01 July 2009

Joining the Fray

On this day in 1944, Captain James Bisset was at the helm of the gray-camouflaged RMS Queen Mary as she headed for Gourock, Scotland, with 14,553 American troops aboard. The ship traveled 3,434 miles at 26.85 knots, arriving six days later on July 7.

Gray Ghost: The RMS Queen Mary at War by Steve Harding

William Cosh

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