THE HISTORY OF CUNARD'S RMS QUEEN MARY
Keel was laid on December 1, 1930.
Launched on September 26, 1934.
May 25, 1936 - Queen Mary presents her personal
standard to the ship.
Now it is located on board the Queen Elizabeth 2.
Maiden Voyage was May 27, 1936.
War Service - March 1940 - 1946. Carried a total of 765,429 military
12,886 G.I. brides and transported Winston Churchill three times to conferences.
Resumed commercial sailings on July 31, 1947.
Retired from service September 19, 1967 (after completing
1,001 crossings of the Atlantic).
Arrived in Long Beach, December 11, 1967.
Became the Queen Mary Hotel on November 2, 1972 and reopened to the public.