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TSS OCEAN MONARCH

Furness Bermuda Line's TSS OCEAN MONARCH arriving hamilton for the first time on 5th May 1951.

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Marvelous photo of Furness Bermuda Lines newest liner Ocean Monarch. Ratical change in design to the Queen of Bermuda. She would have no dough been classed as yatch .The For runner of cruise liners to come in the future.
 

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Lovely little liner! Beautiful lines and nice interiors. Far different than her older running mate QoB.
Mike - The Sun Viking
 

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Yes. A favourite. And very much a liner as opposed to a cruise ship. In addition to passengers she had three cargo holds with some reefer space... and it was used!

In some ways she is like a mini CARONIA.

Stephen
 

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Yeah, I always loved this little liner. Really nice profile, near perfect funnel. Being an NAL nut, it's easy to imagine her with a fjord name! Thanks!!
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Finn,

Near perfect? ;-) OK, OK... I know it would look good in buff with a few red white and blue stripes.

For a name... how about TROLLFJORD?

Stephen
 

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The NAL colors were marvelous! And, no... I wasn't thinking TROLLFJORD! :) More along the lines of OSLOFJORD or BERGENSFJORD.
Finn
 

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Oh dear... I think my idea of TROLLFJORD has been taken the wrong way! Not intended to have anything to do with the people on the internet who thay call 'Trolls'.

I was thinking of TROLLFJORD itself... as in 'small and beautiful'.... cruised into Trollfjord in the SAGA RUBY a couple of years agp. A tight squeeze for sure. Striking scenery! Must dig out a few photos.

Yes, NAL colours are as perfect as you suggest... second only to the old Holland America livery. ;-).

Stephen

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Yes, my dad and I sailed into Trollfjord in the mid 90s on the GANN. Spectacular! Particularly since the sound system played Grieg's Peer Gynt in the background, which added goosebumps to the experience! SAGA RUBY must have been a real tight squeeze indeed!
 

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