27 July 2012

Missing


Reported this day in 1950:

WOMAN PASSENGER LOST OVERBOARD FROM LINER

NEW YORK --(AP)-- The Cunard liner Queen Mary reported yesterday that a woman passenger is missing and presumed lost overboard.

The Coast Guard said the information was radioed by Capt. Harry M. Dixon, who said the woman could not be located.

Neither the Coast Guard nor Cunard offices here received any further details, except that the liner had sent out a message to other vessels saying "Woman overboard. Keep lookout."

The Queen Mary, due here at 3:30 p.m. today, messaged from a position about 110 miles south of Sable Island off Halifax, Nova Scotia.

- Daytona Beach Morning Journal, Florida USA

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23 July 2012

Tendered by the Queen Mary


Reported this day in 1945

DUTCH PRINCESSES REACH ENGLAND

When Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, and her three small daughters, Princess Beatrix (seven), Princess Irene (six), and Princess Margriet, arrived at Gourock yesterday, coast trippers queued up on the pier for the afternoon steamer to Dunoon, saw a charmingly unconventional sight.


As the Royal party stepped ashore from the tender which took them from the liner Queen Mary, two-year-old Princess Margriet was still playing at horses.

The driver holding the reins was her mother, Princess Juliana.

- The Western Daily Press and Bristol Mirror


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18 July 2012

Safer to Talk on the Phone


Reported this day in 1946:

LEAP FROM STEAMER

The identity of the man who jumped overboard from the Red Funnel steamer, Duchess of Cornwall, about a mile off Cowes last night when the steamer was on her way from the Isle of Wight to Southampton, has been established as Thomas Heron, 21, of Meaburn-st., Liverpool. He was employed as a telephone operator in the liner Queen Mary.

One of the passengers said that he saw a man dive over the side of the steamer after talking to a girl.

- The Daily Mail


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