Ships Monthly April 2023 issue out now


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


Waterfront – Historic paddler Kingswear Castle refurbished, Stena Nordica coming to the Irish Sea, and hospital ship Global Mercy begins work.

Ferry – Manxman set for her final sea trials, Silja Europa back in ferry traffic on the Baltic, and boost for Fair Isle routes.

Ferry Extra – The ferry industry is investing in new ships, starting with Santoña, the latest the E-Flexer.

Cruise – New home for Ryndam after refit, and surprise sale of Costa Magica.

Naval – USNS Apalachicola delivered, end of the Typhoon era in Russia, and defects found on HMS Prince of Wales.

Cargo – Post-pandemic price drop in ship prices, Hapag-Lloyd to retrofit 100 ships, and new wind turbine foundation installer.

Newbuild – Diesel-electric for Vertom, ‘Seafoil’ kite captures the wind, methanol-fuelled container ships, and new dual-fuel carriers.

News Feature – Remembering the short-lived Canadian City Line and the ships it operated.


A last visit to Windsor Castle – Peter Knego remembers visiting Margarita L, the former Union-Castle liner RMS Windsor Castle, 25 years ago, in late 1998, when the ship was languishing in the Bay of Eleusis, just before she was scrapped.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature showing the variety of tankers, large and small, which are among many regular callers at Belfast Harbour.

CalMac Anniversary – In 2023 Caledonian MacBrayne will mark half a century of operations in the Firth of Clyde and West Highlands of Scotland.

Montreal memories – High quality photographs of some of the cargo ships which called at the Canadian port of Montreal in the post-war era.

Regina Baltica – Profile of Regina Baltica, a veteran ferry which has been operating for more than four decades in several different guises.

Elizabethan Navy – An assessment of the significant changes to the Royal Navy during the second Elizabethan age over the last 70 years.


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