24 December 2012

Laid Up for Winter


LINER QUEEN MARY
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Extensive Internal Alterations.

LONDON, Dec. 22.--The giant liner Queen Mary, arriving 13 hours late at Southampton owing to heavy weather, has completed her first season, in which she carried 41,000 passengers and made 14 round voyages. She will now be dry-docked for an examination of the underwater portion of her hull, after which she will be laid up for the winter.

Extensive internal alterations will then be made to the ship, notably additional stanchions where vibration was noticeable, improvements to the crew's quarters and the provision of new accommodation for the engineers.

- The West Australian, Perth, WA, December 24, 1936

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