Ships Monthly bumper July 2022 issue out now


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

The July issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is not only packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features, but also has a special 28-page in-depth feature marking a century of aircraft carriers, from HMS Argus to HMS Prince of Wales.

We look to the future with a feature assessing the shipping industry’s drive to decarbonise, and the latest technology being employed by the industry  to meet its environmental goals.

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates half a century of cruising, and we have an in-depth feature describing how the company has grown into one of the industry’s major players having started out with historic liners converted for cruising.

On the historical side, we recall the history of the Tilbury Landing Stage, which recently celebrated 90 years of ship visits, and which has hosted many famous liners and other ships.

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Waterfront – Silja Line celebrates 65 years on the Baltic, World’s first emission-free pushtug, and new toll rates proposed for the Panama Canal.
Ferry – P&O Ferries resume its two-ship service at Dover, Berlin has a rotor sail fitted, and Brittany Ferries’ Galicia set for Irish route.
Cruise – Royal Caribbean fleet sets sail again, funnel fire on Carnival Freedom, and change afoot for various Genting ships.
Naval – Jacques Chevallier launched for the French, farewell to various RN ships, and US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship news.
Cargo – Swire Shipping acquires Westwood, protestors prevent Russian ship from berthing on the Thames, and US shipbreaker gains EU vessel.
Preservation – HMS Caroline to stay in Belfast, Swiss paddler returns to service, and training vessel preserved in the Netherlands.


28-page in-depth feature: A century of Aircraft Carriers – David Hobbs looks back over a century of aircraft carrier development, starting with HMS Argus in 1918, through the US Navy’s nuclear-powered ships, up to HMS Prince of Wales of the 21st century.

Te drive to Decarbonise – New fuels being introduced to ‘decarbonise’ the shipping industry, such as wind, electrical and solar.

Humber Bulkers – Among the many and varied ships to visit the busy Humber estuary are bulkers, and our photos show them at the estuary’s ports.

Cook Strait ferries – The Cook Strait between New Zealand’s North and South Islands is crossed by various ferries.

Carnival 50 years – A look back over half a century of Carnival Cruise Line, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in March 2022.

Soviet ships part 2 – Ships of the Soviet Union’s merchant fleet between 1967 and 1991, when the Soviet Union was broken up.

Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature showing some of the ferries that have visited the Irish port of Rosslare over the past year or so.

Tilbury terminal – In 2020 Tilbury Landing Stage marked its 90th anniversary, and over the nine decades it has of hosted many famous ships, including some of the best known liners.

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