No. 290 April 2014

April 2014

Front cover

Tthe 8,347grt Booker Crusade was built in 1975 by Neptun VEB at Rostock as the Sol Neptun. she joined Booker Line in 1979.

Photo by Fotoflite


Tschudi + Eitzen – Four generations of Norwegian shipowners
Farstad Shipping – 50 years of trading
A Ben Line Story – The ‘Fast’ ships
MV Soudan  – My first deep-sea ship (part two)
Sailing with Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank – The first deep sea shipping company in the world
Memorable Ships – Lord Warden, Maid of Kent, Dover & Holyhead Ferry I
Through the Eyes of the Artist – P&O
Port of Call – Keelung
Forgotten Fleets – Booker Line
Newbuild of the Month – Kestrel Fisher
Photo Gallery – Maersk Container Ships and Cape Town
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Seabourn newbuild, MSC pull out of UK, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – Brittany Ferries surprise, Northlink’s new look, etc.
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – Tramp ships, Thames Shipping in the 1960s and 1970s, Convoy will Scatter, Giants of the Seas