The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. As well as all the latest news, it includes the following features:

US NAVY FOCUS – An assessment of the US Navy’s innovative and controversial post-Cold War warship type, and profile of the US Navy’s four Iowa class ships, which epitomised the pinnacle of the warship, and all had fine careers.

FERRY TO FINLAND – Voyage report on the ferry Finnstar, which was delivered to Finnlines in July 2006 and operates on the busy Helsinki-Travemünde route in the Baltic.

D-DAY REMEMBERED – A look at the ships involved in the D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost 7,000 vessels from eight navies.

MARITIME MOSAIC – Photo feature of classic Toronto Island ferries connecting operating in Lake Ontario.

INDIA AT SEA – Chronicle of some of India’s major shipping companies, past and present.

SILVER SPIRIT REBORN – Profile of the cruise ship Silver Spirit, which has recently been lengthened.

FROM THE BRIDGE – Captain Chris Tait, master of the Scrabster-Stromness ferry Hamnavoe.