Friday, May 27, 2022

The Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage 27 May 1936

ON THIS DAY: 27th May 1936 

The Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage and won the Blue Riband that August; she lost the title to SS Normandie in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952, when it was taken by the new SS United States. With the outbreak of World War II, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers during the conflict. The 80,000 + tonne British Liner sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line and was built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland. She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she was permanently moored until the present day.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Regina Maris cruise ship


The Regina Maris is a former cruise ship of the Lübeck -based shipping company Lübeck Linie , which entered service in 1966. The ship was sold in 1976, but was rebuilt from 1980 to 1982 under the old name for the Peter Deilmann shipping company . The Regina Maris was the first cruise ship built in Germany after 1939 .
In 1985 the ship was converted into a mega yacht and has been sailing as the Alexander ever since