Ships Monthly May 2021

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth features, including a focus on HMS Bristol, USS Carl Vinson, Stena Europe, Wasa Express, and Delta Line’s three famous ships.

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Waterfront – The Ever Given saga in Suez, car carrier Grande Europa spends 112 Days at Southampton, Irish Ferries charter ferry Blue Star 1 for Pembroke service, and also start a new Channel link.

Ferry – Ireland-France traffic increasing, contrasting fortunes in the Baltic, P&O ring the changes on the Channel, and CalMac’s big investment in Scottish service.

Cruise – Cruising restarts in the UK during the summer, the new Discovery Princess delivered, and CMV’s Columbus heads to the breakers.

Naval – HMS Queen Elizabeth in Scotland, Shipbuilding renaissance in UK, Danish Navy standing up to piracy, and three new Logistics Support Ships for the Italian Navy.

Cargo – Heavylifters SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo to merge, Torm buys Team Tankers, and UECC’s ro‑ro Autosky is environmental frontrunner.



HMS Bristol – A pictorial record of the decommissioned destroyer HMS Bristol, the only Type 82 to be built for the Royal Navy.

Holland America – An overview of the long history of the famous company, from its origins to recent cruise ships.

HMS Unicorn – Profile of HMS Unicorn, one of the oldest ships still in existence in the world.

Ferries at 40 – The lengthy careers of Irish Sea stalwart Stena Europe, together with other veteran ferries Wasa Express and Povl Anker, which are all 40 years old.

USS Carl Vinson – Profile of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to mark four decades of service by one of the US Navy’s ten Nimitz class carriers.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of ferries and cruise ships visiting Guernsey before the pandemic put a stop to such callers.

Delta Line – Delta Line introduced three innovative cargo-passenger ships Del Norte, Del Sud nd Del Mar, at the end of World War II, which were notable for many design firsts.

Korean Merchant Fleet – A look at the state of shipping in North and South Korea, past and present, as the latter’s HMM introduces the world’s largest boxboats.

Bristol heritage – Ships and shipping using Bristol and Avonmouth, with a look at how the ports have developed over the course of more than five centuries, including details of some notable callers.


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