No. 323 January 2017

January 2017

Front cover

The 2,870grt Selfoss of Eimskip. She was built in 1977 by Schulte & Bruns at Emden as the Osterems. She became Gardsun in 1993 and Gloria in 2003, before being broken up in 2015.

Photo by Fotoflite


Memorable Ships – Silverlaurel, Silverbriar and Silverplane
An Icelandic Saga – Eimskip and Samskip
1950s Deep Sea with Bank Line – Memories of Irisbank and Maplebank
British Merchant Ships lost in – January 2017
You’ll be loading Bombs – The Columbia Star
An Interview with Masamichi Morooka
Through the eyes of the artist – London River (Part 3)
Port of Call – Vigo
Forgotten Fleets – Olsen and Ugelstad
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Virgin rebrand, Makeover for Oriana
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK in January 2017
Ferry News – Hythe Ferry needs help, CalMac ferry delivered early
Newbuild of the month – Berlin and Copenhagen
Photo of the Month – Clansman and Isle of Mull
Editor’s Mailbox
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Book Reviews – Ocean Ships, Andrea Doria and other Recent Liner Disasters, Five weeks to Sydney, Capt. Charles Fryatt