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UK Shipspotting 2012 - Cruise Ships, Ferries, Seascapes & Misc Vessels

Cruise Ships, Ferries & other types of vessels spotted during 2012 at various UK ports. For individual Container Ships, Vehicles Carriers, Ferries and other non-cruise ships please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/

SAGA SAPPHIRE 26 March 2012
Her first day alongside in Southampton at berth 106. A bit misty from certain angles in the morning, but sunny in the afternoon.
albums: 6
CHRISTINA O - 2 May 2012
Alongside at South Quay, Canary Wharf, London
albums: 5
GRAND PRINCESS, INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS, AZURA & AURORA - 19 May 2012
4 Cruise ships depart Southampton between 16:00 and 17:00 19 May 2012 Photos between 15:30 and 17:40 Jubilee Sailing Trust's LORD NELSON departing Southampton. Other views around Southampton Water & Red Funnel Ferries - RED OSPREY, RED EAGLE, RED FALCON & RED JET 3. For GRANDE SICILIA departing please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/grande-sicilia-19-m/
albums: 7
MyFerryLink, RODIN & BERLIOZ - 25 August 2012
Dover Calais 12:50 Aboard Rodin and Calais Dover 18:50 Aboard BERLIOZ. MyFerryLink commenced operations on the route Monday 20 August 2012 with the 2 ex Seafrance vessels
albums: 11
Isle of Wight - 8 Sept 2012
Vessels spotted during a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Aboard RED FALCON 13:00 to East Cowes and RED OSPREY 19:25 back to Southampton. A few ship photos taken from various points on the Isle of Wight.
albums: 7
Calshot Spit & 5 Cruise Ships - 13 Oct 2012
AURORA, CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION, ARCADIA & BALMORAL sailing by Calshot Spit 17:00 - 18:20 13 October 2012 Preceded by SYROS - Oil Products Tanker
albums: 4
 
CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION - 25 Oct 2012
Oct 25, 2012

CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION alongside City Terminal Southampton. WHITCHALLENGER is smoking somewhat so hope her stb windows/balcony doors were all closed above - 25 October 2012 Some murky photos of small cargo vessel JEANETTE in the distance
Tiny clip of this at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMZNl7c_0N4

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QUEEN VICTORIA - 16 Oct 2012
Oct 16, 2012

Cunard's QUEEN VICTORIA arriving back in Southampton at QEII Terminal from Bremerhaven; where she had been since 4 Oct for repairs to her propulsion system [left Southampton 3 Oct] - 16:00 - 16:30 16 October 2012
ps WAVERLEY, HOEGH TRIDENT, ATLAS LEADER, RED FALCON, RED EAGLE and RED JET 4 along with Hythe Ferry GREAT EXPECTATIONS in some views. [MORNING LAURA is the vessel whose funnel you can see behind the terminal]
Movie clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmapfIQdg60

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ADONIA - 7 Oct 2012
Oct 7, 2012

ADONIA departing Southampton passing Mayflower Park and from Town Quay with STAVROS S NIARCHOS and Hythe Ferry GREAT EXPECTATIONS - 16:50 7 October 2012
Tenacious and Seagreen in some vies.

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VISION OF THE SEAS Departs Southampton - 21 Sept 2012
Sep 21, 2012

VISION OF THE SEAS departs Southampton an hour late, but in the red glow of the setting sun 18:35 21 September 2012
A few views of Southampton Water
Movie Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3hiAqV3Cak

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GRAND PRINCESS, LADY K II - Sept 21 2012
Sep 21, 2012

GRAND PRINCESS departs Southampton 17:30 [1 1/2 hours later than originally scheduled] 21 Sept 2012
Yacht Lady K II (ex Princess Tanya, Radiant II, Lisboa II) alongside at Solent Refit, Hythe Marine Park - 1961 Austin & Pickersgill, GB
http://www.yachtspotter.com/ysp2_ycard.php?foo=20081121 [last seen by me in Marseille 2010 http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/cruising/msc-splendida-julya/cruise-ships-ferrie/marseille-1-august-2010/lady-k-ii-1-august-2010/ ]
LADY K II also appears in other albums of today's date -
VISION OF THE SEAS
DAEDALUS LEADER http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/daedalus-leader-21-/
Movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEIMOobb9wc

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ps WAVERLEY Paddling Up Southampton Water - 21 Sept 2012
Sep 21, 2012

ps WAVERLEY [1947] sailing up Southampton Water from Fawley to Hythe overtaking RED EAGLE 18:10 - 18:20 21 September 2012
http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/history.htm
[Tankers TOM AGNETE at BP Hamble, stern of SIVA CORAL at Fawley]
Movie clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csuqLZn6UdM

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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, ORIANA & AZURA, Southampton 15 Sept 2012
Sep 15, 2012

CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, ORIANA & AZURA sailing down Southampton Water after departure from the docks. Pass various vessels including Red Funnel Ferries, ss SHIELDHALL & Cobelfret ferries' MELUSINE 16:40 - 17:20 15 September 2012
For ss SHIELDHALL alone please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/ss-shieldhall-15-se/
For MELUSINE see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/melusine-15-sept-2012/
Short movie clips:-
CELEBRITY ECLIPSE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuJ2Q3VUOqw
ORIANA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHywqpbZI50
AZURA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GL4tTg6KHk
Red Funnel Ferries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRmX9mQgzr0

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ss SHIELDHALL - 15 Sept 2012
Sep 15, 2012

ss SHIELDHALL 1955 sailing up Southampton Water 16:40 - 17:15 15 September 2012
http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk
For photos along with the cruise ships [where she is 'eaten' :)] & other vessels on the Water, please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/celebrity-eclipse-o/
A short movie clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS0LtXpFI7A

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QUEEN MARY 2 - 14 Sept 2012
Sep 14, 2012

QUEEN MARY 2 alongside Ocean Terminal [46] at Southampton with WHITCHALLENGER, bunkering.
A few photos of HOEGH OSLO, vehicle carrier, ss SHIELDHALL, EDDYSTONE and OCEANA in part in the distance. Hythe Ferry GREAT EXPECTATIONS passes.

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SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER, Southampton - 6 Sept 2012
Sep 6, 2012

Regent Seven Seas Cruises' SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER departing her berth at Southampton 18:15 6 September 2012
RED FALCON, ss SHIELDHALL in the distance. EXPLORER, CARMEL, TERRA MARIQUE, also JASON the Houseboat at Husbands Shipyard, Marchwood.
Short video clip of her horns at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJttDOnMRYk

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EXPLORER [Semester at Sea], Southampton - 5 Sept 2012
Sep 5, 2012

Semester at Sea's EXPLORER alongside at Mayflower Terminal, Southampton - 5 September 2012
For photos at Piraeus on 16 July 2012 with a better vantage point please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/cruising/louis-olympia-july-2012/other-cruise-ships-/7-cruise-ships-at-p/
AUTOPROGRESS, GRANDE MEDITERRANEO and BALMORAL too, along with a crane and container but no vessel to load it on...
A few photos of her night time departure on 8 September 20:15 can be seen at http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/isle-of-wight-8-sep/explorer-8-sept-2012/
and a very short movie at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbZ_Aq2Tq3g

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STAR FLYER Departing Southampton - 1 Sep 2012
Sep 1, 2012

Star Clippers' STAR FLYER alongside at Southampton mid afternoon and departing a few minutes before her scheduled time of 20:00 - 1 Sep 2012
A hand full of photos of CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, ORIANA [behind a jetty], EDDYSTONE, red skies over Marchwood and JASON a barge but Houseboat on the slip at Husbands Shipyard along with a work boat
Movie Clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQyXxkiWMuk
2298gt Passenger (Cruise) Ship 1991 Malta

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HAMBURG & CAP FINISTERE, Portsmouth - 26 Aug 2010
Aug 26, 2012

Plantours & Partners' ms HAMBURG ex c COLUMBUS departing Portsmouth 19:40
A few photos of CAP FINISTERE arriving 18:50 and other Portsmouth views - 26 August 2012
Movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1h5iheO8b8

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MAASDAM, MEIN SCHIFF 2, Southampton - 2 Aug 2012
Aug 2, 2012

MAASDAM and MEIN SCHIFF 2 alongside at Southampton at 15:00 and MAASDAM's departure down Southampton Water at 18:45 - 2 August 2012
Other vessels:- LEO LEADER, NATACHA C, [MIGNON mostly hidden], MY ESPIRITU, a green HOTSPUR IV, RED JET 4 and RED EAGLE
- 3 more photos of MEIN SCHIFF 2 alongside at Southampton 13 September 2012 19:00

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ASTOR, Southampton - 14 July 2012
Jul 12, 2012

ASTOR alongside at 38/39 and a green GREAT EXPECTATIONS passes by.
ORIANA, INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS and AZURA also in port, but just a wave of the camera over them :) - 14 July 2012

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Portsmouth Misc - 17 June 2012
Jun 17, 2012

An unexciting handful of photos of Normandie Express arriving through the yachts from Gunwharf Quays, St Clare arriving, Solent Cat and Leander still alongside at the marina. Portsmouth views and Spinnaker Tower 14:35 - 14:45 17 June 2012

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CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, GRAND PRINCESS, ORIANA - 9 June 2012
Jun 9, 2012

CELEBRITY ECLIPSE, GRAND PRINCESS and ORIANA departing Southampton under amazing skies, black and white clouds with blue sky and sun between, giving the ships bright white patches on occasion 16:45 - 17:25 9 June 2012
AZURA was also in port and should have sailed at 16:30, however she was delayed and did not depart until around 20:00
Red Funnel ferries RED EAGLE, RED OSPREY and RED JET 4
Yachts at Hythe Marine Park, OSPREY & SPADA

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Cunard 3 Queens Diamond Jubilee Departure - 5 June 2012
Jun 5, 2012

The 3 Cunard QUEENS Diamond Jubilee Departure. QUEEN MARY 2, QUEEN VICTORIA and QUEEN ELIZABETH group off berths 101/102 for a spectacular firework display, blow their whistles/horns and then sail away on their respective cruises. A fantastic end to the day, a perfect evening with water like glass, unlike the afternoon. Sorry none of these are much good, you had to be there 21:50 - 22:55 5 June 2012
Watch the movies:-
Lining up together http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU2HJ3Un2sA
Whistle blowing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyjyOCrFNtI
Fireworks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm9CmzoIqno
Sailaway http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxVzgJo6UEw
All events in one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLmFNjmjWgs

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Cunard 3 Queens Diamond Jubilee in the Rain - 5 June 2012
Jun 5, 2012

Mayflower Park in the Rain - Funfair, stalls, stage and bands, food and RAIN and WIND. What a shame as it would have been a super afternoon and evening; however it did not dampen the enthusiasm and many people were there, primarily to watch the Red Arrows display scheduled for 18:20, which was inevitably cancelled :( A few pictures of the 3 QUEENS in the murk along with a few other vessels and the activities at Mayflower 17:45 - 18:45 5 June 2012
JOHN RUSSELL - 1926 ex RNLI Lifeboat launched by the Duchess of York (to become Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother) and Montrose station’s first motor lifeboat.
THOR BOREAS 6569gt General Cargo Ship 2008 Antigua and Barbuda
Watch the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p63Po5lQpN0

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Cunard 3 Queens Diamond Jubilee Alongside - 5 June 2012
Jun 5, 2012

QUEEN MARY 2 at a distance, QUEEN ELIZABETH and parts of QUEEN VICTORIA alongside at Southampton for the Diamond Jubilee events 11:15 5 June 2012
It was a bit dismal and hoped for better weather in the afternoon. Unfortunately it was worse, and a close-up of QM2's banner saying "Congratulations Ma'am" was not to be, as it had been removed by then. A whole view of QUEEN VICTORIA was impossible as Marchwood Industrial Estate seem to think allowing people to stop for 2 minutes at the end of a road to take a picture is a security risk and had closed the Cracknore entrance and were 'guarding' the main entrance [the ONLY good views of ships at Mayflower Terminal that can be had are from here].
Blue Funnel's excursion boat WIGHT SCENE

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SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER departing Southampton - 3 June 2012
Jun 3, 2012

SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER departing Southampton 18:00 3 June 2012. With being berthed at 104 sst, she sailed up the the upper swinging ground to turn, but did not come far enough!
42363gt Passenger (Cruise) Ship 2003 Bahamas
Watch the movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWlV2bIqH3U

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CRYSTAL SYMPHONY - 21 May 2012
May 21, 2012

CRYSTAL SYMPHONY departing Southampton 19:00 - 19:30 21 May 2012
The light was fading and a bit hazy/foggy :(
A few photos from earlier in the day with more haze.
Other vessels - SY ELEONORA E, RED EAGLE, RED FALCON and way off in the distance & mist berthing at Fawley, BIT OKLAND
See movie clip of the departure at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7BEklh27zg

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Portsmouth Movies - 22 May 2012
May 22, 2012

Movies only :- Minerva, Pont-Aven, St Cecilia, Bretagne, St Clare and other views, Leander, Freedom 90, Wight Ryder I & II, St Helen
Movie Clips:-
Minerva http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fikzw6T72qw
Pont-Aven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf445rGXg0s
Bretagne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtqyybfAt4
Expedition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcuUF1w9fOA
Normandie Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq4JPy_YV_w
Klipper Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIugj3afjw8
St Cecilia, St Clare, Wight Ryder I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0B9fCvw__8
Photos taken on my camera but by someone else, therefore not online

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Portsmouth - 11 May 2012
May 11, 2012

Other craft around Portsmouth Harbour s
14:30 - 15:30 11 May 2012
WIGHT RYDER I arriving and departing, ST CECILIA departing, SPIRIT OF GOSPORT and many other various sailing yachts and boats:- Solent Cat, Jenny R, Ashleigh R, HMS YORK D98, harbour patrols, pilot launches and more
For NORMANDIE departing see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/normandie-departs-p/
For DISCOVERY departing with fire tugs see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/discovery-departs-o/
Clip of NORMANDIE, DISCOVERY and other ferries departing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rMPYGKUko

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NORMANDIE Departs Portsmouth - 11 May 2012
May 11, 2012

Brittany Ferries' NORMANDIE departing Portsmouth. [She has to wait for ST CLARE to pass through the harbour entrance.]
15:00 - 15:15 11 May 2012
Clip of NORMANDIE, DISCOVERY and other ferries departing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rMPYGKUko

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DISCOVERY Departs on her WW2 Arctic Convoy re-united Cruise - 11 May 2012
May 11, 2012

Voyages of Discovery's ms DISCOVERY sets sail from Portsmouth for a voyage to pay tribute to all those who served on WW2 Arctic Convoys.
See http://www.maritime-memories.co.uk/special-voyage-to-russia-may-11th-2012.php
DISCOVERY rounded the north corner in to view at quite a pace* with two fire tugs - sadly they did not keep her company up to Gunwharf for better views - 14:50 to 15:00 11 May 2012 [*8kts according to AIS]
Movie clip with other vessel movements at Portsmouth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rMPYGKUko

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MORNING CHARLOTTE & Others - 6 May 2012
May 6, 2012

MORNING CHARLOTTE just pulling alongside at Southampton, 10:25 6 May 2012
Other vessels around, OCEANA, SAGA SAPPHIRE, SAGA PEARL II, AZURA, OLZA, the 'Marchwood Wreck, SY HYDRA, MOUNTS BAY L3008, MORNING CAMILLA, Whitchallenger Tugs SVITZER SURREY, for WYETOW & WYEFORCE see NG EXPLORER album

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER - 6 May 2012
May 6, 2012

NG EXPLORER arrived at Southampton on 1 May for 2 weeks maintenance. Her next cruise is from berth 102 on 15 May. At 10:30 6 May 2012 she was turned at berth 202 from Starboard side to, to port side to with the help of WYETOW and WYEFORCE.
ex MIDNATSOL, LYNGEN

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QUEST FOR ADVENTURE - 6 May 2012
May 6, 2012

SAGA PEARL II emerged as QUEST FOR ADVENTURE this afternoon and sailed early for her first cruise as such [via The Needles] on the first sunny evening for weeks. Pictures taken from Calshot Spit. OOCL NETHERLANDS in some views - 19:00 - 19:15 6 May 2012
18627gt Passenger (Cruise) Ship 1981 Malta

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Rain, Rain & MEIN SCHIFF 2 - 29 April 2012
Apr 29, 2012

Heavy rain in Southampton, but a couple of ships were visible during the odd bright spell with less rain - MEIN SCHIFF 2 and AZURA in the distance. Turnstones camouflaged amongst the seaweed - 29 April 2012 [most pictures not very good] Yacht - Sea Rhapsody alongside too

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Southampton Water with QUEEN ELIZABETH & others - 27 April 2012
Apr 27, 2012

QUEEN ELIZABETH haveing departed Ocean Terminal, from Mayflower Park, so distant, RED EAGLE arriving, naviagtional bouys, Pier Head and Gymp Elbow, Hurst Point, boats awaiting lifting aboard NORMED ROTTERDAM [her stern too], a RibCraft 850 pottering about, Dover Highway's funnel peaking through over Town Quay and other views - 27 April 2012
For photos of ARCADIA and QUEEN MARY 2 departing Mayflower and City Terminals, please see
http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/arcadia--queen-mary/
For a video clip see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmO51mnsJn4

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ARCADIA & QUEEN MARY 2 Depart Southampton - 27 Apr 2012
Apr 27, 2012

ARCADIA departs Mayflower Terminal at approx 16:50 and passes QUEEN MARY 2 berthed at City Terminal. QM2 leaves berth at 17:30. The sun makes its first appearance in days! 27 April 2012
Video of the departures and whistle blowing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmO51mnsJn4
For a few pictures of distant QUEEN ELIZABETH, RED EAGLE, boats, Southampton Water views and NORMED ROTTERDAM see
http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/southampton-water-w/

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BOUDICCA & Others Alongside Southampton - 16 Apr 2012
Apr 16, 2012

BOUDICCA alongside at Southampon, in the morning cleaning her teeth ;) with ASIAN BREEZE and in the afternoon with sailing yacht SEA ESSAY. Supposed to depart at 16:30, then 17:00, she was still there at 17:30 when I had to leave. Other vessels include THV GALATEA, HURST POINT, HARTLAND POINT & RED EAGLE - 16 April 2012

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TITANIC's Departure Re-enactment 12:00 10 April 2012
Apr 10, 2012

Photos of the Flotilla:-
On the 100th Anniversary of RMS TITANIC's departure from Southampton on her ill fated voyage a memorial event was held at the Ocean Terminal overlooking TITANIC's berth 43/44, attended by relatives of those aboard and civic dignitaries. A wreath was thrown in the water and at 12:00 after a minute's silence, the exact moment TITANIC slipped her moorings, a recording of her whistle sounded around the docks followed by sirens and whistles of other ships and boats in port.
A re-enactment of TITANIC's departure, with Tug Tender CALSHOT playing 'Titanic', took place with a flotilla sailing off down Southampton Water. ss SHIELDHALL, OCEAN SCENE, PRINCESS CAROLINE & RED JET 4 were among them along with a fire-tug SVITZER SURREY. WILLENDEAVOUR & WILLPOWER assisted CALSHOT.
CALSHOT & ss SHIELDHALL flew the White Star Line flag and SHIELDHALL & STAVROS S NIARCHOS [who remained alongside] were flying the Pilot Jack on their forestaff. SHIELDHALL was flying Pilot Exemption too.
10 April 2012
Movie Clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph3FasBqikE

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BALMORAL Departs on TITANIC Memorial Cruise - 8 Apr 2012
Apr 8, 2012

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' BALMORAL departs Southampton on a Titanic Memorial cruise [a charter by Miles Morgan Travel http://titanicmemorialcruise.co.uk/ ], with the same number of passenger aboard as on Titanic [1309].
During the 12 night cruise BALMORAL will follow RMS TITANIC's original itinerary passing Cherbourg on the French coast before calling at Cobh. A memorial service will be held at 23:40, 14 April when the iceberg was hit and another at 02:20 on 15th April when she sank, at the Titanic Site to commemorate the 100th year anniversary and to pay tribute to the passengers and crew aboard that night.
There is a 5 piece band aboard and menus will be sprinkled with offerings from those of TITANIC. On 13 April 2012 the dinner menu will be entirely of dishes served aboard TITANIC.
BALMORAL departed Ocean Terminal at 16:10. just over an hour late, in part due to having to wait for other traffic passing on Southampton Water as she needed to turn - 8 April 2012
Movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it8kDLW0X78

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CMA CGM VERDI, STAVROS S NIARCHOS, ARABIAN BREEZE - 8 Apr 2012
Apr 8, 2012

Vessels from Town Quay, Southampton 15:00 - 16:30 8 April 2012
Osaka Express' from astern having passed Town Quay heading up Southampton Water - 15:15
Hartland Point and RFA Mounts Bay at RLC Marchwood
Stavros S Niarchos Arrives - 15:45 http://tallships.org/about-us/the-fleet/tall-ship/ [note she is for sale]
Red Falcon, Red Eagle, Red Jet 4 and Hythe Ferry Hotspur IV. Integrity alongside.
CMA CGM VERDI arrives 15:50 and ARABIAN BREEZE passing Town Quay while moving berths [31 - 102] 16:15
For BALMORAL departing on her Titanic Memorial cruise, please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/balmoral-departs-on/
Movie clip HOTSPUR IV & RED JET 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuJ8GX8dQCQ

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BALMORAL Departing Southampton - 3 Apr 2012
Apr 3, 2012

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' BALMORAL departs Southampton at 17:00 in the cold just ahead of SAGA SAPPHIRE [on her Maiden Voyage] 3 April 2012
For SAGA SAPPHIRE's departure please see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/saga-sapphire-26-ma/saga-sapphire-final/
Red Jet 3 across the water on the slip at Husbands Shipyard. RLC Quay in the evening light.
Movie Clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XYFy-7ymX4

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BOUDICCA - 2 Apr 2011
Apr 2, 2012

A few photos Fred. Olsen Cruise Line's BOUDICCA alongside at Southampton's City Terminal 2 April 2012
Some marchwood swans, the wreck again and A10 clam? dredger/trawler.
[stern only of CMA CGM LAPEROUSE at the container terminal]
For ERASMUSGRACHT and NORDKAP loading boats/yachts please see

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QUEEN VICTORIA - 24 Mar 2012
Mar 24, 2012

Another misty/hazy day sees QUEEN VICTORIA sailing down Southampton Water 17:00 24 March 2012
Cowes Floating bridge [Chain Ferry] on the slip at Husbands Shipyard [ Jurassic Scene is still there, now being painted]

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TOSCANA, GOOLE STAR & others - 19 Mar 2012
Mar 19, 2012

Photos of various vessels alongside and sailing on Southampton Water - TOSCANA, GRANDE EUROPA, ASIAN BREEZE, RED OSPREY, RED JET 3, GOOLE STAR, AUTORUNNER, RED FALCON, WYEFORCE, WILLSUPPLY, Great Expectations, Hythe Mooring boat, VICTORIA C [stern only & obscured] and other 11:30 - 13:00 19 March 2012
WILLSUPPLY 20m Multi-cat built in 1997/2011 - http://www.williams-shipping.co.uk/sitedata/Misc/Multi_Cat_Willsupply.pdf
For GLORIOUS EXPRESS departing see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/glorious-express-19/
For AUTORUNNER departing see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/autorunner-19-mar-2012/
Movie Clips:-
RED JET 3, GREAT EXPECTATIONS passing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDcn4mpd4z8
RED FALCON passing the vehicle carriers alongside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOyFl5Bpwo0

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Misc Vessels - 15 Mar 2012
Mar 15, 2012

A mixture of sun and mist with poor visibility across the Water.
RED JET 5, GLORIOUS ACE, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, HOTSPUR IV, SVITZER BENTLEY, SVITZER BRISTOL, Fisheries Patrol, RED FALCON - 15 March 2012
For HOEGH TRAPEZE see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/hoegh-trapeze-15-ma/
APL CHONGQING see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/apl-chongqing-15-ma/
VEGA STOCKOLM & COURAGE [and Passing each other] see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/courage--vega-stock/
VISURGIS see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/visurgis-15-mar-2010/
Movie Clip of RED JET 5 passing GREAT EXPECTATIONS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kp08bCZ5CA
Movie clip of GREAT EXPECTATIONS & RED FALCON passing COURAGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wew1kNkk4MU

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THV GALATEA, TAIO FRONTIER & Others - 14 Mar 2012
Mar 14, 2012

TAIO FRONTIER alongside at 107
THV GALATEA arrives to berth at 104
Jurassic Scene still on the slip, Marchwood Wreck now out the water in the yacht club and Barge 1018 moored at a buoy loaded with empty skips - 14:10 - 15:15 14 March 2012
For NYK VENUS see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/nyk-venus-14-march-2012/
FOR OOCL NORFOLK see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/oocl-norfolk-14-mar-2012/

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Southampton - Various 8 Mar 2012
Mar 8, 2012

Jurassic Scene at Husbands Shipyard, Do not eat the Shellfish, Marchwood Wreck revisited [see 6 Mar position http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/zim-rio-grande-koma/ ]], WILSON AVILES, Jupiter Spirit obscured, Lady Nova obscured with Onyx Mariner & Seagreen
Southampton Patrol 'Spitfire' [Harbour Master], general views of the Water and Seagulls; 14:00 - 15:00 8 March 2012
For the individual vessels see:-
HYUNDAI TIANJIN http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/hyundai-tianjin-8-m/
GRANDE COLONIA http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/grande-colonia-8-ma/
AUTOPROGRESS http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/autoprogress-8-mar-2012/

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ZIM RIO GRANDE, KOMARNO & Others - 6 Mar 2012
Mar 6, 2012

The stern of ZIM RIO GRANDE [she was early] arriving at Southampton, KOMARNO, EOS, INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS & others alongside at Southampton 14:30 6 March 2012
Some swans, a rather run down looking boat [which had been moved to the slipway by 8 March], metal detecting chap and cranes at the container terminal.

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Portsmouth Harbour & Warships in Fog - 2 March 2012
Mar 2, 2012

On a very foggy day, when the Spinnaker Tower 'disappeared', I took a Portsmouth Harbour trip aboard Jenny M at 13:45 to take some photos of Minerva upon her return from a 3 month refit.
Here are views of the Wightlink Ferries, yachts at Gunwharf, numerous warships [mostly in some sort of state of decay] and other vessels. General views around the harbour [that's not in the fog].
Wight Ryder I & II, St Faith, St Cecilia, St Clare. Spirit of Portsmouth, HMS Warrior, HMS Victory without the top of her masts [being restored], Shoalway [Hooper/dredger - for a sunny picture see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/misc-vessels-2012/ ], Alice, Deep Diver I, Jenny M, tugs and others.
Warships :- D33 HMS Dauntless, D35 HMS Dragon, F78 HMS Kent, D98 HMS York, D97 HMS Edinburgh, F83 HMS St Albans, P281 HMS Tyne, HMS Endurance, RO7 Ark Royal, F234 HMS iron Duke, F229 HMS Lancaster, F85 HMS Cumberland [another Type 22 frigate is hidden behind, who?], D95 HMS Manchester [D96 HMS Gloucester is hidden behind], HMS Bristol training vessel - a number of these are being stripped for disposal 13:30 - 13:45 2 March 2012
For MINERVA see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/minerva-portsmouth-/

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MINERVA - Portsmouth 02 Mar 2012
Mar 2, 2012

Swan Hellenic's MINERVA alongside at Portsmouth after her 3 month refit at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven. 32 new balcony cabins and much more - no additional berth! [She set sail just after 18:00 on her first post refit cruise - to the Canary Islands] - 14:30 2 March 2012
For the Warships and other Portsmouth Harbour views see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/portsmouth-harbour-/

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SAGA RUBY, SAGA PEARL II - 6 Jan 2012
Jan 6, 2012

Griffon Hovercraft now at http://smu.gs/2cBWycy
SAGA RUBY in Ocean Terminal 46 and SAGA PEARL II at City Terminal 101 - unfortunately too far apart for nice photos together.
For NYK Lines' ATLAS LEADER departing 14:30 and passing RED OSPREY see http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-201/atlas-leader-6-jan-2012/
RED JET 5 zooms by and Griffon 8000TD Hovercraft H-187 in the distance. Tugs:- Svitzer Bentley, Svitzer Surrey and Wyepush; Seagreen alongside SAGA RUBY. Great Expectations sailing and Hotspur IV tied up.
WITTON TWO 120 gt Spud Leg Backhoe Dredger 1994
ATLAS LEADER 63085gt Vehicles Carrier 2010 Japan
SAGA RUBY 24492gt Passenger (Cruise) Ship 1973 Malta
SAGA PEARL II 18627gt Passenger (Cruise) Ship 1981 Bahamas
RED JET 5 209gt Passenger Ship 1999 United Kingdom
Movie of ATLAS LEADER's departure at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHtB3T9m7W0

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BOUDICCA, QUEEN ELIZABETH, BALMORAL & ORIANA - 5 Jan 2012
Jan 5, 2012

Now also at http://smu.gs/2d7XgR4
A very windy day saw BOUDICCA, BALMORAL, QUEEN ELIZABETH and ORIANA at Southampton.
BOUDICCA was supposed to have called at Portsmouth initially to disembark her passengers and then sail up to Southampton's QE II Terminal later in the morning to embark passengers for her next cruise. However she went straight to Southampton berthing at Ocean Terminal 46 just before 06:00 and QUEEN ELIZABETH berthed shortly thereafter at QE II Terminal. ORIANA at Mayflower Terminal 106 and BALMORAL at City Terminal 101 had arrived earlier.

The tug VORTEX was keeping BOUDICCA alongside. Perhaps the swap in terminals was due to the strong winds [ WNW 40 kph gusting 67 kph at 13:00], BOUDICCA being smaller and therefore less prone to windage. Other vessels alongside included THV PATRICIA, EEMS SKY, ENFORCER, MAPLE ISLAND, HMS DARING and just caught AUTOSTAR departing. [ORIANA departed on her world cruise approx 18:30]
5 January 2012

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Misc Vessels 2012
Jan 1, 2012

Photos of ships where I have only taken a few pictures, 2012:-
HMS Tireless - 3 Mar - berthed at 38/9 [Also see 5 Mar http://public.fotki.com/Magwa/ships/uk-shipspotting-2012/bosporus-highway-so/ ]
http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/The-Fleet/Submarines/Fleet-Submarines/Trafalgar-Class/HMS-Tireless
Grand Benelux - 3 Mar
SHOALWAY - 3 Mar - 4088gt Hopper Dredger 2010 Cyprus
EUROFERRY MALTA with RED FALCON & HOEGH SEOUL - FLORIDA HIGHWAY - 25 Feb 2012
Marchwood Wreck 26 Mar - see other albums for previous dates and positions
FIGARO - 1 photo, MSC LIRICA at Ocean Terminal, IOTS and wide angle views containing SAGA SAPPHIRE, ASIAN BREEZE, IOTS, MSC LIRICA, GRAND VENUS, DOVER HIGHWAY & FIGARO in one 31 Mar 2012
CARIBBEAN PRINCESS, AURORA, Tenacious and HMS ILLUSTRIOUS R06 alongside at Southampton - 19 June 2012
CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION, Mayflower Park - 1 Oct 2012
BALMORAL, GRANDE ITALIA, HURST POINT alongside at Southampton [GLORIOUS HIBISCUS just partially in view ahead of BALMORAL]. The shelter and sports court have gone from Mayflower Park. RED JET 4 on the stocks across the Water at Husbands Shipyard, Jason the houseboat still there in view - 3 October 2012

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