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QUEEN MARY [MEASUREMENTS] QUEEN MARY 2
1,019.5 ft. (310.74 m.) Overall Length 1,132 ft.
81,237 gross tons Gross Tonnage 151,400 gross tons
8 ft. (2.44 m.) to 30 ft. (9.14m.) in length; up to 1.25 in. (3.2 cm.) thick Hull Plates (thickness) Varies from 23mm to 30mm (compared to 20mm on most modern cruise ships)
160,000 Horsepower 157,000
28.5 knots Cruising Speed 28.5 knots
13 ft./gallon Fuel Consumption 41 ft./gallon
140 tons Rudder None - azimuthal (rotating) engine pods steer the ship like outboard motor
3 - Elliptical in shape; 36 ft. fore and aft, 23.3 ft. wide Smokestacks 1
QUEEN MARY [STATISTICS] QUEEN MARY 2
John Brown & Co., LTD., Clydebank, Scotland Constructed by Chantiers de L’Antique (France)
Cunard Steamship Co., LTD. Commissioned by Cunard Steamship Co., LTD.
December 1, 1930 Keel Laid (first block placed on stocks) July 4, 2002
September 26, 1934 Date Launched December 2003
May 27, 1936 Maiden Voyage January 12, 2004
145 persons Lifeboat Capacity 2 fast 6-person rescue boats (up to 25 knots), 14 150-person semi-enclosed lifeboats (6 knots) 8 150-person combinations tender lifeboats
Steam type. Two on forward funnel, one on middle funnel. Each over 6 ft,. long, weighing 2,205 LB. Whistles 2-typhoon located at the forward and end of the funnel
12 Number of Decks 17
1,957 Passenger Capacity 2,620
1,174 Officers and Crew 1,253
 

Did You Know?

On Thursday, February 23, 2006 the two Queens met in a historic event. A Royal Rendezvous. At noon QM2 arrived at Long Beach through the Queen’s Gate and at 12:30 p.m. each ship sounded a whistle to greet and salute the other. This is the one and only meeting of the two Queen Mary’s.