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Queen Mary memories: the war year
« on: Aug 05, 2015, 08:18 PM »
Saw this great article, and thought it was worth posting.

Ahead of the 80th anniversary next year of the maiden voyage of RMS Queen Mary, built at John Brown's, Clydebank, we asked readers to share their memories with us of sailing on the great Cunard liner. Today Angela McManus retells the stories of men who sailed on the ship during the war years.

Queen Mary memories: the war year
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Re: Queen Mary memories: the war years
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2015, 09:53 PM »
Hi Rob,
Several years ago, you explained why and how the marquetry woodwork was so good in the Cafe Rogano in Glasgow.
It could be of great interest too for others who are concerned about Queen Mary's years, just before the war.
Not too sure if this is the best topic for the story?

Might this also be something worth posting under Queen Mary memories of the war years
It has interesting and poignant photos
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.

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Re: Queen Mary memories: the war years
« Reply #2 on: Dec 09, 2019, 08:43 AM »
The latest edition of Call the Hands (Issue 37 December 2019) published by The Naval Historical Society of Australia, has the following article referencing RMS Queen Mary.
Photo of the Month: HMAS Australia (2) and RMS Queen Mary in Sydney Harbour, 1940 RAN image
The RAN flagship HMAS Australia (2) at 10,000 tons is dwarfed by the Cunard Line's 81,237 ton Queen Mary.
[The] photograph (attached to this post) was taken shortly after Queen Mary was converted to a troopship by Cockatoo Island Dockyard prior to it being escorted by Australia (2) and other RAN ships taking New Zealand and Australian troops to Europe. The May 1940 convoy which included seven great liners became known as the 'million dollar convoy'. The liners were Aquitania, Mauretania, Empress of Japan, Empress of Great Britain, Empress of Canada, and the Andes. RAN escorts for the convoy included, at different times; Australia (2), Canberra (2), and Adelaide (1).
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