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Queen Mary

Queen Mary

Queen Mary

"Queen Mary" came in service in 1936 and was sold to the USWC in 1967. 
The other photo was made by A. Hoorweg in Los Angeles, 1970. Only one chimney is left. The engine room was completely removed. After ballasting the chimneys came back. Destination: museum-hotelship in Los Angeles.

Queen Mary

Queen Mary


Cunard White Star Line Ltd
Launched September 26 1934
John Brown & Company limited. Clydebank. Scotland 1930-36
1939-46 Troopship service World War 2
1946-67 Peacetime service across the North Atlantic with Cunard White Star Line
Present Service Long Beach, California, United States 1967-present.
Maiden Voyage May 1936
Length overall: 1019 feet 6 inches
Length of waterline: 1004 feet
Beam: 118 feet
Depth moulded to promenade deck: 724 feet
Keel to top of superstructure: 124 feet
Keel to forward funnel: 181 feet
Keel to masthead: 237 feet
Draught: 39 feet
Gross tonnage: 81,237
Service speed: 28 knots
Number of decks: 12
Lifts: 20
Passenger Capacity: 1948
Officers and crew: 1174
Cargo space: 152,600 cubic feet.
Main engines: 4 sets of single reduction geared turbines developing 160,000 shaft horsepower to drive four propellers, each 18 feet in diameter and weighing 32 tons. The four main gear wheels were 13 feet in diameter with a total weight of 300 tons.
Boilers: 24 oil burning water tube boilers supplying steam to the main engines at a pressure of 400Ibs per square inch at a temperature of 700 degrees F. 3 double-ended aux. Boilers installation, and the main steam piping was over 2,600 feet long
Power stations:2-producing 9,100kw.
There were 520 motors totaling about 13,500 horsepower, plus nearly 700 clocks.
Hull: Comprises 151 watertight doors. Weight of metal was over 50,000 tons
Funnels: 3 elliptical. 36 feet fore and aft by 23 feet 4 inches wide. Forward 70 feet 6 inches, middle 67 feet 6 inches and aft 62 feet 3 inches above the sundeck.
Rudder: 140 tons with doors for internal inspection.
Anchors:3 anchors, each 16 tons with 165 fathoms (990 feet ) of chain cable. 
Links of cable weight being over 200 tons.

text source: Jason Johnson, New Zealand

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