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And prey what exactly is this ship?
The only one l can think of is THE Queen Mary in Long Beach  ;D...NEVER QM1  >:(
I would never dream of calling her QM1 .
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Offline Twynkle

And prey what exactly is this ship?
The only one l can think of is THE Queen Mary in Long Beach  ;D...NEVER QM1  >:(
I would never dream of calling her QM1 .

Neither would any other genuine ship loving person!
It would be almost as bad as calling her QM Minus 2!
Here are the correct  names of the four Queen Marys

HMS Queen Mary, a battlecruiser of the Royal Navy launched in 1912 and sunk at the Battle of Jutland in 1916
TS Queen Mary, a Clyde Steamer launched in 1933, now retired and stored in Tilbury Docks, London, UK
RMS Queen Mary, a Cunard Line ocean liner launched in 1934, now retired as a hotel in Long Beach, California, USA
RMS Queen Mary 2, a Cunard ocean liner that entered service in 2003
[Ref. wikipedia]
 
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Neither would any other genuine ship loving person!

I'm not a genuine ship loving person!?   :-[

I was just trying to be unambiguous!

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Oooh dear...
Very, very sorry!  :-[
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And prey what exactly is this ship?
The only one l can think of is THE Queen Mary in Long Beach  ;D...NEVER QM1  >:(
I would never dream of calling her QM1 .

Queen Mary  and all the Cunarders (I mean the real Cunard) not Carnival cunard were not built for Americans but for all to sail on,yes Queen Mary  to be called QM1 as a ship lover is an insult.
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Queen Mary  and all the Cunarders (I mean the real Cunard) not Carnival cunard were not built for Americans but for all to sail on,yes Queen Mary  to be called QM1 as a ship lover is an insult.

I agree.

It wasn't just Americans travelling to and from America on the Cunard liners of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and latterly QE2.
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I agree.

It wasn't just Americans travelling to and from America on the Cunard liners of Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and latterly QE2.

I agree too.
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The first two Queens were known as The Mary and The Lizzie in our house.
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I don't believe that either Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth or QE2 were built for the Americans, but rather as a grand statement of the best of British. The new Queens on the other hand, seem to have a bit of an identity crisis and do appear to be more targeted toward the American market.

As far as I can remember, it wasn't until the early '80's when Cunards New York operation started to take over, that the bias on QE2 started to shift more toward American ideology and it wasn't a very popular move at the time as I recall.
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These very, very British ships were built to serve mostly American passengers and to bring their much needed dollars to Britain.

What's happened nowadays to Cunard and the ships is totally different!
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Has anyone done a statistical analysis of passenger nationalities for the Old Queens? Discounting their war service work I'd guess that "Other European" would score pretty high, at least for the early days. There's a Doctorate in there somewhere for someone ;)
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Has anyone done a statistical analysis of passenger nationalities for the Old Queens? Discounting their war service work I'd guess that "Other European" would score pretty high, at least for the early days. There's a Doctorate in there somewhere for someone ;)

Especially if it's combined with income from each country!

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Has anyone done a statistical analysis of passenger nationalities for the Old Queens? Discounting their war service work I'd guess that "Other European" would score pretty high, at least for the early days. There's a Doctorate in there somewhere for someone ;)

Sounds like a job for CAP maybe ?
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Sounds like a job for CAP maybe ?

Unfortunately I don't have this level of data.  I'm not sure where you could get a breakdown of passenger nationalities by voyage. Immigration/Cunard Archives perhaps?

Offline Scott Ebersold

This is such a jingoistic tread, I find it disturbing.

 

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