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  • February’s mystery ship

    February’s mystery ship

    19th December 2014

    This month’s mystery ship is a classic liner from the first half of the 20th century, or maybe earlier. Can anyone help with further details? Can any reader supply the name of the ship? Which company was she operated by?…

  • December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    19th December 2014

    The mystery ship being demolished in Kaohsiung is one of two Saudi Arabian sisterships: Miriam B or NoorB. They were built in 1938 for Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (Royal Netherlands Steamship Co) as the cargo vessels Pericles and Socrates (3,167grt…

  • Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse

    Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse

    19th December 2014

    Giles Wade, Senior Master of Condor Vitesse, which operates between Poole and Weymouth and the Channel Islands, talks to Richard Webber about his career and life at sea. Do you come from a seafaring family? My grandfather ran a small…

  • November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    20th November 2014

    The November mystery ship is the 16,909grt passenger ship Empress of Asia, completed by Fairfield in Glasgow in May 1913 for Canadian Pacific Line. The four-screwed vessel was powered by steam turbines and reached a maximum speed of 21 knots…

  • January’s mystery ship

    January’s mystery ship

    20th November 2014

    John Burling supplied this month’s mystery ship, sending in two photos to test readers’ knowledge. He saw the ship moored in the river Tamar at Plymouth in the mid-1980s, and the dredger in mid-river was photographed in Portsmouth harbour in…

  • Captain Paul Sellers

    Captain Paul Sellers

    20th November 2014

    Captain Paul Sellers, master of Irish Ferries’ chartered ro-pax Epsilon, talks to Jehan Ashmore about his career and the role of the Italian-flagged ferry Epsilon, which operates two routes: Dublin to Holyhead and, at weekends, a roundtrip between the Irish…

  • Captain Rune Andreassen

    Captain Rune Andreassen

    16th October 2014

    Captain Rune Andreassen, master of the purpose built, ice-strengthened specialist adventure cruise ship Fram owned by Hurtigruten, talks to Steve Newman about his career, ship and the challenges of ice navigation. Why did you go to sea?I guess the sea…

  • December’s mystery ship

    December’s mystery ship

    15th October 2014

    This month’s mystery ship was supplied by Jim Shaw, who commented: ‘All I know is that the photo was taken in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and is rumoured to be that of a former Dutch passenger/cargo vessel. Unfortunately, there is not much…

  • October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    15th October 2014

    The October Mystery Ship is the 4,119grt ‘turret’ steamer Pearlmoor, which was designed and completed in 1905 by W. Doxford & Sons at their Pallion Yard on the Wear, to the order of Walter Runciman & Co’s Moor Line of…

  • November’s mystery ship

    November’s mystery ship

    18th September 2014

    This month’s mystery ship was supplied by Mr M. Stevenson, of Tockington, Bristol, who wrote: ‘My grandfather, a ship’s captain in the early 1900s, may have been involved with this ship, possibly around Japan. Unfortunately I don’t have much information…