October 1959. Belfast, Harland & Wolff. Ocean Monarch for major refit. Full air-conditioning installed and large part of the enclosed Prom Deck was converted to additional passenger accommodation.. 414 to 438 pax.
The oil drilling rig OCEAN MONARCH (IMO 8751368), assisted by FAR SARACEN and FAR SENATOR, anchors off Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, on Friday, 16 November 2018. OCEAN MONARCH will undergo maintenance and repairs for the next 12 weeks.
QOB approaching Two Rocks Passage, c.1955. Also inbound, t.s.s. Ocean Monarch passing through Grassy Bay.
Oil on linen canvas, 30 x 40 inches.
Signed & dated 2018
Collection Allan Davidson, 2/0 QOB and Ocean Monarch.
Furness Line's OCEAN MONARCH outbound from new York.
1958. The beautiful sleek liner at pier is Swedish America Line's KUNGSHOLM. The partly liner behind the pier is Royal Mail's ANDES! Her one and only call at New York 1958. Definitely not her normal run. I found she had made a cruise of
The Queen of Bermuda outbound from Hamilton Harbour c. 1953 seen from White's Island. Inshore, the yawl Dainty (preserved in the Bermuda Maritime Museum). At No. 1 Dock, the Ocean Monarch. Assisting the Marine Board's steam tug Justice, ex HMT Empire Lola.
Oil on linen, laid down on maple pane