With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian


R.M.S. Queen Mary

A Tribute to the Grandest Queen of all!


Page Six


Ships Specifications




Name: R.M.S. (Royal Mail Ship) Queen Mary

Company: Cunard Line Limited, Southampton

Insurers: Lloyd's of London Indemnity Ltd

Registry: Liverpool, England, UK

Builder: John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank, Scotland

Hull #: 534

Keel laid: 27/12/1930

Paused: 12/12/1931

Resumed: 03/04/1934

Launched: 26/09/1934

Left builder: 24/03/1936

Engines: Single reduction gear, steam turbines

Drive: Quad screws, quad-blade; 2 x port - 2 x starboard

Speed: 28 Knots (Cruise), 32 Knots (max)

Length: 1,019.6 ft

Width: 118 ft

Tonnage: 80,774 GRT,

Later Tonnage: 81,237 GRT

Keel: Steel - Red with white stripe

Hull: Steel - 1 inch thick - black

Livery: Standard Cunard livery; - Ivory over black

Funnels: 3 – painted - Black over red, elliptical shape

Decks: 10

Masts: 2

Speed Trials: 19/04/1936

Entered into service: 05/11/1936

Maiden Voyage. 27/05/1936

Return Voyage: 05/06/1936

Last pre war voyage: 30/08/1939

Laid up: 30/08/1939 until 21/03/1940 (WWII)

War Service: 03/1940 - 09/1946

Returned: 27/09/1946

Commercial service: 31/07/1947

Last Atlantic crossing: 16/09/1967

Final Voyage to Long Beach: 31/10/1967

Passengers (as built): 2,139

First Class: 776

Second Class: 784

Third Class: 579

Passengers (later): 1,995

First Class: 711

Cabin Class: 707

Tourist Class: 577

Crew: 1,101


Page One History page – From Birth to Berth

Page Two Photo album – The Trans-Atlantic Liner

Page Three Photo album - The Grey Ghost (trooper)

Page Four Photo album 3 – Queen Mary at Long BeachPage One

Page Five Hotel Queen Mary - Long Beach Page Two – View New Film

Page Six Specifications page


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