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SS Ocean Monarch ~ Deck Plan

This page completes the RMS Empress of England and SS Ocean Monarch feature. This ship spent 13 years with Canadian Pacific Lines and there were good times as well as difficult times which were mostly due to airlines taking over most of the trade across the North Atlantic, but she did swell cruising.

Then she was sold to Shaw Savill UK, she was troubled from the very beginning for she became far too costly with a massive delay in her refit into a cruise ship at the ship yard. This would cost Shaw Savill a massive 12 million Pounds loss due to the ship being delivered many months late and she was unable to operate her UK cruise season bar one, which placed the company a long way behind financially. In addition the ships five years with them operating line voyages and cruises from Sydney Australia where she was very popular, and England, where she was not as popular, but she did reasonably well. However, she was plagued with crew and maritime union problems as well as ongoing engine and boiler breakdowns, which eventually destroyed the ship, but more-so Shaw Savill’s passenger services as you can read on Page Two!

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The SS Ocean Monarch is seen here in the Adelaide’s (South Australia) outer harbour 




Page One: RMS Empress of England - History & Photo’s.

Page Two: SS Ocean Monarch - History & Photo’s.

Page Three: SS Ocean Monarch - Photo Page.

Page Four: SS Ocean Monarch - Deck Plan - This Page.



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