Mystery Ship

  • The Mystery Ship February 2012

    The Mystery Ship February 2012

    29th December 2011

    Can anyone identify this warship? Where and when was she built? Where was the photograph taken? And when? And what was she doing in these locks? Was she on her way to a theatre of war? Authors of correct published…

  • November 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    November 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    25th November 2011

    The mystery ship is the turbine steamer Dramatist, built in 1920 by Charles Connell and Co Ltd at Scotstoun for the Charente Steamship Co Ltd, managed by T. & J. Harrison of Liverpool. She carried general cargo on Harrison Line’s…

  • The Mystery Ship January 2012

    The Mystery Ship January 2012

    25th November 2011

    Can anyone identify this ship? Where and when was she built? Where was the photograph taken? And when? Which company operated her? And why is she in dry dock? What are the additions on her foredeck? Authors of correct published…

  • October 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    October 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    27th October 2011

    The October mystery ship is either Nachiharu Maru or her sister Shikiharu Maru. They were built in the early 1950s for Shinnihon Kisen Kaisha at the Hitachi Dockyard Innoshima, and measured 142.5m by 18m, with a gross tonnage of 7,025.…

  • The Mystery Ship December 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship December 2011 Issue

    29th September 2011

    Can anyone identify this ship? Where and when was she built? Why is she painted grey? Where was the photograph taken? And when? And which company operated her? Send your answer to: Mystery Ship, Ships Monthly, Kelsey Publishing, Cudham Tithe…

  • September 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    September 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    29th September 2011

    The Isle of Man ships in the photograph are, from left to right, Tynwald (1947), Ben-my-Chree (1927), either Snaefell (1948) or Mona’s Isle (1951), and Mona’s Queen (1946). Tynwald was the only ship in the six-ship King Orry class to…

  • The Mystery Ship November 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship November 2011 Issue

    29th September 2011

    Can anyone name all this old cargo ship? When was she built? Which company operated her and what cargoes did she carry? How long did she trade and what was her ultimate fate? Send your answer to: Mystery Ship, Ships…

  • August 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    August 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    24th August 2011

    The ship anchored in the Firth of Forth during World War I is the 7,654gt naval auxiliary Sandhurst, evident from the White Ensign and two of her four four-inch guns discernible at the stern. She started life as the Brocklebank…

  • The Mystery Ship October 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship October 2011 Issue

    24th August 2011

    Can anyone name this cargo liner operated by Shinnihon Line? Where was the picture taken? When was she built and by which companies was she operated? Send your answer to: Mystery Ship, Ships Monthly, Kelsey Publishing, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys…

  • July 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    July 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    27th July 2011

    Conflicting answers to the Mystery Ship from July. Which one is right? • Based purely on the fact that it is a ship from the Blue Funnel Fleet under Sydney bridge, I am surmising that the Mystery Ship is Aeneas…