Shipping

  • The Medway Queen

    The Medway Queen

    Chris Graham on 9th September 2021

    David Stearne has the latest news on the movements of the famous and much-loved paddle steamer, the Medway Queen.

  • SS Sir Walter Scott steam ship appeal

    SS Sir Walter Scott steam ship appeal

    Chris Graham on 27th August 2021

    We report on the urgent appeal that's been launched to keep the 121-year-old steam ship, SS Sir Walter Scott, operating on Loch Katrine. 

  • Classic UK postcard collection

    Classic UK postcard collection

    Chris Graham on 25th August 2021

    Keith Cruttenden presents another fascinating selection of classic UK postcards featuring a nostalgic range of vehicles.

  • River Medway shipping remembered

    River Medway shipping remembered

    Chris Graham on 18th August 2021

    Geoff Lunn, who has lived near the River Medway for most of his life, recalls times when the waterway was full of interesting shipping.

  • P&O’s Far East Service ships

    P&O’s Far East Service ships

    Chris Graham on 8th August 2021

    Stephen Payne takes a nostalgic look back at the various ships that P&O operated on its once very popular Far East Service.

  • Historic tall ship on scientific voyage

    Historic tall ship on scientific voyage

    Chris Graham on 30th July 2021

    The historic tall ship, Pelican of London, is now on a 13-week scientific voyage around the UK, undertaking various important studies. 

  • HMS Belfast reopens

    HMS Belfast reopens

    Chris Graham on 25th July 2021

    We’re delighted to report the planned reopening of HMS Belfast to the public, and the exciting improvements that have been made. HMS Belfast: It’s great news that this historic light cruiser is now open to the public once again, and…

  • The record-breaking Normandie

    The record-breaking Normandie

    Chris Graham on 6th July 2021

    Mark Berry charts the all too short life of the record-breaking Normandie, surely one of the greatest transatlantic liners ever built.

  • Tiger class light cruisers

    Tiger class light cruisers

    Chris Graham on 29th June 2021

    Conrad Waters recounts the history of the Royal Navy’s three Tiger class light cruisers, which were first conceived during World War II.

  • Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Scottish industrial museums in danger!

    Chris Graham on 11th May 2021

    Hugh Dougherty reports on the perilous situation facing many of the industrial museums in Scotland, following the pandemic's dreadful impact.

  • Steam tug Kerne appeal

    Steam tug Kerne appeal

    Chris Graham on 17th April 2021

    The 1913 steam tug Kerne is celebrating 50 years of continuous ownership, thanks to the efforts of The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society.

  • Classic steam ship La Palma

    Classic steam ship La Palma

    Chris Graham on 15th March 2021

    The restoration of the 1912 classic steam ship La Palma is proceeding well on Tenerife, as  Phil Barnes reports.

  • Holland America Line

    Holland America Line

    Chris Graham on 20th February 2021

    Those interested in maritime history will be fascinated by the latest bookazine from Kelsey Publishing, which spotlights the Holland America Line. The Holland America Line was founded in 1871, as a private venture, and it became a public company in…