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RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary at Long Beach, California
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Name RMS Queen Mary
Operator Cunard White Star Line
Port of registry Liverpool
Ordered 3 April 1929
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John Brown and Company
 Clydebank, Scotland
Laid down 1 December 1930
Launched 26 September 1934 by Her Majesty the Queen
Christened 26 September 1934
Out of service 9 December 1967 (retired)
Identification Radio Callsign GBTT
Fate Became a hotel ship
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Now hotel / restaurant / museum,
Long Beach, California
General characteristics
Type Ocean liner
Tonnage 81,237 GRT
Displacement 81,961 tonnes
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1,019.4 ft (310.7 m)* oa
965 ft (294.1 m)* B.P.
Beam 118 ft (36.0 m)*
Height 181 ft (55.2 m)*
Draft 39 ft (11.9 m)*
Propulsion 24 Yarrow boilers, 4 sets of Parsons single-reduction geared steam turbines on 4 shafts, 160.000 shp
Speed approximately 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph)* service speed.
Capacity 2139 passengers: 776 first (cabin) class, 784 tourist class, 579 third class
Crew 1101 crew
RMS Queen Mary
NRHP reference No. 92001714
Added to NRHP 15 April 1993

RMS Queen Mary is a ship in Long Beach, California. It is docked in the harbor. It was an ocean liner that sailed in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967.

With the outbreak of World War II, she was changed into a troopship. Queen Mary moved Allied soldiers for the rest of the war. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service.

The ship now is a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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