No. 300 February 2015

February 2015

Front cover

The last ship to be registered under the Texaco name was the 143,750dwt tanker Star ohio. She was broken up as United Star at gadani Beach in December 2012.

Photo by Fotoflite


Texaco Tankers – The Lone Star fleet of Texas

Safely Stowed? – Maybe not

A Psychological Crisis – a Danish ice-breaker

The Swan River – To the river Plate

Sir Cloudesley Shovell – His downfall and the accurate measurement of longitude

Memorable Ships – Ile de France

Through the eyes of the artist – Ellerman Lines

Port of Call – Dakar

Forgotten Fleets – John Stewart & Co. (Shipping) Ltd.

News Report – The latest news from around the world

Cruise News – Celestyal Cruises, another Mein Schiff

Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK in February 2015

Ferry News – New Torbay Service, Condor 102 on its way

Newbuild of the month – Cecon Pride

Photo Gallery – Cities of today and yesterday – Nissan and Ellermans

Editor’s Mailbox – readers’ Letters

Readers’ Corner – Unknown Ship

Book Reviews – The Tyne-Tees Shipping Co., Nicholls’s Seamanship and Nautical Knowledge, Mersey Shipping Through Time, Great Passenger Ships of 1920-1930