This month’s mystery was supplied by Paul Green, who seeks help in identifying the ships in the photo, which was taken at Newhaven about 40 or so years ago and was scanned from original Agfa transparencies. He says: ‘I would love to know their original identities. Some look very much ex-Union Castle’. So can any reader supply more information about the exact identity of the ships? Where and when were they built? How long were their careers?

Send your answers, including a postal address, via email to sm.ed@kelsey.co.uk, or by post to Mystery Ship, Ships Monthly, Kelsey Publishing, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys Hill, Cudham, Kent TN16 3AG.