Shaw Savill Lines big Motor Vessel Dominion Monarch is shown arriving in Southampton following her return to service after trooping duties in World War 2. Despite her passing in November of 1962, she remains the largest all first class passenger cargo liner ever built. She was known as the Dominio
The joy of second hand shops, I picked this up for a dollar.
I think the reason for our railways department taking this photo is she was the largest ship on the NZ-UK run at the time.
Photo NZ Railways publicity department-no copyright marked on back of print.
Photo taken at Auckland Maritime Museum, c.2005
Built: 1939 Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Newcastle
In fleet: 1939-1962
1962: Used as floating hotel at Seattle World Fair, later
Sold for scrapping in Osaka.
All berths are occupied in this aerial view of the Auckland wharves, 12 December 1957.
The cutting identifies the Port Wyndham and Wanganella at Princes wharf (front) and next on Queens wharf the Dominion Monarch.
The other eleven vessels are not identified.