RMS Queen Mary

retired British ocean liner

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.

RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary Long Beach January 2011 view.jpg
The ship’s final port in Long Beach, California
History
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Name: Queen Mary
Namesake: Mary of Teck, consort of George V
Owner:
Port of registry: Liverpool
Route: Southampton, New York, via Cherbourg (normal transatlantic voyage East and West bound)
Ordered: 3 April 1929
Builder:
Yard number: 534
Laid down: 1 December 1930
Launched: 26 September 1934
Sponsored by: Queen Mary
Christened: 26 September 1934
Maiden voyage: 27 May 1936
Out of service: 9 December 1967 (retired)
Identification:
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage:
  • 80,774 GRT (1936)
  • 81,237 GRT (1947)
Displacement: 77,400 long tons
Length:
  • 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m) LOA
  • 1,004 ft (306.0 m) LWL
  • 965 ft (294.1 m) LBP
Beam: 118 ft (36.0 m)
Height: 181 ft (55.2 m)
Draught: 38 ft 9 in (11.8 m)
Decks: 12
Installed power: 24 × Yarrow boilers
Propulsion:
  • 4 × Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines
  • 4 shafts, 200,000 shp (150,000 kW)[1]
Speed:
  • 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)
Capacity: 2,139 passengers: 776 first (cabin) class, 784 cabin class, 579 tourist class
Crew: 1101
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; -118.18972Coordinates: 33°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

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Watton, p.10.
  2. "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 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.