QSMV Dominion Monarch built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson for Shaw, saville & Albion Line & completed 12/01/39. a refrigerated cargo liner. 25,155GRT, 15,183NWT, length 657.6ft. beam 84.8ft & draught 34ft. Diesel engines powered 4 screws to give 21.5Kn. Crew 385, 508 1st class passengers. Ran London, Las Palmas, Cape Town, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney & Wellington. '55 return trip became Wellington, Suva, Papeete, Panama, Curacao & London. requisitioned in 08/40 & converted to troopship.