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Name: MONARCH
Type: Cable Ship
Launched: 09/08/1945
Completed: 02/1946
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1768
Dimensions: 8541grt, 3348nrt, 435.0 x 55.5 x 40.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (21, 35 & 60 x 39ins), 4005ihp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 1 x bow thruster, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 337968
History:
02/1946 HM Postmaster-General
1969 British Post Office, London; renamed CS MONARCH
1970 Cable & Wireless Ltd, London; renamed SENTINEL
25/10/1977 Broken up
Comments: 25/10/1977: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


Above photo as MONARCH courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as CS MONARCH courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as SENTINEL courtesy of Richard Cox

SENTINEL at Blyth awaiting the breaking up berth. Photo copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Breaking up underway at Blyth. Photo as SENTINEL copyright of Harold Appleyard

Profile & Decks plans copyright of Shipbuilding & Shipping Record. Click HERE to enlarge

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Copy courtesy of Terry Summerson