11 March 2009

Fording the Atlantic

On this day in 1946, Captain Charles Musgrave Ford took command of the Queen Mary for the first time, piloting the ship when it was engaged in ferrying warbrides across the Atlantic to their husbands in the United States. All together, he would be at the helm for five post-war, pre-peacetime crossings. 

Three years later, as detailed on this blog, he would be promoted to commodore by Cunard. 

Queen Mary by James Steele

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