Ships Monthly February 2020

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the ferry, cruise, naval and cargo scenes.

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Features cover the following

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard – During 2020 several anniversaries will be marked at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where several significant ships are now on display.

HMS Warrior – HMS Warrior was the first of the British iron-hulled warships, and is now a major attraction at Portsmouth Dockyard.

HMS Caroline – HMS Caroline, well known in Belfast and last survivor of the Battle of Jutland, has recently undergone a restoration.

Shipspotting – Battery Point near Portishead offers a great vantage point for seeing ships, and you can get close to large vessels on the move.

Norwegian Encore – Profile of the new cruise ship Norwegian Encore, the fourth and final of the NCL’s Breakaway-Plus class of cruise ships.

Superferries – A look at ferry developments as bigger ships became the norm during a period of growth that began in the 1980s.

Japan Maritime Self Defence Force – Profile of the expanding Japan Maritime Self Defence Force.

BW Group – History of Bermuda-headquartered BW Group, a conglomerate formed out of two of the world’s largest shipping companies.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of Orkney Ferries, which operates nine inter-island ferries between Orkney’s mainland and 13 island destinations.

Greek Shipping – Three Greek shipowners, their joint ventures and the ships they operated.

From the bridge – Captain Darren Houston RN, first commander of the new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, talks about the new ship.

PLUS – in the news

Waterfront – The ferry Jireh has nowhere to go, fire a major problem for salvage industry, new cranes on the Mersey, electric hybrids ferries, and new transatlantic PCTCs.

Under sail – Tall ships deployments in 2020, and JST barque Lord Nelson decommissioned.

Ferry – Brittany Ferries gain share in Condor, CalMac passenger record and Stena Estrid delivered on time.

Cruise – Fleet changes in Australia, the new cruise ship Scarlet Lady, and Cruise & Maritime continue to expand fleet.

Naval – New Arleigh Burke destroyers, and the two Royal Navy aircraft carriers together at Portsmouth.

Cargo – World’s largest stainless steel tanker, new shortsea coaster design, and new tanker.

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