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Offline highlander0108

Queen Mary Story Website (www.queenmarystory.com)
« on: Jun 11, 2010, 02:19 AM »
Here is an interesting blog, a "sistership" of sorts to this site!  This site is linked on the blog as well.
http://www.queenmarystory.com/
« Last Edit: Jan 04, 2011, 08:57 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #1 on: Jul 01, 2010, 10:02 PM »
Sir John Brown - Marine Architect.
'...The cathedral-like grace of the Queen Mary is an eloquent tribute to her designer...'
http://home.compuall.net/~dianerush/Brown.html
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #2 on: Jul 03, 2010, 07:33 PM »
Here is an interesting blog, a "sistership" of sorts to this site!  This site is linked on the blog as well.
http://www.queenmarystory.com/


Highlander, this site is a great find- thank you!
Here's 'today's page'
http://www.queenmarystory.com/2010/07/from-glasgow-herald-on-this-day-in-1945.html

'Happy Independence Day' for tomorrow!
I wonder how it was celebrated on the two Queens?
Maybe this website will show us!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline highlander0108

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #3 on: Jul 04, 2010, 03:25 AM »
While working on my blog, I stumbled onto it.  i have spoken to her and commended her on a fabulous job.  I especially like the accompanying music on the site, which takes you back to the golden era of ocean liner travel.  Makes me long to take a cross country trip to stay onboard.  ;D
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #4 on: Aug 22, 2010, 02:41 PM »
When the Keel for the QM was laid in December 1930 my Dad was in the final year of his apprentiship as an Electrician in John Brown's Shipyard.  I know that he was proud to have worked on the ship. I recently went to the Glasgow University Archive Department to look at his apprentiship records and although there was not a lot of detail I did find out that in 1930 in his final year of apprentiship he would have been paid 5d (old pennies) an hour and worked a 54 hour week.   
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Online cunardqueen

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #5 on: Aug 22, 2010, 05:59 PM »
Quote
  Makes me long to take a cross country trip to stay onboard.   
DO IT !!! l did it last year and cant wait to return and surprised myself how much l enjoyed the whole Queen Mary experience
 For what its worth, when people speak of Queen Mary l link it to the ship in Long Beach NOT the Queen Mary 2. I wonder how folk will manage with the new Queen Elizabeth ?
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline highlander0108

Clyde Built
« Reply #6 on: Sep 26, 2010, 08:24 PM »
On this day in 1934, Queen Mary was launched into the River Clyde.

I am happy to name this ship the Queen Mary. I wish success to her and all who sail in her. - Queen Mary, September 26, 1934

http://www.queenmarystory.com/
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/

Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #7 on: Nov 17, 2010, 09:41 AM »
Page 13 of this link - there's a good photograph of Queen Mary's great stern!
There are 4 pages (12-16) about Cunard and Liverpool here, too.
http://www.liv.ac.uk/insight/2005spring.pdf

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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #8 on: Dec 12, 2010, 04:26 PM »
From Voyages - RMS Queen Mary 1936 - 1967 Vol. 1 - 4 on Saturday, 11 December 2010 at 23:47 page on Facebook

'Gala Nights by Captain G. T. Marr'


http://www.facebook.com/notes/voyages-rms-queen-mary-1936-1967-vol-1-4/gala-nights-by-captain-g-t-marr/162568943786532
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 2010, 05:18 PM »
This memo certainly demonstrates the "class" system that was onboard.  Tiarras for the ladies travelling first class but for the "poor" passengers travelling tourist class paper mache children party hats for them. 

Good find just the same Twynkle.   
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #10 on: Dec 12, 2010, 08:05 PM »
Hi Lynda,

This memo is interesting for several reasons.
QE2 was already 'on the way', as was discussion regarding distinctions on the ship regarding 'social' classes and fares.

It's interesting too that Commodore Marr was actually involved in decisions to do with 'decorations' for Gala nights, and that it was 'head-dresses', rather than full fancy dress (as in present day programmes) that he refers to. 
I wonder whether the current Commodore would venture to comment (or be consulted, maybe?) on this sort of 'stuff' these days!! ;)

About Gala Nights, it would be interesting to know the history of these, particularly during the post war period.

In 1965 there was a well recognised, acknowledged and active class structure that featured systemically throughout Britain. It's interesting to note here that Commodore Marr was not only trying to give first class passengers a good return for their fares, and extra special food for the cabin and tourist class passengers; at the same time, he seems to be trying to be economical for his poverty stricken company!
The directors of Cunard at the time were trying to do their absolute best both for the shipping line, and for passengers - often people who took cabin and tourist class state-rooms were actually people who in another world might have been thought of as relatively 'poor' although at the same time, experienced 'socially' as 'first class'!

Here's another report dated exactly 43 years ago, from the same page on Facebook

Voyages - RMS Queen Mary 1936 - 1967 Vol. 1 - 4 ?1959 12 DECEMBER, EASTBOUND N.Y. - CHERBOURG: LAT- 42.59N, LONG- 47.38E, S TIME- 23H, DIST- 669, AVE SPEED- 29.09, T DIST- 1207, OIL- 1170, REVS- 172.4, SLIP- 8.8%. STRONG NW'LY BREEZE, ROUGH SEA & SWELL, CLOUDY, FINE & CLEAR.
 
Rosie.

« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2010, 11:12 PM by Twynkle »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Queen Mary Story
« Reply #11 on: Dec 17, 2010, 11:08 PM »
« Last Edit: Jan 04, 2011, 08:57 PM by Rob Lightbody »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.