HMS Monarch, 1832-1866
HMS Monarch was a second-rate sailing ship of the Royal Navy.1 It spent most of 1854 in the Baltic fighting in the Russian/Crimean War, and in 1855 and 1856 Monarch visited Victoria, as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Henry William Bruce of the Pacific Squadron.2
This despatch reports that it formed part of the Squadron employed in the Pacific, and another mentions Bruce's arrival on the Monarch at “Esquimalt Port”.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents