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  • The Mystery Ship August 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship August 2011 Issue

    30th June 2011

    Can anyone name this cargo liner which, according to the information on the back of the original image, was pictured in the Firth of Forth during World War I? When and where was she built? Which company operated her? What…

  • June 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    June 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    29th June 2011

    The ship is Defender, registered in Lowestoft and shown in the river Blackwater at Heybridge close to the sea lock gates of the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal. She has been berthed there since 2007 and has been under maintenance/conversion into…

  • The Mystery Ship July 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship July 2011 Issue

    27th May 2011

    Can anyone name this historic cargo liner? When and where was she built? Which company operated her and over what time period? What became of her? And where was she when this photo was taken? Authors of correct published answers…

  • Captain Pedro Montes Pinto

    Captain Pedro Montes Pinto

    27th May 2011

    Captain Pedro Montes Pinto, master of Athena, talks to Byron Clayton about his career, the ship he now commands, and her past and future. How has your sea-faring career developed?I went to the Portuguese navy academy in 1988 and after…

  • The Mystery Ship June 2011 Issue

    The Mystery Ship June 2011 Issue

    28th April 2011

    Can anyone name this small naval vessel? When and where was she built? To which navy does she belong? Where has she operated? And where was she when this photo was taken? Authors of correct published answers will receive a…

  • Captain John Grace

    28th April 2011

    Filling a gap in the market and proving a success in her first year, the ferry Julia enjoyed a good debut season on the Swansea-Cork route. Captain John Grace talked to Nicholas Leach about working on the ‘people’s ferry’, as…

  • April 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    April 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    28th April 2011

    The mystery ship in April was the Turkish cargo vessel Halis Kalkavan, built as Baron Graham of H. Hogarth & Sons. The ship was completed in November 1925 by Napier & Miller in Glasgow for Hogarth, and was one of…

  • March 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    March 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    23rd March 2011

    Only one reader was able to provide any information about the Mystery Ship in March. Dr Anttiheikki Helenius from Hyvinkää in Finland wrote: The mystery ship is a yacht called Nourmahal. She was built in 1884 at the Harlan &…

  • The Mystery Ship Issue May 2011

    The Mystery Ship Issue May 2011

    23rd March 2011

    Can anyone name this classic cargo liner? When and where was she built? Which company operated her and over what period? What became of her? And where was this photo was taken? Authors of correct published answers will receive a…

  • Captain Torbjörn Svensson

    Captain Torbjörn Svensson

    23rd March 2011

    Steve Newman talks to Captain Torbjörn Svensson, master of the small 1992-built cruise ship Island Sky, which was refurbished in 2006. She was operated by Zegrahm Expeditions,serving the boutique eco-adventure cruising sector, currently the biggest growth area in the industry.…