No. 272 October 2012

October 2012

Front cover

The 25,661grt Conte Grande was built in 1926 by ST Triestino at San Marco. She lasted until 1961.

Photo by Don Smith/


Post War Troopships – The Super Troopers
MV Sococtra – Finishing sea time as a cadet
The ‘T2′ Tankers – Lifeline of the post war maritime economy
Through the eyes of the artist – Frank H Mason
Victims of Atlantis – The German Raider continues to sink Allied ships
Memorable Ships – Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
Newbuild of the Month – MV Solin
Port of Call – Cadiz
Forgotten Fleets – Italia (part 1)
Photo Gallery – Elba and The Ouse Steam Ship Company
News Report – The latest news from around the world
Cruise News – Mutiny on the Deutschland, Celebrity Reflection, etc.
Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK
Ferry News – Celtic Link, My Ferry, Cobolfret, etc.
Readers’ Corner – Identify the Unknown Ship
Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ letters
Book Reviews – Costa Cruises, The Great Liners Story, Hard a Tab Nab, SS United States