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CS Monarch

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1884. Her Majesty's Telegraph Cable Ship Monarch.
1884.The Great Cable Machine.
Telegraph Cable Ship 'Monarch'. Picture from 1897.

WWI The Cableship "Monarch" was sunk

A replacement ship was named "Monarch", as sister ship of the second CS Alert which was launched in 1918, constructed by Messrs Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson for the Post Office

Designed to operate in shallow waters only.

Originally coal-fired but converted to oil fuel in 1920.

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