Over 100 years have passed since the tragic collision in Carlingford Lough between the Holyhead passenger steamer Connemara and an incoming collier. Of a total of 95 people in both vessels, only one survived, and this detailed account of the disaster puts right certain misconceptions as to what actually happened…Read More
December 2016 will be a poignant time on the stunningly beautiful islands that make up the US State of Hawaii. A few precious old men stumble with the aid of walking sticks and frames towards the harbour and with straight backs and tears in their eyes they remember. They remember…Read More
Note from the Editor In April 2016, we published the article ‘Eastern Ranger and the Red Guards’ which covered the frightening experience of the officers and crew of the Eastern Moon at the hands of the Red Guard movement and the Chinese authorities in 1967.
Serving as an Engineer Officer with T&J Brocklebank in the late fifties and early sixties I had often heard tales of the destruction of their ship SS Malakand whilst in Liverpool docks during a particularly heavy blitz on the town on 3rd and 4th May 1941. Read More
There have been numerous ships over the past 175 years that have proudly flown the Cunard flag and carried the iconic red and black livery on their funnels. Most of the names of these ships are unknown to the average person, with the exception of a few of Cunard’s most…Read More