Queen Mary 2
02/23/06- The Queen Mary 2, the world's largest ocean liner, left, rests near its historic namesake the Queen Mary, docked at right, Thursday, February 23, 2006, in Long Beach Harbor. .Photo by Kevin Chang/ For the Press Telegram
9/15/94 - The namesake of the RMS Queen Mary; Her Majesty Queen Mary.
9/15/94 - The RMS Queen Mary in the Clyde River -- being maneuvered by tugs into the "fitting out". basin for completion at the John Brown & Co. yard in Clydesdale, Scotland. (London Times Photo)
9/15/94 - Workers are shown preparing the wooden "ways" which would allow the RMS Queen Mary to slip gracefully into the River Clyde. The actual launch would last 67 seconds -- accompanied by cheers from both sides of the River Clyde and whistles of all sorts sounding from both land and water.
9/15/94 - The RMS Queen Mary gets its first taste of water sliding down the "ways" into the River Clyde. The ship was the largest passenger ship ever launched and to this day remains the largest Ocean Liner afloat.
9/15/94 - Officials and dignitaries await the launch of the RMS Queen Mary at the John Brown Shipyard on Sept. 26, 1934 on the banks of the Clyde River.
9/15/94 - Large crowds watched the Queen Mary being maneuvered by large tugs in the Clyde River shortly after launch Sept. 26, 1934 The ship was launched from the Yard of John Brown & Son. Ltd. in Clydebank, Scotland.
9/15/94 - This photo taken the day the Queen Mary was launched (Sept. 26, 1934) shows the launching brakes or drag chains, the ends of which were clamped to the hull of the ship. They were positioned on either side of the ship to slow and control the speed of the launch. It took squads of men weeks to haul and coerce these gigantic brakes into position; yet the weight of every drag chain was calculated to a half-a-hundredweight. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Queen Mary is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California, as a popular attraction and hotel.
9/26/94 - The Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the launch and christening of the Queen Mary took place Monday afternoon at the Queen Mary Seaport. (The mariarch) Queen Mary's grandson Prince Michael of Kent offers remarks as an audience member photographs the event.
12/12/94 - Holiday lights went on Monday at the Queen Mary . A Christmas tree lighting and ship lighting ceremony was held with Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill officiating the new annual event.
4/1/95 - It would have been easier to race the Queen. During the final heat of the 1995 Grand Prix Outrigger Challenge, the tiny team called Kanac attack paddled frantically and seemed dwarfed by the Queen Mary. But actually, the team called Puddle Pirates were coming up fast, and In the end, the Pirates just pulled off a win. The races, a charity event involving Hawaiian racing outriggers, took place at the Travelodge Marina .
6/27/45 - The S. S. Queen Mary Trans-Atlantic luxury liner moves up New York Bay to her pier in the North River. On board are 14,000 American soldiers returning fron the battlefields of World War II.
12/31/95 - Triplets(l-R) Bob, Steve and Shaun Loyal break open the champagne with dad Robert Glass aboard the Queen Mary where they were christened a half-century ago. On Sunday they were reunited on the Grey Ghost for a golden anniversary celebration.
12/31/95 - Triplets(l-R) Shaun, Steve, and Bob Loyal as six year olds. The three were christened aboard the Queen Mary a half-century ago. On Sunday they were reunited on the Grey Ghost for a golden anniversary celebration.
10/30/99 - Fireworks at the Queen Mary..Photo by Leo Hetzel/Press-Telegram
The Queen Mary with hundreds of craft around her makes her finalocean-going voyage to a permanent home in Long Beach California in 1967..file photo
6/14/99: This is the Long Beach, Calif. Press-Telegram's submission to the Associated Press's Photos of the Century. This photo, taken from the Goodyear Blimp by now retired chief photographer Roger Coar, shows the Queen Mary arriving in the Port of Long Beach on Saturday, Dec. 9, 1967. Purchased for $3.45 million, and refurbished for an additional $55 million, the Queen Mary remains a landmark in Long Beach.
December 6, 1967 - Robert DePass studies on deck of the Queen Mary while it cruised to Long Beach.