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Dominion Monarch Shaw Savill Line

Dominion Monarch Shaw Savill Line

Dominion Monarch, built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend in 1939 - she was the largest passenger ship ever owned by Shaw Savill. She operated on round the world service from UK to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (Troopship duties 1940-1948) - scrapped in Osaka Japan in 1962
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Jamie, didn't those two tall vases in the forward lounge of the Northern Star come from the Dominion Monarch?

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Jamie Thanks for posting this great photo! Ships look even more glorious while underway and this photo really makes the Dominion Monarch shine. Thanks for sharing this with us!
 

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It was rumoured many years ago that in the 1950/60`s two gay crew members of this ship were married in a Kiwi port and when found out the D.M. was banned from that port. Was this true or just fantasy?
Cheers John.
 

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The rumour if thats what it was, predates the 1950's. I was on Rangitki in 1947 moored opposite the Largs Bay in Auckland and it supposedly happened aboard her. Funny how these snippets get around, we are still bringing it to mind after sixty years
 

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