RMS Queen Mary

Coordinates: 33°45′11″N 118°11′23″W / 33.75306°N 118.18972°W / 33.75306; -118.18972
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RMS Queen Mary
The ship’s final port in Long Beach, California
NameQueen Mary
NamesakeMary of Teck, consort of George V
Port of registryLiverpool
RouteSouthampton, New York, via Cherbourg (normal transatlantic voyage East and West bound)
Ordered3 April 1929
Yard number534
Laid down1 December 1930
Launched26 September 1934
Sponsored byQueen Mary
Christened26 September 1934
Maiden voyage27 May 1936
Out of service9 December 1967 (retired)
StatusMuseum ship
General characteristics
TypeOcean liner
  • 80,774 GRT (1936)
  • 81,237 GRT (1947)
Displacement77,400 long tons
  • 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m) LOA
  • 1,004 ft (306.0 m) LWL
  • 965 ft (294.1 m) LBP
Beam118 ft (36.0 m)
Height181 ft (55.2 m)
Draught38 ft 9 in (11.8 m)
Installed power24 × Yarrow boilers
  • 4 × Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines
  • 4 shafts, 200,000 shp (150,000 kW)[1]
  • 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) (service)
  • 32.84 kn (60.82 km/h; 37.79 mph) (achieved on speed trials)
Capacity2,139 passengers: 776 first (cabin) class, 784 cabin class, 579 tourist class
RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary is located in California
RMS Queen Mary
Coordinates33°45′11″N 118°11′23″W / 33.75306°N 118.18972°W / 33.75306; -118.18972
NRHP reference No.92001714[2]
Added to NRHP15 April 1993

RMS Queen Mary[3] 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. Watton, p.10.
  2. "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  3. 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.