About the magazine

ISSN: 0958-7683
The original issue
The original issue

Since its foundation in 1998 WARSHIPS IFR has evolved to the world’s leading and only ‘high street’ naval news monthly magazine. WARSHIPS IFR is read, not only by professionals, but also by those with a general interest in naval affairs.

WARSHIPS International Fleet Review is published 12 times a year by Tandy Media Ltd who also publish Shipping Today & Yesterday (which provides news and features from the world of merchant shipping).




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Editor: Iain Ballantyne

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WARSHIPS International Fleet Review is published by:

Tandy Media Ltd, PO Box 302, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 9HN, UK

Tel (UK): 020 3745 3367  (Outside UK): +44 20 3745 3367

Email: admin@tandymedia.com


WARSHIPS International Fleet Review is distributed by:

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Our writers

From a variety of different backgrounds, our writers love reporting what’s current and topical in the naval world. If you wish to comment on any of our articles, and be featured in the monthly Editor’s Mailbox, please get in touch by emailing .

Iain Ballantyne

Having written about the global activities of the Royal Navy for more than 20 years, Iain has spent time in most types of warship, from nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, to destroyers and frigates. He has sailed in minefields off war-torn Kuwait, witnessed embargo enforcement in the Adriatic and counter-terrorism sweeps in the Mediterranean.

Cem Devrim Yaylali

Cem Devrim Yaylalı was born in Paris and raised in Istanbul, where he currently lives. He has a degree in economics, from University of Istanbul. His interest in naval issues began by taking photos of warships visiting Istanbul. His first photos were published in Jane’s Fighting Ships in 1991. Since then his photos and articles have been published in various naval publications both Turkish and foreign such as  Türk Deniz Kuvvetleri DergisiSeaforth World Naval ReviewCombat Fleets of the World.