RMS Queen Mary file photo [20050]

RMS Queen Mary

CountryUnited Kingdom
BuilderJohn Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom
Laid Down1 Dec 1930
Launched26 Sep 1934
Decommissioned9 Dec 1967
Displacement81961 tons standard
Length1019 feet
Beam118 feet
Draft39 feet
Machinery24 Yarrow boilers, 4 Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 shafts
Power Output160000 SHP
Speed28 knots
Crew1101

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ww2dbaseFor more information on RMS Queen Elizabeth, please see The Magnificent Queens by Alan Chanter.

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RMS Queen Mary Operational Timeline

3 Apr 1929 RMS Queen Mary was ordered.
1 Dec 1930 The keel of RMS Queen Mary was laid down by the John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom.
26 Sep 1934 RMS Queen Mary was launched at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom. The Queen Mary would play a vital role in the war; transporting hundreds of thousands of Allied troops across the world's oceans.
27 May 1936 The transatlantic ocean liner RMS Queen Mary made her maiden voyage, departing from Southampton, England, United Kingdom. Converted into a troopship in World War II she would carry thousands of American troops across to Europe.
24 Aug 1936 The Cunard White Star liner RMS Queen Mary, arrived in New York, United States having made the Atlantic crossing in 4 days 27 minutes and taking the Blue Riband from the French liner Normandie.
20 Mar 1940 RMS Queen Mary departed New York, New York, United States.
17 Apr 1940 RMS Queen Mary arrived at Sydney, Australia.
26 Jun 1940 RMS Queen Mary, with 5,000 British troops aboard, set sail for the Middle East.
28 Mar 1942 RMS Queen Mary arrived at Sydney, Australia and disembarked 8,400 troops.
2 Oct 1942 The troopship Queen Mary collided with (and sank) one of her escorts, the light cruiser HMS Curacoa, off the Irish coast with the loss of 239 lives.
9 Dec 1967 RMS Queen Mary was retired from service.

Photographs

RMS Queen Mary in the King George VI Graving Dock, Sembawang, Singapore, Aug 1940RMS Queen Mary (right), RMS Queen Elizabeth (left), and HMAS Sydney (foreground) off WilsonRMS Queen Mary at anchor, 1940sQueen Elizabeth and Vice Admiral J. A. G. Troup on the bridge of RMS Queen Mary on the River Clyde, Scotland, United Kingdom, 4 Jun 1942
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Jerry says:
17 Jan 2014 05:16:08 AM

Am I reading this right?
82,000 tons, 28 knots with only 16,000 shp??
There must be a zero missing on the horseposer.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
17 Jan 2014 11:38:38 AM

Jerry, I have indeed made a typographical error, thank you! This has been corrected.

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RMS Queen Mary in the King George VI Graving Dock, Sembawang, Singapore, Aug 1940
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