17SAN - Richborough Port - Early example of RORO ferry

Richborough Port was a Q (secret) port developed during the First World War to increase the capacity to move men,ordinance and supplies to the Western Front. This photo shows an early example of a roll on roll off ferry- these ro-ro ferries were first developed at Richborough Port and were capable of taking trains- this picture shows a laden vessel leaving the port and probably dates from 1917.

Image and text: Royal Engineers – Courtesy of Robert Holden