RMS Queen Mary

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RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary at Long Beach, California
Career
Name: RMS Queen Mary
Operator: Cunard White Star Line
Port of registry: Liverpool
Ordered: 3 April 1929
Builder: John Brown and Company
 Clydebank, Scotland
Laid down: 1 December 1930
Launched: 26 September 1934 by Her Majesty the Queen
Christened: 26 September 1934
Out of service: 9 December 1967 (retired)
Identification: Radio Callsign GBTT
Fate: Became a hotel ship
Status: Now hotel / restaurant / museum,
Long Beach, California
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 81,237 GRT
Displacement: 81,961 tonnes
Length: 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m) oa
965 ft (294.1 m) B.P.
Beam: 118 ft (36.0 m)
Height: 181 ft (55.2 m)
Draft: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Propulsion: 24 Yarrow boilers, 4 sets of Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines on 4 shafts, 160.000 shp
Speed: approximately 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) service speed.
Capacity: 2139 passengers: 776 first (cabin) class, 784 tourist class, 579 third class
Crew: 1101 crew
RMS Queen Mary
NRHP Reference#: 92001714[1]
Added to NRHP: 15 April 1993

RMS Queen Mary[2] is a ship in Long Beach, California. It is docked in the harbor. It was an ocean liner that sailed in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967.

With the outbreak of World War II, she was changed into a troopship. Queen Mary moved Allied soldiers for the rest of the war. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service.

The ship now is a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[change | change source]

  1. "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  2. RMS is an acronym. RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship or Steamer. RMS is a ship prefix for vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.