November issue of Ships Monthly

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


Waterfront – Celebrating Matson’s 140 years, Swiss paddlers miss Lake parade, USS Texas ready for restoration, and the ro-ro Arrow on Channel charter.

Ferry – Ownership change for Seatruck Ferries, IOW operators face problems, and Irish Ferries getting back to normal.

Cruise – Hurricane Ian disrupts US cruising, Marella Celebration goes for scrap, and double christenings for Viking Line.

Naval – India commissions INS Vikrant, aircraft carrier São Paulo goes back to Brazil, and Australia’s Hunter class on target.

Cargo – Four ships delivered to Chipolbrok, COSCO orders giant new boxboats, new bulkers for Bulgaria, and more LNG carriers built.

Preservation – Historic tender Nomadic gets new lease of life, National Historic Ships Flagships of 2022, and saving HMS Bronington.


The ferry connections on the historic route between Harwich and the Hook of Holland are examined, with a history of the ships that have been operated on this famous crossing.

Profile of Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas, currently the largest ship sailing from Miami on scheduled three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas.

Shipspotting in Tor Bay in Devon and the surrounding area, which has a long maritime history and offers plenty of interest to the ship enthusiast.

The Big Picture spotlights the well-known passenger vessel Centaur.

The Gibson family of Cornwall were famous outstanding photographers of shipwrecks, and we have a fine selection from a different maritime era.

On the naval front, we profile of HMS Hermes, which went down 80 years ago and is regarded as the world’s first aircraft carrier.

The bombing of the cruiser HMS Sussex in Glasgow in 1940 will long be remembered by locals as the ship ‘with the bomb that went doon the funnel’.

The Maritime Mosaic photographic feature covers offshore supply ships and safety vessels which regularly visit to Aberdeen.

Photo feature showing small coastal tankers, which are among the many ships to visit ports on the busy Humber estuary.

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