The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out on Thursday 18 January 2018. It includes:

Waterfront: Duke of Lancaster gets a makeover, Balmoral will not be sailing in 2018, Woolwich ferry stopped, and new design for US training ships.

Ferry: Pride of Kent grounding, DFDS retain Dieppe contract, and Stena boss speaks out about Cairnryan road links.

Cruise: Latest MSC delivery, and will Viking Ocean Cruises stop at ten?

Naval: Second Zumwalt class destroyer sets sail, base ports reshuffle for frigates, and no Armilla Patrol ships from Royal Navy.

Cargo: TOTE Maritime converts to LNG, tanker converted to bunker ship, and old dredger faces an uncertain future.

US NAVY PROFILE: The vessels and plans of the US Navy, the largest naval fleet in the world, by Conrad Waters.

SHIPBUILDERS: A look at the circumstances which led shipbuilders to become shipowners by Roy Fenton.

OCEANIC: The 1965-built liner Oceanic, from a golden age in naval architecture by Jonathan Crabbe.

CANARY ISLANDS INTERLUDE: A look at the early post-war ships of the Spanish operator Trasmediterránea, which is celebrating its centenary this year by Jim Shaw.

ISTANBUL FERRIES Photographs by Colin Smith of some of the ferries that cross the Bosphorus, giving a flavour of the variety vessels to be seen at Istanbul.

SCOTTISH MUSEUMS: Some of the museums that recall the maritime heritage of Scotland’s east coast, visited by Nicola Lisle.

PLUS much more.