Ships Monthly November 2021

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth high quality features, including a focus on the new E-Flexer Côte d’Opale, which is Dover’s longest ferry, as well as a look at the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Victorious, and remembering classic liners on south coast.



Waterfront – Liberty legacy remembered, James Clark Ross reprieved from breakers, and massive congestion continues at US ports.

Cruise – Carnival’s 2021 results show big loss, and new deployments for Costa’s ships.

Ferry – Scotland’s green port plan for Loch Ryan, infrastructure extension finished at Calais, and Birkenhead gets capacity boost.

Naval – HMS Severn recommissioned, and USS Lyndon B. Johnson completes sea trials.

Cargo – Taiwan’s Wan Hai Lines building a dozen boxboats, Hapag orders more boxes, and dship Carriers charters sisterships.

Preservation – Historic tender Calshot to be restored, Harbour Defence Launch HMS Medusa, and new lease of life for James Stevens No.10.

New cruise ship – Profile of Carnival’s new cruise ship Mardi Gras, based in Port Canaveral.



Côte d’Opale: Dover’s longest ferry – Another new E-Flexer came on stream in August, and this one serves the Dover-Calais crossing for DFDS. George Holland went on board Côte d’Opale to assess the new ship.

Peace Boat – The eclectic and interesting mix of passenger ships used by the Japan-based Peace Boat organisation to deliver its unique brand of worldwide cruising.

Red funnel at 160 – A look back over the lengthy history of Red Funnel, Isle of Wight ferry operator, and some of their memorable vessels.

Embassy in the fog – An account of an eventful day trip on the paddler Embassy in the 1960s, when she was caught in fog on the south coast.

Maritime Mosaic – Photos of cargo ships visiting Port Botany, a deepwater port in Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia over the last decade.

HMS Victorious – A review of the lengthy career of the Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Victorious, which saw service in World War II.

Classic freighter – The freighter Kalewa had a career spanning 30 years, and she was both built and scrapped on the River Clyde. Malcolm Cranfield

Classic Liners on south coast – The port of Southampton has been visited by many of the world’s most famous cargo ships and classic passenger liners.




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