13 May 2009

Mary to the Rescue - Again

From the voyage report on this day in 1956 aboard the RMS Queen Mary:

Voyage 258 East, May 13, 1956
15:00 hours, received urgent message from S.S. "Christina Maria" for medical aid. 
19:19 hours, stopped and removed one sick man to Queen Mary hospital.*
20:09 hours, resumed voyage to Southampton.
Weather: moderate breeze, moderate sea, heavy westerly swell, overcast, clear

*A crew member aboard the Christina Maria had a perforated appendix, for which he underwent a successful appendectomy performed by ship's doctors. 

Queen Mary exhibit

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