Ships Monthly October 2023 issue out now

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


Waterfront – P&O Ferries to close Dublin-Liverpool route, Attica Group swallows ANEK Lines, three freight ro-ros chartered, car carrier Fremantle Highway on fire, and more delays for the CalMac ferries.

Ferry – The new IOM ferry Manxman enters service from Douglas to Heysham, P&O Pioneer hit by technical problems, and CalMac’s new Hull 802 name announced.

Cruise – All change at Celestyal Cruises, Britannia breaks her moorings, and is it the end of the road for veteran Ocean Majesty?

Naval – US Navy orders nine more Arleigh Burke destroyers, Poland progresses its frigate project, and improvements with the for new Horizon frigates.

Cargo – Concordia Maritime sells its fleet, crude oil transferred from decaying FSO, and LNG-powered tankers ordered by Maran.

Ships Pictorial – Photos of ships around the world, including at Dover and Aberdeen, departing Portsmouth, and on the Thames and the Clyde.


MSC Seascape – An assessment of the new cruise ship MSC Seascape, the largest cruise ship built in Italy, and a look at how MSC Cruises is expanding its operations.

Farewell Stena Europe – Farewell to the stalwart Stena Europe and welcome Stena Nordica, which has taken over the Fishguard-Rosslare route.

Morocco Sun – Profile of the former Galloway Princess, a one-time Sealink ship, which is sailing today across the Strait of Gibraltar.

Maritime Mosaic – Photographs of gas carriers bringing propane to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.

Wold War II Destroyers – A photographic review of the Royal Navy’s war-built ‘Emergency’ destroyers.

42 HMS Triumph – A look back at the careers of four ships named HMS Triumph, the latest of which, a nuclear-powered submarine, is set to be decommissioned this year.

Southern Ocean adventure – Recalling the adventures of a family as they set out in the Southern Ocean for a new life on the island of Tristan da Cunha.

Moore McCormack Lines – The history of one of America’s better-known shipping companies, Moore-McCormack Lines, which was established in 1913 and sold in 1983 to McLean Securities.

Shipspotting – Photographs of offshore support and supply vessels around the UK and Europe.

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


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