Tag: Monarch

24th February 1950 Monarch

First Monarch A/S Weymouth Pleasure Pier, February 1950.

Monarch arrived in Milford Haven having left Weymouth early the day before under tow for her passage along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coasts before crossing the Bristol Channel past Lundy Island.

18th February 1950 Monarch

First Monarch towed through Weymouth Town Bridge ,February 1950.

The news was now out that Cosens’s first twin funnelled Monarch was to be sold for scrap.

31st January 1961 Monarch

Monarch passing through the Weymouth Town Bridge for the last time, 31st January 1961.

Monarch towed from her berth in the Weymouth Backwater and down the harbour to the Pleasure Pier to await the sea-going tug to tow her to the scrapyard in Ireland.

17th January 1961 Monarch

Monarch at Weymouth. Cosens's office at 10, Custom House Quay is the building on the left with the white lettering on a black background.

Dorset Evening Echo reports that Monarch has been put up for sale.

31st August 1958 Monarch

Monarch arriving at Bournemouth Pier.

Monarch’s Late Night New Orleans Jazz Cruise, “The River Boat Shuffle”, with Gerry Brown’s Jazzmen and the Kapota cancelled.

Summer 1991

  • The paddle wheel history
  • Superb day out
  • Medway hosts four paddlers
  • A day in the life of KC
  • Snowbound Medway Queen
  • And 50 years ago...

Summer 1961

  • London & Home Counties Branch formed
  • Portsmouth paddlers
  • Cosen's depleted fleet
  • Clyde Easter sailings
  • Sussex Queen

Spring 1961

  • Steadily increasing membership
  • Bristol Branch formed
  • Caledonia still in commission
  • Campbell fleet now three
  • Medway Queen's season
  • Monarch to be scrapped
October 2021