28 August 2010

Ouch


From The Glasgow Herald on this day in 1951:

"QUEEN" LINER IN STORM

One man was injured and 11 passengers suffered bruises and cuts aboard the Queen Mary in mid-Atlantic two days ago, when she ran into heavy weather. When the liner arrived at Southampton last night an ambulance was waiting for a tourist-class liftman, William Brown (36), who suffered a broken arm and injuries to his ribs, an ankle, and a thumb when he was thrown across the deck. Passengers said that they were unable to sleep. Despite the bad weather the liner arrived on time, averaging for the crossing a speed of 27 1/2 knots.

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