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A newcomer to the Southampton-Jersey mail service on 9 June 1847 was the Monarch, under the command of Captain Lewis. Built by Rubie and Baker of Northam in 1836, a paddle steamer of 360 gross tons, 140 feet long, 23 feet beam, her paddles being driven by engines developing 120 hp, Monarch carried the mails for a few months only, being transferred in November to cargo. She was later converted to a barque and sailed to New Zealand.

This is one of the few ships to operate passenger services to the Channel Island of which no photograph or drawing appears to have survived.

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