Ships Monthly December 2020 issue

SHIPS MONTHLY December 2020 issue

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now and is available from the Kelsey Shop website. The main article looks at what became of classic ferries operated by Sealink and Townsend Thoresen, such as Horsa


Waterfront – Tanker drama off the Isle of Wight, new Mercy Ships hospital vessel, world’s first LPG-retrofit tanker, and heavylifters to go for scrap.
Ferry – Government’s major award for Brexit planning, Galicia debuts on the south coast, and new ship planned for Isles of Scilly.
Cruise – Albatros becomes another casualty of Covid, P&O Cruises departures and arrivals, and CMV ships head for new careers.
Naval – Royal Danish Navy reclassifies frigates, Japan’s new diesel-electric submarines, and new P400 class patrol boats for French Navy.
Cargo – Another coaster being built for Scot Line, tanker market adjustment, new heavylift company formed, and dredging in Blyth.
Newbuild – Odfjell  tanker to test fuel cell, more bulkers for Oldendorff, powerful icebreaker for Russia, and Canadian ferry for Chile.


Admiral Nakhimov – The  Soviet liner Admiral Nakhimov was twice sunk during a long career.
Media and Parthia – Recalling  the careers of two post-war Cunard liners.
Kiel Canal Classics – Famous  1970s cruise ships photographed in the Kiel Canal.


UK ferry heritage – What  became of a whole string of well-known Sealink and Townsend ferries when their days in home waters ended.

Maritime Mosaic – Photographs  of foreign warships participating in Exercise Joint Warrior.

Danish shipowner – A look at the Danish shipowner A.E. Sørensen, once the biggest shipowner in Denmark outside Copenhagen.

Balearic Shipping – The  history and growth of, and shipping using, the key Spanish western Mediterranean port of Palma de Mallorca.

Italian air power – The design and career of the Italian Navy’s 35-year-old aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi, due to be replaced in 2022. Patrick Boniface

HMS Gannet – Profile  of the sloop-of-war HMS Gannet, which was launched in 1878 and is now on display at Chatham Dockyard.

View from Bridge – The master of Fred. Olsen’s cruise Black Watch discusses his career and the ship during a cruise back in February.

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