The legendary Cunard Queen Elizabeth 2 on the Hudson River in New York City, October 16, 2008, as she departs for the final time.

26 September, 2010

R.M.S. Queen Mary - September 26, 1934

On this day in 1934, the first great Cunard Queen, R.M.S. Queen Mary,was lauched at the John Brown Shipyard 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

Queen Mary leaving the fitting out basin of the John Brown Shipyard.  Shortly after, the ship would run aground in the tight channel, driven off course by heavy winds.

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