RMS Queen Elizabeth file photo [20059]

RMS Queen Elizabeth

CountryUnited Kingdom
BuilderJohn Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom
Laid Down4 Dec 1936
Launched27 Sep 1938
Displacement83000 tons standard
Length1031 feet
Beam118 feet
Draft38 feet
MachinerySteam turbines, four propellers
Power Output160000 SHP
Crew1000

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

Last Major Revision: Jan 2014

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RMS Queen Elizabeth Operational Timeline

4 Dec 1936 The keel of RMS Queen Elizabeth was laid down by the John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom.
27 Sep 1938 RMS Queen Elizabeth was launched at Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom.
26 Feb 1940 Newly-constructed British large passenger liner Queen Elizabeth left Clydeside, Glasgow, Scotland on the spring tide. To prevent German attack, false intelligence regarding her destination being Southampton in southern England was generated, but her actual destination was New York in the United States. She would reach New York for her final fitting.
29 Feb 1940 RMS Queen Elizabeth set sail from Scotland, United Kingdom for New York, United States.
3 Mar 1940 As the large passenger liner Queen Elizabeth sailed for New York, British agents released false information regarding the final destination being Southampton in southern England, United Kingdom. German intelligence apparently picked up this information as Luftwaffe aircraft appeared to bomb Southampton on this date, the date when Queen Elizabeth was falsely said to arrive.
7 Mar 1940 RMS Queen Elizabeth arrived at New York, New York, United States.
9 Jan 1972 Seawise University was destroyed by fire in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.

Photographs

RMS Queen Elizabeth under construction, Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1937-1938RMS Queen Mary (right), RMS Queen Elizabeth (left), and HMAS Sydney (foreground) off WilsonRMS Queen Elizabeth underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 1940sRMS Queen Elizabeth at New York, New York, United States, date unknown
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RMS Queen Elizabeth under construction, Clydebank, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1937-1938
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