passenger ferries - 1948-1990
Isle of Wight - Page 4 - Car Ferries
Isle of Wight Piers
Isle of Wight - 4th-11th July 2008 - Photo Diary
Jersey Lines
Portsmouth Harbour
P&O Portsmouth
Red Funnel Ferries
Solent & Wight - Solent Area cruises
Southampton, IOW & South Coast
Southern Railway - Page 3 - Southampton Services
SS Shieldhall
Wight Line Cruises - Solent Area cruises
Wightlink


Dorset
Dorset Piers
Brownsea Island Ferries - Poole area cruises
Blue Line Cruises - Poole area cruises
British Railways/Sealink - Page 5 - Weymouth/Southampton/Portsmouth Services
Bolson - Bournemouth excursions
Brittany Ferries
Cosens & Co - Dorset Coast cruises
Croson - Bournemouth excursions
Dorset Belles - Bournemouth excursions
Dorset Cruises - Bournemouth excursions
Fairmile Classic Cruises - Western Lady III at Swanage 2007-2008
Great Western Railway - Page 2 - Weymouth Services
Greenslade - Poole area cruises
Mudeford Ferry
United Motor Boats - vintage launch cruises from Christchurch on the River Stour


Channel Islands
British Channel Island
Channel Island Ferries
Commodore Shipping
Condor
Guernsey
Jersey Lines


Devon
Devon Excursion Ships - Devon Header Page
South West Piers
M.D.Barrow (Exmouth)
K.J.Bridge - Plymouth operator
Bristol Channel - Bristol Channel Header Page
Brixham Belle Cruises (Carol & Peter Scott)
Dart Pleasure Craft
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company
Dartmouth Higher & Lower Ferry
Devon Railway Ferries & Tenders
Devon Cruising Co - Torquay-based excursions in the 1950s
Devon Dock, Pier & SS Co
Devon Princess Cruises
Devon Star Shipping
Devon Steamship Company - later Devon Dock, Pier & SS Co
Exe to Sea Ferries J & M Rackley (operate Starcross ferry in 2007)
Exmouth & Great Western Ferry Co - later Devon Dock, Pier & SS Co
Exmouth - Starcross Ferry
Greenway Ferry - Torquay, Brixham and River Dart excursions - The Greenway-Dittisham Ferry
Jersey Lines
Millbrook SB & Trading Co
Plymouth Boat Cruises
Riddalls Boats - River Dart operator
River Dart - Dart Pleasure Craft
River Dart - Riddalls
River Dart SB Co
River Tamar - Millbrook SB & Trading Co
Carol & Peter Scott (Brixham Belle Cruises)
Sound Cruising - Plymouth operator
Tamar Cruising & Cremyll Ferry Co
Western Lady Ferry Service


Cornwall & Scilly Isles
Cornwall Header Page
South West Piers
Falmouth 2008 Overview
Falmouth Pleasure Cruises
Falmouth - Benney & Company - in 1906 became part of the River Fal SS Co
Falmouth - Flushing Ferry
Falmouth - Green Boats
Falmouth - K&S Cruises
Falmouth - Newman's Cruises
Falmouth - Pill Family
Falmouth - River Fal SS Co
Falmouth - St Mawes Ferry
Falmouth - William J Thomas & Family
Isles of Scilly SS
Scilly Inter-island Boats 2008/2009


Bristol Channel & South Wales
Piers in Wales
South West Piers
Bristol Channel - Bristol Channel Header Page
Barry Railway
British Railways/Sealink - Page 4 - Fishguard Services
Great Western Railway - Page 1 - Fishguard Services
P&A Campbell
Weston-super-Mare - Excursion boats and piers at Weston


Midland Waterways - Severn & Avon
Avon Boating - Stratford-upon-Avon boat trips


Lancashire, Cumbria & North Wales
Piers in Wales
Blackpool
British Railways/Sealink - Page 2 - Heysham Services
British Railways/Sealink - Page 3 - Holyhead Services
Fleetwood
Fleetwood-Knott End
Furness Railway - Barrow-Fleetwood service with paddle steamers
IOMSPCo
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway - LYR West Coast Services
Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Co
London Midland & Scottish Railway - LMS Heysham-Belfast Services
London Midland & Scottish Railway - LMS Holyhead Services
London & North Western Railway - Holyhead services
Midland Railway - MR Heysham-Belfast & Heysham-Douglas Services
North West UK
Norwest Hovercraft - Fleetwood excursions
P&A Campbell - North Wales excursions
Ullswater - Lake District excursions
Windermere - Lake District excursions


Ireland
B&I SP Co
B+I Line
British Railways/Sealink - Page 1 - Larne Services
British Railways/Sealink - Page 3 - Dun Laoghaire Services
British Railways/Sealink - Page 4 - Rosslare Services
City of Cork SP Co
City of Dublin SP Co
Great Western Railway - Page 1 - Rosslare & Waterford Services
Irish Ferries
Lagan Boat Company - Belfast excursions
London & North Western Railway - Dublin services
Titanic Boat Tours - Belfast excursions


Western Scotland
British Railways/Sealink - Page 1 - Stranraer Services
David MacBrayne


Orkney & Shetland
North Co
P&O Scottish
Shetland Ferries


East Scotland
Cromarty Ferry Company
Cromarty Lifeboat
Invergordan & Cromarty Firth
Forth Boat Tours
Maid of the Forth


North East England
Fred Olsen - North Sea Ferry Services from Newcastle
Shields Ferry - River Tyne ferry services between North & South Shields
Tyne Ferries - Overview of River Tyne ferry services between Newcastle and the sea


Yorkshire
Bridlington Excursion Vessels - Steam, sail and motor excursion vessels
Regal Lady - Scarborough excursion vessel
Scarborough Excursion Vessels - Page 1 - Steam excursion vessels
Scarborough Excursion Vessels - Page 2 - Motor excursion vessels
York - River Ouse excursion vessels
York Boat - River Ouse excursion vessels
Yorkshire Belle - Bridlington excursion vessel


Humberside
Ellerman's Wilson Line
Goole Shipping
Great Central Railway - GCR UK East Coast railway ferries from the Humber
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway - LYR East Coast Services


Norfolk
Norfolk Ferries & Excursion Boats
Norfolk Piers
Belle Steamers - London, Thames, Medway & East Anglia excursions
Eagle Steamers (GSN) - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
General Steam Navigation - London, Thames, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Great Yarmouth - Golden Galleon
Great Yarmouth - Southern Belle
Lynn Ferry - ferry between Kings Lynn and West Lynn across the Great Ouse
New Medway SP Co - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Queen Line (New Medway) - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Reedham Ferry - unusual inland chain ferry
Southern Belle - Great Yarmouth boat trips
Waveney River Tours - Oulton Broad excursion boats


Suffolk
Suffolk Ferries & Excursion Boats
Suffolk Piers
Belle Steamers - London, Thames, Medway & East Anglia excursions
Brightlingsea - Harwich-Felixstowe-Shotley ferry
Exporer 12 - Harwich-Felixstowe-Shotley ferry
Felixstowe - Bawdsey Ferry
Felixstowe - Harwich - Shotley Ferry
Lady Florence - Orford restaurant boat
New Medway SP Co - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
Orford - Excursion boats and ferries from Orford Quay to Orford Ness and Rivers Alde, Ore and Butley
Orwell River Cruises - Ipswich excursion boat
Queen Line (New Medway) - London, Thames, Medway, East Anglia & Continental excursions
P&O Felixstowe
Shingle Street - Suffolk costal hamlet
Southern Belle - Great Yarmouth boat trips
Southwold - Pier and ferries
Waveney River Tours - Oulton Broad excursion boats





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