|THE QUEEN MARY Statistics
â€¢ Overall Length: 1,019.5 ft. (310.74 m.)
â€¢ Gross Tonnage: 81,237 gross tons (230,039 cu. m.)
â€¢ Constructed by: John Brown & Co., LTD., Clydebank,
â€¢ Commissioned by: Cunard Steamship Co., LTD.
â€¢ Keel Laid: December 1, 1930
â€¢ Date Launched: September 26, 1934
â€¢ Maiden Voyage: May 27, 1936
â€¢ Portholes: Over 2,000
â€¢ Rivets: Over 10 million
â€¢ Hull Plates: 8 ft. (2.44 m) to 30 ft. (9.14 m.) in length;
up to 1.25 in. (3.2 cm.) thick
â€¢ Moulded Breadth: 118 ft. (35.97 m.)
â€¢ Height from Keel to Forward Smokestack Top: 181 ft.
â€¢ Height from Keel to Promenade Deck: 92.5 ft. (28.19
m.) â€¢ Height from Keel to Top of Foremast: 237 ft.
â€¢ Number of Decks: 12
â€¢ Height from Keel to Top of Foremast: 237 ft. (72.24
â€¢ Passenger Capacity: 1,957
â€¢ Officers and Crew: 1,174
â€¢ Horsepower: 160,000
â€¢ Cruising Speed: 28.5 knots (55.17 km./hr.)
â€¢ Rudder: 140 tons
â€¢ Whistles: Three - Steam type. Two on forward funnel,
one on middle funnel. Each over 6 ft. (1.83 m.) long,
weighing 2,205 LB. (1,002 kg.)
â€¢ Lifeboat Capacity: 145 persons
â€¢ Smokestacks: Three - Elliptical in shape; 36 ft. (10.97
m.) fore and aft, 23.3 ft. (7.1 m.) wide
â€¢ Smokestack Height: Forward: 70.5 ft. (21.49 m.)
â€¢ Middle: 67.5 ft. (20.57 m.) Aft: 62.25 ft. (18.97 m.)
â€¢ Boilers: 27
â€¢ Fuel Consumption: 13 ft./gal (1 m./l.)
â€¢ Draft: 39 ft. 4-9/16 in. (12.00 m.)
â€¢ Bow Anchors: Two that each weigh 16 tons (16,291
â€¢ Anchor Height: 18 ft. (5.48 m.)
â€¢ Length of Promenade Deck: 724 ft. (220.68 m.)
â€¢ Length of Anchor Chain: 990 ft.
â€¢ Weight of Anchor Chain: 45 tons (45.818 kg.)
â€¢ Anchor Chain Link: 2 ft. (61 cm.) long, weighing 224
LB. (101.8 kg.)
|March 24, 1936:
THE QUEEN MARY departs John Brown Shipyard, steaming down the Clyde
River to Gourock, Scotland. The ship goes aground twice despite prior dredging of
the river and her shallow draft. Anchor trials and adjustment of the magnetic
compasses are made off Gourock. Twenty of THE QUEEN MARY's lifeboats were
left off the ship to save weight. Since they were manufactured in Gourock, the
lifeboats were lifted into their davits upon ship's arrival.
|"I Wish They Would Turn That Thing On!
It's Freezing Out Here!"
|May Day! May Day!