Ships Monthly Jan 2022

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and features, including an outstanding article updating the ferry scene in light of the impact of Brexit, as new and old ships have been seen on new routes linking Ireland with France since Britain left the EU.



Waterfront – Several classic ferries head for Alang beaches, Irish Ferries gets third vessel for Dover-Calais service, and well-known cargo liner St Helena comes to Poole in new guise.

Ferry – Stena Line’s Irish Sea pair swap schedules, Brittany Ferries’ summer 2022 bookings surge, and Cairnryan marks first decade of operations.

Cruise – Swan Hellenic’s SH Minerva named, Royal Caribbean return to California, and three cruise ships go to breakers.

Naval – US Navy’s Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship, fast patrol craft delivered to Gibraltar, Indian Navy’s first indigenous-built destroyer, and HMS Queen Elizabeth hosts jets.

Cargo – SITC International orders new container ships, heavylift vessels built for AAL Shipping, and Proman Stena Bulk gets new product tankers.



BREXIT UPDATE: The ferry scene latest – New ships have been seen on new routes linking Ireland with France since Britain left the EU, as Brexit continues to significantly impact the UK ferry scene.

Ever Given in Suez – A detailed account of the events of March 2021, when the container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal.

Chilean’s three ships – Chilean Line’s three modern passenger/cargo vessels of the 1930s.

Crown Princess – The cruise ship Crown Princess is now heading to the United States.

Los Angeles submarines –  The Los Angeles class submarines, introduced in the 1970s, provided the US Navy with a step change in capabilities.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of ships on the St Lawrence River, including the unique bridge-forward ‘Lakers’ on the Great Lakes.

Humber dredgers – The different types of dredger working to keep the Humber Estuary clear.

Cumbrian Coasters – The various small ports of Cumbria, with a look at a variety of classic coasters visiting them during the 1970s.

Battle of Leyte Gulf – The main events of Leyte Gulf, regarded as the largest naval battle in history, took place in the waters off the Philippines.



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