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  • Captain Oliver Kruess

    Captain Oliver Kruess

    10th March 2011

    Captain Oliver Kruess talked to Ted Scull about his career at sea and what it is like to navigate the small cruise ship Explorer around Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and inArctic and Antarctic waters. How did you come to pursue a career…

  • The Mystery Ship Issue April 2011

    The Mystery Ship Issue April 2011

    10th March 2011

    Can anyone name this classic cargo liner? When and where was she built? Which company operated her and over what time period? What became of her? And where was she when this photo was taken? Authors of correct published answers…

  • December 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    December 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    10th March 2011

    The Mystery Ship in the December 2010 issue was the 4,949gt City of Lancaster, the second of three sisterships of the City of Guildford class built for the Ellerman Hall Line Ltd of Liverpool in 1958 by Swan, Hunter &…

  • The Mystery Ship Issue January/February 2011

    The Mystery Ship Issue January/February 2011

    10th January 2011

    Two for the price of one this month. . . so can anyone name these two ships seen together, possibly on a cruise rather than a line voyage? At which port or anchorage did the photographer capture them? Where had…

  • November 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    November 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    10th January 2011

    The mystery ship is Clan Macmaster, which was originally launched on 24 February 1917 by William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland for Munro Shipping Co Ltd as Sutherland. She was managed by B. J. Sutherland & Co Ltd of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.…

  • HMS Diamond – Ian Clarke

    HMS Diamond – Ian Clarke

    22nd December 2010

    On 22 September 2010 the third Type 45 guided missile destroyer for the Royal Navy, HMS Diamond, was accepted into the Royal Navy at her home port of Portsmouth. After the ceremony Patrick Boniface spoke to her commanding officer, Commander…