The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features.

A voyage report by Jim Shaw takes us on board the historic Baltika on a trip that calls at Tilbury, while Campbell McCutcheon looks at the hitory and hips of the US Military Sealift Command.

James Hendrie recalls the golden days of the Royal Yacht Britannia, which has now been on display at Leith in Edinburgh for almost 20 years, and we also look at the ships that have served the Royal Navy as Ark Royal.

IN the news, we have our Preservation column by Nick Hall and a long news feature looking at the search for cleaner and cheaper ship propulsion by Jim Shaw.