The information that follows this picture is a bit confusing. The tags are. D-Day. Operation Overlord. Norwegian ship to France. And someone have suggested "Dieppe" with a question mark. Whatever, the church, or church-like building on top of the hill ought to be distinctive. And there is
Sealink's ferry Senlac approaching the ramp at the Quai Henri IV at Dieppe in September 1974.
Memorable to me for three reasons. First date with a new girlfriend (later married her!), a very lumpy crossing over on Valencay and a superb meal on Senlac on the way back. My brother was 2nd engineer and
Not the best quality photo, I know! I only had my little compact camera and a table top tripod, but I wanted to capture something unusual.
One of the very few (perhaps the only) times that the twins Cote d'Albatre and Seven Sisters have been together at Newhaven. I think the reason is that the summ
Cote d'Albatre rounds Newhaven's breakwater as she leaves for Dieppe on a rainy and windy morning, Tuesday 22nd October 2013.
The day was gloomy, so to emphasise this, I processed the image with a grainy black and white film effect (Ilford 400) using DxO Film Pack 3.
In the heyday of the classic Channel ships the SS Brighton is sailing for Newhaven and either SS Londres or Arromanches waits for a later departure whilst the Rennes, one of the cargo vessels known locally as 'screws,' loads cars and cargo.
Built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 439
Engines by Wm Denny & Sons
Propulsion: Triple screw 3 direct drive Parsons Turbines
Tonnage: 1210grt, 301nrt
Launched: Thursday, 06/04/1905
Built for London Brighton & South Coast Railway Co, London , as a Pas