No. 312 February 2016

February 2016

Front cover

The 17,188gt Maersk Vera Cruz berthed at Algeciras in 2007. She was built in 2004 by Daewoo at Mangalia. She now sails as Vera D for Peter Dohle.

Photo by Neill Rush


Memorable Ships – Orcades, Oronsay And Orsova

Boluda and Pinillos – 175 years of Spanish Shipowning

To Argentina on the Royston Grange

Capt. William Geoffrey Jameson’s Memoirs – My own command – S.S. Helencrest

The Arafura

Newbuild of the month – Albatross

Port of Call – Algeciras

Forgotten Fleets – London & Rochester Trading Co. Ltd.

Through the Eyes of the artist – Western Mediterranean – Part one

News Report – The latest news from around the world

Cruise News – P&O 5 ship spectacular, Crystal in ice etc.

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

Ferry News – Loss of a CalMac stalwart, veterans join Moby

Photo Gallery – Barcelona and Aznar

Readers’ Corner – Unknown Ship

Book Reviews – 21st Century Seamanship, Steamers at War, The Once Ubiquitous Paddle Steamer, The Nieuw Amsterdam