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  • 1956 passenger vessel Friesland

    1956 passenger vessel Friesland

    Chris Graham on 14th August 2022

    Kevin Hoggett provides an update on the 1956 passenger vessel Friesland and her current role as a popular excursion boat.

  • The first aircraft carriers

    The first aircraft carriers

    Chris Graham on 9th August 2022

    As part of celebrating a century of the aircraft carrier, David Hobbs charts the arrival of the first of these naval giants.

  • 117-year-old Canadian tugboat sinks

    117-year-old Canadian tugboat sinks

    Chris Graham on 4th July 2022

    We report on the unfortunate sinking of the 117-year-old Canadian tugboat, James Whalen, which occurred recently in Toronto.

  • 1961 USS Kitty Hawk scrapped

    1961 USS Kitty Hawk scrapped

    Chris Graham on 27th June 2022

    The 1961 aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk, is being scrapped after 48 years of service in the US Navy, much of it in the Far East.

  • 98-year-old River Dart paddler

    98-year-old River Dart paddler

    Chris Graham on 8th June 2022

    An appeal has been launched to raise funds for the essential repairs needed to keep a 98-year-old River Dart paddler afloat. Can you help?

  • Wonderful summer boat excursions

    Wonderful summer boat excursions

    Chris Graham on 1st June 2022

    We report on the encouraging plans to get summer boat excursions back up and running again after two years of Covid-induced inactivity.

  • 10 classic ships interestingly re-purposed

    10 classic ships interestingly re-purposed

    Chris Graham on 24th May 2022

    We spotlight 10 classic ships from the 1950s, '60s and '70s that were interestingly re-purposed during their working lives around the world.

  • 1955 submarine USS Growler

    1955 submarine USS Growler

    Chris Graham on 15th May 2022

    James Hendrie looks back over the career of the 1955 submarine USS Growler; the US Navy’s early attempt to field a cruise missile submarine.

  • Blue Funnel’s Centaur to Singapore

    Blue Funnel’s Centaur to Singapore

    Chris Graham on 9th May 2022

    Jim Shaw recalls a voyage taken on Blue Funnel’s Centaur to Singapore in the 1970s, and the ships seen off the ‘Lion City’ in that decade.

  • America’s fallen from WW2

    America’s fallen from WW2

    Chris Graham on 4th May 2022

    We mark the 75th anniversary of when America's fallen from WW2 started being repatriated for proper burial at home.

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