23 December 2009

The Long Voyage



On this day in 1942 the Queen Mary's "long voyage" of World War II began in Gourock, Scotland, from where she proceeded to journey 37,943 miles, going through Suez and Sydney before returning to home waters. Commodore James Bisset was at the helm, transporting 10, 669 troops and 800 crew.

Source:
Harding: Gray Ghost: The Queen Mary at War

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