• 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…

  • Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Culture Recovery Fund help delivered

    Chris Graham on 14th December 2020

    Almost 450 heritage organisations in England have been awarded cash from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage, as Colin Tyson reports. Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to the rescue: The Great Dorset Steam Fair has been awarded £236,200 to help it…

  • World of Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic

    World of Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic

    Chris Graham on 10th December 2020

    World of Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic In the recently-published World of Ships: Olympic, Titanic & Britannic – the 16th in this fascinating bookazine series brought to you by the publisher of Ships Monthly magazine – you can read all…

  • 1912 Steam tug Kerne nearly ready

    1912 Steam tug Kerne nearly ready

    Chris Graham on 1st December 2020

    The Merseyside-based steam tug Kerne, built as a Thames lighterage-type vessel in 1912, will be back in action soon, Paul Kirkbride reports.

  • WW2’s Tribal class destroyers

    WW2’s Tribal class destroyers

    Chris Graham on 22nd October 2020

    Conrad Waters presents a pictorial review of the Tribal class, the Royal Navy’s World War II ‘super destroyer’.

  • Waverley back in steam

    Waverley back in steam

    Chris Graham on 15th October 2020

    Hugh Dougherty reports on a momentous day on the River Clyde, as the unique PS Waverley finally sets sail again.

  • Empress of Scotland

    Empress of Scotland

    Chris Graham on 6th October 2020

    Peter C Kohler reviews the former German liner, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria's career as Canadian Pacific’s, Empress of Scotland.

  • PS Waverley is shipshape

    PS Waverley is shipshape

    Chris Graham on 5th September 2020

    Iconic paddle steamer PS Waverley is shipshape again following her boiler room refit by Dales Marine at Greenock, reports Hugh Dougherty.

  • Ferries of the British Isles

    Ferries of the British Isles

    Chris Graham on 13th August 2020

    New from the publishers of Ships Monthly magazine is Ferries of the British Isles: Round the Coast Guide to Britain’s Ferry Routes.

  • Half a century at sea

    Half a century at sea

    Chris Graham on 10th August 2020

    The small, 1960s cruise ship Funchal enjoyed half a century at sea thanks largely to the passion of one man. This is her story.

  • Historic steamer Shieldhall

    Historic steamer Shieldhall

    Chris Graham on 31st July 2020

    We spotlight the historic steamer Shieldhall, that now spends its days running trips for enthusiasts out of Southampton and around the Solent.

  • The Severn ferries

    The Severn ferries

    Chris Graham on 11th July 2020

    C Roger Bowen reflects on a school trip of his youth, and the preservation story of how one of the Severn ferries was saved from rotting in Ireland.

  • Classic, post-war liners

    Classic, post-war liners

    Chris Graham on 5th July 2020

    Orient Line’s Orsova was the last in a trio of classic, post-war liners built in the post-war era. Stephen Payne recalls the ship’s design and career.

  • Royal Navy Carriers

    Royal Navy Carriers

    Chris Graham on 27th June 2020

    The second War at Sea bookazine has just been published, and this edition focusses on the history and development of the Royal Navy Carriers.