30 June 2010

Early Scuttlebut

The deck-tennis court on sports deck

The enclosed promenade deck

On this day in 1935, the New York Times reported on the sports deck of the new liner Queen Mary, under construction in Scotland. According to sources in Glasgow, it was be 600 feet long and enclosed by glass to protect passengers from headwinds. Apparently complaints from travelers on the Normandie regarding lack of such protection led to the Mary's builders making the accommodation. (However sources may have confused the sports deck with the promenade deck as evidenced by the above pictures).


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