SHIPS MONTHLY January 2023

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



Waterfront – New ro-ro ship Eco Italia enters the Grimaldi fleet, Matson orders three LNG-fuelled boxboats, and wind deflector fitted to container ship ONE Trust.

Ferry – Five more years for DFDS out of Newhaven, new CalMac ferries for Skye triangle, and Uber boat heads east.

Cruise – Global Dream bought by Disney, Star Cruises sends two ships to breakers, and Carnival and China establish Adora Cruises.

Naval – The future HMS Glasgow launched, the US aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford visits the Solent, and first FDI frigate launched for French.

Cargo – COSCO orders methanol-fuelled ships, new ships for Wan Hai Lines, and dual-fuel Aframax tankers delivered.

News feature – Remembering Shaw Savill’s Corinthic class of four passenger-cargo liners, which were built in the late 1940s.



Waverley on tour – During the autumn the paddle steamer Waverley made a welcome return to the south coast of England and the Thames.

Maritime Mosaic – Photographic feature from Calshot Spit, which offers fine vantage points to see ships heading to Southampton.

Olympic Class ships – White Star Line’s fabled Olympic class ships, Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, remain fixed in the public imagination.

Norfolk Navy yard – Norfolk Navy Yard has been central to the expansion of the US Navy over the course of more than a century.

American Classics – Historic photographs of some classic ships at a US shipyard.

Mexico Baja Boats – The ferries that have plied the Sea of Cortez, connecting the long Baja California peninsula with the Mexican mainland.

Life on a Carrier – On board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales during the FLOTEX exercise held off Spain in June 2022.

Bridge Visit – Richard Davies, Senior Master of the Fishguard ferry Stena Europe, discusses his long career and the veteran ship.

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