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It was an absolute pleasure not only to see the Queen Mary on our recent trip to Long Beach, California, but to go aboard was like a dream sequence. The picture above was taken at approximately 6:00 p.m.; I couldn’t wait to walk those halls! Oh, I must say that the photos are much better when you click on them to enlarge the detail!
This incredible passenger ocean liner was built in Clydebank, Scotland in the 1930’s. Her maiden voyage as a luxury vessel was in 1936 from Southampton, UK, to New York. The Queen Mary was known for her speed as well as her beauty. Dignitaries, royalty, and the Hollywood set took great pleasure in adorning the ship’s cabins and decks.
When WWII and its bleak days blanketed the world, the Queen Mary was retrofitted as a troopship, carrying approximately 15,000 soldiers into the depths of war.
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