Story: Shipping

Children’s dining saloon, Dominion Monarch

Children’s dining saloon, Dominion Monarch

Shaw Savill built only one new passenger liner between the wars, but it was a big one. At 26,463 tons, the Dominion Monarch of 1939 dwarfed everything on the New Zealand run. For all that, she was primarily a cargo carrier, because there were cabins for just 525 passengers, all first class. Passengers had the use of six decks from the games deck, down through the lounge, promenade, 'A', B' and C' decks. The public spaces included this children’s dining saloon.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - From coal to oil', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5766/childrens-dining-saloon-dominion-monarch (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016