Once Furness Withy's elegant Monarch of Bermuda The Greek liner Arkadia had also seen service as New Australia for Shaw Savill before settling into her new ownership which continued the emigrant liner role. Her new profile was comfortable enough and immensely better than some less fortunate conversi
Greek pass/cargo liner ARKADIA, imo 5502442/ 176m/ 20.260gt/ 20kn/ pax 1.350; 11/1931 completed by Vickers Armstrongs Ltd, Newcastle, as MONARCH OF BERMUDA for Furness Withy & Co., Hamilton, Bermuda; 1939 converted to troopship, MoWT; 1947 during her re-conversion to peacetime operations at Newc
Arkadia of Greek Line in her later years of service to Canada and some cruising. Partly glass enclosing of Promenade deck was only later added. The high build up at the stern was the children's play room.
Back of photo says 'Arkadia' of the Greek Line, arriving Amsterdam 17 Nov 1959.
Built: 1931 Vickers-Armstrong, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Owners: Greek Line
1931: Built as 'Monarch of Bermuda' for Furness, Withy
1949: Sold to Shaw Savill and Albion, r/n New Australia
1957: Sold to