• June’s mystery ship

    June’s mystery ship

    16th April 2015

    This month’s mystery ship is a paddler described as ‘Dayboat of the Flushing Line’. So can anyone name the ship, and say which route she operated? Can you provide further details of when and where she was built, and which…

  • April’s Mystery Ship Answer

    April’s Mystery Ship Answer

    16th April 2015

    The April mystery ship is the collier Cliff Quay, which was named after the coal-fired power station located in Ipswich, Suffolk (which was decommissioned in 1985). The ship was built by William Pickersgill, Sunderland (yard no.319) for the British Electrical…

  • May’s mystery ship

    May’s mystery ship

    19th March 2015

    This month’s mystery ship is an old wartime Victory ship, which was pictured at Port Arthur, Texas in February 1993 together with another Victory ship, which is largely obscured. So can anyone name either of the ships? Can you provide…

  • March’s Mystery Ship Answer

    March’s Mystery Ship Answer

    19th March 2015

    This photograph was taken from the bridge of a cargo ship heading up the Manchester Ship Canal and about to pass the wharf at Ellesmere Port. The nearer ship alongside the wharf, Crania, was a tanker of 9,094gt, built in…

  • Captain Eugene Favier

    Captain Eugene Favier

    18th February 2015

    Captain Eugene Favier, master of the Hull-Rotterdam ferry Pride of Hull, talks to Nicholas Leach about his career, his ship and working on the North Sea. When did you start your career at sea? I went to sea in 1987…

  • April’s mystery ship

    April’s mystery ship

    18th February 2015

    This month’s mystery ship is a small coaster, with Cliff, the first part of the name, visible on the stern above her London port of registry. So what was her full name? She is alongside a wharf with numerous cranes,…

  • February’s Mystery Ship Answer

    February’s Mystery Ship Answer

    18th February 2015

    The mystery ship is the Royal Mail liner Atlantis (15,363grt), built as Andes by Harland & Wolff, Belfast and completed in September 1913. During World War I she served as an Armed Merchant Cruiser and then operated on the route…

  • March’s mystery ship

    March’s mystery ship

    14th January 2015

    This month’s mystery ship is a mystery scene as well. Details of the ships pictured are sought, as well as the location of the photograph, which is not known. The small cargo vessel alongside is named Crania, so can you…

  • January’s Mystery Ship Answer

    January’s Mystery Ship Answer

    14th January 2015

    Although exact identification of one of the two mystery vessels in the January issue has not been received, the steam dredger was identified as St Giles by Derek Grater of Inverkeithing, who wrote: ‘It is not a mystery ship to…

  • Comandante Ostilo de Majo

    Comandante Ostilo de Majo

    14th January 2015

    The impressive Italian destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne visited London in August 2014 and Patrick Boniface asked commanding officer Commandate Ostilo de Majo about his career and his then ship. Did you always want to be at sea?My father…