27 March 2009

Home and Dry

On this day in 1936, the RMS Queen Mary arrived in Southampton for drydock where she would be tested for possible damage after running aground twice as she navigated the River Clyde. She also would be scraped and painted and have her four giant propellers replaced--in the time it took to build the liner, they had become obsolete. The new propellers awaited her in Southampton in preparation for the speed trials scheduled for the second week of April. 

Hear a firsthand account from that day here.


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