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Inside September 2015 issue of Ships Monthly...

Regulars
Waterfront
Cruise ship Magellan gets refitted, northern
sea route trade slump, new lock gates for
Antwerp, and upgrade for energy-saving
tankers operated by Odfjell.
Ferry
High-speed withdrawal by P&O, Condor
should be given time, and new catamaran to
be built for Red Funnel. Russell Plummer
Cruise
More ships for TUI Cruises, Adonia is moving
to Miami, Virgin enters cruising world, and
Harmony of the Seas floats. William Mayes
Naval
New US Navy carriers, RAN destroyer Hobart,
Vikrant and the next Indian carriers, Littoral
names revealed by Singapore. Gary Davies
Cargo
Debut for second 18,000TEU boxboat giant,
dry bulk industry in the doldrums, more
mega-boxboats, and reefers for Portsmouth.
Newbuild
New rotor power system, different cable layer,
new LNG ferry, new tanker for Concordia, and
fast security craft for Nigeria. Jim Shaw
Ships pictorial
Ships pictured around the UK, including
photos from Hull, Teignmouth and Loch Ryan.


Features
The Liberty Ship

A look at the famous Liberty ships, 2,710 of
which were built, and how they helped the Allies
win the war. Campbell McCutcheon
150 years of lifesaving
The German lifeboat service marks 150 years of
life-saving at Bremerhaven. Nicholas Leach
The Lebanese Palm Line
Palmyra Tsiris Lines, formed in 1972, operated
many classic cargo ships. Malcolm Cranfield
Funchal then and now
A review of the history of shipping activity at the
Madeiran port of Funchal. Paul Brown
Clemenceau carriers
Profile of two of Europe’s most powerful
warships, the French Navy’s aircraft carriers
Clemenceau and Foch. Patrick Boniface
Maritime Mosaic
A selection of photographs of ships making
their maiden calls at various harbours round the
UK and Europe. Kevin Mitchell
Cunarder to carrier
Recalling the career of HMS Campania, which
started life as a Cunarder in 1893 and went on
to become an aircraft carrier. James Hendrie
Abandoned ferries
A look at four well-known ferries, all with varied
careers in UK waters, which have lain abandoned
in Algeciras since 2012, but which have now
been sold for scrap. Richard Sevill
View from the bridge
Captain Tomasz Kaminski, master of Voyages
of Discovery’s cruise ship Voyager, talks about
his ship, the passengers and some of the
destinations he has visited. Paul Brown

Chartroom
Ships mail
A selection of letters from readers.
Ports of call
Cruise ship calls around the UK in September.
Edwin Wilmshurst
Mystery ship
Can you identify this month’s mystery ship?
Ships library
Reviews and details of new maritime books.