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for New Zealand, Type 26 design row brewing,

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Trident submarine renewal approved, and Diligence up for sale, Gary Dav¡es

BP TANIGR FIRE ON tragedy of Brltish crown remembered

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Teignmouth, new berths in use at Hull, and Bocimar to expand fleet,

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paddler steamer White Swan's 160th year.

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for Hurligruten. Russell Plummer

12 Cru¡se Baltic port of Kiel booming with cruìse calls, Tyne cruise callers, another ship to Cuba, and a

refit for Pacific Dawn. will¡am Mayes

53 Ships

pictorial

of ships pictured from around the world, including on the Thames' departing Antwerp, in Kirkwall, Orkney, and the Norwegian A variety

Fjords, and on the Manchester Ship Canal'

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Features 20

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once were Kings

The notable ships and personalities associated

World Navies in 2016

A look at some of the new warship classes that have recently been delivered. Conrad

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with King Line, a significant and successful tramping company. Roy Fenton

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Ferries to the Faroes

A look at the passenger ships

that have served

the Faroe lslands and lceland, which have also called at a variery of UK ports. Kalle ld

56 Three

little liners

The careers of the Thames excursion ships Queen

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Channel, Royal Daffodil and Royal

Sovereign, operated

bythe

CSNC.

David Toy

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tne !olTlt ciass i_-rUtse SnrL te, rìtertol 'Jesrqns ¿nct tnc luest expererrce Peter Knego ,.rrntvat lvlil¿cte

Chartroom

26 Maritime Mosa¡c

60 Ships ma¡l

the port of Calway on the west coast of lreland. Brian Mccrath

A selection of letters

Ships visiting

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from readers.

62 Mystery ship

on British crown

Can you

Remember¡ng the tragic accident that befellthe

identify this month's mystery ship?

62 Ports

tanker Britlsh crown in 1966. Graham Wallace

of call

Cruise ship calls around the UK in November.

38 Jewel

66 View

of the Baltic

from the Br¡dge

Andrew and Donna cooke

Senior Master of Stena cermanica, Captain Åke

shiplover's delight, being home to many historic vessels, a preserved 17th-century

Adolffson, has a unique vìewpoint of the world's

63 Ships

warship, and steamers in action. N¡ck Hall

only ship which uses methanol. John Pagn¡

Reviews and details

Stockholm

is a

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