|THE QUEEN MARY
â€¢ War Service: March 1940 - September 1946
â€¢ War History: Carried a total of 765,429 military
personnel. Sailed a total of 569,429 miles (916,407
km). Carried up to 15,000 troops at one time. Carried
wounded soldiers returning to the United States.
Transported Winston Churchill three times to
conferences. Carried 12,886 G.I. brides and children.
â€¢ Resumed Peacetime Passenger Service: July 31,
â€¢ Retired from Regular Passenger Service:
September 19, 1967 (after completing 1,001 crossings
of the Atlantic)
â€¢ Departed on "Last Great Cruise": 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 1967
â€¢ Arrived in Long Beach, California: 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, December 9, 1967
â€¢ Change of Ownership: Removed from British
registry and officially turned over ownership to the
City of Long Beach at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December
|AT WHAT SETTING IS YOUR LIFE?
|Long Beach, California bought the Queen Mary as a permanent dry dock exhibit
and hotel from the British Government in 1967 at a cost of $3.45 million.
|Spencer Tracy on the Queen Mary
|Bob Hope & Loretta Young
|"Do you have
in a can?"
|"No, but we have
Prince Dan with a plan!"