Highland Monarch
Ship Number
751
Vessel Type
Passenger Cargo Ship
Built
Belfast
Yard
East Yard
Slip Number
9
Launch Date
May 3, 1928
Delivered
October 2, 1928
Owner
H.& W. Nelson Ltd
Weight
14137 grt
BP Length
520 feet
Breadth
69 feet
No. of Screws
Twin
Speed (approx)
15.9 knots
Propulsion
8,000 b.h.p.
Official No.
148158
Registered
Belfast
I.M.O.
Fate
Scrapped
 Highland Monarch

[Harland and Wolff Collection]

Two funnels, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 15.9 knots. When built had accommodation for 150-1st, 70-intermediate and 500-3rd class passengers. Her sister ships were , Highland Brigade, Highland Chieftain and Highland Princess.
 
She sailed from London on her maiden voyage on 18th October 1928. Her normal route was London - Leixoes(Portugal) - Lisbon - Las Palmas - Rio de Janeiro - Santos - Montevideo - Buenos Aires. She would embark mainly 1st and intermediate passengers at London and 3rd or emigrant class at Portuguese ports.
 
In 1932 she was incorporated into Royal Mail Line, but continued on the same service.
 
Requisitioned as a troopship in 1940, she was returned to her owners after the war and refitted to 14,216 tons and with accommodation for 104-1st and 335-3rd class passengers, and resumed service in 1946.
 
She continued in this service until sold April 1960 to British Iron & Steel Corp. for breaking up on the Clyde at Dalmuir.
 
[Great Steamers, White and Gold. A History of Royal Mail Ships and Services, by R.Baker and A.Leonard]