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Ships Monthly September issue out now

SHIPS MONTHLY September 2023

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

NEWS

Waterfront – Container ship ONE Innovation European debut, ro-ro grounding off the Cornish coast, 58-year-old ferry scrapped, and Sir Walter Scott back in steam on Loch Katrine.

Ferry – Fond farewell to stalwart Stena Europe, P&O Cairnryan route marks 50 years, new hovercraft for Japan, and Western Ferries’ half a century on the Clyde.

Cruise – First Explora ship sets out on maiden voyage, Costa have longer itineraries under new plans, and Carnival’s last Excel class.

Naval – HMS Prince of Wales refloated at Babcock, new frigates building progresses in Govan, and India gets more subs.

Cargo – Evergreen are the latest to invest in methanol, CMA CGM drops Containerships brand, Ernst Russ acquires largest ship to date, and new Ammonia-ready open-hatch bulkers.

Ships Pictorial – Photos of ships around the world, including departing Antwerp, on Southampton Water, at Grand Turk, on the Thames, off Portsmouth, and in the Bay of Biscay.

FEATURES

P&O Pioneer – An overview of P&O Ferries’ new cross-Channel ship P&O Pioneer, the largest double-ended ferry in service.

Thirty years of cruising – Photos from the cruising industry over the last 30 years, as smaller ships have been replaced by mega ships.

Oslo Port profile – Profile of the Norwegian capital’s port, which hosts cruise ships, ferries, container ships and a variety of cargo vessels.

Freedom ships – The Freedom, Fortune and Friendship designs of cargo ship, developed in the post-war era as Liberty ship replacements.

Belknap cruisers – The nine Belknap class cruisers built for the US Navy in the 1960s all had varied careers, and are profiled.

HMS Swiftsure – A review of the career of HMS Swiftsure, the final Royal Navy cruiser to be delivered during World War II.

Shipspotting – Offshore support vessels, which come in all shapes and sizes, fulfilling a variety of roles.

Chasing Benledi – Photographing the steamer Benledi at two Oslofjord ports in April 1975.

Hovercraft – The history of the sidewall hovercraft, a smaller, quieter and often forgotten cousin of the larger standard hovercraft.

 

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