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  • Keeping alive our maritime heritage

    Keeping alive our maritime heritage

    29th August 2013

    OCTOBER 2013 ISSUE The business of preserving Ships is a difficult one. This month our preservation file covers tugs, following on from that in the May issue, which looked at submarines preserved around the world. Ships Monthly is fully in…

  • How many boxes can they carry?

    How many boxes can they carry?

    24th July 2013

    SEPTEMBER 2013 ISSUE The number of new container ships entering service recently has been considerable, and every month brings a spate of new boxboats calling at Southampton. This month is no exception, with two massive new boxboat giants calling at…

  • What future for the Royal Navy?

    What future for the Royal Navy?

    26th June 2013

    AUGUST 2013 ISSUE The events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic in May will have reminded many readers, and the nation as a whole, of the sacrifices made by British seamen during World War II.…

  • The Battle of the Atlantic

    The Battle of the Atlantic

    28th May 2013

    JULY 2013 ISSUE The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic was marked in May with a series of events centred around the cities of Liverpool, London and Derry-Londonderry. In this issue we pay our own tribute to the…

  • Support our historic ships

    Support our historic ships

    24th April 2013

    JUNE 2013 ISSUE In the last issue of Ships Monthly we featured a handful of the many historic submarines that are on display round the world. This showcase was a reminder of how much of our maritime history has been…

  • Cruise ships in the news

    Cruise ships in the news

    27th March 2013

    MAY 2013 ISSUE This month we have had more readers than ever writing about the safety or otherwise of modern cruise ships, at a time when cruise ships have been involved in high-profile incidents around the world. The main incidents…

  • How big can container ships get?

    How big can container ships get?

    28th February 2013

    APRIL 2013 ISSUE This month we feature the massive new container ship CMA CGM Marco Polo as the Ship of the Month, and the sheer scale of the vessel can be appreciated from the behind-the-scenes photos in the article. The…

  • Are roll-on roll-off ferries safe?

    Are roll-on roll-off ferries safe?

    24th January 2013

    MARCH 2013 ISSUE The sinking of the car carrier Baltic Ace, as reported in the last issue, is the latest in a long line of incidents involving roll-on roll-off vessels. Equipped with built-in ramps and long tiers of decks, ro-ro…

  • What’s the best ship of the year?

    What’s the best ship of the year?

    28th December 2012

    FEBRUARY 2013 ISSUE As I write this editorial, trying to keep warm in the middle of December, with Christmas approaching and plans being made for 2013, my mind turns to the year just gone and I am wondering – what…

  • Shipping around the world

    Shipping around the world

    30th November 2012

    JANUARY 2013 ISSUE This issue of Ships Monthly, the first of 2013, has an international flavour, with articles covering ships and shipping around the world. While we usually focus on maritime matters closer to home, this time our well-informed authors…