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14 NAVAL HMS Forth arrives at Portsmouth, first batch
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oi three Type 2รณ frigates, and Royal Navy
Symphony of the Seas is delivered, Maid of
submarine in the Arctic Circle. Gary Davies
the Loch's anniversary SRN4 hovercraft is demolished, and a record year for Portland.
1O FERRY Armorique's decade of service, Condor Ferries sale
talk, new Mersey ferry for 2021, and
veteran retired by Cal Mac. Russell Plummer
1รณ CARGO Yang Ming to add 20 ships, record figures for
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Rotterdam port, veteran coaster still going
COVER Celebrity Eclipse, one of the Solstice class ships, is featured on pages 33-37.
strong, and UASC vessels go for scrapping.
39 SHIPS PICTORIAL
Late life refit for Carnival Elation, Pacific Eden goes to CMV, Norwegian Bliss transits the river Ems, and more ships on order.
Photos of ships around the world, including at Southampton, Cobh and Plymouth, off
Norway and in the North Sea.
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Cl\4A CGI\4's new flagship CN4A CGIVI Antoine De Salnt Exupery arriving at the port of Southampton on 10 March. She is named after the French author and aviator, and was ordered in 201 5 from Hyundai Heavy lndustries Subic Bay shipyard, She is the lead ship in a series of three, with the remaining two due for delivery in November and December. All three are due to be deployed on CMA-CGM's French Asia Line (FAL1)service. She measures 400m by 59m and has a nominal capacity of 20,ó5óTEU, making her the largest box ship to visit Southampton.
42 VINTAGE VIKING The career of the classic ferry Red Star l,
20 HAWAII SHIPS
former Channel workhorse which is still at work
A look at the current state of shipping to the
in the Mediterranean. Matt Davies
Hawaiian lslands. Jim Shaw
22 POMPEY POWER
SHIP OF THE MONTH
The career of the collier Pompey Power, later
The history of Chandris in-depth report on the companyt Solstice class cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse. Andy Hernandez
the cargo vessel Hamen. Arne Oistein Holm
2ó MARITIME MOSAIC Photo feature of modern warships with state-
of-the-art defence systems. Gary Davies
CASTLE TO VICTORIA
The transformation of the venerable Union-
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28 TEN POUND POMS
Castle liner Dunnottar Castl-e (193ó) into the
A selection of letters from readers.
A look back 70 years to the ships involved in the'ten pound passage scheme'that enabled people to emigrate to Australia. Geoff Lunn
cruise ship Victoria. Stephen Payne
ó2 PORTS OF CALL
52 WARTIME SURVIVOR
Cruise ship calls. Andrew and Donna Cooke
Hororata was damaged during the war but was
ó3 MYSTERY SHIP
repaired amnd fought on. Victor Young
Can you identify this month's mystery ship?
ó4 SHIPS LIBRARY
5ó MISSION SUPPORT
Reviews and details of new shipping books.
The US Navy's Newport class tank landing ships were just as vital in projecting American
naval power. Patrick Boniface
Details of the July issue of Ships Monthly.
20ft o Volume 53 .