The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. The June 2018 issue includes the following.

The Waterfront news pages cover:

  • Delivery of the new giant cruise ship Symphony of the Seas
  • Maid of the Loch’s anniversary
  • The sad demolition of the SRN4 hovercraft
  • A record year for Portland port.

Ferry news covers:

  • Armorique’s decade of service
  • Condor Ferries sale talk
  • New Mersey ferry for 2021
  • Raasay veteran retired by Cal Mac

Cruise news looks at:

  • Late life refit for Carnival Elation
  • Pacific Eden goes to CMV
  • Norwegian Bliss transits the river Ems, and more ships on order. William Mayes

The latest Naval news looks at:

  • HMS Forth arrives at Portsmouth
  • The first batch of three Type 26 frigates
  • Royal Navy submarine in the Arctic Circle.

Cargo news covers:

  • Yang Ming to add 20 ships
  • Record figures for Rotterdam port
  • Veteran coaster still going strong

The usual range of in-depth FEATURES covers every ship type:

  • CARGO – The current state of shipping to the Hawaiian Islands.
  • RESTORATION – Career of the collier Pompey Power, later the cargo vessel Hamen.
  • PHOTO FEATURE – modern warships with state-of-the-art defence systems.
  • LINERS – A look back 70 years to the ships involved in the ‘ten pound passage scheme’ that enabled people to emigrate to Australia.
  • FERRY – The career of the classic ferry Red Star I, a former Channel workhorse which is still at work in the Mediterranean.
  • CRUISE SHIP – The transformation of the venerable Union-Castle liner Dunnottar Castle (1936) into the cruise ship Victoria.
  • WARTIME EVENT – The cargo ship Hororata was damaged during war but was repaired to fight on.
  • US NAVY – Newport class tank landing ships were just as vital in projecting American naval power.

Don’t forget to get your copy direct from Kelsey or from your local newsagent.