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

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WATERFRONT – Felixstowe workers go on strike, drought affects Rhine shipping, one of America’s oldest tankers, Alaskan ferry sold, and busy summer with cruise callers on the Forth.

FERRY – Busy summer on the Dover-Calais route, Harris residents’ ferry protest, Baltic veteran Amorella heads for the Med, and second P&O newbuild floated. Plummer

CRUISE – Carnival sees 24 ships depart from fleet, Horizon bound for the breakers in Turkey, and is there life after Covid for Aegean Goddess?

NAVAL – The new XV Patrick Blackett (X01) revealed, Prince of Wales’ technical difficulties, and hypersonic first for destroyers.

CARGO – The next ‘World’s largest’ boxboat, Hapag-Lloyd begins fleet improvement, and Maersk moves from Tilbury to Southampton.

NEWS FEATURE – Marking the 175th anniversary of the establishment of HAPAG with a look at some of the company’s ‘university’ ships.



ZENITH REMEMBERED – Profile of the cruise ship Zenith, which was built 30 years ago and has ended her career under the name TSM Singapore.

AURORA BOTNIA – Profile of Wasaline’s new ferry Aurora Botnia, the most environmentally friendly ship ever built, operates between Finland and Sweden.

BEAUTY OF SHIPS – Some outstanding images of ships taken around Portland and Weymouth, showing that ships can be aesthetically easy on the eye.

INDIAN OCEAN – A voyage on the Shipping Corporation of India’s State of Haryana across the Indian Ocean from Mombasa to Bombay in 1970.

COUNTY CLASS – A photographic review of the Royal Navy’s famous County class ships, an impressive heavy cruiser design.

MARITIME MOSAIC – Photo feature showing naval ships, mostly from the US Navy, arriving and departing from the port of Haifa in Israel.

CARGO SHIP CAXTON – History of the motor vessel Caxton, built in 1958, which had a long career and later came under Greek ownership.

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