27 June 2010


On this day in 1949, the Queen Mary docked at Southampton with 2,000 passengers after a warning the previous night that fishermen had sighted a mine near Cherbourg. Captain G. E. Cove told pressmen upon arrival that special lookout men had been posted but no trace of a mine was ever seen. The mine, it was eventually discovered, was off the Kent coast, east of Dover.

Ottawa Citizen

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