Features

  • Captain Alistair McCarlie

    Captain Alistair McCarlie

    29th September 2011

    With Stena Navigator about to leave her current route from Scotland to Northern Ireland, Master of the ship Captain Alistair McCarlie talked to Nicholas Leach about the ship, his career and the future of the Cairnryan-Belfast route operated by Stena…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Captain Nick Roberts

    Captain Nick Roberts

    24th August 2011

    Andrew Cooke talks to Captain Nick Roberts, master of P&O Ferries’ 26,433gt Pride of Calais, about his career at sea and his ship, which was introduced on the Dover-Calais route in 1987 and is soon due to be replaced by…

  • 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…

  • The Mystery Ship September 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship September 2011 Issue

    27th July 2011

    Can anyone name all of these ferries berthed at Douglas on the Isle of Man? When was the picture taken? Where were the ferries operating from and when were they built? Send your answer to: Mystery Ship, Ships Monthly, Kelsey…

  • Captain Brian E. Luther

    Captain Brian E. Luther

    27th July 2011

    Patrick Boniface talks to Captain Brian E. Luther, Commanding Officer of the USS George H. W. Bush. Luther, a native of Connecticut, joined the US Navy in March 1986 as a Naval Aviator and was in command of the aircraft…

  • Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways

    Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways

    30th June 2011

    DFDS has recently taken over and renamed the three Norfolkline ships on the Dover-Dunkirk route. Steven Cockerill, master of Delft Seaways, talked to Nicholas Leach about his career, the ro-pax ferry he commands, and whether the change of owners has…