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Monas Queen anchor begins journey home to the Isle of Man

28th January, 2011

The anchor from the ill fated vessel, Mona’s Queen, one of three Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ships which were sunk by enemy action at Dunkirk in 1940, is finally on its way home.

The anchor was recovered after plans to raise it and return it to the Isle of Man, formulated by the late Captain Andrew Douglas and Captain Hamish Ross came to fruition last year. The anchor will be a memorial to all Steam Packet Company crew who lost their lives during World War Two.

Now, thanks to the generous help of Manx Independent Carriers and Cammell Laird Shipyard, where the ship was built, the anchor is on its way home from Dunkirk via Cammell Laird. Manx Independent Carriers are transporting it from Dunkirk to Cammell Lairds yard in Birkenhead, where the anchor is due to arrive today, Friday, 28 January and where preservation work will take place before it reaches its final resting place on the Island.

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