The Trevor Whelan Collection
Maritime Images 2:
Isle of Wight Ferries, 1982-2010

Originally placed within a broader set of maritime images around the Solent and Spithead, the growing number of Isle of Wight ferries in my collection has prompted the creation of a dedicated page.

I suppose it was inevitable that my love of the island would translate into a significant interest in the ferries serving it, as they are an inseparable part of the total experience. The images here span three decades and six routes.


mv Southsea, May 1983. Ref 053410
mv Southsea,
Portsmouth,
May 1983.
(053410)
On board mv Fishbourne, 1983. Ref 053206
On board mv Fishbourne,
May 1983.
(053206)
mv Camber Queen, Portsmouth, 1982. Ref 048617
mv Camber Queen,
Portsmouth, 1982.
(048617)
mv Caedmon helping out on the Ryde passenger service, February 1985. Ref TX3003
mv Caedmon
deputising for a Denny Twin
on the Ryde run,
16th February 1985.
(TX3003)
Our Lady Patricia, Portsmouth Harbour, 1986. Ref 060719
Our Lady Patricia
in her youth.
Portsmouth Harbour, 1986.
(060719)
mv Cenred in her 30th year. Yarmouth, 2003. Ref TX4800
mv Cenred eases out
of Yarmouth in her 30th
year of service.
June 2003.
(TX4800)
St Faith and Bustler, Portsmouth Harbour, June 2005. Ref 107606
St Faith and Bustler,
Portsmouth Harbour.
June 2005.
(107606)
The large and functional St Clare approaching Fishbourne, 2005. 
Ref 107519
mv St Clare
arriving at Fishbourne;
June 2005.
(107519)
The two 'Ladies', Portsmouth, June 2003. Ref 105607
Lady Pam & Lady Pat
spare at Portsmouth;
June 2003.
(105607)
Southampton, August 2005. Ref 108007
mv Red Eagle,
Southampton, August 2005.
(108007)
Cowes, 2005. Ref 108010
Red Jet 4
approaching Cowes;
August 2005. (108010)
Red Falcon off Cowes, 1st July 2009. Ref DA5608
Red Falcon off Cowes,
1st July 2009.
(DA5608)
Red Jet 3 at speed on Southampton Water, September 2006. Ref DC3403
Red Jet 3 at speed
on Southampton Water;
15th September 2007.
(DC3403)
Hovertravel AP1-88 en route to Ryde. Ref 107604
Hovertravel AP1-88,
en route to Ryde;
June 2005
(107604)
FastCat Ryde accelerates towards Portsmouth, September 2008. Ref DA4834
FastCat Ryde accelerates
towards Portsmouth;
September 2008.
(DA4834)
mv St Cecilia off Fishbourne, July 2007. Ref 113613
mv St Cecilia
off Fishbourne, July 2007.
(113613)
Wight Light in trial service; Yarmouth, September 2008. Ref DA4872
Wight Light in trial
service off Yarmouth,
18th September 2008
(DA4872)
St Clare en route to Portsmouth,2007. Ref 113107
St Clare
en route
to Portsmouth;
2007. (113107)
Cenwulf in the Lymington River, July 2007. Ref 113216
Cenwulf threads the
Lymington River,
4th July 2007.
(113216)
Wight Sky approaching Yarmouth, June 2009. Ref DA5452
Wight Sky
approaching Yarmouth,
June 2009.
(DA5452)
Red Osprey in garish advertising livery, Southampton Water. July 2009 Ref DA5560
Red Osprey in a garish
advertising livery,
Southampton Water,
July 2009. (DA5560)

Solent Express looks menacing
as she approaches Ryde,
15th September 2008.(DA4740)
FastCat Shanklin at speed off Ryde, September 2008. Ref DA4841
FastCat Shanklin
at speed off Ryde,
17th September 2008
(DA4841)
Wight Ryder I arriving at Ryde, July 2010. Ref DA6950
Practical, but not as
handsome as the flying
cats. Wight Ryder I
arriving at Ryde;
July 2010. (DA6950)

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