Ships Monthly June 2023 issue out now

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


Waterfront – the small cruise ship Le Commandant Charcot visits the Solent, Holland America celebrates 150 years, DFDS converts to battery power, and Stolt adds tankers to its fleet.

Ferry – Irish Ferries bring back the Oscar Wilde name for new ferry, former European Seaway moves again, and new catamaran built for the Thames

Ferry Extra – Solent ferry services in the spotlight, with the focus on Red Funnel, Wightlink and Hovertravel.

Cruise – Cruise ships taking on shore power, funnel fitted to Cunard’s new Queen Anne, and P&O Cruises’ new ship Arvia named.

Naval – Progress for joint frigate project, Turkish Navy gets a new flagship, and the future USS Cleveland is launched sideways.

Cargo – VLCC design with a membrane LNG tank, CMA CGM boosts fleet with a big order, and Ellerman opens up a new service.

News Feature – Remembering American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, which was founded 79 years ago.



Cruise focus: Wonder of the Seas – Royal Caribbean International’s new flagship, Wonder of the Seas, will operate from Port Canaveral, on the east coast of central Florida, for year-round cruises to the Caribbean; we look at what she has to offer.

“I name this ship” – The cruise ships, liners, warships and other vessels named by the late Queen Elizabeth II during her reign.

Baja-bound – On board two of the ferries working the long crossings of the Sea of Cortez, which are operated by Baja Ferries.

Across the Minch – A look back at 50 years of ferry services from Ullapool across the North Minch to Stornoway, a key part of Cal Mac’s Scottish west coast network.

Battle of North Cape – Revisiting the last action fought between capital ships in European Waters, the Battle of North Cape, which took place in December 1943.

Captain Danny Lynch – Tribute to Captain Danny Lyncha respected tug master from Newport, and recollections of a trip out from Newport in Wales to see a famous Clan liner.

Maritime Mosaic – The Port of Vancouver, on the west coast of Canada, attracts a wide variety of vessels, as illustrated in this pictorial.

SAS Protea – The career of the Hecla class hydrographic survey vessel SAS Protea, which marked half a century of service with the South African Navy in May 2022.

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