At the time of her building, the QSMV (Quadruple Screw Motor Vessel) Dominion Monarch was the most powerful motor liner in the world and the largest ship operating full time on the Australasian trade. was able to assure their . Dominion Monarch with 525 FIRST CLASS ONLY passengers, combined with her crew passenger ratio, offered a service that is unequalled to this day.
She was an unusual ship as her design was that of a large passenger-cargo liner, with a relatively small passenger complement considering her size. To this day, Dominion Monarch remains the largest (all first class) cargo passenger liner ever to be built. Many larger, faster passenger liners would later serve on the Australasian service, however, with the eventual demise of the Dominion Monarch, the era of deluxe traditional sea travel ended. She departed from Australasian and New Zealand waters in 1962. This souvenir Dinner Bell stands 8" in height and is in very good condition for age.
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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