Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now


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

Find out about the latest E-Flexer ferry Salamanca, which Brittany Ferries has just introduced into service, and is notable as the first LNG ferry on the Channel.

On the historical side, we go back to Singapore in the 1970s with a voyage on Blue Funnel’s well-known combi-freighter Centaur.

On the naval front, visit the preserved submarine USS Growler (SSG-577), which was one of the US Navy’s early cruise missile subs and is now a visitor attraction in America.

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Waterfront – Roundup of the events surrounding P&O Ferries sacking 800 workers, Russian ships are diverted from the UK, Eastern Pacific orders feeders, and Evergreen orders three new boxboats.

Ferry – Further delays with completion of ferries for CalMac, Brittany Ferries’ French Channel fleet back to full strength, and a seventh Nils Holgersson delivered from China.

Cruise – Norwegian Escape grounds in Caribbean, Delphin sold for breaking, and Voyager of the Seas returns to Europe.

Naval – Light multipurpose ship for the Italian Navy, Australia to built additional sub base, naval impact of the war in Ukraine, and the world’s first drone carrier.

Cargo – Icebreaking bulker for Arctic service, Pacific International Lines orders largest boxboat to date, and bulkers sold for breaking.



SHIP OF THE MONTH Salamanca – Russell Plummer introduces the trend-setting LNG-fuelled E-Flexer ferry Salamanca, which has recently entered service with Brittany Ferries linking Portsmouth with ports in both France and Spain.

Rotterdam (VII) – Profile of the seventh Holland America Line ship to be named Rotterdam, which has recently been introduced.

Changing roles – Ten ships used in roles totally different from that for which they were originally built.

Scheldt Shipping – Shipping on the River Scheldt, which flows through France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, with its mouth at the North Sea.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of historic banana boats operated by Elders & Fyffes.

Livorno Profile – The Italian west coast port of Livorno is one of the largest Italian seaports and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest.

Singapore in 1970s – Recalling a voyage on Blue Funnel’s Centaur to Singapore in the 1970s.

Seaway Phoenix – How Seaway 7 converted Seaway Phoenix into a state-of-the-art cable-layer.

USS Growler – A look back over the career of the submarine USS Growler (SSG-577), one of the US Navy’s early cruise missile subs.

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