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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • September’s Mystery Ship Answer

    September’s Mystery Ship Answer

    18th September 2014

    Close scrutiny of the photograph reveals the vessel to be Lempa, the second of two identical fruit ships completed in late 1952 by the German shipbuilders Bremer Vulkan atVegesak for the Honduran subsidiary of the US-controlled United Fruit Company, Empresa…

  • October’s mystery ship

    October’s mystery ship

    20th August 2014

    This month’s mystery ship shows some kind of small cargo vessel berthed in port. The name on the ship is unreadable, unfortunately, making identification more difficult. So can any reader supply more information about this ship, or indeed the vessel…

  • Commander Peter Laughton

    Commander Peter Laughton

    20th August 2014

    HMS Lancaster is one of the Royal Navy’s 13 Type 23 Duke class general purpose frigates. Patrick Boniface caught up with her commanding officer, Commander Peter Laughton, who discussed his career in the Royal Navy. How were you attracted to…

  • July’s Mystery Ship Answer

    July’s Mystery Ship Answer

    22nd July 2014

    The two mystery ships pictured in Newhaven are refrigerated ships. In the forefront is the Soviet Vasiliy Fesenkov, built in 1974 in Gdansk in Poland (6,391gt, 139m length), which was part of the famous and popular B-437 series of 14…

  • Captain Jill Russell

    Captain Jill Russell

    26th May 2014

    Jill Russell, captain of the expedition cruising ship Safari Endeavour, talked to Steve Newman about Un-Cruise Adventures and sailing on the Sea of Cortés and in Southeast Alaska. Do you come from a sailing background? No, my family are all…

  • Captain Wesley Dunlop

    Captain Wesley Dunlop

    27th March 2014

    Peter Newall talks to the master of Saga Ruby, Captain Wesley Dunlop, who is one of the youngest ship captains. Where did you spend your childhood?I was born in the small Scottish town of Bothwell in 1980. At an early…

  • Captain Tony Yeomans

    Captain Tony Yeomans

    27th February 2014

    Alan Moorhouse talked to Captain Tony Yeomans, master of Crown Princess, during a Baltic capitals cruise, about his career at sea, current issues in the cruise ship industry, and his current charge. This year is Captain Yeomans’ last before he…

  • Captain Bengt Viknander

    Captain Bengt Viknander

    28th November 2013

    Captain Bengt Viknander, from Sweden, has been captain on Stena Danica for the past two years. The ship, however, has been on the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route for much longer. Built in 1983, Stena Danica has been working on the same route…

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