No. 287 January 2014

January 2014

Front cover

The 12,330gt cable-layer Wave Sentinel of Global Marine Systems was built in 1995 by Royal Schelde at Flushing as the Island Commodore for Commodore Shipping. she was converted into a cable-layer in 2000.

Photo by Fotoflite


Splice Those Cables – Cablelayers and Cable Repair ships
London & Overseas Freighters – A Greek Company in the UK
Sailing with Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank – The first deep sea shipping company in the world
Memorable Ships – Americana
Through the Eyes of the Artist – Royal Mail Steam Packet Co
Port of Call – Palma de Mallorca
Forgotten Fleets – Royal Mail Steam Packet Co (pt 1)
Newbuild of the Month – Hallaig
Photo Gallery – Port Everglades and United States Lines freighters
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Large ships banned from Venice canal, MSC to lengthen ships, QE2 update.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – New Santander to Poole service, more ships on Irish Sea routes, etc.
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – The SeaFrance Years, Final Voyage, Shipping company losses of the 2nd World War, Irish Ferries