Geoffrey Watson photographed and travelled on many different ferries over the past forty years. Especially during the 1980’s when Russell Plummer organised an annual trip to the Baltic which became known as the Ships’ Monthly Ferry Cruise. With Russell’s knowledge and contacts, he was able to photograph ferries from the best vantage points and travel in style on the latest ferries, quite often with visits to the bridge and group dinners included.
Amid the turmoil of the dying days of the Second World War, a series of ships were sunk in the Baltic. These terrible disasters add up to be the greatest loss of life ever recorded at sea, but the stories of these ships have been lost from view. While everyone recognises the name Titanic, the names Cap Arcona, Goya, General von Steuben andThielbek draw little more than blank stares.