Saville Line Dominion
Monarch leaving Auckland. The "A" Class yacht, Ranger,
beating up harbour.
Dominion Monarch was the largest of
all the passenger-cargo liners. Apart from the years of WWII when
she was requisitioned by the British government, she spent her life on
the Britain, Australia and New Zealand run, carrying up 525 passengers
and 16,400 of cargo. She was built for Shaw Saville and launched
on 27 July 1938 and measured 27,155 gross. She was taken out of service
in 1962 and spent a brief time as an hotel ship at the Seattle World
Fair where, towards the end of her stay, her name was changed to Dominion Monarch Maru.
In November of that year she was sailed to
Japan and broken up.
This painting is in
Auckland and available for $5,500 NZ. (Shipping not included).