14 December 2009

Fix Up on the Fly



On this day in 1936, the Queen Mary arrived in New York seven hours late due to three leaking condenser tubes which had to be repaired at sea. Commodore Reginald Peel was forced to order the shutting down of two engines and to reduce speed to 15 knots in order to find and fix the problem.

Source:
New York Times

Photo:
Port Cities - Southampton

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