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  RMS Queen Mary
Cunard White Star Line
Ocean Liner
(Converted to Troop Transport during WWII)

81,237 Tons
118' x 181' x 39'
4 x 40mm
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William Cosh 1942
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Justin Taylan 2004

Ship History
Built by John Brown and Company in Clydebank, Scotland. Laid down December 1, 1930. Launched September 26, 1934. Christened on September 26, 1934. Named Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Queen Mary and made her maiden voyage on May 27, 1936.

This ocean liner capable of carrying 2,410 passengers in luxury. Converted to a troop transport during World War II capable of carrying 5,500 passengers.

During the war, Queen Mary carried troops to the war, including a Pacific cruise. She survived a collision at sea, and carried the most troops of any wartime ship.

On March 28, 1942 the Queen Mary arrived in Sydney Harbor with American troops aboard. Too large to dock, the troops were loaded onto a ferry and transferred ashore.

Purchased by the city of Long Beach, California Queen Mary is permanently docked at Long Beach and open to the public for tours and events.

Queen Mary - Official Website

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017



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