Ships Monthly July 2023 issue out now


The July 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.


Waterfront – Donation helps restore the famous Clyde-built ship Queen Mary, Grimaldi Group expands with first of six G5 ships, and the world’s largest dual-fuel LPG carrier delivered.

Ferry – Manxman delivered from South Korea and sets off for Isle of Man, Condor’s Channel Islands fleet expansion, and Alfred on charter to CalMac.

Cruise – NCL cancels various cruises on two of its ships, and Captain Cook acquires Caledonian Sky.

Naval – The US Navy’s USS George Washington (CVN-73) has been redelivered, Royal Thai Navy’s new largest ship, and Japanese Marifitme Self Defence Force faces crew issues.

Cargo – Seatrade expanding its reefer fleet, Stena tankers reflagged in the USA, Samsung’s ‘Eco Container Ship’, and MSC passes five million containers.

Preservation – The steamship Shieldhall returns from drydocking, The Tall Ship Glanlee gets funding, cruiser HMS Caroline reopened, and Ross Revenge to be restored.


Cruise focus: Arvia – A look at the new cruise ship Arvia, the latest ship to be completed by Meyer Werft for the fleet of P&O Cruises.

Holyhead-Dublin – History of the ferry services out of the Anglesey port of Holyhead running to Dublin, which are now dominated by Stena Line’s and Irish Ferries’ giant ships.

Germany Navy – An assessment of the modern German Navy’s current fleet, which is being updated to face new challenges in the 2020s.

Shipping to the Levant – The German shipping companies involved in trading to the Eastern Mediterranean and the cargo ships they operated.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of cargo ships from a century ago, vessels which were very different from those that ply the world’s oceans today, including a variety of ships built in the 1910s and 1920s.

Viking Glory – Profile of the 2022-built ferry Viking Glory, which is a step-up in terms of size and green credentials compared to her predecessor Viking Grace.

Shipspotting – Dredgers at work, operating around ports and shipping lanes, excavating the seabed, and keeping shipping lanes clear.

Gulf Gateways – Description of the two Texas ports of Houston and Galveston, which are among the busiest and biggest of any in America.

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