The cargo ship " Rennes " entering the harbour

By John Hills

A picture of the cargo ship " Rennes " entering Newhaven harbour pictured in the early 1960's.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'NEWHAVEN HARBOUR' page

M. W. Hills

This page was added by John Hills on 31/12/2007.
Comments about this page

This ship, together with her other two sisters (Nantes & Brest) were very modest cargo ships for this service.

I remember watching them being loaded with cars, although only a few, on each crossing at the Southernmost berth location, where you used to be able to walk along the Eastern Breakwater. This was before the 'gap' was created to give greater width in narrows.

When comparing with todays tonnage they look quite quaint!

By Chris Young
On 31/01/2009

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