Queen Mary Facts
The RMS Queen Mary is one of the most famous ships in the world. She survives today as a floating hotel in California, however the ship spent most of her service life undertaking transatlantic crossings as a Cunard express liner. Queen Mary was one of the largest ships in the world, and as a Blue Riband holder, one of the fastest to ever transit the Atlantic.
- Name: Queen Mary.
- Gross Tonnage : 81,237 tons.
- Length: 1,019.4ft (310.7 m).
- Width: 118ft (36.0 m).
- Builders: John Brown Shipyard, Clydebank.
- Keel Laid: 1 December 1930.
- Launched : 26 September 1934
- Launched By: HM Queen Mary.
- Maiden Voyage: Dep. 27 May 1936.
- Maximum Passenger Capacity: 2,139 persons.
- Standard Crew Capacity: 1,101 persons.
- Port of Registry: Liverpool, UK.
- Signal Letters: G.B.T.T.
- Holder of the Blue Riband: 1938-1952.
- Length: 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m).
- 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.
Image source: Simplon Post Cards