Queen Mary is one of the most famous and historically significant ships in the world. This year, 2021, was the 85th anniversary of her maiden voyage. At the time of construction she was the largest ship yet built in Britain and went on to break the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing not once but twice.
After wartime service carrying up to 16,000 US troops to Europe at a time, she eventually retired to Long Beach, California. There she remains, a reminder of a bygone era, and a celebration of the golden age of the transatlantic liner.
In this fascinating book, packed with nearly 150 archival photographs, illustrations and other original material, David Ellery answers all the questions you might have about this glorious ship – and ones you might never have thought to ask. David’s Q&A approach covers everything from the ship’s design, construction, engineering and interior fittings to her naming, legends and more:
• How much did it cost to build Queen Mary?
• What was the ship’s most difficult voyage?
• Is it true Queen Mary is haunted?
• What condition is the ship in today?
• Did the ship’s design influence the interior of Queen Mary 2?
In this updated edition of the book, including a new chapter on the future of the ship and new photographs, David Ellery bring us this fascinating guide to Queen Mary, showing just why her fame is so well deserved.