Ships Monthly | October 2015

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Ships Monthly - October 2015

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Inside October 2015 of Ships Monthly..

First new vessel since 2007 for Hurtigruten,
World War I survivor to dazzle at Portsmouth,
and steel cut for new cruise ship MSC Seaside.


Latest news from Dover and the Channel,
Condor plan ro-ro upgrades, and Incat Express

off to Sweden. Russell Plummer


Massive expansion for Crystal Cruises, Major
refit scheduled for QM2, MSC goes cruising
from Cuba, and a new venture started
in…the…Caribbean. William Mayes


The stricken former HMS Endurance to be
disposed of, a new Royal Australian Navy
helicopter carrier, and RN’s Type 23s to
undergo life extension. Gary Davies


More mega-boxboats ordered and built,
largest ship to call at Greenore, second
‘Ecobox’ vessel, and last of the Triple-Es.


ALP Maritime buy six deepsea tugs, two
‘Hybrids’ built for Fairplay, and Bugsier orders
two new tugs. Jack Gaston

Ships pictorial

Ships pictured around the world, including
Hamburg, Alaska and Norway.

Maritime Mosaic

Photos of shipping calling at Antwerp, one of
the busiest ports in Europe. Roy Fenton

World War I tragedies

Details of some of the many passenger ships
that were tragically sunk, with great loss of life,
during World War I. Alastair Walker

The Austrian Navy

The impressive AustroHungarian navy that
existed until World War I. Stefan Semerdjiev

Sydney harbour ferries

Numerous ferries operate in Sydney harbour and
are part of a large network. Darren Holdaway

View from the bridge

Commander Belinda Wood of the frigate HMAS
Anzac, which came to the UK in May for the
centenary of Gallipoli. Patrick Boniface
Profile of vintage motor vessel Balmoral,
which returned to service in June having
lain idle in Bristol. Russell Plummer

Ship of the Month

The Tall Ships

Tall Ships, both large and small, make one of the
most spectacular sights in the maritime world
when under sail. Max Mudie

Seabourn Legend

The cruise ship Seabourn Legend recently
made her last call in the Mediterranean before
becoming Star Legend. Adrian Tomkinson

Coals from Newcastle

The colliers that brought coal to London from
Newcastle and South Wales and kept London’s
lights on. Campbell McCutcheon

Zela Shipping

Profile of Zela Shipping, whose first ship came
from Harrison Line. Malcolm Cranfield

...and much more!!