Digital Artist Jim Van Schaack has drawn Recollections of Long Beach including the Cunard Line’s RMS Queen Mary ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967.
The RMS Queen Mary Long Beach
The RMS Queen Mary was a Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line) ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967. Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard’s planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late twenties and early thirties. Queen Mary and her slightly larger and younger running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service after their release from World War II troop transport duties and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary’s retirement in 1967.