• Short Summary

    An item showing 'Monarch', the world's biggest cable ship, at work.

  • Description

    Item title reads - 'Monarch' world's biggest cable ship.

    Location of events unknown.

    L/S of the cable ship 'Monarch'. Various shots as it carries out cable laying and retrieving operations. Sailors repair damaged cable. The cable grapple is lowered into the sea. Various shots of officers in chart and instrument rooms.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:53:00 / 01:18:10:00

Comments (3)

  1. spaggee says

    My grandfather was captain of the HMCS Monarch, attacked by an American destroyer on 13th June 1944. I have stills of his body being embarked at Portsmouth one or two days later and on several is a man with what can only be described as a movie camera. I wonder if Pathe news took footage and if they did whether or not it still exists.

  2. The Fred Legacy says

    My great uncle Fred Fitt was the ship's Bursar.

  3. Teresa Joyce says

    My Grandfather Thomas Driscoll served on the Monarch - He was on board on both occasions when it was hit.

    he would never talk to his children or grandchildren about what happened.. if any one has any more information or could point me in the right direction I would very grateful.

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