RMS Queen Mary – The historical passenger ship rests in Long Beach

A 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.

RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach / Image source

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, where she remains permanently moored. The ship serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel.

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