QM2 Facts

General Information

Queen Mary 2
  • Name: Queen Mary 2.
  • Gross Registered Tonnage: 151,400 tons.
  • Length: 1132 feet.
  • Beam: 135 feet.
  • Beam at Bridge Wings: 147.5 feet.
  • Draft: 32 feet, 10 inches.
  • Height (Keel to Funnel): 237 feet.
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 3056 persons.
  • Standard Crew Capacity: 1253 persons.
  • Top Speed: Approximately 30 knots (34.5 mph).
  • Power: 157,000 horsepower.
  • Propulsion: Four pods of 20 MW each. 2 fixed and 2 variable pitch.
  • Strength: Extra thick steel hull for strength and stability.
  • Stabilizers: Two sets of Denny Brown.
  • Homeport: Hamilton (2011 – ) Southampton (2003 – 2011).
  • Callsign: ZCEF6 (2011 – ) GBQM (2003 – 2011).
  • Fleet Status: Flagship.
  • Cost: $800 million USD.

Some fun QM2 Facts

  • QM2 is five times longer than Cunard’s first ship, Britannia (230 ft.)
  • QM2 is more than twice as long as the Washington Monument is tall (550 ft.)
  • QM2 is 147 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall ( 984 ft.)
  • QM2 is more than 3 ½ times as long as Westminster Tower (Big Ben) is high.
  • QM2 is only 117 feet shorter than the Empire State Building is tall (1248 ft.)
  • QM2 is more than three times as long as St. Paul’s Cathedral is tall (366 ft.)
  • QM2 is as long as 36 double-decker London buses (31 ½ ft. each)
  • QM2’s whistles are audible for up to ten miles.
  • One of QM2’s whistles was taken from her namesake, Queen Mary.
  • Upon QE2’s retirement, QM2 became the fastest Ocean Liner in active service.