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Name: OCEAN MONARCH
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 27/07/1950
Completed: 03/1951
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 119
Dimensions: 13654grt, 7135nrt, 5280dwt, 516.1 x 72.2 x 24.0ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines, DR geared to 2 shafts, 11500shp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 184384
History:
03/1951 Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, London
1967 Navigation Maritime Bulgare, Varna; renamed VARNA
1977 Dolphin (Hellas) Shipping SA, Piraeus; renamed VENUS
1978 Renamed RIVIERA
01/06/1981 Sank
Comments: 28/05/1981: On fire at Ambelaki
01/06/1981: Capsized & sank south of Kynosoura


Above photo as OCEAN MONARCH copyright of Stephen J Card

Above photo as OCEAN MONARCH copyright of Malcolm Cranfield

Above photo as VARNA copyright of JK Byass

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

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Copy courtesy of Terry Summerson