HMT Queen Mary
From Our Contribution
- 1 Remarks
- 1.1 Soldiers carried
- 1.2 Cape Town to England 30 May - 17 Jun 1940
- 1.3 Fremantle to Bombay 25 October - 7 November 1940
- 1.4 Fremantle to Middle East 9 - 23 September 1941
- 1.5 Fremantle to Port Tewfik, Egypt 7 - 22 November 1941
- 1.6 Suez to Fremantle via Massawa & Maldive Islands 24 January - 18 February 1943
The RMS Queen Mary is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line – known as Cunard-White Star Line. Along with RMS Queen Elizabeth she was to provide a weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York.
With the outbreak of the Second World War, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers during the war. On 2 October 1942, Queen Mary accidentally sank one of her escort ships, slicing through the light cruiser HMS Curacoa off the Irish coast with a loss of 239 lives. Queen Mary was carrying thousands of Americans of the 29th Infantry Division to join the Allied forces in Europe.
She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored where she serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel.
Cape Town to England 30 May - 17 Jun 1940
Fremantle to Bombay 25 October - 7 November 1940
Fremantle to Middle East 9 - 23 September 1941
Boarded 6th, sailed 9th September
- Claude Raymond Anderson
- Thomas Geoffrey Eliot
- Stanley Upton Hammond
- Thomas Malarkey
- Len Malarkey
- Victor Henry Mead
- John William Pryor
- Harold Jack Spencer