Ships Monthly

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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…