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Mona's Queen anchor placed in final resting place

23rd May, 2012

The anchor of the Steam Packet vessel Mona's Queen which was lost at Dunkirk has at last been positioned in its final resting place at Kallow Point, Port St Mary.

The Mona’s Queen was one of eight Steam Packet Company ships requisitioned in the Second World War which between them rescued 24,669 troops as part of Operation Dynamo. Two other Steam Packet ships were also lost at Dunkirk - Fenella and King Orry.

The anchor was raised after an initiative involving the late Captain Andrew Douglas and Captain Hamish Ross to return it to the Isle of Man to form a memorial to all Steam Packet Company staff who lost their lives during World War Two.

Manx Independent Carriers transported the anchor from Dunkirk to Cammell Lairds shipyard in Birkenhead where the Mona's Queen was built. Following preservation treatment, we again transported it on its final journey back to Manx soil.

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