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

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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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Comments (17)

diego_cue on June 6, 2011

Great B&W shot Grey! Greetings from Spain, saludos! diego

© BraCom (Bram) on June 6, 2011

beautiful old photo like

Nick Weall on June 6, 2011

I used to see her and Queen Elizabeth at Southampton Docks when I was young Ray so thanks for the memory YSL and best wishes to you ~ nick

Reinhard Kerkeling on June 8, 2011

Love the life and remembrance to the past generations See you: RK

cindy555 on June 12, 2011

Nice to see Ray

LIKED

Marion

Bertie180 on June 13, 2011

Hi Ray, this picture brings memories flooding back of when I saw Her in the Solent, what a magnificent sight She was.

Thanks again Ray for bring back childhood memories,

All the very best,

Ian

John de Crom on June 14, 2011

Hi.ray very beautiful and good old photo LIKE. Greetings from Holland John.

aghaee on June 16, 2011

very beautiful and old capture ,L

aghaee on June 16, 2011

YS

Free Wheels on June 16, 2011

Hi Ray, like Nick and Ian, I used to stand on Southsea common and watch her and Queen Elizabeth go by - you really have stirred up some old memories. YSL for the memories:)

Tjeert.M © on June 22, 2011

I love this old picture from this beautiful sea castle Ray a Y* and a LIKE! Regards! Tjeert

Grey-Eagle Ray on June 26, 2011

I would like to say a big thank you to all those who voted for my pictures in the 2011 JUNE TTT : “CHROMATIC VARIATIONS” And thanks to Francesco for the topic he chose.

Francesco Favalesi

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patano

Congratulations to the Winner: antorenz

and patano in a strong second place.

Ray

Ed. Rodríguez Prati on August 27, 2011

Really beautiful view of this "Queen" of the seas Grey Eagle, welcome to the group "Old Photos"!

Luud Riphagen on August 28, 2011

Wow , what a beauty Ray !! This one deserves a Y*.

Luud

Grey-Eagle Ray on September 14, 2011

"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.

🌴SoCal-Dude😎🌴 on January 12, 2013

😮Awesome Photo!!!! Fav + Like

mg1744 on October 7, 2013

This must be about your very first great photo Ray. Talk about memories. Somewhere I have an old snap I took from a Circle Line tour boat of the Hudson River docks on the West Side when I was about 11. It was a stern view of the SS United States, one of the Queens, and another large liner. Even then they were on their way out; victims of the 707 et al. Give this a big Like.

By the way I see we do not have to worry about finding photos in the Pano contest anymore; it has been discontinued. First the prizes and then the whole contest three months later.

Greetings, Mark

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