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# 133~RMS Queen Mary docking at Cherbourg France - c1957/8 - B&W



The Queen Mary is one of The Most Haunted Places in the World"

The RMS Queen Mary had a long and illustrious life. Her early years began with her maiden voyage on May 27th 1936.

From 1940 to 1946 the war years, the British government requisitioned her, giving her a new coat of grey paint and converted her into a troop carrier (The Grey Ghost).

Although the ship was fortunate to escape the enemy, she was not exempt from tragedy, on October 2nd 1942 sailing off the coast of Ireland she accidentally struck her escort cruiser HMS Curacoa. literally slicing it in half!

Three hundred and thirty eight sailors out of a crew of 439 died at sea as a result of this tragedy.

After the war from 31st July 1947 she resumed her role as a luxury transatlantic liner, until her last voyage arriving at Long Beach California on the 9th December 1967.

In its heyday the “Queen was a microcosm of society, people from all walks of life – royalty and the working class: the young and the old, people of all nationalities sailed together.

During these periods many people lost their lives on board.

The stories of ghosts and strange phenomena aboard Queen Mary began to emerge almost immediately she docked at Pier E in 1967.

She later moved to Pier J in February 1971.

Workers and security personnel began relating tales about ghosts roaming the decks and corridors of the ship.

The Queen Mary now listed on the national register of Historic Places, is a floating Hotel and Museum.

The Owners were reluctant to admit that strange unexplainable things were happening on board, in fear that it may deter the visitors.

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