SHIPS MONTHLY April 2023
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.