October 2021 issue of Ships Monthly out now

Ships Monthly Oct 2021

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth high quality features, including a focus on the Tradewind Voyages’ sailing cruise ship Golden Horizon, the Royal Navy’s warships named Dreadnought, and where to see  ships on the Mersey and around Liverpool.


Waterfront – Portsmouth port diversifies its cargo handling facilities, Oasis of the Seas sets sail from New York on a passenger-carrying cruise, and the story of the tug Kingston and an epic tow.

Ferry – The number of new E-Flexers reaches a dozen, big bill for Scottish tax payers, Uber takes river service east on the Thames, and revival for Sheerness port.

Cruise – First of the Leonardo class ships launched, Wonder of the Seas completes sea trials, and Covid continues to affect the cruise industry.

Naval – Changes to the Royal Navy’s mine-countermeasures fleet, Indian carrier Vikrant starts sea trials, Republic of Korea Navy commissions its first submarine, and international relief operation under way in Haiti.

Cargo – Container carrier OOCL launches new route, heavy-lift specialist Roll Group enters into strategic partnership with Adnoc Logistics & Services, and French container carrier CMA CGM goes for LNG.


Golden Horizon: The largest passenger sailing ship in the world – Tradewind Voyages’ Golden Horizon made her UK debut during the summer, becoming the largest passenger-carrying square-rigged sailing ship in the world.

Liverpool Shipspotting – A look at the Port of Liverpool and the best places to watch the shipping scene in and around the Mersey.

Dreadnoughts – The Royal Navy’s battleship and nuclear-powered submarines which have carried the famous name Dreadnought.

Cunard’s Queens – Cunard Line’s famous transatlantic Queens have fascinating histories.

Seatruck at 25 – The freight ferry operator Seatruck clocks up a quarter of a century, which has been a journey of expansion and newbuilds; a look at the company’s history and its ships.

Clan Line– Part 2 of a history of Clan Line, with a focus on the Group’s classic cargo ships which were involved with trading to South Africa.

Maritime Mosaic – Photos of naval ships visiting London, heading down the Thames for publicity or courtesy visits to the capital.

The Showboat – The history of an unusual old paddler, built in 1879, which became part of the Thames party scene during the 1930s.

Bridge Visit: Stena Estrid – On board Stena Line’s new E-Flexer ferry Stena Estrid, with Captain Fraser Matthew talking about his career and the ship.

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