M.V. Discovery – ‘Visit to Liverpool’

“On the 26th June 2010 the M.V. “Discovery” as part of her Round Britain Cruise paid her first visit to the Port of Liverpool.

Onboard, maritime historian and marine artist Captain David Bray captured this magic moment by painting a most magnificent picture capturing all the present and past historic moments and vibrancy of the River Mersey.

The days have long since gone when two or three trans-Atlantic liners berthed daily at the Pier Head, although today’s modern cruise liners have started to return to the recently opened Liverpool cruise terminal.

David Bray’s painting of a classic vessel returning to the River Mersey flying all the Company house flags of the former shipping companies based in Liverpool, appropriately ‘Discovery’ rekindles the memories of days gone by as she approaches the new cruise terminal. The former headquarters and offices of all these major companies namely the Royal Liver and Cunard Building together with the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company building continue to grace the Liverpool waterfront.

This picture is surely a must for any collector of Nautical History.”

John Southwood
Retired Trinity House and Liverpool Pilot


MV Discovery in the River Mersey

M.V. Discovery in the River Mersey – commissioned by John Southwood


“I am the proud owner of a beautiful painting of my favourite ship, MV “DISCOVERY”. Painted by David Bray, this picture is admired by so many of my family and friends. Thank you David for such a wonderful picture.”

Margery Booth