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Name: DOMINION MONARCH
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 27/07/1938
Completed: 01/1939
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 1547
Dimensions: 27155grt, 15813nrt, 657.6 x 84.8 x 44.4ft
Engines: 4 x Oil engines, 2SCSA ,5cyl (28.5 x88.5ins), 5056nhp
Engines by: 2 x Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd and 2 x Wm Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 4 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 166828
History:
01/1939 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1962 Mitsui & Co, Osaka; renamed DOMINION MONARCH MARU
25/11/1962 Broken up
Comments: 01/1939: As completed she was equipped for 508 all first class passengers
She had a crew of 385
08/1940: Requisitioned by the UK Government to be used as a troopship. All her internal fittings were removed and she was converted to carry 3556 troops.
07/1947: Returned to her owners & spent the next 15 months at her builders being completely overhauled and the passenger fittings (for 508 first class passengers) were restored
25/11/1962: Broken up at Osaka by Mitsui & Co


Above photo courtesy of Emmanuel Makarios

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

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