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  • Captain Will Warrender

    Captain Will Warrender

    25th November 2011

    After joining the Royal Navy, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Dauntless was the first of the class to visit London, the first to fire the new Sea Viper anti-aircraft missile and also operated with the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS…

  • Captain Przemyslaw Kurc

    Captain Przemyslaw Kurc

    27th October 2011

    The cruise ship AIDAbella is the second of the Sphinx class series of ships built by Jos Meyer at Papenburg, for the German Cruise line AIDA. Her master, Captain Przemyslaw Kurc, talked to Alan Moorhouse about his career, the ship,…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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