No. 267 June 2012

June 2012

Front cover

The Queen Elizabeth 2 off the Isle of Wight in her prime. Sadly she is now laid up in Dubai.

Photo by Fotoflite


A Diamond Jubilee Tribute – 60 Years of Royal Yachts and launches
HM The Queen – A personal tribute from Commodore Ian Gibb
Memorable Ships – The Cunard Queens
Flags of Convenience – Expediency or an Escape Route
Argentine Paddlers – Train Ferries preserved
A Ben Line Story – Animals and pets at sea
Sailing with Seahorse – August Pacific and Amber Pacific
Newbuild of the Month – The Athena
Port of Call – Harwich
Forgotten Fleets – The Cairn Line of Steamships
Victims of Atlantis – From the diary of Cadet Graeme Cubbin
Photo Gallery – The Suez Canal and FT Everard & Sons
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Saga Cruises new gem, New role for QE2, Azamara fire, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – Julia sold, Condor Ferries, DFDS/LD Lines
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – They Couldn’t Have Done It Without Us, French Line, American Transport Line, Mariner’s Rest