History of the Queen Mary Ship

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Function


The Queen Mary carried more than 800,000 troops for the war and made 13 journeys to transport more than 22,000 war brides and their children to North America.

Significance


After her war duty and 1,000 transatlantic voyages, the Queen Mary was sold to Long Beach, California, in 1967 to become a museum, extravagant hotel and major tourist destination.

Features


The Queen Mary is 1,000 feet long, has 12 decks and can carry almost 2,000 passengers. The craft also features two swimming pools that were constructed for first- and second-class tiers, but are no longer in use.

Fun Fact


As she was used as a wartime ship and was the location of several deaths over the years, many have speculated that the ship is haunted.

Famous Ties


The notorious "door 13" in the engine room of the Queen Mary was used in the 1972 film "The Poseidon Adventure."
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