QSMV Dominion Monarch -Deck Plan

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Shaw Savill Line

QSMV Dominion Monarch

The Largest Liner of its Kind ever Built

Shaw Savill Line - QSMV Dominion Monarch

General Ship Layout by the Builder

“Swann, Hunter and Wigham Richardson. Ltd, Wallsend, England.”

Taken from a Commemorative booklet released upon her Maiden Voyage on February 17, 1939


A fine painting of the Dominion Monarch by New Zealand’s Maritime Artist Mr. Wallace Trickett

Visit Wallace Trickett’s website at - www.bluestarline.org/index.html 

On Page Two of the QSMV Dominion Monarch feature you will have seen a host of fine photographs, which came from a 63 page booklet I received from Jo Garrett, who’s Father Mr. Eddy Garret worked for over thirty years at the famed Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyards and he was involved in the building of this great liner as well as many other ships. The images presented below originate from this commemorative booklet that was released and distributed amongst the staff and workers at the yard alone on the occasion of her maiden voyage on February 17, 1939. In the rear of this booklet were two fold away plans of the ship, although there were in a semi torn condition, however, scanning them with care and using Photoshop, they have come up well as a whole, and you will now gain an overall view of this great liner - Enjoy!





Page One:……..QSMV Dominion Monarch’s History Page.


Page Two:……..Interior Photo Page from the Builder.


Page Three:…..Memorabilia Page.


Page Four:……..Ship layouts dated February 1939.


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