"Monarch" built as a super-dreadnought of her time,
the great battleship seen here passing down the Tyne. Construction
was completed in April 1912, she being one of four super-dreadnoughts
of her time, part of he Orion Class. Fitted with ten 13.5 inch
huns, sixteen 4 inch guns, four 3-pounders, and three torpedo
tubes. During her trial voyages she reached a speed of 21.88 knots.