Features

  • Russian warships in the English Channel

    Russian warships in the English Channel

    17th November 2016

    Russia recently demonstrated its growing naval prowess with the deployment of a task group to join the combat mission in war-torn Syria, with the fleet going through the English Channel, shadowed by the Royal Navy warship. The Northern Fleet group,…

  • Ships Monthly November issue out now

    Ships Monthly November issue out now

    23rd September 2016

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, available from Kelsey Shop and all good newsagents and supermarkets. This edition has a special feature on World Navies in 2016, which looks at some of the new warship classes that have recently…

  • Ecursion trips out on the English Riviera

    Ecursion trips out on the English Riviera

    6th September 2016

    Distinguished steamers Waverley, Shieldhall and Kingswear Castle, together with the reincarnated diesel-powered veteran Balmoral, headline most day tripper’s list, but there are many other smaller motor vessels carrying in excess of 100 passengers on coastal and lake trips, including a…

  • Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Marks Merchant Navy Day

    Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society Marks Merchant Navy Day

    2nd September 2016

    People around the country are being encouraged to mark Merchant Navy Day on 3 September 2016 to honour the brave seafarers who kept our island nation supplied and fed during both World Wars and to recognise the importance and value…

  • Ships Monthly October 2016 issue out now

    Ships Monthly October 2016 issue out now

    19th August 2016

    The latest edition of Ships Monthly is out now. It contains the usual variety of features, with  7-page feature on the Battle of Jutland, by two eminent authors. Among the other items are a News Feature celebrating 20 years of…

  • RCL order another Oasis class ship from STX

    RCL order another Oasis class ship from STX

    26th May 2016

    Following the successful delivery of Harmony of the Seas on 12 May, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has signed a letter of intent for three additional cruise ships. One of them is intended to be delivered to Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and the other two…

  • Maritime Britain captured in new book

    Maritime Britain captured in new book

    5th February 2016

    Just out is the latest Ships Illustrated, No.9: Maritime Britain, by well-known photographer and Ships Monthly contributor Gary Davies. This outstanding new book provides a pictorial record of shipping in and around the waters of Great Britain over the last quarter of a century. It…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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