No. 282 August 2013

August 2013

Front cover

the 139,000gt Royal Princess of Princess Cruises leaving Southampton on her first shake-down cruise on 9th June. She can carry 3,600 passengers.


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Dutch Rising Stars – Seatrade Groningen and Splietthoffs
A ‘Splasher’s’ Story – Finishing sea time as a cadet under training
Condor Cross-Channel 25 – A Silver Anniversary for the Channel Islands Company
Convoy to Murmansk and Archangel – The Empire Prowess
An OOW with Union Castle Line – The Edinbugh Castle
Through the Eyes of the Artist – Charles Dixon
Memorable Ships – Britannia and Suecia
Port of Call – Port of Spain, Trinidad
Forgotten Fleets – Onesimus Dorey
Newbuild of the Month – Norwegian Breakaway
Photo Gallery – Hiroshima and Up-river colliers of the SEGB
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Royal Princess debut, Fire on Grandeur of the Seas, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – Ferrylink blocked, New CalMac route, Save the Balmoral
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship and WIN a prize!
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – Mersey Ferries through time, Water under the Keel, Watford to Woolloomooloo, Rowing after the White Whal