Queen Mary resting in Long Beach

Queen Mary resting in Long Beach

The RMS Queen Mary is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line when the vessel entered service.

She was the flagship of the Cunard and White Star Lines, built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946.

Queen Mary: The bridge / Image: via ucl.ac.uk

With the outbreak of the Second World War, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers during the war. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along commenced transatlantic passenger service for which were initially built.

After several years, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored.The ship serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel.

RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach / Image: via afar.com

Featured Image: RMS Queen Mary Long Beach / Image: Wikipedia

Website: queenmary.com


 


 

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