Thursday, 13 October 2011

Night Panorama of the Western Docks in Dover Harbour, St Martin's Battery, Kent, UK

This panorama view of the Western Docks of Dover Harbour was taken from the Victorian and Second World War coastal artillery gun emplacements of St Martin's Battery, Western Heights, at 5.25 am on Tuesday, 24th of August, 2010:

Saga Ruby cruise ship at CT1, Admiralty Pier. View: Western Heights. Granville Dock, Tidal Harbour, and Inner Harbour. Lord Warden House, WWII HMS Wasp. Tugs and barges of WWI Spanish Prince. Railway, Jetfoil
(Click this Western Docks of Dover Harbour text link to see the largest size)

At top-left, the Western Entrance from the English Channel (Straits of Dover) to the harbour is formed by the Southern Breakwater on the left and the Admiralty Pier on the right.

The cruise ship berthed at Cruise Terminal 1 (CT1) on the Admiralty Pier (right of top-centre) is the MS Saga Ruby.

The passenger ship has just completed the "Treasures of the Anglo-Celtic Isles" cruise that called at various ports in England, Scotland, Wales, Nothern Ireland, and Eire (Ireland).

The cruise began at Dover on August the 11th and had the following itinerary: Dover, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Portree, Greenock (Glasgow), Belfast, Holyhead (Wales), Dublin, Cork, Falmouth, Guernsey (Channel Islands), Dover.

A close-up of the MS Saga Ruby was taken a little later from the Prince of Wales Pier. Click on the thumbnail or MS Saga Ruby Cruise Ship and Neptune Catamaran in the Western Docks.

See all ships belonging to Saga Cruises photos.

Elsewhere in the main photo:

Lord Warden House, once the Lord Warden Hotel and World War II Royal Navy HMS Wasp Shore Station.

The Jetfoil Basin, occupied by the Sarah Grey tug (in port to assist with removing the wreck of the Spanish Prince, a First World War blockship) and Haven Seaway (a "Mono-hull Jack Up Barge")

The Tug Haven, occupied by the tugs, DHB Dauntless and DHB Doughty, and the dredger, David Church (all belong to Dover Harbour Board).

Prince of Wales Pier, cafe and lighthouse. Herbosch-Kiere's Waasland Sea Barge (assisting with removing the wreck of the Spanish Prince) .

Old Hoverport, Dolphin Jetty (Dolphin Hard), Tidal Harbour, Inner Harbour, Outer Harbour, Granville Docks (at bottom-left), Crosswall Quay, Dover Lifeboat Station.

Cruise Terminal 1 building, once Dover Marine Railway Station and then Dover Western Docks Railway Station.

Elizabeth Road, Elizabeth Street, and railway tracks from Dover Priory Railway Station (going to Folkestone) are all at bottom-right.

Shakespeare Beach leading to Shakespeare Cliff of King Lear fame.

Vessel and Workboat Details (where applicable):

Saga Ruby: Call Sign 9HA2415, IMO 7214715, MMSI 248563000

Sarah Grey: Call Sign ZQQQ5, IMO 8956437, MMSI 235000357

DHB Doughty: Call Sign MZGA8, IMO 9190468, MMSI 232004783

DHB Dauntless: Call Sign MZGC8, IMO 9190456, MMSI 232004784

David Church: Call Sign: MVEL2, IMO: 9112193, MMSI: 235004391

More information (including sources used) can be found on this photo's original webpage at:

Night Panorama of the Western Docks in Dover Harbour

Also see:

To be uploaded:

Space City and the Jubilee Way at Night, Dover Harbour

All Cruise Ship photos first appear under the Cruise Ship and Ship tags.

More Dover at Night and Dover Panorama photos.

A Dover Harbour World I and World War II Royal Navy history photo.

Clickable thumbnails of all harbour-related photos from the main Panoramio Images of Dover website are available on this blog at Port of Dover (also linked to at the top of the page below the blog title).

The main site Panoramio photos are each accompanied by a Google Earth satellite map. However, the images are smaller than those on the Images of Dover Blog and the captions are less well formatted.

John Latter / Jorolat

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