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  • The battle of Leyte Gulf

    The battle of Leyte Gulf

    Chris Graham on 7th January 2022

    Japan built the mightiest battleships ever, but WW2 gave them little chance to take advantage, until Leyte Gulf, as John Grehan explains.

  • Cruise Ship Guide

    Cruise Ship Guide

    Chris Graham on 26th December 2021

    This new Cruise Ship Guide by Alan Moorhouse provides a fantastic overview of the modern operators and their amazing fleets.

  • Famous transatlantic Queens

    Famous transatlantic Queens

    Chris Graham on 22nd December 2021

    Cunard Line’s famous transatlantic Queens have fascinating histories, now recounted by QM2 designer Stephen Payne in a new book.

  • Amazing, between-the-wars images

    Amazing, between-the-wars images

    Chris Graham on 6th December 2021

    Jim Shaw showcases the amazing, between-the-wars images produced by official Panama Canal photographer, Ernest ‘Red’ Hallen.

  • Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Prince Philip’s naval ships

    Chris Graham on 24th November 2021

    Paul Brown describes the 14-year Royal Navy career of the late Prince Philip, who became HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Queen Mary is under threat

    Queen Mary is under threat

    Chris Graham on 17th November 2021

    We report on the worrying news that the Queen Mary is under threat if urgent repair work isn't carried out within the next two years.

  • The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    The Royal Navy’s Black Swans

    Chris Graham on 11th November 2021

    Conrad Waters charts the success of the Royal Navy’s Black Swan class specialised convoy-defence vessels during World War II.

  • 1943 HMS Medusa on manoeuvres

    1943 HMS Medusa on manoeuvres

    Chris Graham on 4th November 2021

    Due to Covid-related disruption during the summer, 1943 HMS Medusa exercised with the Royal Navy Coastal Forces squadron.

  • London’s first party boat!

    London’s first party boat!

    Chris Graham on 30th October 2021

    Richard Clammer recalls the unusual history of an 1879 paddle steamer that became London’s first party boat!

  • Famous Royal Navy battleship

    Famous Royal Navy battleship

    Chris Graham on 24th October 2021

    Patrick Boniface reflects on a famous Royal Navy battleship and nuclear-powered submarine both with the famous name, Dreadnought. 

  • 1901 RSS Discovery boost 

    1901 RSS Discovery boost 

    Chris Graham on 9th October 2021

    Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1901 RSS Discovery, the ship that took him on his Antarctic expedition gets a welcomed financial boost.

  • 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. 

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