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Iron Monarch leaving Rapid Bay
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No: 12771   Contributor: Gordy   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Whyalla, Australia   Country: Australia
Iron Monarch leaving Rapid Bay

Cargo vessel Iron Monarch leaving Rapid Bay.
Picture added on 20 December 2009 at 14:20
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This shows her sailing from Lyttelton, New Zealand,tug Lyttelton II assisting

Added by Dave Edge on 15 February 2010.
Yes I agree, I thought it was Rapid bay at first thinking of the high hills behind there but it was taken over in New Zealand for sure

Added by Gordy on 26 August 2013.
Hi Gordy,
Upon second glance I think she is actually arriving and is about to pass through the moles into the inner harbour with the hoto being taken from the reclaimed area behind the oil wharf.

Added by Dave Edge on 04 December 2013.
There were a few Iron Monarchs but this I'm sure is the 1943 one delivered on April 12th from the Broken Hill yard at Whyalla.
She served till sold for breaking at Kaohsiung where she arrived on October 14th 1972.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 04 December 2013.
Yep that is the old 1943 Iron Monarch, I was on her 4 times, she was my first ship and I was on her as deck boy, bucko, seaman and AB...quite a range of positions eh lol

Added by Gordy Ross on 04 December 2013.
Done well sir!!

Added by Paul Strathdee on 09 December 2013.
TY Paul, just saw this

Added by Gordy on 02 August 2018.
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