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DOMINION MONARCH

DOMINION MONARCH

Dominion Monarch

Builder Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend-on-Tyne, England
Built for Shaw Savill Albion
Launched 27 July 1938 (by Lady Essendon)
Completed January 1939
GRT 27,155 tons
Length 207.8 m / 682 ft
Width 25.9 m / 84 ft, 6 inches
Draught 34 feet
Propulsion 4 Doxford 5 cylinder opposed-piston Diesel engines
Screws Quadruple
Service speed 21.5 knots
Passengers 525 passengers (508 in 1947), all first class
Passenger decks 6
Crew 385
Port of registry Southampton

Cheers and GB

Gordy

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As an apprentice towards the end of my apprenticeship in the drawing office of Harland & Wolff at North Woolwich, we were able to look along the length of the KGV dock through the large windows of the drawing office, and the Dominian Monarch could be seen at the far end of the dock, moored ahead of Royal Mail lines Highland Brigade. On the opposite side of the building was the structural steel drawing office, and from these windows the locks could clearly be seen. I can remember seeing the Dominian monarch in the lock; I believe that she was the largest ship to enter the Royal Docks and she virtually filled the lock.
 

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Tom, Hi. Many of my friends and family worked in Harlands in the 50`s/60`s some in the offices, some as trade apprentices, some as labourers.
The biggest vessel to berth in K.G.V was the MAURETANIA in 1939.
Cheers John.
 

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