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  • March’s mystery ship

    March’s mystery ship

    30th January 2014

    Can anyone identify these two vessels moored at Lowestoft? They appear to have seen better days, but where and by whom were they built? Who operated them and what happened to them during their careers? The names read Torch and…

  • December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    December’s Mystery Ship Answer

    26th December 2013

    The December 2013 mystery ship shows Anzac, a Clyde puffer. She was one of many similar small cargo coasters which were once numerous around the Clyde and West Highlands of Scotland. Anzac was built in 1939 by Scott & Sons…

  • Captain Phillip Dieckmann

    Captain Phillip Dieckmann

    26th December 2013

    Captain Phillip Dieckmann, master of the luxury adventure cruising ship Expedition, owned by GAdventures, spoke to Steve Newman about his career and current command. Are you from a seafaring family? No, not at all. I grew up in East Berlin…

  • February’s mystery ship

    February’s mystery ship

    23rd December 2013

    Can anyone identify this smart-looking cargo vessel? She appears to be quite new in this picture, so when might the photograph have been taken? And where and by whom was she built? Who was she operated by and what happened…

  • Captain Bengt Viknander

    Captain Bengt Viknander

    28th November 2013

    Captain Bengt Viknander, from Sweden, has been captain on Stena Danica for the past two years. The ship, however, has been on the Frederikshavn-Gothenburg route for much longer. Built in 1983, Stena Danica has been working on the same route…

  • January’s mystery ship

    January’s mystery ship

    28th November 2013

    Can anyone identify this small passenger ship? Where was the photograph taken? When and where was the ship built, and what was her usual area of operation? Is she still in existence, and if so where can she be found?…

  • November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    November’s Mystery Ship Answer

    28th November 2013

    The Mystery ship is Lifeline, which was built in 1944 for the Admiralty as a coastal salvage vessel by Smith’s Dock, Middlesbrough and completed in February 1944. She was chartered to Risdon Beazley Ltd, Southampton in June 1947 and purchased…

  • Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN

    Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN

    24th October 2013

    John Periam and Geoffrey Lee had the opportunity to spend time on the Royal Navy Fisheries Patrol Vessel HMS Mersey under the Command of Lt Cdr Sarah Oakley RN, who talked about her career and current command. How long have…

  • October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    October’s Mystery Ship Answer

    23rd October 2013

    The October Mystery Ship was the Swedish preserved steam tug Styrbjørn. She was originally a steam-powered tug built in 1910 for Swedish mine and railway company Trafikaktiebolaget Grängesberg. During the battle of Narvik in 1940 she was sunk by German…

  • December’s mystery ship

    December’s mystery ship

    23rd October 2013

    Can anyone identify this small coastal vessel, which bears the name Anzac? Where was the photo taken? Who was she operated by, when and where was she originally built, and what was her fate? Send your answers, including a postal…