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Welcome to our Highland Monarch website celebrating this remarkable and stylish passenger liner. Nelson Line since 1913 had become part of the Royal Mail Lines Group. By the 1920s Blue Star Line was becoming a major competitor for the service to South America and as a result Nelson Line had to respond. They started negotiations with Harland & Wolff Ltd in Belfast for the construction of five new fast motorships for their South American service.

In 1932 Nelson Line lost its separate identity and was merged with Royal Mail Lines. Thus the Highland ships were transferred to Royal Mail but continued on their well established service. The Highland ships gave sterling service in the Second World War. But by 1960 the Highland Monarch was the last survivor of the sisters that was still in service. She was retired and sold for scrap and scrapped at Dalmuir in Scotland.

This website aims to record the history of this fine British ocean liner and act as a virtual home to honour and commemorate this fine ship. We hope you enjoy this website and when you leave we hope you will visit again soon.


R.M.M.V. Highland Monarch 1928


~ The Last of Nelson Line ~

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Her Regular Service Route: Great Britain to South America

London - Boulogne - Corunna - Vigo - Rio de Janiero - Montevideo - Buenos Aires




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