Ships Monthly

  • 1940s steam tug nears end of the line

    1940s steam tug nears end of the line

    Chris Graham on 17th November 2022

    A classic, ocean-going 1940s steam tug Cervia looks to be heading for the end of the line as John Megoran reports.

  • County class ships of the Royal Navy

    County class ships of the Royal Navy

    Chris Graham on 19th October 2022

    Conrad Waters provides a photographic review of the Royal Navy’s famous County class ships, an impressive heavy cruiser design.

  • Fjordsteam 2022 attracts historic ships

    Fjordsteam 2022 attracts historic ships

    Chris Graham on 10th October 2022

    We report on on the recent and vert successful Fjordsteam 2022 event in Norway, which attracted some very interesting historic ships.

  • Kiel Canal classic from the 1970s

    Kiel Canal classic from the 1970s

    Chris Graham on 29th September 2022

    Here’s a selection of photographs taken by the late Gordon Turner, of classic cargo ships in the, described by Jim Shaw. Kiel Canal: Carrying the profile of a tanker, the 10,898dwt cargo ship Chopin was built in 1959 by Yugoslavia’s…

  • 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.

  • 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?

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