Ships Monthly September  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 E-Flexer Stena Edda, a look at three of Orient Line’s class liners, recalling the Black Swan class sloops, outstanding photos of Clan Line’s elegant cargo liners included in a history of the company, and where to see  ships on the Thames from Gravesend.

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WATERFRONT • Medway Queen on the move, Condor Rapide departs the UK for the Balearics, the ferry Stena Scandica debuts in Baltic, and can the famous liner Queen Mary be saved?

FERRY • More E-Flexers ordered from China, Côte d’Opale named in Calais, and Pentalina’s CalMac  charter falls through.

CRUISE • Carnival’s ships take on new colours, maiden voyage for Fred. Olsen’s Borealis, the sailing passenger ship Golden Horizon debuts, and latest on new cruise construction.

NAVAL • More firepower for destroyers, Royal Canadian Navy takes delivery of new ships, and aircraft carriers from various nations get together off Aden.

CARGO • Hapag-Lloyd sells former CP Ships, Felixstowe port approach deepened, more large container ships to be built for Cosco, and Seaway 7 and Offshore Heavy Transport combine.


CLAN LINE and its classic cargo ships • Clan Line was one of the foremost shipping companies of the 20th century, having a number of subsidiary companies al operating classic cargo ships.

MARITIME MOSAIC • Cruise photo feature, with ships operating out of south coast ports.

NEW YORK FERRIES • A look at the myriad of ferries and ferry services which cross New York harbour.

STENA EDDA • On board the ferry Stena Edda, one of the new E-Flexers which have set new standards for ferry operation on the Irish Sea.

ORIENT TRIO • The design and careers of the three post-war liners built for Orient Line, Orcades, Oronsay and Orsova.

GRAVESEND SHIP SPOTTING • The best places to see the varied shipping on the River Thames passing Gravesend and heading to and from London.

PRINCE PHILIP’S SHIPS • The 14-year Royal Navy career of the late Prince Philip, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and the naval ships in which he served.

BLACK SWANS • The Black Swan class sloops, which were seen as the ‘Rolls-Royce’ of Royal Navy escort vessels during World War II.

BRIDGE VISIT • Profile of Red Funnel’s ferry Red Kestrel and interview with Captain Ned Tutton on his vessel which operates a freight service to the Isle of Wight.


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