23 February 2009

Bisset Comes Aboard


On this day in 1942, Commodore Sir James Bisset took command of the Queen Mary for the first time. He came aboard in Key West, Florida, taking over for Captain John C. Townley, who had just arrived from Boston, Massachusetts. The ship would go through the ports of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Cape Town, South Africa, and Fremantle, Australia, before finally docking at Sydney. In all, he would pilot 26 voyages during World War II.  

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Gray Ghost by Steve Harding

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