RMS Queen Mary

RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary at Long Beach, California
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RMS Queen Mary</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Operator:</td><td> Cunard White Star Line</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Port of registry:</td><td> Liverpool</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Ordered:</td><td> 3 April 1929</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Builder:</td><td> John Brown and Company
 Clydebank, Scotland</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Laid down:</td><td> 1 December 1930</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Launched:</td><td> 26 September 1934 by Her Majesty the Queen</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Christened:</td><td> 26 September 1934</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Out of service:</td><td> 9 December 1967 (retired)</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Identification:</td><td> Radio Callsign GBTT</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Fate:</td><td> Became a hotel ship</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Status:</td><td> Now hotel / restaurant / museum,
Long Beach, California</td></tr>

General characteristics

<tr valign="top"><td>Type:</td><td> Ocean liner</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Tonnage:</td><td> 81,237 GRT</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Displacement:</td><td> 81,961 tonnes</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Length:</td><td> 1,019.4 feet (310.7 m) oa
965 feet (294 m) B.P.</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Beam:</td><td> 118 feet (36 m)</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Height:</td><td> 181 feet (55 m)</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Draft:</td><td> 39 feet (12 m)</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Propulsion:</td><td> 24 Yarrow boilers, 4 sets of Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines on 4 shafts, 160.000 shp</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Speed:</td><td> approximately 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) service speed.</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Capacity:</td><td> 2139 passengers: 776 first (cabin) class, 784 tourist class, 579 third class</td></tr><tr valign="top"><td>Crew:</td><td> 1101 crew</td></tr>

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</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="font-weight:bold; border: 0;">NRHP reference #</th><td style="border: 0;">[[[:Template:NRHP Focus]] 92001714][1]</td></tr><tr><th scope="row" style="font-weight:bold; border: 0;">Added to NRHP</th><td style="border: 0;">15 April 1993</td></tr>

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

  1. "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 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.