17 June 2012

Reported this day in 1936:


THE QUEEN MARY SAILS IN SILENCE.
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CONTRAST TO GAIETY OF MAIDEN TRIP.
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WILL SHE RECAPTURE THE BLUE RIBAND?

The Queen Mary set out upon her second round voyage across the Atlantic from Southampton to-day.

She sailed promptly at 10.15 a. m., slipping away from her berth with the easy manoeuvre which, to the dockland people, is one of the striking characteristics of the giant liner.

This morning she fell into routine. There was no great rush of sightseers on board, or on the quayside.

It was the normal departure of a liner setting out on a scheduled voyage. The Queen Mary has taken her place on the greatest highways of the sea.

Everything associated with her sailing was carried out smoothly. The "highlights" of her maiden voyage departure were absent, but with perfect handling by an efficient crew, the great ship moved out.

The question now asked is "Will she recapture the Blue Riband of the North Atlantic?"

- Nottingham Evening Post

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