No. 389 August 2022

August 2022

Front cover

The 28,613gt Black Watch of Fred. Olsen Cruises leaving Southampton. She was built in 1972 as the Royal Viking Star. See article on The Royal Viking Trio.

Photo by Nigel Lawrence




MEMORABLE SHIPS – The Royal Viking Trio

KNUT KLOSTER – The great Norwegian ship designer

80 YEARS AGO – British Merchant Ships lost in August 1942

MADRIGAL SHIPPING – Hong Kong Shipowners

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTIST – The John Swire Group (China Navigation Co.)

PORT OF CALL – Sihanoukville





NEWS REPORT – The latest news from around the world

CRUISE NEWS – Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambition, Havila strife

FERRY NEWS – CalMac update, First E-Flexer Mk. 2

NEWBUILD OF THE MONTH – Grimaldi Group GG5G Class

PHOTO OF THE MONTH – Southampton in 2013

READERS’ CORNER – Unknown Ship

BOOK REVIEWS – Why the Titanic was doomed, Thames shipping in colour, Teignmouth and its ships, Carpathia