General Information

Queen Mary
  • Name: Queen Mary.
  • Gross Tonnage : 81,237 tons.
  • Length: 1,019.4ft (310.7 m).
  • Width: 118ft (36.0 m).
  • Builders: John Brown Shipyard, Clydebank.
  • Keel Laid: 1 December 1930.
  • Launched : 26 September 1934
  • Launched By: HM Queen Mary.
  • Maiden Voyage: Dep. 27 May 1936.
  • Maximum Passenger Capacity: 2,139 persons.
  • Standard Crew Capacity: 1,101 persons.
  • Port of Registry: Liverpool, UK.
  • Signal Letters: G.B.T.T.
  • Holder of the Blue Riband: 1938-1952.

Technical Information

  • Length: 1,019.4 ft (310.7 m).
  • Beam: 118 ft (36.0 m).
  • Height: 181 ft (55.2 m).
  • Draft: 39 ft (11.9 m).
  • Propulsion: 24 Yarrow boilers ,4 sets of Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines on 4 shafts, 160.000 shp.
  • Speed: approximately 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) service speed.

Image source: Simplon Post Cards