VALENCAY 1965 3430 tgr S.N.C.F.
1977- converted to drive through ro-ro
1982- served as relief ship
1984- laid up at Calais with sister VILLANDRY
1985- sold to Strinzis Lines S.A.Piraeus
From an original slide with full copyright
Valencay leaves Newhaven in the teeth of a gale and hits the first swell outside of the lee of the breakwater. There's worse to come for the poor passengers (and crew!). There's a great series of b/w pix at Newhaven Museum that follow her progress that day. I'll see if I can get permission to...