No. 313 March 2016

March 2016

Front cover

The 5,207grt Messapia of adriatica at Piraeus on 1st September 1974. in 1975 she was sold to orri Navigation of Jeddah, renamed Zam Zam and converted to a pilgrim ship. By 1993 she had been removed from the register.

Photo by Don Smith/


Memorable Ships – Great Eastern

MISC of Malaysia – A Far Eastern Shipping Giant

Sigalas – A Santorini Shipping Dynasty

The Hereford Beacon

Through the eyes of the artist – Western Mediterranean – Part Two

Port of Call – Piraeus

Forgotten Fleets – Royal Netherlands S.S. Co.

News Report – The latest news from around the world

Cruise News – Quartet for Carnival, Lindblad expansion

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

Ferry News – Third CalMac hybrid launched, Ferries aground

Newbuild of the month – MV Aleut

Photo Gallery -Giant Container Ships at Felixstowe and Port Line

Readers’ Corner – Unknown Ship

Book Reviews – Captain Cook’s Merchant Ships, The Ships that came to

Manchester, Passage to Destiny, Coast Lines