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Cowes old picture postcards (the ferries)

Guide - circa 1900

A selection of old postcards of ferries serving Cowes, Isle of Wight.

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dates, where given, usually refer to the date on the postmark

Lorna Doone
MV Lorna Doone
Built 1891 - aquired by Red Funnel 1908 - scrapped 1948
contributed by Barry Sowerby
SS Upton
SS Upton
Built 1925 - aquired by Red Funnel 1946 - scrapped 1953
MV Medina
MV Medina
Built 1931 - disposed of 1962
contributed by Barry Sowerby
MV Vecta
MV Vecta
Built 1938 - scrapped 1965
contributed by Barry Sowerby
MV Balmoral
MV Balmoral
Built 1949 - disposed of 1969 - link
contributed by Barry Sowerby
MV Norris Castle
MV Norris Castle 2
Car Ferry at Southampton
Cowes Car Ferry
Norris Castle 2
Car Ferry coming
into East Cowes
built 1942 designed as a landing craft
for the D-day mission
aquired 1948 - disposed of 1962
contributed by Barry Sowery
MV Casisbrooke Castle car and passenger ferry
MV Carisbrooke Castle
Built 1959 - sold 1974
East Cowes river and ferry terminal
East Cowes Car Ferry
and river
- also a Red Funnel HM2 hovercraft coming into East Cowes
contributed by Barry Sowery
Southampton/Cowes Shearwater Hydrofoil
Shearwater Hydrofoil
Cowes/Southampton, high speed
passenger service 1969 to 1973
Cowes ferrys
contributed by Barry Sowery