No. 288 February 2014

February 2014

Front cover

In 1970 Chandris won the UK to Australia emigrant contract from SITMAR. One of their vessels was the 18,021 grt Ellinis. she was the former Lurline of Matson Line, built in 1932 by Bethlehem Shipbuilding at Quincy. She was broken up in 1987.


Post War Australian Emigrant Ships -The Ten Pound Poms
Cargo Security and Transparency – Lessons to be learned from recent disasters
An OOW on Union-Castle Line – The Rochester Castle
Sailing with Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank – The first deep sea shipping company in the world
Memorable Ships – The Vestris
Through the Eyes of the Artist – Coasters
Port of Call – Gdansk
Forgotten Fleets – Royal Mail Steam Packet Co (pt 2)
Newbuild of the Month – Interceptor 38 Sohar Pilot
Photo Gallery – Orkney Ferries and Napier, New Zealand
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – The end for the first RCI ship, Ocean Countess fire, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – DFDS fire, New Dublin-Cherbourg service, Balearia changes, etc.
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – German Luxury Liners, Modern Mersey Shipping, Bristol Port and Channel Nostalgia, RMS Queen Elizabeth