Ships Monthly Novemeber 2023 issue out now

SHIPS MONTHLY November 2023

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



Waterfront – Northern Sea Route gets busier, preserved ships Waverley and Shieldhall put on a show off Bournemouth, delays to plans for Ardrossan port, and End of the Darwin era on the Channel.

Ferry – Revenue boost for Irish Ferries, Millbay ferry terminal expansion plan in Plymouth, two new ships ordered for the Isles of Scilly, and Stena vessels ring the changes.

Cruise – The new cruise ships Explora II and II under construction, shore power for Holland America’s ships, and Ocean Explorer grounded.

News feature – New container ships set to enter service may upset world container rankings in temrs of fleet sizes.

Naval – Testing times ahead for the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers, Netherlands boosts its strike capabilities, and the Indian Navy’s new frigates.

Cargo – Maersk’s first methanol-powered container ship, biofuels and synthetic fuels entering use in the shipping industry, and Uni-Tankers expands its fleet.

Preservation – Steam tug Forceful to be demolished, funds acquired for restoration of HMS Unicorn in Dundee, and the historic tug William C. Daldy is facing uncertain future.

Ships Pictorial – Photos of ships around the world, including at Invergordon, Southampton, Rafina and on the Thames.



Celebrity Beyond – Andy Hernandez recently sailed on Celebrity Cruises’ current flagship, Celebrity Beyond, and offers an insight into what she has to offer.

Atlantic ferry – On board Smyril Line’s ferry Norröna, which has been in service on the North Atlantic for two decades.

Maritime Mosaic – A range of impressive cruise ferries, at the forefront of new technologies, operates in the Baltic and Scandinavia.

Seatrain – Seatrain was a pioneering Tyne-built cargo ship and an ancestor of all the container ships sailing today.

Aberdeen new port – The new Aberdeen South Harbour was officially opened by the Princess Royal on 22 September.

Battle class destroyers – A photographic review of the Battle class, which can be seen as the Royal Navy’s ultimate World War II destroyer design.

Great Lakers – The ships which operate round the Great Lakes of America and Canada.

A post-war trampship – The eventful career of the Copenhagen-built cargo ship Marlin II. Malcolm Cranfield

Shipspotting – The state-owned Jadrolinija company operates a fleet of more than 50 vessels and maintains regular services using a wide variety of ferries.

Chartroom – Readers’ pages, including topical letters, the mystery ship and the latest maritime publications.

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