Features

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Captain Oliver Kruess

    Captain Oliver Kruess

    10th March 2011

    Captain Oliver Kruess talked to Ted Scull about his career at sea and what it is like to navigate the small cruise ship Explorer around Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and inArctic and Antarctic waters. How did you come to pursue a career…

  • The Mystery Ship Issue April 2011

    The Mystery Ship Issue April 2011

    10th March 2011

    Can anyone name this classic 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…

  • December 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    December 2010’s Mystery Ship Answer

    10th March 2011

    The Mystery Ship in the December 2010 issue was the 4,949gt City of Lancaster, the second of three sisterships of the City of Guildford class built for the Ellerman Hall Line Ltd of Liverpool in 1958 by Swan, Hunter &…

  • St Clare – Captain David Mihell

    St Clare – Captain David Mihell

    10th March 2011

    Master of Portsmouth-Fishbourne ferry St Clare, Captain David Mihell, talks to Nicholas Leach about his career with Sealink, Sea Containers and Wightlink, and the ships on which he has served. When did you first go to sea and with which…

  • The Mystery Ship Issue March 2011

    The Mystery Ship Issue March 2011

    10th March 2011

    Can anyone name this elegant 19th century ship? When and where was she built? Which company operated her and over what time period? Full details of her history welcome. Authors of correct published answers will receive a free 2011 Ships…

  • January/February 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    January/February 2011’s Mystery Ship Answer

    10th March 2011

    The two mystery ships are readily recognisable as (on the left) one of the five Monte Class built in 1924-31 for the Hamburg-South America Line, and (on the right) the second Laurentic completed in 1927 for the White Star Line.…

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