25 October 2010

Really Big Ship

From The Montreal Gazette on this day in 1934:

Immense Public Rooms

The giant new Cunard White Star liner, Queen Mary, will have no less than 12 decks, according to latest information received here. Her passenger accommodation will provide for first-class travellers. The enormous size of the vessel has resulted in the provision of unusually large spaces for public rooms. The space provided for the first-class lounge is so great that nine double-decked London buses placed abreast with three "Royal Scot" engines placed on their roofs could easily be accommodated in the room. In the first-class restaurant-foyer there could be placed the hull of the first Cunarder, the Britannia (207 ft. in length) together with three vessels which comprised Columbus's fleet on his voyage of discovery to America.

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